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THE Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP) is holding its annual logistics conference and exhibit on September 17- 18, 2009 at the Isla Ballroom of the EDSA Shangri-La.

This year’s conference theme “Re-calibrating SCM: Opportunities in Unprecedented Times”, follows the SCOR model (Plan-Source-Make Deliver-Return-Enable) which provides a logical flow of the program and ensures complete treatment of relevant topics against the backdrop of the global and local crises.

SCMAP said “the concept revisits how supply chain evolved over time and how during these unprecedented times, there is need to re-calibrate the supply chain management processes and translate the current challenges into opportunities.”

The two-day conference is the biggest since the event started, with an expected 250 participants and more than 35 exhibitors.

Just like its other events, SCMAP said this year’s conference is a platform for providing practical insights and knowledge to map out logistics strategies for businesses as well as a venue for benchmarking, networking and potential business opportunities.

Speakers will tackle the state of local and global supply chain management both from the point of view of government and the private sector. The proceedings then move on to the different elements of supply chain under the SCOR model.

Keynote speakers are Senator Mar A. Roxas, and Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, professor and past president of the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Other speakers are Richard L. Spence, senior director-consulting, Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific, Ltd. Phils; Charlie Villaseñor, president and CEO, TransProcure Corp; Anthony Tay, director-sales and marketing; international logistics services, APL Logistics Ltd; Jesus C. Romero, head of enterprise segments, Globe Business; Antonio Rivera III, VP Europe Asia-Supply China, Bristol Myers Squibb Phils, Inc; Vicente Dinglasan, managing director-country customer unit, IDS Philippines; Danny Halim, vice president, industry strategy, JDA Software Group, Inc; Irving C. Guerrero, vice president and factory operations head, Philippine Recyclers, Inc; Terry Adams, principal consultant-supply chain & logistics, South Asia, Infor Global Solutions (SEA) Pte Ltd; and Enrique C. Castillo, director, regional distribution & logistics-Asia Pacific, Avon Cosmetics.

SCMAP is an association run by a 10-person Board of Directors, and six committee chairs, annually elected by the general membership. The 10 directors elect among themselves a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, auditor and public relations officer. These directors and officers have a one-year term of office. The six standing committees on sea transport, land transport, air transport, warehousing, membership, and academe relations implement the activities.

SCMAP’s mission is taken from that of the US-based Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, but modified to include advocacies.

SCMAP promotes the SCM profession by providing seminars, conferences, forums and training, by active representation in government activities relevant to SCM processes, and by encouraging highly professional, ethical and technically competent.

Most members are cargo owners, both manufacturers and distributors, and some service providers. Virtually all are users of shipping services.

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