IPICS Supply Chain is a membership based Society – run by members for its members- hence course fees are kept to a minimum to encourage Irish based Supply Chain Professionals and aspiring Professionals to get involved with Professional development and continuous learning.

IPICS was founded in 1981 and is run by a volunteer National Council consisting of members working in  Irish based companies operating in various different sectors of the economy.

IPICS is structured as a limited company registered in Dublin and has an annual AGM where the council is elected for the following year. Members are encouraged to get involved and make whatever contribution they are in a position to make to further the development of Supply Chain activities around the country.

The Society is a leading promoter of education and training on Operations Management, including Supply Chain Management, Production, Inventory, Materials Management, Purchasing, and Logistics in Ireland. IPICS is the Premier Channel Partner of APICS, The Association for Operations Management (USA) in Ireland.

APICS is the leading International Professional Certification body for Supply Chain Management. Its CPIM and CSCP qualifications are regarded as  the benchmark for all similar Supply Chain certifications worldwide.