The ASCM Foundation works directly with the Ministries of Health, public and private corporations and NGOs to increase the capabilities of their supply chain leaders, professionals and country-based communities of practice so their communities have consistent and affordable access to food, medicine, vaccines and other life essentials.
The ASCM Foundation is helping to shape the workforce of the future with programs such as the ASCM Case Competition. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students team up to solve a real-world, end-to-end supply chain problem. the finalists present their cases at the ASCM CONNECT Annual Conference, where they receive feedback from supply chain practitioners and ASCM staff members. Through this competition, students gain on hands experience in supply chain.
The ASCM Foundation focuses on supply chain workforce development programs training displaced and incumbent workers to be the next generation of supply chain professionals.
The ASCM Foundation is committed to supporting and advancing diversity and inclusion in supply chain, fostering professional environments that value equality and individual differences, and inspiring people of all profiles and backgrounds to succeed in supply chain careers.
Through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ASCM Foundation is solving critical public health supply chain challenges, including improving weak distribution systems, implementing reliable monitoring and data-collection mechanisms, and elevating the maturity of local supply chain communities. The goal of this initiative is to create self-reliant supply chain talent, increase frontier market supply chain maturity, improve distribution systems and enable consistent monitoring.
Maturity models are based on the premise that achieving overall supply chain excellence requires many small steps of continuous process improvement. The ASCM Global Health Supply Chain Maturity Model provides a framework for organizing and prioritizing changes to a healthcare supply chain.