CSCMP 2013 conference in Europe targeting India as a source market
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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.