The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia
(SCLAA) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) have entered into a five-year exclusive agreement that is expected to enhance SCLAA’s global presence and outreach while contributing to the advancement of its mission within Australia.
The strategic alliance between the two premier supply chain and logistics professional associations in Australia and the United States is consistent with the ongoing US shift in focus towards Asia and the evolving nature of global supply chains.
According to Mr Rick Blasgen, Chief Executive Officer of the CSCMP, the mission statements and industry vision for both the CSCMP and the SCLAA are aligned towards effectively advancing the discipline of supply chain management, which has led to the development of the alliance.
Mr David Rogers, National Chairman of the SCLAA added that the exclusive agreement will allow both associations the opportunity to explore ways to share research and new learning about supply chain management and logistics and collaborate on a host of strategic activities.
Under the alliance SCLAA members will be able to join both organisations concurrently with one single payment made to SCLAA in Australian dollars. SCLAA members may opt for a CSCMP web membership or a full membership, both at a discounted annual fee. CSCMP web memberships and CSCMP full memberships will only be available in Australia through this alliance.
The special CSCMP membership offer is open to Australian residents as well as those in nearby regions associated with SCLAA including New Zealand supply chain professionals. There will be reciprocal agreements for SCLAA members visiting the United States to participate in CSCMP events as well as opportunities to provide Australian speakers to CSCMP events.