American Society of Transportation and Logistics to Merge with APICS

American Society of Transportation and Logistics to Merge with APICS

In order to extend and deepen the end-to-end supply chain body of knowledge,  APICS and American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) announced on May 5  that the  organizations will merge.

"This agreement acknowledges the importance of transportation and logistics, and the tremendous innovation impacting delivery processes today," said Alan G. Dunn, CPIM, chair of the APICS board of directors. “It also reflects our commitment to keeping our content and capabilities at the forefront of our industry, providing our members, customers and the supply chain community at large with the most up-to-date, relevant and complete body of knowledge."

 “All aspects of the supply chain are becoming increasingly integrated. Education, training and credential programs that offer an end-to-end supply chain perspective are critical to helping today’s professionals advance and organizations thrive," said George Yarusavage, DLP, CTL, C.P.M., chairman of the AST&L board of directors. “

Specifically, the merger:

  • Creates the most complete supply chain body of knowledge. The combination unites APICS’ Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework, SCOR Professional (SCOR-P) brands with AST&L’s three credentials including the Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) designation. 
  • Ensures investment, improvement, and continued relevancy of transportation and logistics content. The combination offers greater resources and access to volunteer subject matter experts committed to providing individuals, supply chain organizations and the transportation and logistics industry with a respected and validated credential program.
  • Strengthens competitive position and platform for growth. Fortified transportation and logistics content creates a more sustainable organization better positioned to address the end-to-end supply chain education and certification needs of individuals and companies.     

“All aspects of the supply chain are becoming increasingly integrated. Education, training and credential programs that offer an end-to-end supply chain perspective are critical to helping today’s professionals advance and organizations thrive," said George Yarusavage, DLP, CTL, C.P.M., chairman of the AST&L board of directors.”

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