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The ASCM Foundation

A Better World Through Supply Chain

As supply chains grow more complex, global and sophisticated, organizations across every industry face a mounting need for skilled, diverse and dedicated professionals. The ASCM Foundation works to attract more people to the field, prepare them for rewarding career opportunities, and give them the tools and knowledge they need to make a difference anywhere in the world. We are proving the value of our educational and supply chain development initiatives with a full range of programs and meaningful results. 

Building Frontier and Humanitarian Supply Chains

Building Frontier and Humanitarian Supply Chains

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.

Shaping the Workforce of the Future

Shaping the Workforce of the Future

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.

Outreach and Training

Outreach and Training

The ASCM Foundation focuses on supply chain workforce development programs training displaced and incumbent workers to be the next generation of supply chain professionals.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Global Health Supply Chain Initiative

Global Health Supply Chain Initiative

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.

Global Health Supply Chain Maturity Model

Global Health Supply Chain Maturity Model

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.

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