October 2018 Newsletter

 Welcome back to the last term of 2018!

NZPICS were well represented at the recent, annual APICS conference in Chicago. We had a contingent of 4 members attend this year.  Vijay Todkar, incoming NZPICS President, Denzil Rodriquez,  outgoing NZPICS President, Andrew Anquetil, NZPICS committee member and myself Rudi Kotze, newly appointed NZPICS GM.

This was a great opportunity to meet with likeminded Operations & Supply Chain Professionals and also to attend interesting seminars. Some of the many thought provoking topics discussed were: Digital Disruptors, Lean, Social Responsibility, Risk management, Block Chain, Demand Management & more specifically the S&OP process. Some of these topics will be shared with our members in more detail, in our future newsletters.

APICS made a big announcement during the conference and introduced the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

ASCM is the new global leader in supply chain organization transformation, innovation and leadership. Built on the foundation of APICS, this is an all-encompassing supply chain management organization and a leader on end-to-end supply chain. With ASCM, APICS want to propel the supply chain field forward and transform how organizations do business.

APICS certifications through NZPICS in New Zealand will still demonstrate a commitment to global supply chain excellence ­. NZPICS is privileged to be a premium channel partner for APICS and ASCM: Developing Tomorrows Supply Chain Leaders Today

Please contact us via our website or give me a call on (09)525-1535 for a special offer for CPIM Part 1 course now starting on 22 October 2018.

A reminder to renew your NZPICS membership for 2018/19 to stay involved & updated on what’s happening over the year.  This brings me to our final point, that there are only a couple of spots left on our site visit to Frucor on Friday 9th November.  Get in touch if you’re a current member and are interested in joining us, as this is included in your membership subscription. First in, first served!

Have a great week,

Rudi Kotze

NZPICS, General Manager