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SAPICS Knowledge Junction: Unleashing knowledge and empowering professionals
Welcome to the October edition of the SAPICS Knowledge Junction. This newsletter is dedicated to keeping the vibrant SAPICS community informed on upcoming courses and workshops and highlighting some of the Authorised Education providers (AEPs) As a hub for supply chain and operations professionals, SAPICS is committed to bringing you updates and resources to fuel your continuous learning journey. 
SAPICS Courses
Did you know that the SAPICS short courses are designed to help individuals and organisations get the supply chain basics right, and also offer new entrants to the field an understanding of the diverse career opportunities and varied paths available in the supply chain sphere? These courses have been assisting companies and their employees since 1982 when the SAPICS “Basic Stores & Stock Control” (BSSC) and “Principles Of Production & Inventory Management” (PPIM) short courses were first introduced.

SAPICS BSSC is seen as the flagship supply chain course in South Africa. Just about every business has a warehouse facility somewhere with stock that needs to be properly managed. This programme is aimed at the team members working in the warehouse. 
Second in importance to the field is the PPIM. This course’s primary purpose is to provide a fairly in-depth understanding of the total supply chain from the nth tier supplier through to the nth tier customer. This programme is aimed at the supervisory and management level. It is also a forerunner to obtaining the APICS CPIM certification.

The BMOM is designed to give those in the supply chain who are not directly involved in the warehousing discipline an insight into the profession in South Africa. This programme introduces the learner to the field of supply chain management and prepares them for the PPIM.

The SAPICS short courses are offered by our network of Authorised Education Partners (AEPs). 
Contact  for details about the courses or contact our AEPs directly – details can be found on our website: 
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SAPICS is offering a CSCA (Certified Supply Chain Analyst) Online Workshop in November 2023
Are you new to Supply Chain Management?
Would you like to expand your knowledge of Supply Chain Management?
Yes? Then this workshop is for YOU
This 4 half-day workshop is being led by Ken Titmuss and Colin Seftel online 

The CSCA Workshop is an entry-level workshop specifically targeted at young professionals, those who are ready to start their career in SCM or those aspiring to move into a career in Supply Chain Management or to gain a solid foundational knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain. The workshop includes the processes, tools and concepts needed to understand, enhance, and improve Supply Chain efficiency and profitability, as well as useful approaches to cleaning, analysing, and deriving understanding from actual supply chain databases. The content covered provides the knowledge and preparation required to sit for the examination which leads to an international certification from ISCEA.
What is included in the workshop?
  • Online workshop with experienced Supply Chain Practitioners
  • 1 online exam included
  • Re-take the exam if required
  • Online study guide and copy of workshop slides (electronic copies)

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of effective logistics and supply chain management practices and use them to improve your operations.
  • Explore the key aspects of supply chain management and discover the opportunities for improving efficiency and effectiveness
  • Use supply chain analysis and examination of current operations to adopt a suitable supply chain strategy
  • Create a competitive advantage and eliminate internal and external barriers to adopt a more flexible supply chain
  • Become an internationally Certified Supply Chain Analyst on the successful completion of the exam
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SAPICS Authorised Education Partners (AEPs)
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SAPICS ultimately seeks to ensure that through various events, activities and education interactions, it is able to provide individuals and organisations with improved knowledge, industry-leading content and best practices pertaining to the Supply Chain Management Profession. Through our network of carefully selected authorised education partners, SAPICS is able to offer not only international certifications but also local courses of exceptional quality. 

Meet some of our AEPs and find out about their offerings:
Meet the AEPs
Did you know that SAPICS is a representative in Southern Africa for international organisations such as:
  • IBF (Institute Business Forecasting)
  • DDI (Demand Driven Institute) 
  • ASCM (Association for Supply Chain Management)
  • ISCEA (International Supply Chain Education Alliance)

What is being offered by these international organizations:
Demand Driven Institute
DDI has scheduled a series of online DDP, DDO, and DDL classes in 2023 in English, French and Spanish. These classes will be taught at 8 am CET, ET and PT (USA Times) depending on the language in an attempt to meet the needs of the market. Master instructors will be used to teach the classes and will be compensated for teaching that class. 

SAPICS has been assigned a coupon code which will allow you to receive $100 off the class price.  The certification exam is included in the cost of the class. 
If you are interested in doing these well-recognised international courses, please email 
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APICS Certificate Programs – NEW to our market
Did you know that you can purchase any of the ASCM certificate programs through SAPICS?  

These four, self-paced, online programs are perfect for entry-level professionals. Each program includes:
  • 20 hours of education
  • Video clips and practice questions to help cultivate a stronger understanding of each topic
  • A comprehensive final exam
After passing the exam, you receive a certificate and digital badge to display on your LinkedIn profile and within your email signature. Additionally, earn 20 APICS & ASCI certification maintenance points upon program completion.
All the details are listed below. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact  We are always here to help and support you in any way we can.
Supply Chain Technology Certificate Discover how to implement cutting-edge technologies in your supply chain, minimizing costs and boosting sustainability.
Supply Chain Planning Certificate Master synchronized planning, aligning multiple stakeholders to create a cohesive supply chain strategy.
Supply Chain Warehousing Certificate Enhance your warehousing and distribution knowledge with this foundational program.
Supply Chain Procurement Certificate Expand your procurement expertise and skills, from strategic sourcing to ethical procurement practices
APICS CTSC (Certified in Transformation for the Supply Chain) – NEW Certification

What is the CTSC?
Supply chains have faced significant disruptions in recent years. Now more than ever before, supply chain professionals need to become transformational leaders with skills in systems thinking, digital fluency and analytical methods for all types of supply chains.

Why earn the CTSC?
Earning the CTSC demonstrates your expertise in supply chain strategy, proves your ability to lead a major transformation project and sets you apart from the competition—paving the way for new professional opportunities.
The program leverages components of globally recognized industry standards, including the ASCM SCOR Digital Standard (DS), Enterprise Standards for Sustainability and the Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) to:
  • Identify risks and opportunities, and select the appropriate frameworks, models and approaches to effect transformation
  • Apply systems thinking to develop, analyze and validate concept alternatives for transformation
  • Manage skills, roles, responsibilities and infrastructure needed for successful supply chain transformation
  • Identify tools and technologies to enable effective supply chain transformation
  • Identify and implement strategies for reinforcing and replicating improvements
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ISCEA - International Supply Chain Education Alliance
ISCEA's mission is to provide total supply chain knowledge to manufacturing and service industry professionals through Education, Certification and Recognition.

ISCEA is the developer of Internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analysts (CSCA), Certified Lean Master (CLM), Certified Supply Chain Technology Professional (CSCTP), Certified Demand-driven Planner (CDDP) and others.

ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. ISCEA members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies.

The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) was the first organization to certify supply chain professionals around the globe, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for supply chain career development with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries.
CSCP Online course available via SAPICS:

Online Lectures and eBooks
Register and pay SAPICS. SAPICS sends learner details to ISCEA. ISCEA will email the 300+ page eBook and 16 session recordings, which are good for 30 days.

Access to an Online Lecture
You can view them at times that are good for you, any number of times, from anywhere.

Duration for Exam Preparation
Within 30 days of registration.

Exam Registration Time Frame
Once the participant is ready with the preparation, they can contact globaldesk for access to the practice exams. ISCEA will provide them with two practice exams, each containing 25 questions. 

CSCA Online final exam via iProctor within 30 days of registration.
Exam Retake (if unsuccessful in the first attempt)
One exam retake, free of charge, if needed.
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The Inchainge FREE Sustainability Booster Simulation Game

To promote global sustainability, , the business simulation game specialists, are offering a FREE opportunity for you to individually take part in the Sustainability Booster Game using their Triple Connection simulation tool.
In the Sustainability Booster Game, you will take on the role of a visionary entrepreneur who needs to balance the essential 3Ps – People, Planet, and Prosperity – in a realistic virtual environment of a company manufacturing chocolate drinks.

You will tackle complex challenges real businesses face today to find solutions that benefit society, the environment, and your bottom line.

The Sustainability Booster is a condensed version of Inchainge’s  business simulation game. This booster prepares you for a journey of transformation and is crafted to introduce the sustainability leaders of tomorrow to the main concepts of sustainability. During 3 levels, and several rounds of the game, you will need to reduce waste, water usage and child labour in your supply chain. 

You will start the game with a positive Return on Investment (ROI) and a ‘License to Operate,’ then embark on the journey to achieve a positive sustainability outcome measured by the ‘True ROI.’ Challenge your colleagues to also take part and see at the end if you have achieved your name on the leader board as a sustainability champion.

For more information and to sign up go to .


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