Fort Worth, TX—Oct. 27, 2011—The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management, has elected Nancy Nix as chair of the board of directors. Nix is professor of Supply Chain Practice and executive director of the Executive MBA program at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.
CSCMP is led by an elected group of global officers with its headquarters located in Lombard, Illinois. CSCMP members are leading practitioners and authorities in logistics and supply chain management, with more than 8,500 members from 67 countries representing industry, government and academia.
Nix said that the board will focus on three critical initiatives over the next 12 months: the SCPro Certification program, expansion in India, and enhancing corporate partnerships.
The board will focus the successful launch of the recently announced SCPro Certification program, a three-level certification that offers global supply chain management professionals a way to demonstrate a broad range of industry skills and mastery of end-to-end supply chain functions.
Through the recently established regional office in Mumbai, CSCMP will identify opportunities to engage the global supply chain community in a bigger way.
The board will also look at ways to enhancing partnerships with corporate CSCMP members to educate supply chain professionals, advance supply chain practices, and enhance the contribution of supply chain organizations to businesses and the global community.
Nix has served on the board of CSCMP for six years. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for DSC Logistics and the Bio Supply Management Alliance, and has been honored with several awards for teaching and contributions to the supply chain profession. Following a successful global career in supply chain, Nix has taught at the Neeley School for 10 years. She holds a B.S. in chemistry from Salisbury State University, an MBA from Temple University, and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.