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MercuryGate is a CSCMP partner and the premier sponsor of the CSCMP EDGE 2017 Conference.

Download their white paper, "The Case For ERP And TMS Integration 4 Reasons Why ERP Fails Transportation Management." Discover why ERP systems continue to fail at delivering the value required for transportation management, and the four reasons why integrating a Transportation Management System with an ERP can help you keep up with the speed that modern commerce demands.
"Imagine what 200 supply chain experts can do with two hours, one room, and a mission. If the last two years are any indication, we’re going to pack 45,000 meals to feed and educate families across the world!

Join us as a volunteer with Rise Against Hunger where we connect nourishment with education in a fun and competitive supply chain event!

Join us – help us end world hunger." - Steve Raetz, C.H. Robinson

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.

With the support of C.H. Robinson and Monsanto, you have the opportunity to be a part of this meal-packaging supply chain event, which will result in 45,000-plus packaged meals for those suffering from hunger all over the world. Volunteers will receive a "Rise Against Hunger" T-shirt as a "thank you" for giving back. Registration is required. Click "Learn More" for more information.
Stop by the myCSCMP Resource Center at EDGE 2017 in Atlanta to visit the Nashville 2018 booth and see why "Music Calls Us Home."

Stop by and enter for your chance to win a Nashville "Backstage Pass," an attraction pass valued at over $1,000. Music City looks forward to hosting CSCMP EDGE 2018!

September 30 – October 3, 2018
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Together, We’ll Soar
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Michelle Meyer
2017 EDGE Committee Chair

We are looking forward to Atlanta September 24-27! We know time is hard to come by but certainly hope we will see your faces.

This is our first year as the EDGE Conference. Volunteers and staff have worked hard to focus on bringing you leading edge, end-to-end supply chain education and events this year in Atlanta.

Serving as the EDGE Committee Chair this past year, I want to thank our EDGE Conference Committee and CSCMP staff for taking on critical and influential roles to bring about this dynamic and exciting program. EDGE is the first and premier end-to-end supply chain conference developed by members for members. Our hope is that new attendees become long-term members and that we will see you year after year.

Attending the EDGE conference means that you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in over 30 hours of high-quality education and more than 20 hours of dedicated networking to engage, debate, and collaborate with supply chain management leaders. EDGE features dynamic speakers and provides numerous opportunities to learn innovative approaches, receive updated information on all aspects of supply chain management, share useful tips, exchange creative ideas, connect with fellow CSCMP members, and meet our future leaders of supply chain. Consider reaching out to the students who
are here working behind the scenes and participating in key events like Career Day.

This is my 26th conference! And I know that the connections you make will be invaluable as you’ll be exposed to some of the most unique events and information available to supply chain professionals. It is our hope that all attendees leave EDGE after renewing old friendships, building new ones, and gaining heightened enthusiasm for the honorable profession of supply chain management.

Atlanta: Here we come!
Training and Development
The Logistics Managers Index is a monthly cooperative research venture between several supply chain management universities and CSCMP. We collect data relating to trends in warehousing, transportation, and inventory across a wide spectrum of industries. By better understanding these trends, we establish a more clear picture of the logistics industry and the overall U.S. economy.
Mark your calendars for CSCMP's upcoming workshop, Introduction to Project Management.

CSCMP member and former Motorola Operations Executive John Flood will provide a foundational overview for the process of project management, providing the building blocks that will teach professionals to take a project from conception to closure. Customized with topics and exercises relevant to your organization, this course will develop the management, communication, and leadership skills of your team.

Learning objectives of the workshop include:
• Defining expectations
• Mitigating risks
• Understand scope
• Develop schedules
• Define project deliverables
• Establish and apply effective change controls
• Communicate status to project stakeholders

Price: $350 for CSCMP members; $450 for non-members
When: Monday 10/23/17 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: CSCMP Headquarters
333 E Butterfield Rd Suite 140
Lombard, IL 60148

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Alison Krentz at or 630.645.3472
Edge Conference
"We get raw materials, ingredients, packaging, we put them into finished goods and move them around—we still do that," says Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). "But the underpinnings of how we do all that have become much more sophisticated. Companies want people who know how to use the most current systems and technologies."

"Educating For The Digital Supply Chain," Fortune, September 1, 2017; pp 41-43.
Academics: Take advantage of the September 2017 special created just for you! Enjoy 15% off CSCMP Career Center job postings through September 30, 2017. Use code 2017ACADEMICCC at checkout. Questions? Contact Burt Blanchard by phone at +1 630.645.3488.
Twin Cities Roundtable: Preparing for Super Bowl 2018

Please join us for our 2nd annual co-event with MN Transportation Club and CSCMP-Twin Cities Roundtable for an exciting look into 2018 MN Super Bowl! What is the evolution of the US Bank Stadium? Learn about the history, development, and equity and economic impacts of the stadium. Discover how major events coming to the city will positively affect the Minneapolis community with Alex Tittle from the MN Super Bowl Committee. Register for this event on Sept. 21.