Name change for Council of Logistics Management

Name change for Council of Logistics Management

The Council of Logistics Management said its Executive Committee has voted to change the organization's name to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, effective Jan. 1, 2005.

"The decision to become CSCMP was made for one reason -- to meet the changing needs of our members and our profession," said President Elijah Ray, in a media release. "People in our profession now have an expanded and more critical role within our companies than we did 10 or even five years ago. We interact with more people within and outside our organizations. Our roles have evolved, which is why CLM is changing to reflect what's happening in the supply chain. The organization will also become more inclusive to others that play important roles in the supply chain."

Founded in 1963 and based in Oak Brook, Ill., CLM claims more than 10,000 members.

With a broader emphasis on the entire supply chain, CSCMP said it will provide its members with enhanced content that incorporates not only logistics, but also procurement, manufacturing operations, and sales and marketing functions.

Concurrent with the name change, the association's new Web site will be www.cscmp.org.

The renamed association said it will continue its commitment to furthering its members' careers and will continue its support of local roundtable organizations.

The new CSCMP logo will be revealed at the 2004 CLM Annual Conference Oct. 3-6 in Philadelphia.