About CSCMP and the CSCMP NJ Roundtable:
CSCMP was founded in 1963 as the National Council of Physical Distribution Management (NCPDM). NCPDM was formed by a visionary group of educators, consultants, and managers who envisioned the integration of transportation, warehousing, and inventory as the future of the discipline. In 1985, the association changed its name to Council of Logistics Management (CLM) in recognition of the growing field of logistics. In 2004 the CLM’s Executive Committee voted to become CSCMP, to encompass a broader scope of what we do. For more information, please see cscmp.org.
CSCMP Global head office is based in Lombard, Illinois, and we are the New Jersey Roundtable of this premier association. CSCMP has over 8,500 active members, and we are proud to say that the New Jersey Roundtable contributes to 7% of the worldwide membership. In addition to a sizable local affiliation, we have over 3,500 supply chain professionals in our mailing list.
Our roundtable is one of 97 worldwide roundtables that carries out what CSCMP is all about, and that is to provide educational, career development, and networking opportunities to our local members and to the entire profession in the State of New Jersey. Over the past years, CSCMP NJ Roundtable had invited top notch speakers, such as the Group Vice President of Macy’s Merchandising Group, Executive Vice President of Church & Dwight, and Vice President of Unilever, to our networking dinner functions, creating valuable networking opportunities for attendees (see Program).
In addition to creating learning and networking opportunities for the profession, we give back to the community by offering free career workshops to members and free event attendance to CSCMP student members. We also give thousands of dollars in scholarships to college students in supply chain programs, and sponsor 1-2 students to attend the CSCMP Annual Conference each year (see Education).
To sum up, New Jersey Roundtable is one of the most active roundtables in the world. As a result of the hard work contributed by our board members and officers, all of whom are volunteers, we were recently recognized by CSCMP Global Office with a bronze medal on Best Practices, and two Certificates of Contribution. Officers of the NJ Roundtable will continue to create relevant activities for our members and the entire supply chain profession in New Jersey.
If you are passionate about the supply chain field, we invite you to attend our events and see what we are all about. If you enjoy our group and decide to join us, we welcome you to a great big network of powerful and highly accomplished supply chain professionals, which no doubt will help your career.
Message from the President
Challenging economic and business conditions have made our supply chain industry even more dynamic the past several years. Our roundtable is working to ensure that our membership is knowledgeable about best practices and emerging trends. Over the past year, we have had senior executives from such major firms as Diageo, Mars, and Firmenich talk at our events. In addition, our Roundtable is sending three very deserving New Jersey supply chain students to the CSCMP Global Conference and awarding more than 10 scholarship grants – all made possible by your generous support.
Our upcoming events will continue to educate and inform. Our first event in the fall – the September 15 Supply Chain Channel Masters Disalogue – will engage very senior logistics executives from Novartis, Verizon and Pfizer on key issues, practices and where the industry is going.
We will also tour and discuss Port Newark/Elizabeth on November 17. The Port is the largest maritime operation on the East Coast and a major gateway connecting our nation with the global market.
Please join us at these outstanding events and the others we are now planning for 2011 and 2012. If you have additional ideas, topics or operations that should be seen, please also let our Board members know.
CSCMP NJ President