The Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) understands the immense importance of collaboration. Towards the realization of its DMSCA mission, DMSCA has formed strategic alliances with the following organizations who share its perspective and interest in supplier development and its importance in today's highly competitive global supply chains.
Supply Chain Council
The Supply Chain Council (SCC) is a global non-profit association whose methodology, diagnostic and benchmarking tools help nearly a thousand organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes. SCC has established the supply chain world’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and their performance. The framework—the SCOR® process reference model—lets companies quickly determine and compare the performance of supply chain and related operations within their company or against other companies.
SCC continually advances its tools and educates implementers about how companies and organizations are capitalizing on those tools. By using its tools, SCC members are able to rapidly overcome the first difficult step in supply chain improvement: determining what processes to improve first and how much to improve them. Members also use SCC’s reference models to guide the consolidation of internal supply chains (which results in significant cost reductions from eliminating duplicative assets); create standard processes and common information systems across business units (which generates major cost savings, cycle-time and quality improvements); and create a common SCORcard by which customers can measure their performance and by which SCC members can measure suppliers’ performance (which can lead to major cross-organizational process improvements).
To help members maximize the value of SCC’s reference models, the Council provides a benchmarking database by which companies can compare their supply chain performance to others in their industries; training classes so that managers can master the use of the reference models; and conferences at which supply chain and senior business executives can learn how SCC member companies have used the Council’s services to make dramatic improvements in supply chain and overall financial performance.
Through its membership in SCC, DMSCA deploys a SCOR derivative called SCORmark which is used early in its Corporate Mentoring Program to begin the process of supplier performance benchmarking, gap analysis, and to drive the in-plant assessment process to determine multi-metric level root cause and applicable best practice solutions.
Source: The Supply Chain Council
Institute for Supply Management
Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)
is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM’s membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.
Supply management has grown from a tactical function of purchasing/procurement into a key strategic role. within organizations. Supply management now:
• Improves the bottom line
• Acts as an information source
• Increases efficiency and productivity
• Improves competitive position and customer satisfaction
• Impacts the organization's image and social policy
• Trains the organization's future leaders
Supply management exists to explore business opportunities and implement supply strategies that deliver the most value possible to the organization, its suppliers and customers.
Because strategic supply management is key to gathering market intelligence and developing cost reduction processes, the organization benefits the most when the top supply management professional is a member of the organization's senior management team. In this leadership role, supply management professionals must be knowledgeable and understand all areas of the business in order to develop strategies consistent with the organization's goals and successful business procedures.
With the increasing technology and demand for global operations, supply management is often involved in finding sources for products and/or services from international suppliers. An understanding of global business concepts is increasingly important for those in the profession.
Source: The Institute of Supply Management
Leran more about the Institute of Supply Management at www.ism.ws
The Global Alliance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (GASME) is a non-governmental organization that is registered in the United States with international coverage for major developed and developing countries. GASME aims to establish an effective exchange platform to promote cooperation for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world.
GASME's senior council is composed of the chairman, the executive chairman and vice chairmen. Vice chairmen are mainly the leaders from SME organizations in participating countries. The secretariat, led by executive chairman and CEO, is responsible for GASME's daily operations. So far, GASME has offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, China, Japan, Russia, India, UAE, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and Egypt.
GASME has over 100 partners which include many important business organizations from participating countries, such as: US International Manufacturers' Federation, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, British Chambers of Commerce, German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, CGPME, China Enterprise Confederation, China Enterprise Confederation, the Japan Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, OPORA Russia, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Australia International Trade Association, Brazil National Confederation of Commerce (CNC), the Argentina Association of Small and Medium Enterprises ( APYMES), South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Egypt General Assembly of the Industrial Development Association (IDA), and the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA).
Learn more about the Institute of Supply Management at www.globalsmes.org.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. Through its communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, the Society has members in more than 70 countries and represents manufacturing practitioners across all industries.
Learn more about the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at www.sme.org
For more than 20 years Peter Bolstorff has been involved in supply chain management, process improvement, thought leadership and education. He created SCE Limited in 2002 to support companies – big and small, global and regional – who wanted to learn how to improve supply chain performance themselves using the SCOR® model and other leading practices.
Today – some 100 projects later – SCE is recognized globally as a center of excellence in SCOR® application and leading practices in supply chain planning. This version of the site starts to take advantage of social media as a learning tool for supply chain professionals.
Both of Peter's parents are professors; his wife, Cary, teaches 3rd grade (and has for 25 years); he holds a math, education, and psychology Bachelor of Arts degree; earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Development; and taught secondary math for several years. Needless to say, fundamental to his business philosophy are the concepts of teaching and learning. He has combined proven teaching techniques, practical supply chain experience, continuous improvement and a cross industry process framework (SCOR®) to help people and organizations learn how to improve supply chain performance faster, better and cheaper.
Souce: SCE Limited
Learn more about SCE Limited at www.scelimited.com.