The Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council is a professional community and network for supply chain risk management practitioners, leaders, and stakeholders formed in 2015.

The principal goals of the Council are to:

  1. Bring together SCRM and resiliency practitioners with luminaries and thought leaders to advance the professional discipline through opportunities to collaborate, share best practices, and be recognized for innovation and leadership.
  2. Elevate the profile of supply chain risk management and resiliency challenges and opportunities vis-a-vis the C-level strategic agenda.

Why is this Council being formed now?

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) is an emerging professional discipline and technology solution category that has delivered significant business value to innovators and early adopters of SCRM concepts and business practices. It has not yet “crossed the chasm” to mainstream (early and late majority) enterprise adoption. The success of the journey to achieve supply chain risk management and resiliency institutionalization will depend on four key factors described below. The GSCRC will either facilitate or drive directly each these factors:


Executive Education requires business cases/ROI evidence and strategic alignment.
Stories and Recognition involves marketing and PR of company and individual success stories.
Supplier Collaboration and Trust depends on win-win incentives and secure processes and technology.
Community Building implies an open “go to” professional community (i.e. a watering hole) supporting all of the above.


“The time is right for a global supply chain resiliency council to galvanize the collective energy of our professional community and to give it a focal point and a strategic path forward. The Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council provides a promising platform for democratizing risk management expertise and best practices for all companies and their partners.”


VP Supply Chain Transformation



How will we know when we’ve got there?

This is what supply chain resiliency and risk management institutionalization looks like:

How do we know?


Key Deliverables

Key deliverables of the Council include industry best practices (including benchmarks, methodologies, and frameworks) and original research leveraging membership input and surveys. All content will be in the public domain rather than being treated as proprietary intellectual property.

University Alliances

Another unique element of the Council is its involvement with supply chain and operations programs offered by leading universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University Maryland, and Arizona State University. A key goal of these alliances is to support further development of university-level education programs focusing on supply chain operations and resiliency leveraging the Council’s input on industry needs for specialized skills and expertise. In addition to talent development, a cross-pollination of ideas and strategies between the business community and academia is expected to be another unique aspect of the Council.

Summary of Key/Distinguishing Elements of the Council

Legal Counsel 

Legal services for The Resiliency Council are provided pro bono by Nixon Peabody, LLP. The Resiliency Council thanks Greg O’Hara for his legal guidance and support.

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