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SupplyChainBrain

SupplyChainBrain is the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource. In addition to providing complete coverage of all fundamental supply chain principles, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, strategies and best practices, forward-thinking ideas, cutting-edge solutions and the latest innovations - and continues to write and report on these as they evolve and mature. SupplyChainBrain is for the high-level executive concerned with managing risk, aligning the supply chain with corporate planning, achieving competitive advantage, balancing customer demands with the need to control cost, and improving the bottom line. The industry’s most experienced staff and many well respected content partners offer executive decision-makers a synthesis of many minds, singularly focused and delivered in the medium they choose.

 

StorefrontBacktalk

StorefrontBacktalkTM serves the information needs of the top IT and E-Commerce executives with the world’s largest retail chains. Retailers are one of the largest vertical markets when it comes to investing in technology to run their business. StorefrontBacktalk site and weekly newsletter have become the industry fastest growing and most respected source of retail technology news and insights. Their core areas include PCI/Security, Mobile, E-Commerce, CRM and in-store, focusing on moves by the largest global chains.

 

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

CSCMP is the preeminent association for individuals involved in supply chain management. CSCMP provides educational, career development, and networking opportunities to its over 9,000 members and to the entire profession. CSCMP was originally founded as the National Council of Physical Distribution Management (NCPDM) in January 1963, formed by a visionary group of educators, consultants, and managers who envisioned the integration of transportation, warehousing, and inventory as the future of the discipline. In 1985, recognizing the growing field of logistics, the association's focus broadened as it changed its name to the Council of Logistics Management (CLM), until 2004 when CLM's Executive Committee voted to become CSCMP, effective in 2005.

 

National Retail Federation (NRF)

National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet and independent stores as well as the industry's key trading partners of retail goods and services. NRF represents an industry with more than 1.4 million U.S. retail establishments, more than 20 million employees - about one in five American workers - and 2003 sales of $3.8 trillion.

 

VCF (formerly Vendor Compliance Federation)

VCF (formerly Vendor Compliance Federation) is the nation's fastest growing retail supply chain organization. VCF is where vendors and retailers come together to increase supply chain efficiencies, integrate processes and eliminate disconnects to prevent profit loss. Both vendors and retailers benefit from VCF.

 

Center for Intelligent Supply Networks (C4ISN)

C4ISN aims to promote industry and university alliances through education, research, and consultation, advance scientific and operational knowledge in intelligent supply networks for manufacturing and services management. The center is part of the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, which has a highly productive research faculty, and is ranked 6th worldwide in Information Systems and Operations Research productivity by the INFORMS journal.