CSCMP Announces Unveiling of supplychainforesight Research Results at Southern Africa Conference 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, suply 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 business 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, achieving 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 enhancing the global outreach of your supply chain.” Speakers from a multitude of industries will present best-in-class approaches for achieving 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 mholodnicki@cscmp.org