... for the leaders
by the leaders

"The SCLA is the only executive supply chain organization that connects the forward thinking of academia with the operational reality of business across multiple universities and diverse manufacturers…the opportunity for learning and collaboration is endless."

David Klavsons, VP Customer Service and Logistics, Kraft Foods (former)

"There is a strong passion and high level of commitment to the SCLA organization from its members. Membership consists of senior, experienced supply chain executives. The networking opportunities across multiple industries is best in class. With the close-knit, smaller membership, there is an embedded commitment to respond to other members’ needs as they arise."

Doug Evans, Senior Director Customer Service and Logistics, Mondelēz International

"SCLA creates an environment for exchanging best practices and benchmarking for the purpose of providing its membership an unprecedented forum for supply chain market intelligence and unparalleled networking opportunities with member companies across every supply chain discipline, free of sales discussions."

Michael Jacobs, Chief Logistics Officer and Executive Officer, Keurig Green Mountain

"SCLA is run by the members, for the members. The collaboration of leading supply chain practitioners and academics is a terrific forum in which to advance the thought capital of the profession and develop strong relationships to leverage as you guide your own organization forward."

Don Ralph, SVP Supply Chain and Logistics, Staples & 2009 SCLA Executive Committee Chairman


2016 Annual
Executive Business Forum

Monday, June 6 – Wednesday, June 8
Scottsdale, Arizona

SCLA Power Facts

  • Nation’s largest corporations banded together to form the leading business think tank in the area of supply chain/logistics
  • Highly selective review process that limits membership to fifty corporations who collectively contribute 1.5 trillion dollars annually to the economy
  • Finds successful solutions that cut costs and improves processes within each functional area of the supply chain for each SCLA member company
  • A high-level, professional, private business forum that seeks excellence and is recommended highly by all participating members
  • Provides extraordinary value to its members and has enabled much needed lifelines to form between high-level executives across the globe

Wins 2015
Circle of Excellence Award

On Thursday, May 28th, the Distribution Business Management Association (DBMA) presented the 2015 Circle of Excellence Award to Starbucks at the Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) Annual Executive Business Forum, in Bonita Springs, Florida. Starbucks is being recognized for their profound and sustained commitment to corporate social responsibility.
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Each year, DBMA presents the Circle of Excellence award to a leading company that represents the highest standards of quality and technology, and provides an environmentally responsible supply chain model. more >>>


of Advanced Education

was awarded by:

Pennsylvania State University

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DBM Journal

Vol. 18, 2015

Complete issue
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DBM Certificate
of Advanced Education

Issued by the Distribution Business Management Association in conjunction with one of our supporting universities, the Certificate of Advanced Education is issued each year to conference attendees who complete the required courses offered at the annual Conference.

Upon completion of the requirements, the attendee will receive an official
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