Global Network

ASCM works with a global network of world-class organizations. These collaborations fuel opportunities for end-to-end supply chain innovation and networking, and deliver a portfolio of products and services to our members and customers worldwide.

Global Alliances

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation builds partnerships that bring together resources, expertise, and vision to focus on the areas of greatest need and help all people lead healthy, productive lives. ASCM has been awarded a grant by the foundation to develop and implement a sustainable operating model focused on improving public health supply chains and foster the overall advancement of end-to-end supply chain management in Africa.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

CIPS is the world’s largest professional body serving the procurement and supply profession. CIPS will partner with ASCM to improve workforce development, organizational standards and benchmarking within procurement. 


Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. Accenture will work with ASCM to provide an extensive, easy-to-access online study program that supports the APICS CPIM review process.


Deloitte, the industry-leading provider of advisory and consulting services, in collaboration with ASCM, support the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Initiative, the annual ASCM Case Competition, and have released the Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) for Supply Networks. Compatible with SCOR, this new model helps organizations understand the complexity of digital supply networks and assess their company’s process maturity.


PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. PwC is the provider of SCORMark supply chain benchmarking services for APICS members, a sponsor of ASCM research and events, and lends its expertise and point of view as part of the ASCM Digital SCOR Taskforce.

Thought Leadership Collaborations

American Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AIAI)

AIAI is devoted to developing business and government leaders to shape and lead the artificial intelligence revolution. ASCM and AIAI are collaborating with the goal of building awareness of artificial intelligence within the supply chain profession.


ASLOG, the nonprofit French Association of Supply Chain and Logistics LLP, and ASCM are partnering on initiatives to expand the supply chain knowledge base of both the ASCM and ASLOG communities.

China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP)

CFLP is the oldest logistics organization in China, whose main mission is to promote the development of the logistics industry in China and boost the development of procurement business of the government and enterprises. ASCM and CFLP jointly created the first Chinese version of APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). In 2019, CPIM China Part 1 will be introduced to the Chinese market.

Demand Driven Institute (DDI)

DDI is considered a world leader within demand driven methods and approaches through education and training. ASCM and DDI are collaborating to offer the Demand Driven Planner (“DDP”), Demand Driven Leader (“DDL”), and Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals (“DDF”) educational programs.

Guangdong Procurement and Supply Chain Association (GDPSA)

GDPSA, established in 2013, has registration authority through the Department of Civil Affairs of Guangdong Province under the Economic and information Commission. ASCM is partnering with GDPSA to offer ASCM products and services to GDPSA member organizations.

Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF)

IBF is a membership organization recognized worldwide as a premier provider of demand planning, forecasting, business analytics and S&OP. ASCM and IBF partner to offer the premier S&OP conference.

Integreship Group

Integreship and ASCM are partnering to provide supply chain professionals the most robust and comprehensive, on-demand virtual learning space for leaders. Leadership On Demand helps supply chain professionals develop people skills and greater self-awareness. Receive feedback and support from trustworthy, seasoned leaders.


ISACA provides practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide. ISACA and ASCM are collaborating on two research studies and reports focused on cyber security and supply chain risk.

Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a management consulting firm that specializes in organizational strategy, executive search, recruitment process outsourcing and succession planning. ASCM and Korn Ferry are working jointly to deliver large scale supply chain talent programs involving both leadership and technical assessment.

Loyola University-Chicago

The Loyola Business Leadership Hub (The Hub) connects businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to the experts, research and resources of the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, and the global network of Loyola colleges and universities. The Hub and ASCM are partnering on the creation of executive education programs leveraging the APICS body of knowledge.

Manufacturing Institute

ASCM sponsors the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead: Women in Manufacturing initiative and the STEP Ahead Awards. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women in manufacturing who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite. “STEP Ahead” inspires next-generation female leaders to pursue a career in manufacturing and showcases the amazing opportunities the manufacturing industry can offer.


MxD equips U.S. factories with the tools and expertise they need to build every part better than the last. It is a goal far too big for any one company to solve on its own. The most advantageous opportunities of the future will involve digitally powered manufacturing. Innovative manufacturers turn to us to forge that future.  ASCM and MxD are collaborating to explore new, digital product opportunities for supply chain management.

Supply Chain Canada

Supply Chain Canada is Canada’s largest nonprofit supply chain association and is the voice of Canada’s supply chain, representing and serving more than 7,000 professionals across the country, as well as the wider supply chain community.  ASCM’s partnership with Supply Chain Canada will enable distribution of each other’s product offerings, development of joint training programs for Global 2000 and Fortune 1000 companies, participation and establishment of joint events, and combined thought leadership and publications.

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