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Supply Chain Council -- Global Organization -- Begins in Houston

HOUSTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Council (SCC) and academic member, University of Houston Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy, College of Technology, announce today their agreement for the Center to house the SCC's first permanent Regional Center of Excellence for the U.S. Gulf Region. This Center will house all of the Certification training for the SCOR(R) Reference (Supply Chain Operations Reference) model and will host the Regional meetings of the SCC.

Elizabeth Wetzel, Managing Director of the Center at the UH, says, "This partnership allows the Center to be recognized as a key source of education in the global supply chain and logistics industry. Our association with the Supply Chain Council will support the Council's regional efforts with a permanent meeting and training facility. The UH College of Technology will gain recognition for its fine logistics and supply chain education through this partnership. The supply chain for manufacturing and delivering goods is the backbone of every aspect of the marketplace."

Joseph Francis, Executive Director of Supply Chain Council, adds, "The Council is very honored to establish this partnership with the University to fulfill SCOR training and certification needs, particularly in the Gulf Region of the U.S., and we look forward to a fruitful partnership."

UH alumni will receive certification training at SCC member rates. COT faculty and staff will be able to obtain certification training at no cost.

About Supply Chain Council and SCOR

The Supply Chain Council is a non-profit organization of over 800 corporate members including leading companies from all segments of industry, as well as universities, software providers and business consultants. The SCOR model is a registered trademark of the SCC in the United States and Europe. SCOR is now a growing internationally used standard providing a unique framework that links business process, metrics, and best practices into a unified structure to support communication among supply chain partners and to improve the effectiveness of supply chain management and related supply chain improvement activities.

About the University of Houston College of TechnologyThe University of Houston, Texas' premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 36,000 students. The College of Technology educates leaders in innovation and global industry.

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