Supply chain standards association GS1 and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assist with collaboration in mutually beneficial areas.
The memorandum encompasses an intention for both associations to participate in a range of initiatives together including important research projects, speaking engagements, round table discussions, project management best practice and education and training courses.
“The purpose of this MoU is to provide a framework for the exchange and collaboration of knowledge for the benefit of both our memberships. The signing of the MoU is a very positive move and one that the AIPM is excited to be involved in,” said National Director Trevor Alex, who signed on behalf of the AIPM.
Steven Pereira, GS1 Australia’s CIO and Head of GS1 Institute, said the mutual benefit would be strengthening best practices and standards for both organisations.
“This agreement provides members from both organisations with the opportunity, through the GS1 Australia Institute and the AIPM, to cross-cultivate project management best practices with the implementation of GS1 standards and services,” he said.
The AIPM is the peak body for project management in Australia with more than 10,000 members; GS1 Australia, a member of the global GS1 organisation, boasts 17,000 member companies.