Supply Chain Management is critically important to “New Economy” businesses and finding “Talent” to support it are among the biggest issues facing industry leaders today!
As businesses increasingly operate as extended enterprises, in collaboration and without siloes, having leadership and a work force that 'gets' supply chain management in all its facets can create and sustain business advantage.
Progressive companies are building their understanding of Supply Chain Management and Logistics from the traditional cost center and transforming to a view of these disciplines as creators of value in terms of customer loyalty through service reliability and continuous improvement, revenue generators and even cost savings centers. In the digital information age, social media and omni-channel retail realities of the highly unpredictable, global economy have caused organizations to look to their supply chains for reduced costs, profit and margin contribution, and better use of capital.
Education and continuous development of supply chain management talent has never been more important.
CSCMP Supports Continuous Learning Needed by Supply Chain Management Professionals!
The Puget Sound Roundtable provides the following educational activities to support this mission by:
• Awarding an annual scholarship and annual Edge Conference sponsorship to deserving students studying for a career in supply chain management.
• Offering SCM training programs and the SCPro certification program
• Partnering with Washington universities and colleges to disseminate information on fresh, relevant programs that help develop the skills and knowledge needed by the Puget Sound region to support local and global business supply chains.