Professional Associations

APICS – American Production and Inventory Control Society [USA]. Research, education and certification programs: Production and Inventory Management, Supply Chain Professional, Logistics, Transportation and Distribution, Supply Chain Operations.

AsLoB (Benin). Created in 2007, AsLoB is the Beninese logisticians’ professional association (IAPHL Benin Chapter). Actively involved in the field of health; portfolio of projects focused on the improvement of supply chains, professionalization of health logistics function, and the setting up of a professional associations’ network.

CILT – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport [United Kingdom]. Supply chain, logistics and transport. Annual International Convention in a different global location each year. Online courses. Branches worldwide.

CIPS – Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply [United Kingdom]. Promotes and develops high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management. CIPS assists individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole. Extensive range of training courses.

CSCMP – Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals [USA]. Provides opportunities for supply chain professionals to communicate in order to develop and improve their supply chain management skills; Conducts research; Creates awareness of the significance of supply chain to businesses and economies. Online courses.

FIP – International Pharmaceutical Federation [Netherlands]. FIP is the global federation representing four million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists worldwide.

The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) was established in 2007 to promote the professionalization of the field of public health logistics through education and information sharing. The association supports logisticians worldwide by providing a forum where members can network, exchange ideas, and improve professional skills.

IPFW – International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers [USA]. The role of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers is to help its members and stakeholders advance the safe, efficient and continuous access to pharmaceuticals worldwide through the promotion of good distribution practices and services.

SAPICS – South African Production and Inventory Control Society [South Africa]. Supply chain operations including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, distribution and logistics. Closely affiliated to APICS – The Association for Operations Management in the USA.