Australasian Supply Chain Institute partners with Supply Chain Sustainability School
Sydney, 17 October 2019: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) strengthens its position as the accreditation body for the supply chain industry in a partnership with Australia’s Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS).
ASCI is working to strengthen its relevance amidst a world where there is a growing spotlight and customer expectation for sustainability and ethical trading.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School was launched in Australia in March 2015 to increase sustainability knowledge and competency along the construction and infrastructure supply chains. The School provides free e-learning, information and training for construction and infrastructure suppliers, contractors and service providers. It has now expanded its offerings to the ASCI Supply Chain Community.
The Modern Slavery Act, which came into play in January 2019, has been a catalyst for continuous professional development for the wider supply chain community (as practitioners prepare data for reporting) and digitisation has been a catalyst for increasing transparency (as practitioners apply greater scrutiny on supplier relationships and practices).
Under this partnership, ASCI will seek to take part in specific project working groups and committees; provide ASCI members with access to sustainability e-learning modules; and explore new content to feed into ASCI’s Continuous Professional Development Program that supports the ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme.
ASCI CEO Ivan Imparato said, “Our purpose at ASCI is to professionalise supply chain management by delivering a framework for industry-wide standards and consistency.
“ASCI is committed to guiding the behaviour of practitioners in supply chain; enhancing the status of the supply chain occupation; and enabling compliance with regulatory or legal requirements. The partnership with SCSS strengthens our commitment. We’re proud to partner with such a passionate crew of experts.”
Visit our website to gain free and unlimited access to the School’s e-learning resources.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School was launched in Australia in March 2015 to increase sustainability knowledge and competency along the construction and infrastructure supply chains. Supported by leading industry partner organisations (‘the Partners’) and with an emphasis on educating small, medium and large sized enterprises (‘the Members’), the School provides free e-learning, information and face-to-face training for construction and infrastructure suppliers, contractors and service providers.
Organisations signing up as Members can access a wealth of free resources and tools to meet increasing sustainability demands and performance benchmarks, and to help build clever, collaborative and competitive construction and infrastructure sectors. www.supplychainschool.org.au
About Australasian Supply Chain Institute
Established in Australia in 1963 as a not for profit organisation, apicsAU, now trading as Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), is the only supply chain industry body positioning itself as an accreditation body in Australia to supports its members towards Professional and Practitioner Registration through education, training and continued professional development.
ASCI provides formal education programs, site visits, research, industry presentations and peer learning to its members with a range of opportunities to enrich and grow professional supply chain performance and competence. ASCI is a Premier Channel Partner of APICS and offers APICS certification programs in Australia, as well as other international supply chain management certifications provided by the Institute for Supply Management; and Demand Driven Institute. ASCI membership is available to individuals and provides access to educational programs, a network of industry professionals, real-world learning opportunities, resources and social media networks.
Please visit www.asci.org.au for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.