Oak Brook, Ill. — The Council of Logistics Management’s (CLM) executive committee has voted to become the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), effective January 1, 2005.
CLM’s annual conference has been increasingly capturing the interest of Canadian trucking executives in recent years as a prime venue to meet with potential U.S. clients and catch up on industry trends.
“The decision to become CSCMP was made for one reason – to meet the changing needs of our members and our profession,” said Elijah Ray, 2003-04 President. “People in our profession now have an expanded and more critical role within our companies than we did ten or even five years ago. We interact with more people within and outside our organizations. Our roles have evolved, which is why CLM is changing to reflect what’s happening in the supply chain. The organization will also become more inclusive to others that play important roles in the supply chain.”
With a broader emphasis on the entire supply chain, CSCMP says it will provide its members with enhanced content that incorporates not only logistics, but also procurement, manufacturing operations, and sales/marketing functions.
The new organization also says it will expose members to more voices and different perspectives to help them increase their value to their companies while enhancing networking opportunities and professional growth.
The association’s new web site address, as of January 1, 2005 will be www.cscmp.org.
Membership dues will not increase as a result of CLM becoming CSCMP. Member access to the new CSCMP web site will function as it currently does now and member ID numbers will remain the same.
The current CLM membership policy of accepting only individual memberships and not corporate memberships will be retained, as will the newly created anniversary date membership structure.
A new CSCMP logo will be revealed at the 2004 CLM Annual Conference, held October 3-6 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Additional details of the association’s evolution will also be discussed.
“We look forward to showcasing the many ways in which CSCMP will more effectively benefit and serve our members,” said Ray.
Founded in 1963, CLM provides educational, career development, and networking opportunities to its over 10,000 members and to the entire profession.
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