Hope you and your family are safe and well.
We’re almost at the end of the year. Christmas is only a 3 away.
Many businesses / individuals struggled through the last two quarters due to COVID. NZPICS reached out to NZ Inc., businesses to provide free advice and support to help stabilise their supply chains. We’ve also reached out to individuals impacted due to COVID by providing them our program at cost plus to help them upskill to get back into the work force.
In 2022, NZPICS will offer new programs and customise our existing programs to assist with continuous professional development of the supply chain community.
We appreciate your continued support as we work towards improving our offering and increasing value to you, your team and your organisation.
May the festive season bring happiness and good health to you and your family.
1 Price revision
ASCM has revised their membership (Jan 2022) and certification prices (Feb 2022).
APICS membership revised from NZ $ 210 to $ 293 excluding GST from January 2022. Certification price will be revised by 10% starting February 2022.
If you or anyone in your team is interested in a certification program recommend you enrol asap. NZPICS office will close for Christmas on December 23rd.
2 2022 Term 1 Instructor led certification programs
Enrolments open for Term 1, 2022 term
Term 1 start dates:
CPIM Part 1 – starts 16/02/2022 ends 30/03/2022
Once a week over 7 weeks, every Wednesday from 1700 to 2000 hrs
CPIM Part 2 – starts 17/02/2022 ends 12/05/2022
Once a week over 13 weeks, every Thursday from 1700 to 2000 hrs
Self-Study enrolments are open at any time for CPIM, CLTD and CSCP.
3 SCOR-P training in quarter 2 (tba) of 2022
The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model is widely recognized as the global standard for supply chain management. The SCOR model enables users to address, improve and communicate supply chain management practices.
The SCOR-P session cover:
- Supply chain processes – Supply chains are described using the standard SCOR processes (Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable). Process training delves into each component. Process education also addresses process modeling.
- Supply chain performance metrics – SCOR metrics describe and address reliability, responsiveness, agility, cost and asset efficiency. The application of metrics and supply chain benchmarking is discussed.
- Supply chain practices – Process maturity is examined, and class participants are trained on how to assess supply chain activities and apply best practices.
- Supply chain people skills –The SCOR model offers insight on organizational design and the people skills and competencies required for successful supply chain operation
NZPICS will offer public and in-house SCOR-P sessions.
If you are interested pls contact Vijay Todkar
4 NZPICS – Pearson Vue – testing centre reopens under Red level
NZPICS will re-open it’s Pearson Vue testing centre from Dec 6th onwards (between 0930 hrs to 1400 hrs) for NZPICS members (only) undertaking their ASCM exams. The candidates taking the exams must be doubled vaccinated (pls bring your vaccine pass). Pls call Anjali on 09 525 1525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date and time for your exam.
NZPICS aims to offer our members with new programs to help with continuous professional development and business growth. We’re proud to announce our partnership with Edukazi.
Edukazi offers the many certification programs on- demand so participants can learn at their own pace, on their own time and on any device. They offer the following programs
Supply chain Risk and Resilience Level 1,2 & 3
Supply chain Risk and Resilience in Healthcare Level 1,2 & 3
Inventory Planning for Supply Chain professionals
Becoming a Global Logistic Manager, etc.
Link to Edukazi website – https://edukazi.com/
If you are interested in any Edukazi program/s pls call / email the office on 021 525 604 or email@example.com
6 Certification Maintenance Suspension
APICS has made changes to the certification maintenance process
Beginning January 31, 2022, certificants who do not maintain, will be placed in suspended status and will have 90-days to submit their maintenance application. After 90-days, the certification will expire, and candidates must retake the exam(s) to be placed in good standing.
As always, if a certificant does not maintain their certification and the certification enters suspension or expires, the certificant will no longer hold the designation and cannot claim recognition for the certification on resumes, LinkedIn profiles or anywhere else. Please see the Certification Maintenance Handbook, link below
7 CSCP 5.0 Launch
The newest version of the CSCP certification program will be introduced beginning in December, 2021. Both the Learning systems and exams are being updated based on the information received from the recent CSCP Job Task Analysis feedback from the market and changes in the business environment.
Below is the timeline of key dates relevant to the transition from CSCP Version 4.0 to 5.0. Please note that there are no exceptions for extending these deadline dates as per the recent communication received from ASCM.
- December 1, 2021 –CSCP 4.0 Learning System discontinued (cannot purchase CSCP 4.0)
- March 30, 2022 – CSCP 4.0 exam discontinued*
- March 31, 2022 – CSCP 5.0 exam available
As outlined, version 4.0 and version 5.0 exams will not run concurrently. Therefore, version 4.0 will be permanently discontinued on March 30, 2022.
8 Revised Timelines to complete CPIM certification post CPIM Part 1 completion
If you’ve successfully completed your CPIM Part 1, you have 3 years from the date you successfully completed CPIM Part 1 exam to complete your CPIM qualification (i.e. CPIM part 2).
If you fail to complete your CPIM Part 2 qualification within the 3 years, you’ll need to restart your CPIM journey (i.e. restart CPIM part 1).
If you need assistance to complete your CPIM Part 2 you can enrol for self-study anytime or join our instructor led session in mid Fen 2022.
9 Short courses to build a resilient supply chain
The pandemic has resulted in many disruptions to supply chains resulting in challenges for businesses to meet customer demands. NZPICS has a myriad of resources to help you plan and prepare to meet your customer demand.
To assist you, we can customise short programs to upskill / cross skill the workforce or provide targeted training to address specific operational challenges within your organisation viz. inventory management, demand management, S&OP, distribution & logistics, warehouse management, Operations planning, etc
Pls contact the NZPICS office on 021 525 604 to discuss your requirements.
10 Regional Business Partner 50 % Voucher subsidy
A subsidy of up to 50% is available towards NZPICS CPIM Part 1 & Part 2, CLTD and CSCP program through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) voucher scheme. If you interested pls visit the below link to find out if your business is eligible to the 50 % subsidy.
11 Christmas Closure
NZPICS office will close for Christmas from December 23rd and reopen on January 10th, 2022.
You have a safe and relaxed Christmas.
If you have any question/s pls feel free to email or call me.
Take care be safe.
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