Supply chain clubs and organizations
One of the major benefits of our department and the W. P. Carey School of Business is the opportunity to get involved in both student and professional organizations to enhance your classroom experience. Getting involved in a professional organization associated with your major will provide you an opportunity to network with professionals in the field to better prepare you for your future career journey.
Featured student groups
There are over 1,000 student clubs available to join at ASU — including many student-founded clubs relevant to different majors and interests, including supply chain management.
Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)
SCMA provides countless opportunities for students to learn more about the real world applications of supply chain management. By bringing in speakers from various organizations, the association offers student members the chance to meet with potential employers and industry executives. In addition to networking opportunities, students receive access to unique recruiting and career opportunities, such as the extremely popular SCMA career fairs.
As a student in the supply chain management program, you can also join related professional organizations and learn about your future career. Some SCM-related organizations with active student memberships include the following.
Association for Supply Chain Management
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain.
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been providing networking, career development, and educational opportunities to the logistics and supply chain management community. The Council’s ongoing mission is to advance the profession by connecting, educating, and developing the world’s supply chain management professionals throughout their careers.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the leading international association for professionals in operations research, analytics, management science, economics, behavioral science, statistics, artificial intelligence, data science, applied mathematics, and other relevant fields. The Institute promotes best practices and advances in the fields through an array of highly-cited publications, conferences, competitions, networking communities, and professional development services.
Institute for Supply Management
Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Founded in 1915, ISM has a community of more than 50,000 across 100 countries. ISM has impacted supply management and the purchasing profession through best in class education, certification, leadership development and research.