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History

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals was founded in 1963 under the name National Council of Physical Distribution Management. In late 1985, the name was changed to the Council of Logistics Management. In 2005, the name was changed to Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Mission

The mission of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Houston Roundtable is to serve the evolving logistics profession in the Houston Metro Area by developing, advancing, and disseminating logistics knowledge.  The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is the preeminent professional association of supply chain personnel.

Who We Are

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is a not-for-profit organization of business personnel who are interested in improving their supply chain management skills. CSCMP works in cooperation with private industry and various organizations to further the understanding and development of the supply chain concept. This is accomplished through a continuing program of organized activities, research, and meetings designed to develop the theory and understanding of the supply chain process, promote the art and science of managing supply chain systems, and foster professional dialogue and development within the profession.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is particularly concerned with three important areas:

  • Developing and improving supply chain management skills by creating opportunities for communication and dialogue among those in the profession.
  • Adding to the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice by arranging for and conducting research.
  • Serving as a resource to create an awareness of the significance of the supply chain to business activities and its critical role in the global economy.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is a professional business organization of individuals throughout the world who have interests and/or responsibilities in supply chain and the related functions that make up the supply chain profession. CSCMP membership consists of 15,000 women and men from a diverse worldwide population.

What is a 'roundtable' ?

The roundtables evolved as members expressed an interest in meeting to discuss mutual problems and ideas, and in opportunities to attend educational programs similar to those offered at the annual conference on a more frequent basis. Roundtables are not chapters as all memberships are in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. The term "roundtable" was applied to the educators and business professionals who meet periodically.

The basic role of a roundtable is to provide a forum for continuing professional dialogue and education for the individual participating in its activities: attendance at roundtable meetings is open to all interested individuals.