March 4-6, 2014 Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel 2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98121
Suppliers’ competitiveness in today’s highly volatile global supply chains demands performance risk mitigation, quality assurance and performance maturity. Whatever success a supplier may have had yesterday is no guarantee of competitiveness tomorrow without closing performance and operational maturity gaps and development a strategy for sustained supply chain engagement and continuous improvement.
To meet these demands, the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) is a not-for-profit membership organization where Customers and Diverse Small and Mid Size Manufacturing and Logistics Suppliers engage in a Community of Practice centered on a supplier development and supply chain performance alignment system called the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP). With input from Corporate Member’s CPO/Buying Organizations, the major education and training pillars of the CMP include Supplier Performance Benchmarking Preparedness; Supplier Performance Benchmarking and Strategy Development; Supplier Supply Chain Strategy Analysis and Deployment; and Supplier Development, Expansion and Continuous Improvement.
DMSCA is partnered in this effort with the Supply Chain Council (SCC); the Institute of Supply Management (ISM); the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); and the National Sustainability Coalition (NSC).