In post-secondary institutions where there is not an existing student-led club, Independent Student Representatives serve as on-campus ambassadors of the SCMA™. They work to enhance awareness of supply chain management as a career and SCMA™ as the preeminent professional association.


  • Enrolled in full-time studies in a college or university program and specializing (or intending to specialize) in supply chain
  • Good communication skills
  • Hold Student Affiliate status in SCMA™

Independent Student Representative benefits:

For the student body:

  • Access to the SCMA™ National Scholarship Program™
  • Access to local SCMA™ events at a preferred rate
  • Access to SCMA™ Resource Centre™ (which provides industry and career planning resources)

For the Representative person:

  • Recognition on SCMA™ Website listing of Student Leaders; experience noted on personal resume
  • Free registration for regional conference (where available; travel and accommodation not included) or for a local SCMA™ event (at the discretion of the Institute)
  • Opportunity to influence SCMA™ Student Engagement Program™
  • Opportunity to network with student leaders from other schools engaged in the program

Independent Student Representative responsibilities:

  • Liaise with SCMA™ Institute™ to obtain information on local events of interest to students and circulate that information to supply chain students
  • Promote purchase of Student Affiliations in SCMA™
  • Actively promote participation in the Student Case Competition; provide information about entries to SCMA™ staff
  • Inform student body of the availability of SCMA™ National Scholarships
  • Communicate relevant updates from SCMA™ National and local Institute to Supply Chain students through email and by posting notices
  • Submit the completed SCMA™ Student Representative Activity Reports Form for each term (must be received by the local Institute contact by January 15 and April 30)
  • Participate in the SCMA™ Student Club Liaison/Representative conference call each term

Additional responsibilities for Representatives:

  • Assist with finding a successor for the SCMA™ Representative Position for the next year
  • Pursue the development/operation of a Supply Chain Students Association on campus

Independent Student Representative Optional Activities:

  • Recruit student volunteers to support Institute or national programs held locally
  • Plan and implement other activities on campus according to student needs and your schedule.