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The disruptions of the last two years have forced companies to take a fresh look at their supply chain strategies. Here’s how one chemical distributor used this tumultuous time as an opportunity to redefine its supply chain, adopting new technologies and best practices.
The past 24-plus months have been challenging across almost every industry and especially hard on supply chains. From the COVID-19 pandemic to raw material shortages, from port backups and rail disruptions to extreme weather and geopolitical events, from factory shutdowns to labor shortages—we have not seen a confluence of disruptive forces like this in over a quarter-century. The challenges posed in recent years have served as a litmus test for modern supply chains. They have also required supply chain professionals to be immensely adaptable and resilient.
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. 
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.
CSCMP Corporate Member,Trax Technologies (Trax), the global leader in Transportation Spend Management (TSM) solutions, announced promotions for Dimi Kurtti, Veronique D’Ambrosi, and Macy Savage. All three executives have been elevated to key leadership positions within the company that demonstrate Trax’s dedication to international growth: Dimi Kurtti, senior vice president, professional services & implementations; Veronique D’Ambrosi, vice president of global client operations; and Macy Savage, senior director of global client growth.
Trax provides enterprise businesses with elevated freight audit and payment (FAP) data insights that stimulate greater cost optimization and emissions reduction planning, monitoring, and reduction. This team of leaders is the company’s latest demonstration of its commitment to nurturing relationships with customers and expanding its growth plan to meet the needs of global businesses.
CSCMP's proud to share that CSCMP Corporate Member, Lina Acosta of GLT, is one of the 10 Most Empowering Women in Business, 2023 by Insights Success Magazine.
GLT is a Third Party Logistics Company which focuses on developing logistics and transportation solutions to simplify the inland freight shipping process, helping their customers to reduce costs, enhance carrier service, and improve auditing practices to ensure correct freight bill charges.
Learn more about Insights Success' 10 Most Empowering Women in Business.
Good news! You have more time to submit a nomination for the Distinguished Service Award, Emerging Leader Award, Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award and the Supply Chain Innovation Competition. The new deadline for these awards is March 31, 2023.
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 (pictured left) 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!
SCIA Competition
The Supply Chain Innovation Award (SCIA) 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!
CSCMP’s Sustainable Supply Chain Committee (SCSA) 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.
View past recipients and learn more hereSubmit 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
"I joined CSCMP in Jan ‘22 to extend my professional reach including exploring and exchanging opportunities for development. My advice is to pursue and get engaged to expand the network. Networking and recent information on innovation in SCM sector is a big arena here. I have just joined and looking forward to exploring the impacts."
Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable
"I joined CSCMP over 5 years ago when I first made the transition from working in medical device manufacturing to logistics. I knew it would be a whole new world with distinct challenges and opportunities and I wanted to equip myself with the knowledge and connections to be successful. What is most valuable to me is the ability to "phone a friend" whenever I'm encountering a problem or issue. I've used my CSCMP connections, both local and across the country, over the years for personal and professional challenges. I am happy to be able to do the same for others."
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.
New Enterprise Members: Zebra Technologies and Siemens Corporation along with new Corporate Members: Constellation Brands, Logiwa, TA Services, Transporean Group Americas are taking advantage of CSCMP's corporate membership opportunities to develop and grow their supply chain teams.
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.
Training and Development
March 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.
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.
INTERCHANGE 2023 Logistics & Industrial Conference
May 1-3, 2023 Scottsdale, Arizona
CSCMP President and CEO Mark Baxa will be speaking at INTERCHANGE 2023: The Cushman & Wakefield Industrial Conference & Expo. Interact with over 600 industry peers, including top brokerage professionals, consultants and corporate leaders from Cushman & Wakefield and industrial investors representing over 75 different firms. This one-and-a-half-day event focuses on networking, learning, and more.

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!
CSCMP Partner GS1 US shares an update on the recent Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Rule 204 in their recent podcast, Next Level Supply Chain.
When thinking about how to approach these data requirements with your supply chain partners, collaboration and alignment is the name of the game. Listen as Karen Long and Joan Studley from iFoodDS discuss the pitfalls of misalignment and poor data exchange along your supply chain and the best ways to get suppliers and trading partners on board with best practices through FSMA 204 and beyond. Listen to the informative episode today!
According to the Logistics Manager’s Index, February reads in at 54.7, down from January’s reading of 57.6, fairly consistent with December's reading. The comparison to December is pertinent here as there are anecdotal reports that January’s transportation market was slightly inflated due to delayed holiday shipments. The report goes on to share that this month’s transportation metrics suggest the excess capacity that pushed down prices through 2022 is still with us. One trend that does seem to be shifting—and pushing the overall index down—is the sudden shift from contraction to expansion in Warehousing Capacity. This looseness is likely welcome to many shippers as it may foreshadow a coming decrease in the costs of warehousing and overall inventories. Respondents expect this moderate rate of growth to continue over the next 12 months.
Edge Conference
Trusted by supply chain professionals, CSCMP’s EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is supply chain’s premier event™ with world class education from top thought leaders and real connections to help you solve today’s supply chain challenges as we build tomorrow’s success. We're redefining supply chain networking—tap into your very own mastermind group at EDGE 2023. Register now to join us!

"CSCMP EDGE is a must attend show on Mexpress Transportation’s calendar. EDGE always brings great speakers to the conference. They make sure that sessions are current, informative, educational and sometimes entertaining. Mexpress exhibits at
EDGE every year. Our business has benefited from the networking opportunities the
show has brought. The team running the show is amazing and always makes sure we are seeing a return on our investment, and we have never been disappointed.
Mexpress has made clients, partners and friends out of fellow attendees and we look forward to adding more every year that we attend EDGE." 
─ Mike Gamel, CEO, Mexpress  

Stop by the Mexpress booth and many more exhibitors at the EDGE 2023 Supply Chain Exchange during the event. 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 2,700+ supply chain decision makers. Secure your spot at this real-time, fully integrated event by contacting Halley LoBello and the EDGE team to learn more at conference@cscmp.orgLearn more about EDGE 2023 Supply Chain Exchange exhibitor opportunities.
CSCMP’s EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is supply chain's premiere event™. As an EDGE sponsor, you’ll reach a highly qualified target audience of influential supply chain management professionals. CSCMP offers EDGE attendees the experience of interacting with sponsor brands—an excellent and strategic opportunity for your business! Gain access to top supply chain innovators and thought leaders at EDGE 2023, hosted at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, October 1-4, 2023. Email Chuck Martinez at for more information. Reach Out Now for Your Branding Opportunity.
Transforming the Digital Supply Chain for Strategic Growth
March 21, 2023
Hosted by New England Roundtable
Protective Packaging: How It’s Made
March 21, 2023
Hosted by Cincinnati Roundtable
Ulta Beauty Tour
March 23, 2023
Hosted by Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable
Happy Hour with the Twin Cities RT Board
March 23, 2023
Hosted by Twin Cities Roundtable
Volatility in the Transportation Industry: A View Forward
March 28, 2023
Hosted by Columbus Roundtable
KC CSCMP | Amazon Liberty Sortation Center Tour
March 29, 2023
Hosted by Kansas City Heartland Roundtable
Luncheon - FreightWaves
March 30, 2023
Hosted by Houston 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.
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).