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Harnessing the Power of Supply Chain


At ASCM, we know the world of supply chain is bigger than boxes stacked in a warehouse and containers crossing an ocean. Supply chains are evolving at an extraordinary rate, reaching everyone and everything. This is why it is more essential than ever before to make an impact by fulfilling our responsibility to create a better world through supply chain.  

As the global authority in supply chain, ASCM is uniquely positioned to set the pace of change and positively shape the world in which we live for people everywhere. People are at the heart of everything ASCM does, which is why I’m so excited to announce that we are launching the ASCM Foundation.

A recent Forbes article describes the ways in which this new philanthropic channel of ASCM is taking ambitious new actions in collaboration with corporations, nonprofits and private foundations in order to address pressing global challenges. We are mobilizing supply chain communities, skilled leaders and visionary partners, introducing opportunity and solving critical problems that affect countless lives.

The Foundation leverages ASCM offerings and the APICS body of knowledge — the global standard in professional development for 60 years — to launch and expand a set of bold, strategic initiatives that draw on the power of supply chains. Priorities include

This is just the beginning of the supply chain transformation that ASCM and its Foundation can bring forth. With your organization’s support, the possibilities are truly boundless. Please help us by introducing the ASCM Foundation to decision-makers and encouraging them to become our partners. Connect us with your corporate social responsibility executive. Help us access other corporate, nonprofit and private foundation leaders.

ASCM stands ready to move forward, maximizing our industry-leading perspectives and initiatives in order to enact real change. Your organization can play a critical role in helping us harness the power of supply chains to create a better world.

About the Author

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE CEO, ASCM

Abe Eshkenazi is chief executive officer of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the largest organization for supply chain and the global pacesetter of organizational transformation, talent development and supply chain innovation. During his tenure, ASCM has significantly expanded its services to corporations, individuals and communities. Its revenue has more than doubled, and the association successfully completed three mergers in response to both heightened industry awareness and the vast and ongoing global impact driven by supply chains. Previously, Eshkenazi was the managing director of the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services. He may be contacted through

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