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SMART 2007 Conference has announced the formation of a collaborative relationship with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the leading US-based professional body.

CSCMP will host the Global Supply Chain stream at Smart 2007, providing seven top practitioners from around the world to speak on global supply chain and logistics issues.

In total, Smart 2007 will feature more than 70 international and local speakers, presenting across seven special interest streams.

Program director Jerry Grover said Smart Conference recognised the importance of including a strong global perspective in the conference program, and delegates had responded positively to the inclusion of leading international speakers.

“CSCMP is the pre-eminent US supply chain industry organisation so the development of this relationship with CSCMP has the capability to enhance the range and depth of the 2007 program,” he said.

“The inclusion of the CSCMP hosted Global Supply Chain stream will both enrich the conference content and offer added value to delegates.”

CSCMP president Rick D. Blasgen said that becoming involved with Smart 2007 allowed his organisation to further its global effort to provide supply chain management education and promote the profession.

“The Australia and Asia-Pacific regions are strategically important to our members as their supply chains continue to expand into these areas. Our members are keenly interested in learning how to more effectively operate global supply chains” he said.

“Our collaborative efforts with supply chain professionals in Australia are important as our members are interested in learning how to best operate in Australia as well as other parts of the world.”

Mr Blasgen said the speakers which CSCMP would put forward for consideration by Smart 2007 would present information on supply chain strategies and the operating environment in various regions around the world.

“They will discuss the expanding supply chain as globalisation takes hold, thus generating new business models and relationships.”

Jerry Grover will attend this year’s CSCMP conference in San Antonio to promote Smart 2007 which will take place on June 20-21, 2007 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

The conference is organised by the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA); the Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS); the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australia (CIPSA); the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA) and Interpoint .

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