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National & International Organizations
Professional societies and associations provide an excellent means of keeping current and in touch with other professionals in the field. These groups can play a key role in your development and keep you abreast of what is happening in your field. Associations promote the interests of their members and provide a network of contacts that can help you find jobs and move your career forward. They can offer a variety of services including job referral services, continuing education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and conference opportunities.
Here are some pertaining to the field of Supply Chain Management:
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. With over 8,500 members representing nearly all industry sectors, government, and academia from 67 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.
The organization is lead by an elected group of global officers with its headquarters located in Lombard, Illinois, USA.
Supply Chain Council
Supply Chain Council (SCC) is a global nonprofit organization whose framework, improvement methodology, training, certification and benchmarking tools help member organizations make dramatic, rapid, and sustainable improvements in supply chain performance.
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.
Warehousing, Education & Resource Council (WERC)
WERC offers resources that help distribution professionals stay at the leading edge including educational events, performance metrics for benchmarking, practical research, expert insights and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM’s membership base includes more than 34,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.
Career Resource Links
current job information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Careers in Supply Chain Management
Careers in Supply Chain Management is a powerful portal of knowledge developed for anyone interested in information on supply chain management. This web site has a plethora of information available to students, practitioners, or anyone interested in supply chain management.
The Operations Management Employment Outlook
The data for this report was collected from a random sample of more than 37,000 operations management professionals worldwide. Twice annually, approximately 50 percent of the APICS members, certification designees, and customers are asked to participate in the “Operations Management Employment Outlook” survey related to anticipated hiring, salary, and knowledge and experience desired for various job categories.