国际供应链理事会 (SCC) 与美国营运管理协会(APICS)合并，共领供应链先锋
稍后，APICS与SCC将整合现有的营运；Abe Eshkenazi将担任整合后的APICS的CEO，SCC的首席执行官Joseph Francis将担任APICS Foundation的执行总裁，合并后的Foundation将改名为SCC Foundation。
SCC董事会主席John Sells 表示：“我们很高兴有了这次的强强联手，对我们的会员和客户而言也是颇有益处的。这次合并不仅为个人提升其专业知识提供了更加便利的条件，同时也更有利于公司通过战略性和系统性的供应链绩效改善来达到业绩提升和增加客户满意度的目标。”
国际供应链理事会（SCC）是一家于1996年成立的国际性非盈利组织。最初由Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath（PRTM，现被PwC收购）和AMR（现被Gartner收购）两家公司调研公司共同创立，成立之初共有69家会员公司参与。如今，SCC在北美、欧洲、中国、日本、大洋洲、东南亚、巴西和南非共设有8个地区分会，并拥有近1000家跨不同产业的会员公司，主要由来自生产制造商、服务商、分销商和零售商的供应链从业者组成。
Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS
Combination Creates Global Leaderin Supply Chain Research, Education and Certification Programs
April 29, 2014 -- APICS and Supply Chain Councilannounced today that the boards of directors of both organizations haveapproved an agreement under which Supply Chain Council (SCC) will merge with APICS upon ratification by SCC member vote.
Following the close of the transaction, APICS intends tointegrate Supply Chain Council with its existing operations. Abe Eshkenazi will remain the chief executive officer of APICS with Joseph Francis,
executive director of Supply Chain Council, serving as executive director of the APICS Foundation.
The merger unites two industry leaders with complimentary offerings to create the premier global provider of supply chain research, education and certification programs. Together, SCC and APICS offer a single-source solution for individuals and corporations looking to evaluate andimprove supply chain performance.
"This agreement reflects our on going efforts to ensure that SCC’s and APICS’s content and capabilities remain at the forefront of our industry, providing our members, customers and the supply chain community at large the most up-to-date, relevant and complete body of knowledgein supply chain and operations management," said Jason Wheeler, chair of the APICS board of directors.
"It’s a brilliant combination that will give us a broader portfolio of products and services to address two of the most important topics in the global economy today – elevating supply chain performance and developing supply chain talent," said Eshkenazi. “APICS and SCC both focus on providing programs that advance supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. Together we are a powerhouse poised to quickly realize the benefits of this combination, and offer greater value to our members, volunteers, partners, customers and employees.”
"We are excited to join forces with APICS because it makes sense for our members and customers," commented John Sells, chairof the Supply Chain Council board. "This combination makes it easier for individuals to advance their professional knowledge and for companies to strategically and systematically improve supply chain performance, which improves business performance and ultimately customer satisfaction."
“I am personally thrilled to see this coming,” said Shelton Chan, Managing Director of Supply Chain Council Greater China, “we are excited to see more services and product offerings coming. As one of the most important region for us, I believe the combination of two organizations will continue to invest heavily and develop more resources for China.”
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and thepremier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevateend-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certifiedin Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply ChainProfessional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 member sand more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.
Supply Chain Council is a global organization, which was founded in 1996 by Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM, integrated by PwC) and AMR Research (integrated by Gartner), and initially included 69 voluntary member companies.The Supply Chain Council now has closer to 1,000 corporate members worldwide and has established international chapters in North America, Europe, Greater China, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, South East Asia, Brazil and Southern Africa. Supply Chain Council's membership consists primarily of practitioners representing a broadcross section of industries, including manufacturers, services, distributors,and retailers.
Supply Chain Council established and regularly updates the supply chain world's most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance, the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model. Its methodology and tools continuously help our member organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes.