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Additional Web Resources

Resources for undergraduate in the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department in Penn State

Additional Web Resources

The following are additional Web resources describing our programs and the profession.

Professional Organizations

Businesses are realigning themselves for supply chain excellence. Here are some of the important professional organizations with a strong interest in the logistics and supply chain profession.

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS has since expanded its focus to include a full range of programs and materials on individual and organizational education, standards of excellence, and integrated resource management. To reflect this new direction, we are now known as APICS-The Educational Society for Resource Management.

American Society of Quality

The American Society of Quality (ASQ) is a society of individual and organizational members dedicated to the ongoing development, advancement, and promotion of quality concepts, principles, and techniques.

American Society of Transportation and Logistics

The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) is a professional organization founded in 1946 by a group of industry leaders to ensure a high level of professionalism and promote continuing education in the field of transportation and logistics.

Association of Information Systems

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) founded in 1994, is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academicians specializing in information systems. Our mission is to advance knowledge of how the use of information technology can lead to improved organizational performance and individual quality of work life.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is a not-for-profit professional business organization consisting of individuals throughout the world who have interests and/or responsibilities in logistics and the related functions that make up the logistics profession.

Decision Sciences Institute

The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) is a nonprofit professional organization of over 3,500 researchers, managers, educators, students, and institutions interested in decision-making techniques and processes in private and public organizations. Through international, national and regional annual meetings, competitions, and publications such as the Decision Sciences Journal and Decision Line, the Institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines.

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) represents professionals in the fields of operations research and the management sciences (OR/MS), and in related fields such as information technology. Members of the OR/MS profession apply scientific tools and methods to improve systems and operations and to assist in managerial decision-making. OR/MS is a discipline that integrates and extends the principles and techniques of engineering, mathematics and the physical, information, and social sciences.

Institute for Supply Chain Management (formerly NAPM)

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is one of the most respected educational associations in the United States.

International Federation for Information Processing

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO as an aftermath of the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959.

International Society of Logistics Engineers

The International Society of Logistics is a non-profit international professional society composed of individuals organized to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management.

Production and Operations Management Society

The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is the "Gateway to the POM World", a society that is "home" to professors and professionals from all over the globe and that links them into a "virtual department".

Society for Information Management

Welcome to the Society for Information Management (SIM) Web site—the international meeting place for IT executives from around the globe. SIM is where 2,700 high-level IT leaders converge to share information, knowledge, expertise and solutions. Here you'll access executive-level IT information that allows you to manage and maintain your enterprise computing environment—and your competitive edge.

Supply Chain Council

Supply Chain Council (SCC) is an independent, not-for-profit, global corporation with membership open to all companies and organizations interested in applying and advancing state-of-the-art supply chain management systems and practices.

Transportation Research Forum

Transportation Research Forum (TRF) is an independent organization of transportation professionals. Its purpose is to provide an impartial meeting ground for carriers, shippers, government officials, consultants, university researchers, suppliers and others seeking an exchange of information and ideas related to both passenger and freight transportation.

Government Sites

Here is a short list of some potentially useful sources for government organizations.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics  -- http://www.bts.gov
National Transportation Safety Board -- http://www.ntsb.gov
Office of Airline Information -- http://www.bts.gov/programs/oai
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) -- http://www.dot.gov

Logistics Sources

Here is a short list of some potentially useful sources for data and current practices.