A new association made its debut this week, stepping forward to provide support for companies with interest in bolstering their supply chain processes. The Association for Supply Chain Management launches with a full array of products and services meant to provide a one-stop shop to help businesses tap into thought leadership and emerging best practices in the field.
“Businesses are starting to see the incredible advantage that can be gained through strategic supply chain management and leadership,” ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi says in a statement accompanying the association’s launch. “This is evidenced by supply chain professionals moving out of their silos and into the C-suite. Just as businesses are tearing down the walls between supply chain functions, so too should supply chain associations. By creating ASCM, we are acknowledging this pivotal shift in our industry, not only through individual learning and development, but with larger corporate transformation in mind as well.”
ASCM will offer several educational tools and certification programs, including the newly created Supply Chain Operations Reference for Enterprises (SCOR-E) designation, which addresses ethical, economic, and ecological issues. ASCM notes SCOR-E is the first supply chain designation in the industry.
“At ASCM, we have built and will continue to grow a global network of alliances and collaborations with one goal in mind: making it as easy as possible for organizations to find the resources they need to invest in their supply chains,” says Eshkenazi.
More information is available at the ASCM website.