March 2019 Newsletter

Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) - Creating a better world through supply chain.

 ASCM was launched earlier this year with aim to provide end to end supply chain solutions to the supply chain community. ASCM is the umbrella organisation under which it will continue to provide the industry-leading APICS certifications i.e. CPIM, CSCP, CLTD.   

As supply chain continues to drive the success of businesses across the globe, ASCM is committed to making an end-to-end impact—on the industry, corporations and their workforce.

ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships to enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively impact their bottom lines.

ASCM is also expanding to deliver end-to-end professional development and education offerings through their global network of thought leadership partnerships and alliances. ASCM is working with leading organizations around the world to offer a truly end-to-end supply chain education and certification experience. For individuals, ASCM will be your one-stop shop for supply chain education.

Enrol for NZPICS courses in 2019 to increase your supply chain understanding:

  1. 1. Enrolments open :

Please enrol early for CPIM1&2 classes are filling up quickly.

CPIM Part 1 (Certificate in Production & Inventory Management) Classes start Wednesday 10 April 2019

CPIM Part 2 (Certificate in Production & Inventory Management) Classes start Tuesday    9 April 2019  

CLTD (Certificate in Logistic Transportation and Distribution) classes start Thursday 6 June 2019

Self-Study enrolments are open at any time for CPIM, CLTD and CSCP.

  1. 2. Vijay Todkar – New NZPICS General Manager:

Vijay Todkar has joint NZPICS as General Manager. Vijay has over 2 decades of experience working in international and national businesses in supply chain, consulting and software sales. Vijay has had a long associate with NZPICS as a student and committee member. He is passionate about supply chain and believes to be competitive in today market there is a need to embrace the impact of new technology like IoT, Block Chain, AL, Robotics to gain supply chain dominance.

  1. 3. NZPICS authorised test centre for Pearson VUE:

NZPICS is now officially approved as a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centre. What this means to our members is NZPICS can provide a one stop shop solution for your supply chain needs i.e. APICS course offering and an exam centre. 

As a Pearson VUE test centre we can undertake variety of Accredited Certification tests to be administered at NZPICS facility for example IBM, Cisco, C++, SAP, CIMA and many more. We are in the final stages of testing the testing facility.

4 A three part seminar on the latest trends in Supply Chain. Opening session on Blockchain101 followed by Digital supply chain strategy concludes with technology bricks for digitalising supply chain viz. IoT, AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain to create an intelligent, efficient, effective and responsive supply chain.

Delivered by Mark Singh, Founder / Director of Indushaze Advisory Ltd.,

Mark is a certified by Said Business School, University of Oxford on Blockchain Strategy. He currently runs a ‘digital native’ supply chain services firm with focus on emerging technologies viz., IoT, Bloackschain, Machine learning and AI. He has over 20 years of cross-industry; multi-geography experience un leadership roles on supply chain transformation and integration with Fortune 100 companies.

He is passionate about supply chain enabling supply chain excellence through customer experience enhancement; waste elimination and asset optimisation.

  1. Blockchain for Business – Non Technical Walkthrough: Blockchain one on one

Monday 15 April 2019 from 1730 - 1830


  1. Digital Supply Chain – Strategy; Maturity and Technology: A primer on digital supply chain management strategy that embeds the right technologies for your business.

Monday 6 May 2019 from 1730 - 1830

  1. Powering an intelligent supply chain: Discover how the convergence of IoT, AI and blockchain, when integrated with more traditional supply chain management systems and business network practices, can power new levels of innovation and efficiency.

Monday 10 June 2019 from 1730 - 1830

            Click here to register your interest

Yours Sincerely

Vijay Todkar

General Manager

Supply Chain Matters in Manufacturing

This article first appeared in the Greater East Tamaki Business Association’s Focus magazine this Autumn which has a focus on Manufacturing. NZPICS is pleased to be able to contribute to lifting the knowledge base of operation management and supply chain professionals everywhere.

”I never thought I’d work in the supply chain profession. I studied financial economics at university, and even after I gained a supply chain role, I still thought it was not as critical as IT or finance. How wrong I was!

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