Mission & Goals

The CSCMP Board of Directors is responsible for voting on the mission, vision, and goals of CSCMP on an annual basis.  With the board coming directly from the field of SCM, their understanding of the needs and wants of CSCMP members creates an organizational structure with the return result of CSCMP providing unparalleled service based on what is best for the supply chain professional and the advancement of their career.

Review the CSCMP Strategic Plan, and learn the steps of which CSCMP will do to accomplish the mission and goals during 2013 – 2015. This strategic plan is available to the public for review as a PDF download.

CSCMP Vision / Mission Statement

“To lead the Supply Chain profession by connecting, developing, and educating the world’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management Professionals throughout their careers"

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.
  • We are dedicated to professional development.
  • We are an inclusive organization.
  • We champion thought leadership and innovation.
  • We offer knowledge and expertise of the highest quality.



1 Provide leadership in developing, defining, understanding & enhancing the supply chain management profession on a global basis.
1.1 Expand CSCMP’s Global Presence and Visibility
1.2 Provide and Promote a World Class and Unique Professional Certification Program
1.3 Be a Source of High Quality Information
1.4 Identify Future Trends as it Relates to the SCM Profession and Respond with Flexibility as Appropriate

2 Enhance Member Value through education, research, networking, communication and services CSCMP provides to its members
2.1 Retain and Recruit Members
2.2 Provide and Promote Successful Global Roundtables
2.3 Provide and Promote High Quality Education to Improve the Profession and Benefit our Members
2.4 Provide and Promote High Quality Research to Improve the Profession and Benefit our Members
2.5 Provide and Promote High Quality Networking Opportunities to Benefit our Members
2.6 Market and Communicate Effectively with all Constituents

3 Operate with sound business practices
3.1 Utilize Sound Business Practices to Ensure CSCMP’s Viability
3.2 Provide Necessary Infrastructure to Support the Association’s Vision / Mission and Goals



Founded in 1963, providing educational, career development, and networking opportunities to members and to the entire Supply Chain Management profession.