Supply Chain (Logistics) Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Supply Chain (Logistics) Student Associations


Material Handling Association of America (MHIA)
MHIA is the largest U.S. material handling & logistics association representing the leading providers of material handling & logistics solutions. Solutions that make the supply chain work. Visit

International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)
IWLA is the unified voice of the value-added warehousing and logistics industry, representing third-party logistics (3PL) and warehousing service providers. Our nearly 500 member companies provide timely and cost-effective 3PL solutions for their customers. Visit

Warehousing, Education & Resource Council (WERC)
WERC offers resources that help distribution professionals stay at the leading edge including educational events, performance metrics for benchmarking, practical research, expert insights and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. Visit

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
To lead the evolving supply chain management profession by developing, advancing, and disseminating supply chain knowledge and research.  Visit

Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)
IANA is North America’s leading industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry.  Visit

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
The Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics  Visit

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. Visit