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Supply Chain Management Council Benefits

Collaboration

Membership in the Supply Chain Management Council provides an opportunity to create new collaborations with other supply chain professionals and educational institutions. Many companies have worked together on everything from coordinated logistics to talent development and training.

Best Practice Learning

As part of a trusted group of supply chain leaders, participating members share best practices and new learning with other members of the council. Plant tours and operational reviews are often part of sharing best practices.

Voice of Supply Chain in West Michigan

Immediate value is provided at each gathering: an annual calendar of events is set at the beginning of the new year, but “hot” topics are generated from and explored by members as they arise. This allows the Council to respond quickly to new developments and provide actionable insight.

Networking

As a member of the Supply Chain Management Council, you have the ability to network with other members of the council and their teams. This private networking opportunity provides a chance to develop new relationships and partnerships in the region.

Solving Common Challenges

Many of the problems facing West Michigan supply chain professionals are not unique to an individual business. The Council provides a platform and time to discuss these common challenges and address them as a team of companies. Discussions have and continue to focus on cost improvement strategies, talent development and retention, innovation, and sustainability.

Join the Supply Chain Management Council

Membership Guidelines

  • Membership is by company not individual. A council members company is responsible for replacing individuals should a council member leave the company. The Supply Chain Council membership fee of $1,000 is invoiced annually.
  • Membership is for manufacturers or service companies that reside within the 13-county Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West (The Center-West) region.
  • The company must be represented by a key decision maker in a Supply Chain field (i.e. logistics, risk management, Lean/CI, international/compliance, operations, materials management, procurement, supplier compliance).
  • Members are asked to treat each other with respect, mindful of customer/supplier and/or competitor relationships.
  • Prepare, contribute, and share at council meeting and events.
  • Commit to one year of service as a council member.

Interested in joining the Supply Chain Management Council? You may download the application HERE. Or contact Rene Booker at bookerr@rightplace.org or 616.301.6247 for more information.