CSCMP and the Board of Directors have created a number of policies to aide in the understanding of our practices and procedures on and off site. These policies have been put in place to uphold CSCMP’s effort to maintain consistency and decorum for our events and the way we do business.
The policy of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is to comply fully with all federal and state antitrust laws applicable to its programs and activities. Each member, officer, director, and employee is inpidually responsible for compliance to this policy.
Antitrust laws are designed to promote competition, and have been applied to prohibit a broad range of conduct among competitors that unreasonably restrains trade. CSCMP’s programs and activities, both in an aggregate and local on a roundtable level, may entail communications among competing organizations engaged in supply chain related activities. Therefore, it is imperative that you avoid inappropriate conduct that could raise antitrust concerns.
The guidelines highlight conduct that can raise the most serious concerns, but do not describe all antitrust standards applicable to CSCMP and its members. You should use good judgment in connection with all CSCMP activities and avoid any conduct that violates the antitrust laws. You also should seek guidance from your own counsel if specific antitrust concerns arise.
DON’T discuss the following at CSCMP programs or meetings:
- Prices or those of other industry members.
- Other price-related information about your business or that of any other industry members (i.e., costs, discounts, profit margins, terms of sale, credit terms, pricing procedures, or formulas, etc.)
- Allocation of markets, customers, products, or services
- Whether pricing or other competitive practices of any industry member are improper or objectionable
- Whether to deal or refuse to deal with any industry member dues to its pricing or other competitive practices
- Your future intentions or those of any other industry member concerning pricing, marketing, purchasing, or the geographic/product scope of operations
- Any confidential, competitively-sensitive information
Please note: Certain exchanges of sensitive information may be permissible within the antitrust laws under narrow exceptions. Only the CSCMP President/CEO, in consultation with legal counsel, may authorize such exchanges to ensure compliance with the law.
CSCMP Annual Conference-Affiliated Functions
Because networking is a vital component of the CSCMP Annual Global Conference experience, CSCMP encourages social events held by your organization when association-sponsored activities are not occurring. These times are:
- Sunday, in the evening but starting no earlier than 30 minutes following the close of the Welcome Reception
- Monday, in the morning but ending prior to the start of the first Educational Sessions or again in the evening but starting no earlier than 30 minutes following the close of the Learning Exchange Reception
- Tuesday, in the morning but ending prior to the start of the first Educational Sessions or again in the evening but starting no earlier than 30 minutes following the close of the Networking Reception
CSCMP is happy to assist your organization by initiating contact with its convention center and hotel partners to begin the process of securing event space. Please contact the CSCMP Meeting Services Department at +1.630.574.0985.
All affiliated function costs are the responsibility of your organization, and CSCMP assumes no financial commitment.
Please note: All organizations using any CSCMP controlled function space will be required to remit an administrative fee of $0.25 US per square foot of function space being used for an affiliated function.
Member List Policy
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will, on occasion, exchange lists with other well-established associations, organizations, or corporations for promoting CSCMP membership, educational events, or other purposes. We believe that the opportunities for cost reductions resulting from list exchanges conducted within the guidelines of this policy will help us deliver more, higher quality services to our members.
In exchanging lists, the following principles will always apply:
- We will not sell, rent, give, or exchange lists with any organization if we believe doing so may endanger the trust between CSCMP and its members.
- We will not sell, rent, give, or exchange member names to, with, or from any candidate for public office, committees or organizations supporting a candidate, political parties, or organizations that solicit funds for use in political campaigns for any purpose.
- We will respect the privacy of all members by offering a means by which their names may be suppressed upon their request and we will honor their requests. We will provide notice of this option on our website and in other member communications. Members are encouraged to contact CSCMP at +1 630.574.0985 if they wish to be removed from any list.
- We will maintain complete and accurate records of all uses of membership and donor lists for at least such time as required by law.
- We will comply with the laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, the State of Illinois, and the United States Postal Service.
- We will allow certain high-level conference or association sponsors to conduct mailings to specific groups within our database. These mailings are approved by CSCMP prior to distribution, and they are conducted through the CSCMP Mailing House so that the sponsor never gets access to our database information.