Academy of Management: Operations Management Division This division is concerned with the management aspect of the production of goods and services. "Major topics include operations strategy, product and service development, supply chain management, project management, and quality management, as well as international, human resources, environmental, and IT issues facing operations."
American Society of
Transportation and Logistics
Founded in 1946 by a group of industry leaders, AST&L is a professional organization with a mission to "facilitate education and certification in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management."
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
"Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent association for individuals involved in supply chain management. CSCMP provides educational, career development, and networking opportunities to its over 10,000 members and to the entire profession."
Institute for Supply Management
ISM is one of the largest and most respected supply management associations in the U.S. It provides "opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge." Offers certification programs and continuing education opportunities online and throughout the U.S.
Material Handling Industry of America
"The Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) is the leading non-profit trade association representing the material handling and logistics industry –- the Industry that makes the supply chain work. Active members are material handling and logistics equipment, systems and software manufacturers; consultants; systems integrators and simulators; third party logistics providers and publishers."
SOLE: The International Society of
SOLE is "a non-profit international professional society composed of individuals organized to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management."
Warehousing Education and Research
A professional organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain.