At 10 years old, the Supply Chain Council (SCC) has grown from an organization with 69 member companies to one with nearly 1,000 members and global reach. And it appears that its educational program has kept up with the growth. The council's slate of educational events for the fall and winter is packed with workshops, user forums, and conferences and expositions in venues ranging from Orlando to Singapore. In hopes of reaching a broader audience, the council has opened many of these programs to non-members.
Among the programs now offered to non-members are the council's well-known SCOR workshops. A mainstay of the SCC's educational program, the workshops provide a detailed introduction to its Supply-Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR), described as a cross-industry diagnostic tool for supply chain management. SCOR workshops are scheduled for Sept. 18-19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sept. 21-22 and again March 22-23, 2007, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Sept. 25-26 in Denver; Sept. 28-29 in Singapore; Oct. 34 in Barcelona, Spain; Nov. 1-2 in Orlando, Fla.; and Jan. 25-26, 2007, in Boca Raton, Fla. An additional workshop is planned for early December in San Jose, Calif., although specific dates were not available at press time.
The council will also sponsor several other programs in the coming months, often in conjunction with the SCOR workshops. At the end of this month, on Sept. 26-27, it hosts the Supply Chain World- South East Asia conference and exposition in Singapore. On Sept. 27 (following the Denver SCOR workshop), the council holds a one-day users seminar, a forum for both SCC members and non-members to share their experiences using SCOR to streamline business processes. On Oct. 4-6 (following the Barcelona SCOR workshop), it sponsors the Supply Chain Council European Conference, subtitled "Achieving Supply Chain Transformation Through Effective Change Management."
On Oct. 30-31 (prior to the Orlando SCOR workshop), the council holds its annual SCOR/Six Sigma/Lean Convergence Forum in Orlando. The one and one-half day event provides a forum for both SCC members and non-members to discuss how the SCOR model complements and enables Lean and/or Six Sigma as well as share their experiences.
The group's major event for North America in the coming year, Supply-Chain World North America, takes place in Philadelphia from March 19-21, 2007. The conference offers seminars across 10 tracks, covering topics like globalization, metrics, change management, transportation and technology.
For more information on any of these events, visit www.supply-chain.org.