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CSCMP Announces Unveiling of supplychainforesight Research Results at Southern Africa


Lombard, Illinois USA (January 8, 2008)—The supplychainforesight 2008 research

study results will be unveiled at CSCMP Southern Africa 2008 to be held in Johannesburg,
South Africa, March 3-4.
The report is an authoritative source of strategic information about the evolution of South
Africa’s supply chains. This year’s study will examine the relationships between complexity, sup-
ly chain capability, and business success, in addition to tracking key trends. The 2008 research
study will also include interviews with top CEOs about their supply chain capabilities and busi-
ness performance. Conference session leaders will discuss the key trends emerging from the
2008 study.
CSCMP Southern Africa 2008’s theme is Supply Chain Excellence: Creating the Reality
in South Africa. With the increasing globalization of supply chain principles and practices, achiev-
ing supply chain excellence requires a clear understanding of local and global issues—including
theory and practice, and emerging and mature markets. CSCMP’s conference will present both
international and local experts focusing on the keys to high-performing supply chains.
“The Southern Africa conference is a must-attend event for anyone involved in managing
supply chains in South Africa,” says Dr. Thomas Speh, event co-chair. “This unique conference
will provide practical ideas for improving your supply chain operations, including how to develop
more effective supply chain relationships, applying state-of-the-art performance metrics, and en-
hancing the global outreach of your supply chain.”
Speakers from a multitude of industries will present best-in-class approaches for achiev-
ing alignment among supply chain partners both internal and external. Sessions will be highly
interactive and provide ample opportunity to learn from both speakers and peers.
The conference program will include the following sessions:
• People Powering Contemporary High-Performance Supply Chains
Dr. John L. Gattorna, Visiting Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

• Charting the Route to Supply Chain Excellence

Dr. Martin G. Christopher, Professor of Marketing and Logistics, Cranfield University

• How Do We Stack Up? You Be the Judge.

William T. Gates, President Contract Logistics & Distribution America Region,
UTi Worldwide, Inc.
• Where to From Here
Barry M. Saxton, Author and Business Consultant

Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is the pre-
eminent association for individuals involved in supply chain management. CSCMP provides
educational, career development, and networking opportunities to over 9,000 members and
to the entire profession.

For more information, please contact:

Madeleine Miller-Holodnicki, ABC

Manager of Communications
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140
Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA
+1 630.645.3487