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A Message from CSCMP President & CEO, Mark Baxa.
CSCMP launches two new educational and networking opportunities—one for executives and one for those just starting their career journey.
One of our main goals at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is to really help supply chain professionals throughout the entire trajectory of their careers. That’s why, to kick of the new year, we are launching two exciting new initiatives that reach out to people at the opposite ends of their career journey.
The first is a new peer-to-peer member program targeting senior-level executives. The CSCMP Executive Inner Circle (EIC) is an invitation-only experience, exclusive to CSCMP practitioner (shipper) executive members. In this carefully tailored forum, EIC members will meet in exclusive live forums for discussions with other high-level supply chain executives. With this new program, we are seeking to provide executive members with exceptional learning experiences in an interactive environment with sought-after experts and resources.
This unique experience allows executives to exchange ideas with trusted supply chain colleagues as we work together to push forward our discipline, engage in leader-to-leader critical decision making, and enable strategic thought. You will want to be “in the room” as we launch this next-level senior leadership peer-to-peer program.
Senior supply chain practitioner executives—vice president and higher—are invited to reach out to CSCMP at to find out more about the EIC.
In addition to the EIC, CSCMP has also launched a new jobs initiative for high school students. Launched in February, this new Training-to-Jobs Initiative (T2J) was developed by the CSCMP Center for the Advancement in Talent & Training (CATT), a CSCMP Center of Excellence. CATT combines career training and pathways for all with accessible continuing education and professional development opportunities. The Center will provide thoughtfully cultivated, crafted, and supported training experiences that respect and serve both future employees and their employers.
As you can see, CSCMP is continuing to preserve and expand the reach of the learning experience it delivers, creating an environment that can be trusted to deliver exactly what you have come to expect from our association.
So cheers to a new year as we celebrate CSCMP’s 60th anniversary with steadfast commitment to expanding the reach of our vision! With these new programs, we hope to further connect supply chain professionals in order to collaborate, improve supply chain leadership skills, and support the full life cycle and development of our members’ careers. In addition to our new career development programs, we will continue to identify and conduct research that adds to the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice and create awareness of the significance of global supply chains to business and the global economy. No other association is better positioned to serve the supply chain profession today than CSCMP.
The CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition presents a highly rated educational program spanning the end-to-end supply chain with the latest innovations, insights, and perspectives shaping the industry. And we want to invite you to help us curate highly rated and attended sessions by submitting a session idea to the EDGE 2023 Call for Sessions. We want to hear your challenges, innovations and plans to make supply chain a competitive advantage.
Submit your session ideas today for a chance to appear in the EDGE 2023 educational program!
Facing high turnover rates and low unemployment, companies are struggling to create a stable supply chain workforce. Automation can help—not by simply replacing workers but by making their jobs safer, more productive, and less physically and mentally taxing.
Supply chain leaders are worried about the state of the workforce, as they should be. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, turnover rates in manufacturing hit close to 40% in 2021 and annual warehouse turnover rates reached 49%.1 The future does not look any brighter. The next generation of workers are not interested in working in these sectors—a 2021 survey conducted by talent development platform Tallo found that only 3.5% of Generation Z respondents expressed an interest in working in manufacturing and only 2.9% expressed an interest in transportation, distribution, and logistics.2
Have you ever wondered about salary averages in supply chain management?

That's what we aim to find out with our annual salary survey. Completing our survey should take only about 5 minutes. Your anonymous feedback will help us better understand the salary trends for supply chain professionals, such as yourself.

Results will be published in the Q2 2023 issue of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly and the May 2023 issue of DC Velocity. Results will also be published on and on Take the survey today.

Note: Responses will be used only in the aggregate and will be kept strictly confidential.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have partnered on the 4th Annual State of Supply Chain Sustainability survey to gain a better understanding of the state of sustainable supply chains, which will be presented in the annual report exploring how supply chain sustainability is prioritized and practiced around the world.

Please take a moment to participate in this important survey and share it with any professionals you know who might also be willing to participate. This anonymous survey is available in English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The objective is to survey professionals globally across industries, regions, and positions to get a fuller picture of the state of modern supply chain sustainability. The survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete. Take the survey today!
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
SCPro™ Certification is a three-tiered program that assesses progressive knowledge and skills across integrated supply chain activities. This process validates an individual’s ability to strategically assess business challenges, effectively implement supply chain improvements through the analysis of real-world case studies, and develop a comprehensive project plan to achieve results such as a positive ROI.
Remember to submit a nomination or submission for the DSA, ELA, TEA, and SCIA by March 15, 2023. Submissions for the SCSA are due by May 31, 2023. See below for details on each award.
Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
The DSA honors an outstanding individual who exemplifies significant, consistent, and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines. Recent recipients 2022’s Masao Nishi, Principal at M. Nishi Strategic Advisory and 2021’s Dale Rogers, ON Semiconductor Professor of Business at Arizona State University.
CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award is an honor which will highlight your nominee's career!
Submit a nomination today!
Emerging Leader Award (ELA)
CSCMP invites you to nominate an emerging leader for the 2023 Emerging Leader Award. Share with us your candidate’s achievements and they could be recognized as one of CSCMP’s Emerging Leaders during EDGE 2023! Help us recognize an emerging leader and submit your nomination today!
Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award (GR-TEA)
The Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award (GR-TEA) recognizes individuals or companies that have excelled in using their knowledge, connections, and industry expertise to educate, support, and create long-term impact through excellence in transportation-related fields.
To qualify, the nominee must be a CSCMP member and have demonstrated leadership and industry engagement that promoted education, excellence, and professionalism in transportation-related fields.
Submit a nomination today!
Supply Chain Innovation Award (SCIA) Competition
The Supply Chain Innovation Award recognizes teams who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and return on investment for a significant supply chain challenge. For nearly 20 years, supply chain teams worldwide have been submitting their cases to the SCIA for the opportunity to receive recognition from their industry peers on a global stage. Submit your case study!
Supply Chain Sustainability Award (SCSA)
CSCMP’s Sustainable Supply Chain Committee recognizes and celebrates the work that supply chain leaders are doing to drive positive social, environmental, and economic impact. As the largest organization for Supply Chain Professionals, the award holds significant value to recipients.

All award recipients must be CSCMP members in order to be eligible. A team or individual may self-nominate or be nominated by a third-party. Those nominating another individual should ensure the nominee is aware they are being nominated. All award recipient(s) must be present at EDGE 2023. Submit your nomination today!
Georgetown Master's in Supply Chain Management
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies®
Get hands-on experience forecasting and addressing variability in a supply chain with a Master’s in Supply Chain Management from Georgetown University. You'll explore process design, operations, variability, and sustainability and become a well-rounded leader. 
Learn more
CSCMP Featured Members
Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable
"I joined CSCMP in 2020 to increase my network of supply chain professionals and expand my knowledge of SCM. My advice - Network, network, network. Go to events, online and in person, attend the annual conferences and gain from the wealth of knowledge in this group. I find the most valuable element of my membership is the news updates and local networking groups."
"My advice - Professionals in this field cannot be a subject matter expert in all aspects of supply chain management; however, a good leader will seek the information that is most relevant and impactful. Our industry is a much smaller world than most think. Our experts in this field with longevity, even fewer. Time is an important factor when networking given the need to fill the bench with the next generation of professionals. Currently, my most impactful connection at CSCMP is the members and resources supporting the university’s system with education and program support."
As a CSCMP member you're supported by a network of supply chain peers with continued individual growth, mentorship, networking, and education. We encourage your growth with access to exclusive resources and a vast network of supply chain professionals to enhance your lifelong career journey. Whether you’re just getting started in supply chain, leading a team of cross-functional professionals, or entering your retirement years, CSCMP membership is available to cater to your specific goals.
CSCMP extends a warm welcome to new Corporate Members: APEX; Catena Solutions; and Valley Companies.
CSCMP's corporate membership, education, and event opportunities help develop your team, so you can remain competitive in today’s disruptive supply chain industry. Get access to best practices, up-to-date trends, and solutions to challenges from the people who know it best. Improve productivity, build skills, network and increase your team’s supply chain knowledge.
Need help? Reach out to a CSCMP Account Manager today at
Training and Development
CSCMP Member Onboarding | Welcome Webinar
February 22, 2023
Learn about member-to-member relationship building, professional development, local Roundtables, the annual EDGE Conference, the Career Center, how to access the Member-Only directory, volunteer opportunities, and more.
What the Board Wants to Know About Your Supply Chain
A CSCMP Transportation Center of Excellence Webinar
March 9, 2023
CSCMP, TranzAct, and the NIT League have assembled an all-star cast of senior logistics and supply chain executives who routinely participate at Board meetings. And they have some great insights about how you can prepare and be ready when the “spotlight” goes on and you’re called to explain how your company is managing in this complex supply chain environment. Don't miss this informative webcast!
Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit  Presented by CSCMP and SupplyChainBrain
June 7 - 9, 2023
Join us at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Florida, for a two-day educational and networking conference for marketing executives at companies offering solutions to retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and logistics organizations operating supply chains throughout the world. Register today!
CSCMP 2023 European Conference & European Research Seminar
June 8 - 9, 2023 Barcelona, Spain
Theme: Achieving a Resilient Supply Chain in a Fast-Changing World
Stay tuned for more details.
CSCMP EDGE 2023 Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition
October 1 - 4, 2023
At EDGE you'll gain actionable insights and perspectives together with your peers as we the solve supply chain challenges of today to forge the supply chain of tomorrow. Get 100+ quality, educational and specialty sessions, expand your network, and gather opportunities spanning the end-to-end supply chain. Register to join your peers today!
According to the Logistics Manager’s Index, January reads in at 57.6, up from December’s reading of 54.6. This is the second consecutive increase and marks the highest level in the overall index since September. The uptick in September was a temporary deviation from 2022’s long slide as firms shifted inventories around in anticipation of Q4. While that could be the case now, the LMI report suggests it seems less likely for two reasons: 1) There have been two increases in a row, suggesting a trend; 2) Unlike September, supply chains are not so flush with inventory that they are merely shifting goods around. Inventories are much lower now than they were in Q3 of last year, and it seems the supply chains are coming back to life with the goal of replenishment. 
Edge Conference
Trusted by supply chain professionals, CSCMP’s EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is supply chain’s premier eventTM with world class education and connections to help you solve today’s supply chain challenges. Plan your experience and join us October 1 – 4, 2023 to collaborate, gain insights, and discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices shaping the industry from experts and dynamic speakers you won't find anywhere else. 
Register today to join your peers at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Central Florida for the most impactful supply chain event of 2023.

"The EDGE conference has a special vibe to it... It's amazing to be amongst peers, share experiences, and learn from each other." ─Niklas Kirwel, President & CEO at Setlog

Join us at EDGE to see Setlog and many more exhibitors at the Supply Chain Exchange. See who's exhibiting today!

Participate in the CSCMP EDGE 2023 Supply Chain Exchange Exhibition and display your technologies and/or innovations in front of 2700+ supply chain decision makers. Secure your spot at this real-time, fully integrated event by contacting Gary Master and the EDGE team to learn more at
February 21, 2023
FreshPoint Cold Storage Warehouse Tour
Hosted by Southern California Roundtable
February 21, 2023
Fostering the Future of the Supply Chain Professionals
Hosted by Lehigh Valley Roundtable
February 23, 2023
Houston Roundtable Presents: February Networking
Hosted by Houston Roundtable
February 23, 2023
CSCMP Chicago Presents: Happy Hour/Risk Planning Discussion
Hosted by Chicago Roundtable
February 23, 2023
Changing the Supply Chain Landscape: Leveraging Accessible Transportation
Hosted by Rocky Mountain Roundtable
February 23, 2023
CSCMP DC Roundtable Welcome Networking Event
Hosted by Washington DC Roundtable
February 28, 2023
Annual Career Panel
Hosted by Columbus Roundtable
CSCMP Center for Advancement of Talent & Training (CATT)
In April 2022, CSCMP and the CSCMP Ukraine Roundtable established the CSCMP Talent Center (recently renamed CSCMP's Center for Advancement of Talent & Training or CATT) Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund to support the collection and distribution of medical and food relief to the millions of people affected by the war in Ukraine. The CSCMP Ukraine Roundtable is made up of supply chain professionals who invest their volunteer time in promoting and delivering educational events. With the war in Ukraine, they turned to serving the needs of people by collaborating with pre-qualified logistics service providers delivering food, clothing, and medicine.
To date, we've delivered $15,000 in donations, which has greatly helped assist with supporting logistics operations that are accountable for collecting and distributing life sustaining food, feed, supplies and medicines. Thank you to all who helped the CSCMP Talent Center Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund and enabled the Roundtable to ensure medical and food relief reached the affected people of Ukraine.

We stand with our CSCMP Roundtable community in Ukraine, our members, friends, and colleagues and support their right to live peacefully in a sovereign, free country without the threat of coercion. The CSCMP Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund remains open for ongoing tax-deductible contributions to support the logistics relief operations in war-ravaged Ukraine. Contribute to the fund today.

Learn more about CSCMP's new Center for Advancement of Talent & Training (CATT).