The number of students participating in the SAPICS professional development programme has grown by some 500% since its inception in 2004.
This was the news that greeted guests at the Supply Chain Education Excellence Awards 2010, hosted by the Association for Operation Management of Southern Africa (SAPICS), which SmartProcurement attended in March.
SAPICS offers the international supply chain education programmes of the Association for Operation Management (APICS), which are recognised in over 31 countries world-wide.
The prestigious annual awards dinner aims at “recognising and rewarding excellence in supply chain management education and raising awareness of individuals, organisations and educators who are going the extra mile to address the skills deficit in the supply chain and operations management profession”.
A number of categories are adjudicated based on performance, sustainability, success and innovation.
SmartProcurement congratulates all the winners and nominees from the awards evening.
CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) Top Scorer Award
Awarded to Douglas Nel.
Since 1973 more than 90 000 manufacturing professionals have been educated through the CPIM programme.
This award is based on the top scores achieved in Africa in a CPIM examination during 2009 and is sponsored by Imperial Logistics.
CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional Top Scorer)
Awarded to Henricus Verhoef, who attained one of the highest scores achieved to date.
The CSCP programme is a new industry educational certification programme created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the Supply chain Management field.
The award is based on the top score achieved in a CSCP examination in Africa.
Student of the year award
Awarded to Rolindi Theart, with a final exam mark of 95% for the Principles of Production & Inventory Management (PPIM)
Higher Education & Training Student of the Year
Awarded to Quintin Joubert of Stellenbosch University. Top student in the honours class and graduated cum laude.
Lecturer of the year
Awarded to Reuben Badana, for diligently supporting his students, showing true commitment to them and true enthusiasm for supply chain education.
Operations Management Programme of the Year
Awarded to Volition for its ‘devolition’ programme, which contributes significantly to education in the Supply Chain / Operations sector.
AEP of the Year
Awarded to Kent Outsourcing, a SAPICS Authorised Education Provider which has shown commitment, significant contribution and continual development during 2009.
Corporate Educator of the Year
Awarded to Imperial Logistics, for continually striving to develop its employees through the promotion of in-house training programmes and on-going support for training initiatives.
A Special Award for Initiative
Awarded to Vicenda, for showing great initiative in the area of promoting education in a new format, for which they have contracted leading lecturers in the field of Operations Management to record workshops to sell as a DVD to those students who do not have the time or resources to attend a live workshop.
An acknowledgement and recognition for outstanding achievement and performance
Awarded to the following nominees:
Liezel Van Jaarsveld
Tirisano Ka Batho
The Astrapak Group
MTN Service Provider Midrand
Finally, the Tech pro bursary winner for 2010
Awarded to Pradeep Patel