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Facing greater pressure to be more sustainable, companies are looking for ways to make their supply chains more environmentally friendly. The best practices listed here can help.
Long gone are the days when corporate sustainability was seen as a concern chiefly for companies that branded themselves as “green” or “socially conscious.” Corporate sustainability has now become mainstream in both the service and manufacturing sectors.
Since 2000, there has been much published in both the academic and business press on various logistics sustainability topics.1 Some of that published work includes case studies of companies that initiated ways to reduce energy consumption or waste,2 to emit lower levels of pollution,3 increase recycling or reuse of products and packaging,4 and “do more with less.”5 In some instances, companies themselves have published guides to sustainability for use by others to develop their own sustainability programs. For example, Nike has created a guidebook on the principles of circular design, supplemented by case studies from itself and other companies, and makes it freely available on its website.6
Learn how implementing SAP Transportation Management and SAP Event Management helped United Sugars streamline its transportation business and achieve 90% process automation. Today, United Sugars is dedicated to on-time deliveries that meet or exceed customer expectations, as well as supporting other efficient business processes that save time and valuable resources. With distribution being a critical component, the company sought modern technology solutions to boost accuracy and speed up its shipments.
Thank you CSCMP Corporate Member SAP for sharing this CSCMP Hot Topic.
The idea of leveraging supply-chain data is not new, but connecting systems and data beyond the four walls unlocks new forms of value. Operating at market speed powered by enabling technology to gain rich insights of the suppliers, customer, and market is critical for distributors as they navigate a market in near-constant disruption.
In this article, KPMG US leaders Brian Miske, Richard Harpster, and Stu Jerke discuss key trends facing businesses today, considerations to help organizations advance, and which levers to pull when working with distributors. 
Thank you CSCMP Strategic Partner Stu Jerke, Director, Supply Chain & Operations, KPMG LLP for sharing this CSCMP Hot Topic.
CSCMP and Vector have teamed up to survey logistics professionals to better understand what is working vs. not working in their yard management efforts. This new survey will gather information on the industry’s state of yard management. From our research, yard management is one of those things that is important but commonly overlooked.
This is no more than a 3-minute, 10-question survey. Anyone who completes the survey will receive a copy of the final report as well as a $10 Starbucks eGift card and an entry raffle for a $100 Amazon eGift card (1 Amazon winner out of every 100 entries). Thank you for your time and participation.
Manhattan Associates, Inc.
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
Adam Harley, Andrew Rapella, Carter Wallace, Clayton Nestor, Jack Hannon, Jeptha Tanksley, Margaret Salmon, Naomi Sembiring, Rex Bingham, Raymond Simmons, and Shivam Patel are well on their way to a rewarding career in supply chain!
CSCMP's 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.
Are you a solution-oriented young professional or student CSCMP member aged 32 or under? If you find yourself thinking deeply about innovative ways to improve current challenges in supply chain management and logistics, the Young Professionals Video Contest is your opportunity to shine!
The winner of the contest will receive one complimentary registration to EDGE 2023, hotel lodging and a $500.00 U.S. travel stipend. The winner will also receive written recognition before and after EDGE and be formally awarded during the Future Leaders Reception.
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
Chicago Roundtable
"I recently joined this year (2022), and the CFO of Becker Logistics suggested it. My advice is to network. Meet 20-50 new people each and every day, then follow up and see how you can serve them. If we all follow this way of Being, there would be no worries, no fear, and no doubt. There would only be love."
Rocky Mountain Roundtable
"I am the Director of Sales and Special Projects for Evans Network of Companies. We are the largest drayman in the US and run mostly intermodal equipment. I joined CSCMP to have an ear to the ground in the Supply Chain. I see that there are not many truckers participating, and I think that my experience in trucking could offer value to this group and vice versa."
CSCMP members are 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.
Next month is CSCMP Membership Apprection! Stay tuned for more as we celebrate our network.
CSCMP's NEW Corporate Members: College of Charleston; InterSystems; NNR Global Logistics; ODW Logistics; and Omni Logistics 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 thought leadership, 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
April 20, 2023
Join CSCMP's Strategic Partner, GS1 US, for their upcoming GS1 US Supply Chain Visibility Virtual Summit on April 20 at 1PM ET. It's an hour and half, free to attend, and will have 5 sessions on topics, such as inventory management and sustainability. They'll have guest presenters from Georgia-Pacific, FMI, Geisinger, AHRMM, and others.
April 26, 2023
Women make up 40% of the workforce in supply chain management, contributing unique skills, experiences, and ideas that can enhance a company’s strategy and insights. Register now to join us for this live panel discussion presented by CSCMP and sponsored by SAP. 
Register today to learn how GS1 Standard Digital Link will support a shift in waste perception and sustainability in Global Supply Chains.
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. Register today!
May 2 - 3, 2023
Register for CSCMP Corporate Member SAP's fourth in their series of Customer/Partner Info Days to be held at our Newtown Square, Pennsylvania offices. This event will center on the Operate Pillar of Design to Operate with select partners, customer testimonials, panel discussions on important trends, and innovations in digital asset maintenance, field service, and sustainable operations today.
Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit
June 7 - 9, 2023 • The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
CSCMP and SupplyChainBrain invite you to attend the All Inclusive! Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit (includes 2-night hotel stay, all meals, and conference). All you have to do is get there! Learn more about the summit and register today for this intimate event exclusive to supply chain marketing professionals. Limited space available.
CSCMP 2023 European Conference & European Research Seminar
June 8 - 9, 2023 • Barcelona, Spain
Achieving a Resilient Supply Chain in a Fast-Changing World is the theme for this year's European Conference & European Research Seminar, an international double-congress focused on Europe that gathers professionals and academics from the end-to-end supply chain around the globe. The interactive event focuses on discussions and debates on new research and innovations across the industry, with the aim of sharing contemporary issues as they relate to global supply-chain management.
EDGE 2023 Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition
October 1 - 4, 2023 • Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Florida
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!
The overall LMI fell for second consecutive month in March down (-3.6) to a reading of 51.1, from February’s reading of 54.7. 

March Highlights:
  • Warehousing Capacity and Transportation Capacity: Growth is increasing at an increasing rate.
  • Inventory Levels, Inventory Costs, Warehousing Utilization, and Warehousing Prices: Increasing at a decreasing rate.
  • Transportation Utilization: No movement.
  • Transportation Prices: Decreasing.
Economic Impact:
The overall economy continues to be somewhat mixed. Things are clearly slower than they have been, but it does not seem that we are in an official recession. The U.S. economy grew at a pace of 2.6% in Q4 2022, which is slightly lower than what was expected.
Edge Conference
CSCMP’s EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is THE place where end-to-end supply chain professionals unite to connect and collect new ideas that deliver results. Solve challenges like labor shortages, shipping delays, inflation, develop supply chain competency and trust and peek ahead at geopolitical influences, tech innovations, and sustainability initiatives.
Join thousands of supply chain leaders in Kissimmee, Florida and together we’ll tackle and overcome the issues facing our industry today. Step into supply chain’s future at EDGE.
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. 
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
Transforming the Digital Supply Chain for Strategic Growth
April 18, 2023
Hosted by New England Roundtable
International Logistics Panel
April 19, 2023
Hosted by Twin Cities Roundtable
38th Annual Seminar Finding and Filling Supply Chain Gaps
April 20, 2023
Hosted by Chicago Roundtable
Global Sourcing Solutions with Foreign Trade Zone Opportunities
April 20, 2023
Hosted by Atlanta Roundtable
OPEX Tour of OPEX Global Headquarters in Moorestown, NJ
April 20, 2023
Hosted by New York City / New Jersey Roundtable
Callaway Golf DC Tour
April 20, 2023
Hosted by Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable
The Voice of the American Worker
April 20, 2023
Hosted by Cincinnati Roundtable
Women in Supply Chain
April 21, 2023
Hosted by Columbus Roundtable
HRG at Uber Freight
April 25, 2023
Hosted by Ozark Roundtable
Freight & Supply Chain Forecasts – Spring 2023
April 25, 2023
Hosted by Cleveland Roundtable
State of the Supply Chain in the Mid-Atlantic Region
April 25, 2023
Hosted by Baltimore Roundtable
State of the Industry - Ports and Ocean Carriers
April 25, 2023
Hosted by Jacksonville Roundtable
FritoLay Tour
April 27, 2023
Hosted by Utah-Idaho 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).