- Materials Handling
- SC Management
- T&L Services
- Transport Equipment
The Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) and apics have formed a partnership with former US President Bill Clinton’s CHAI foundation to enable qualified Australian supply chain professionals to volunteer in developing countries.
The Supply Chain International Development Program actively seeks to facilitate the placement of volunteer supply chain professionals in a job or project in a country where there is a need for training and development in a number of supply chain and logistics-related areas.
LAA and apics are working with the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) to present this opportunity for the professional development of individual supply chain practitioners, and to assist the wider supply chain community and corporations within Australia to achieve their Corporate Social Responsibilities Program.
The most important elements of the program are the willingness and commitment of the individual supply chain practitioner to volunteer for a specific period of time to undertake a job or project, and for the support from the employer of the individual in a volunteer capacity representing their corporation.
LAA, apics NSW, and apics VIC jointly offer this program and undertake the facilitation of placement with CHAI.
The goal of CHAI is to provide supply chain management technical support for the strengthening of health care supply chains in developing countries.
The primary benefit for the volunteer is the opportunity to provide good quality supply chain management training and skills, systems and processes while working within another country’s supply chain culture and environment. The volunteer will benefit greatly from the personal and professional experience as well as the development of mentoring, leadership and interpersonal skills.
Their employers not only benefit from the accelerated development of their staff in both supply chain management experience and interpersonal skills, but the program enables the employer to provide good quality Corporate Social Responsibility to a specific area of supply chain and logistics-related need.
The objectives of the program are to foster the development of supply chain professionals and to facilitate knowledge sharing.
CHAI’s objective for this program is to leverage supply chain management expertise from the private sector to improve supply chain performance for public health systems in developing countries through building knowledge and skills within the government to better manage their supply chain required to deliver crucial medicines.
How you can get involved
Anyone who is committed to personal development, believes in giving back to the industry, is enthusiastic to experience a global opportunity, has sufficient time to commit to a project whether it be for two weeks or longer should apply. Volunteers are encouraged to seek the sponsor support from their employer.
Employers who are seeking to influence the industry and participate in the making of global supply chains, who are committed to employee development, and can commit to sponsoring an employee for participation in the program, may wish to put forward this opportunity to their employees.
For more information please contact the LAA or apics:
LAA - email@example.com / 1300 651 911
apics - (02) 9891 1411 / 03 9328 4477