The FSCMO Advisory Council is a collaboration of leaders in the field of federal supply chain management who have dedicated their career to the implementation and successful operation of contractor business systems. Advisory Council representatives routinely combine academic curiosity, practical knowledge and professional mettle to balance corporate expectations with regulatory requirements in order to efficiently and effectively support the various missions of the United States government at home and abroad. The FSCMO depends on the Advisory Council for guidance and leadership in a complicated and ever-evolving industry. While there are no formal commitments required from members joining the Council, representatives are expected to contribute to the growth and health of the organization generally and to specifically support the organization’s primary objectives. Advisory Council representatives contribute to and support the FSCMO in a variety of ways, including:
- Proposing, drafting, and/or reviewing FSCMO deliverables (Guidance, Work Instructions, Training, etc) - Participating in votes regarding FSCMO development and activities - Developing programs, projects, and new publications for FSCMO members - Participating in FSCMO events - Consulting with members on a formal or informal basis regarding ongoing supply chain management issues There are no formal requirements for joining the Advisory Council, other than membership in good standing in the FSCMO. That being said, Advisory Council representation is generally reserved for members that: - Have at least ten (10) years of specific industry experience; - Hold a management position in their organization; or - Have acted as the Point of Contact (POC) or Subject Matter Expert (SME) for at least one (1) successful contractor business system audit or review. Representation in the Advisory Council begins with an informal invitation extended by a then- current Advisory Council representative to the candidate. After a mutual evaluation process (during which the candidate and members of the Advisory Council engage in both general and topic-driven discussions) and internal vote, a formal invitation to represent FSCMO is extended to the candidate by the Council.