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Mid-sized companies play a critical yet underappreciated role in America’s supply chains. These companies are part of powerful segment of the U.S. economy known as the middle market. ¬†Using a revenue-based definition of $10 million to $1 billion in annual sales, there are approximately 200,000 companies in all industries, geographies and ownership types contributing one-third of private sector jobs and gross domestic product. With this level of influence in the marketplace and a greater level of agility than bigger companies, middle market companies have the ability to be the "perfect link" within the supply chains of larger and smaller companies.

Until now, however, there was little research, data or thought leadership to support this, due to the privately-held structure of many of these firms and the more prevalent focus on big companies, small businesses and startups. Fortunately, new findings from the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, a research organization dedicated to studying and supporting the growth of the U.S. middle market, have helped to uncover the traits and behaviors that support "perfect link" characteristics.
 
  
CSCMP recognizes the growing concerns about cybersecurity risk in the supply chain. We’ve teamed up with award-winning enterprise security firm TSC Advantage to offer our members an opportunity to better understand and mitigate cyber risks stemming from third-party dependencies.

During a pilot program this summer, member companies can use the online Secure Halo platform at no charge to assess the security posture of up to 10 current or potential vendors.
   
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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s (CSCMP) Annual Supply Chain Conference, EDGE, draws an attendance of over 3,000 supply chain management professionals each year. EDGE is the only event in the industry that represents the entire supply chain from end-to-end.

CSCMP EDGE 2017 features over 100 sessions and nearly 300 expert speakers from all over the world. Our highly engaged speakers are ready to provide you with end-to-end supply chain best practices, practical research and innovative solutions that you can take back to your organization and apply right away.
 
   
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Educate
CSCMP now offers digital certifications you can upload to your LinkedIn profile to showcase your credentials. If you are SCPro(TM) certified, contact Alison Krentz at akrentz@cscmp.org to get your digital certification today.
CSCMP actively partners with employers and academic institutions to curate courses and training opportunities that meet the training needs of today's workforce.

We are excited to announce that one of our consortium partners who has been offering the SCPro(TM) Fundamentals Training Program, Columbus State Community College, is now offering a new degree in Logistics Engineering Technology.
  
We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Digital Transformation campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to cut through the clutter of tech industry buzzwords to educate business owners on some of the big trends in digital transformation this year.
Develop
Looking for future business leaders/talent for your supply chain?

Held in conjunction with CSCMP's 2017 EDGE Annual Conference in Atlanta, Ga., CSCMP's 2017 Career Day will afford your company the opportunity to speak with supply chain's future leaders.

Career Day is comprised of supply chain talent – from current job seekers to supply chain student members from top universities – representing the global supply chain community. There is no better opportunity to streamline your recruiting efforts, saving time and money.
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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announces the Arizona Roundtable as the 2nd Annual Roundtable Global Challenge winner. The challenge, sponsored by APL Logistics, included four international teams competing in a supply chain simulation game.

Read the press release and more.