The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
is the leading worldwide association of professionals in supply chain management
Supply chain management is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end customers...
. The CSCMP is a non-profit association that provides leadership in the development, design and improvement in occupations that deal with logistics
Logistics is the management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of destination in order to meet the requirements of customers or corporations. Logistics involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging, and...
and management of supply chains. Its main objective is "To lead the evolving supply chain management profession by developing, advancing, and disseminating supply chain knowledge and research".
In 2004, the Council of Logistics Management (CLM) changed its name to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), reflecting the holistic role that modern logistics professionals play.
The "Supply Chain Innovation Award competition" is part of CSCMP's annual
global conference which is attended by supply chain professions from many countries. The award
recognizes a supply chain team's innovation as demonstrated by quantifiable
and sustainable cost-savings, revenue-generating, or customer-satisfaction
CSCMP also sponsors the annual "State of Logistics Report". The report, compiled by a panel of industry leaders representing various areas within the supply chain, is widely used by supply chain and logistics professionals and organizations as the premier benchmark for US logistics activity.
In 2009 CSCMP released the second edition of their "Supply Chain Management Process Standards", a guide to understanding the processes involved in supply chain activities, and for use in benchmarking the minimum acceptable practices and best practices
related to those activities.
CSCMP publishes the Journal of Business Logistics
) which provides a forum for the dissemination of original thoughts, research, and best practices within the logistics and supply chain arenas. JBL
is published by Wiley-Blackwell.