CSCMP 2013 con­fer­ence in Europe tar­get­ing In­dia as a source mar­ket

The oun­cil of Sup­ply hain Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sion­als S MP one of the world’s lead­ing ed­u­ca­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions for the sup­ply chain man­age­ment and lo­gis­tics sec­tors will hold its an­nual Euro­pean on­fer­ence at Amsterdam Air­port Schiphol, from May , . Rick las

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Founded in 1963, the Coun­cil of Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sion­als (CSCMP) is the lead­ing world­wide pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tion ded­i­cated to ed­u­ca­tion, re­search, and the ad­vance­ment of the sup­ply chain man­age­ment pro­fes­sion. CSCMP has more than 9,000 mem­bers from 63 coun­tries – rep­re­sent­ing busi­ness, government and academia. Th­ese mem­bers are the lead­ing prac­ti­tion­ers and au­thor­i­ties in the fields of lo­gis­tics and sup­ply chain man­age­ment. Ac­cord­ing to Blas­gen, CSCMP pro­vides its mem­bers with the ex­per­tise and knowl­edge to help their com­pa­nies cre­ate ef­fi­cient, ef­fec­tive sup­ply chains so they can suc­cess­fully com­pete in the 21st cen­tury. CSCMP also con­ducts hun­dreds of round ta­ble con­fer­ences world­wide, mak­ing it easy for its mem­bers to en­gage with their coun­ter­parts at venues closer to them.

Around 25,000 pro­fes­sion­als at­tended CSCMP-or­gan­ised events in 2011. In ad­di­tion, CSCMP pro­vides on­line and on­site pro­fes­sional ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties to sup­ply chain pro­fes­sion­als. The theme of next year’s event is ‘How to cut sup­ply chain costs with­out paying the price’. The event will of­fer a va­ri­ety of ed­u­ca­tional ses­sions and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to global sup­ply chain ex­ec­u­tives. “Our events draw lo­gis­tics and sup­ply chain pro­fes­sion­als from around the world. At­ten­dees hear the lat­est, most rel­e­vant best prac­tices and real-life sto­ries about so­lu­tions that have been devel­oped and im­ple­mented. CSCMP con­fer­ences are known for straight-for­ward shar­ing of in­for­ma­tion and net­work­ing ses­sions in which peo­ple can dis­cuss topics of mu­tual in­ter­est and gain busi­ness con­tacts that prove ben­e­fi­cial in the long-run,” said Blas­gen. He also in­formed that both in the United States and in Europe, CSCMP have hosted many in­di­vid­u­als from In­dia, in­clud­ing stu­dents/aca­demics as well as prac­ti­tion­ers from a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries. “An im­por­tant as­pect of CSCMP is that we are an as­so­ci­a­tion of pro­fes­sion­als from all sec­tors, in­clud­ing those that sup­port the in­dus­try like con­sul­tants, re­cruiters, ma­te­rial han­dling and hard­ware/soft­ware providers, third party providers, etc.,” he added.

For­ward-think­ing prac­ti­tion­ers un­der­stand that the key to a well-run sup­ply chain is to man­age those things that are within their con­trol and an­tic­i­pate and mit­i­gate those that are not”

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CSCMP at­tracts high-level speak­ers from lead­ing com­pa­nies. “We ex­ist to fur­ther the dis­ci­plines of lo­gis­tics and sup­ply chain man­age­ment around the world, and the ca­reers of the in­di­vid­u­als within our grow­ing and dy­namic pro­fes­sion. In­dia is an in­creas­ingly sig­nif­i­cant global player within sup­ply chains to­day, and as such, pro­fes­sion­als from In­dia can ben­e­fit greatly from at­tend­ing our events around the world,” Blas­gen main­tained. Ac­cord­ing to him, the Amsterdam event fol­lows a long line of suc­cess­ful past CSCMP Euro­pean con­fer­ences; the last took place in Frankfurt in April 2012, and was at­tended by ap­prox­i­mately 200 ex­ec­u­tives from ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers and in­dus­try sup­pli­ers. The CSCMP Euro­pean con­fer­ence is a reg­u­lar an­nual fea­ture of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s global ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme.

“The se­cret to the world’s top­per­form­ing com­pa­nies is the ef­fi­cient and ex­pertly-man­aged sup­ply chains that sup­port them. For­ward-think­ing prac­ti­tion­ers un­der­stand that the key to a well-run sup­ply chain is to man­age those things that are within their con­trol and an­tic­i­pate and mit­i­gate those that are not. The sin­gle com­po­nent they’re most able to con­trol is costs,” Blas­gen said.

“CSCMP’s Europe Con­fer­ence will share in­sights, best prac­tices, and tech­niques of lead­ing global sup­ply chain ex­ec­u­tives. Del­e­gates will be able to use this in­tel­li­gence to stream­line their own or­gan­i­sa­tions’ sup­ply chains and to re­duce cost sig­nif­i­cantly. At­tend­ing this event is a small in­vest­ment with po­ten­tially ma­jor re­turns,” he as­serted. The con­fer­ence pro­gramme will fo­cus on re­duc­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive and op­er­at­ing costs, im­proved sourc­ing strate­gies, and sus­tain­abil­ity as a driver of sup­ply chain cost re­duc­tions. Blas­gen in­formed that the CSCMP is stag­ing its In­dia Con­fer­ence in Mum­bai, from Fe­bru­ary 22-23, 2013.

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