About Us

Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With over 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 63 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

Purpose, Objectives, and Policies

As a business professional with a vested career interest in the field of supply chain and logistics, you are part of a highly dynamic profession: current global developments and technological innovations are impacting logistics today as never before. While the contributions that logistics makes to a firm’s competitive strengths have often been “invisible” in the past, many factors have coalesced to heighten its importance and visibility in the 1990s and beyond.

Supporting the Logistics Profession

In its over forty year history, CSCMP, relying on the active participation and expertise of its members, has sought to enhance the development of the logistics profession, aiming all the while to provide logistics professionals with educational opportunities and relevant information.  To this end, CSCMP exists to provide you with a variety of programs, services, and activities to enhance your involvement in, satisfaction with, and contribution to the profession. CSCMP is a not-for-profit organization of business professionals who are interested in improving their logistics management skills. CSCMP works in cooperation with private industry and various organizations to further the understanding and development of the logistics concept.  This is accomplished through a continuing program of organized activities, research, and meetings designed to develop the theory and understanding of the logistics process, promote the art and science of managing logistics systems, and foster professional dialogue and development within the profession.


To lead the evolving Supply Chain Management profession by developing, advancing, and disseminating supply chain knowledge and research.


CSCMP exists to:

  • Provide opportunities for supply chain professionals to communicate in order to develop and improve their supply chain management skills.
  • Identify and conduct research which adds to the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice.
  • Create awareness of the significance of supply chain to business and to the economy.

CSCMP is not:

  • A trade association, social organization, or high-density market, so we do not condone suppliers who use the organization to promote their services.
  • Aligned with shippers, carriers, warehouse operators, material handling equipment manufacturers, consultants, or any other similar industrial grouping.
  • An organization that engages in matters where various members have contrary interests.
  • An organization that endorses, sanctions, or discourages supply chain-related legislation, products, or services.

CSCMP Values

As a professional not-for-profit organization, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals holds these values:

  • We operate with the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
  • We are committed to the individual professional development of our members.
  • We are an inclusive organization, open to all who wish to enhance their supply chain management knowledge.
  • We endeavor to be the supply chain management thought leaders by encouraging, promoting, and disseminating leading edge products and services.
  • We endeavor to offer products and services of the highest quality.


Provide leadership in developing, defining, understanding, and enhancing the logistics and supply chain management profession
  • Retain and recruit members
  • Be a source of high quality information
Enhance member value through education, networking, research, communication, and other services
  • Support global roundtables
  • Provide and promote high quality education to help our members and improve the profession
  • Provide and promote high quality education and member networking opportunities through an annual educational conference
  • Provide and promote high quality research to help our members and improve the profession
  • Communicate effectively with all constituents
Operate with Sound Business Practices
  • Be a flexible and responsive professional association
  • Provide necessary infrastructure to support the association’s vision, mission and goals
  • Utilize sound financial practices