May 19, 2011 10:07 ET

Dr. Simon Croom to Speak at Annual Collaborative Banquet May 19th

CSCMP SFRT to Present More Than $5,000 to Milagro Foundation and Student Scholarship Winners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - The San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP SFRT) will feature Dr. Simon Croom, Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Institute and a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of San Diego at its Collaborative Banquet event Thursday, May 19th at the popular Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. Dr. Croom will share insights on, "Rethinking Supply Chain Strategies - the importance of Risk Management and Sustainability."

Participating non-profits and supply chain educators exhibiting include APICS Santa Clara Valley, 'Innovating Smart' Initiative, Professional Association of Exporters & Importers (PAEI),, Women in Logistics (WIL), Warehousing & Education Research Council (WERC) Northern California, The California Maritime Academy, APICS Silicon Valley, Golden Gate University (GGU), ATLAS/College of Alameda and San Francisco State University, Santa Clara University as well as CSCMP's San Francisco Roundtable and the Milagro Foundation.

"We are grateful for the generous support of our full-year sponsors, Mainfreight San Francisco, ModusLink, and ALOM, as well as NRW Invest Germany, new this year, whose contributions enable us to host top caliber events, and award deserving students meaningful scholarships toward supply chain careers," said Michele Carroll, president CSCMP SFRT. "CSCMP is about making connections that transform careers, and networking is key to making those connections. Thursday evening's networking reception will be sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in San Francisco, in a sort of preview of an exciting collaboration we are planning with this group for September 2011."

CSCMP will present a $2,000 academic scholarship and a full sponsorship award, to the annual CSCMP conference in Philadelphia (valued at $2,000), to student winners of the Spring 2011 competition, as well as $2,000 to local legend, Carlos Santana's Milagro Foundation, which serves needy children in the US and around the world.

Serving 9,000+ members worldwide, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( is a non-profit association that helps supply chain managers and executives connect, collaborate and become more effective professionals. One of the most dynamic of its 100 Roundtables around the globe, the San Francisco CSCMP provides regular educational events, networking opportunities and a scholarship program. For more information, or to register for the Thursday dinner event, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Michele Carroll
    CSCMP SFRT President
    Email Contact
    (925) 980-1767