Penske Logistics is beefing up its partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), extending its sponsorship commitments with the association through 2014.

Penske will be a gold sponsor of CSCMP’s Europe conference April 23-25, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany, as well as a global sponsor of the group’s Annual 2012 Global Conference, to be held at the Georgia World Congress center in Atlanta from September 30-October 3. That conference is expected to attract more than 3,000 supply chain management professionals.

Finally, for the third year, Penske will present CSCMP’s annual State of Logistics Report, which tracks and measures all costs associated with moving goods through the U.S. supply chain, benchmarking key metrics in logistics such as transportation and inventory-carrying costs, freight volumes,and revenues.

“We're pleased to continue working with CSCMP,” said Marc Althen, president of Penske Logistics. “by participating in CSCMP’s major events, regional roundtables, and investing in their research efforts, we're able to engage with other industry thought leaders about today’s biggest supply chain and logistics challenges and also access some of the industry's top talent from a recruiting standpoint.”