Supply Chain Monthly
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The new year is off to an exciting start!

We have designated 2018 as "the year of the member" as we refocus our efforts on providing value to the individuals who are central to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) community. CSCMP is working hard to keep pace with the ever-changing supply chain field and is focused on making sure our members are ready to face the challenges ahead.

Our members come to us at every stage in their professional development, and each one of them has his or her own unique needs. CSCMP strives to serve them all.

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Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are set to revolutionize the way warehouses operate. But before companies jump into implementations, they must make sure they have the data and talent they need.

Staying abreast of changes in supply chain technology has become almost a full-time job. From robotics and automation to data analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things, new technologies are emerging that have the potential to further improve how goods are shipped, handled, stored, and delivered. With all of these technologies competing for our attention, it can be difficult to know where to focus.

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CSCMP invites you to join us May 17-18, 2018, in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, for a 2-day conference covering the most important trends and developments in supply chain.

The European Conference will feature 5 tracks. Whether you choose to follow one track and deep dive into the topic, or combine your program from the different areas, the high level speakers and sessions will provide a unique experience for every participant.

- Blockchain & Supply Chain Finance
- Disruptive Technology
- Human Capital
- Innovation & Trends
- Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
The primary threat to any enterprise comes from outside the digital walls of the organization.

As threats grow with the proliferation of data-driven technologies, protecting against routine and targeted threats without disrupting operations and growth is a financial imperative.

This Hot Topic reviews five proactive threat mitigation strategies to consider as you implement plans to protect your organization from a cyber threat.

About the author: Mary Singh is a Principal at Liberty Advisor Group, with 15 years of security and consulting experience with an emphasis on information operations, security solutions, and incident response strategy. Her expertise is primarily in incident response, focused on endpoint forensics for advanced attacks and identifying information exposure. Mary helps clients with attack prevention, intrusion detection, and vulnerability assessment. She also teaches and presents at numerous conferences and industry events.

CSCMP Hot Topics are a member benefit and available to CSCMP members free of charge. They are available for purchase to non-members.

Click on "Learn More" to download this month's CSCMP Hot Topic, "Threat Intelligence in Supply Chain."
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
Congratulations to the following professionals for achieving SCPro Level One Certification, CSCMP's supply chain certification developed by and for the industry's thought leaders.

Alfa Viguera
Deborah Moore
Narendra Narukulla
Adam Halbert
Chow Yee Lim
Phang Huey Meng
Muruletharan Valayudan

Ready to join their ranks? Click "Learn More" for information on CSCMP's supply chain certifications.
Do you know a young professional in your organization or roundtable who has shown exemplary work in supply chain and is doing something noteworthy?

Nominate them for the Emerging Leader Award.

Now in its sixth year, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award (ELA) recognizes up-and-coming leaders for his/her early and substantive contributions to supply chain management and logistics and who are worthy of recognition now.

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Active involvement in CSCMP
• Certifications and continuing education
• Recognition as an up-and-coming leader
• Contribution to the supply chain management profession

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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presents its Distinguished Service Award (DSA), our highest honor, at the EDGE annual conference to an academic, consultant, or practitioner who exemplifies significant, consistent, and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines.

Do you know a prominent supply chain professional who is qualified to be considered for the most prestigious award in the supply chain industry? Now is your opportunity to nominate him or her for the 2018 CSCMP Distinguished Service Award.

Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2018.

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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and SupplyChainBrain welcome your entries for the 14th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Award™ (SCIA) competition.

Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation(s) that emphasize innovative and measurable results. Finalists are asked to present their case studies at CSCMP's 2018 EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Together, We’ll Soar
BluJay Solutions is a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network. Our customers can unlock the power of over 40,000 universally connected partners to achieve greater trade velocity and optimize their future in the global economy.
Hub Group, Inc.
Schneider Port Logistics
Innovation. Quality. Service
The Raymond Corporation
It takes a lot to be a global leader. It takes a proud history of engineering material handling solutions that lead the way in innovation. It takes skilled and talented people committed to constant improvement. It requires a level of service that offers end-to-end solutions that anticipate customers’ needs.
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Training and Development
Add an SCPro™ Certification to your EDGE experience!

There has been an evolution in the way that individuals pursue and achieve new skills and experience beyond traditional undergraduate degrees to demonstrate abilities, motivation and expertise.

Certification programs, like CSCMP's SCPro™ Certification, are one of the tools available to supply chain professionals to help differentiate yourself in the talent pool and advance your career.

Recognizing the impact of certification on the advancement of a professional's career, CSCMP will be offering a test preparation session and an exam onsite for the SCPro™ Bridge Exam at EDGE.

For the first time ever, supply chain professionals will have the ability to prepare for and take their supply chain certification exam at the CSCMP EDGE Conference.

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The Secure Halo™ platform by TSC Advantage provides a holistic view of cyber risk, including from leading threat vectors like insider threat and third-party dependencies, to empower market-driven and threat-based decisions while also meeting regulatory requirements. The platform provides an efficient, non-invasive, and cost-effective way to measure and align security controls used by third-party vendors or suppliers. Using Secure Halo™, you can identify specific weaknesses, inform vendors, and set contractual cybersecurity standards.
• See portfolio views of suppliers’ ecosystems
• Understand interdependent risk among client, supplier, and customer
• Improve corporate risk management planning
• Prioritize critical vulnerability areas for further assessment and/or remediation

Watch the video to learn more today.
New research examines how crowd logistics differs from traditional logistics service models and which type of crowd logistics might be the most disruptive.

What impact could crowd logistics have on logistics service providers and their customers?

Crowd logistics is both a threat and an opportunity for logistics service providers. They are a genuine threat because the crowd can replace traditional logistics providers and reduce their market share. But crowd logistics also provides an opportunity to develop new activities. For that reason, service providers can look to include crowd delivery services in their offerings. They are better able to do so if they are positioned as "4PL providers," since by definition they have the skills to orchestrate logistics resources, which are precisely the skills needed by successful crowd logistics firms. DHL, for example, has tested a service of this type in Sweden, called MyWays.

For retailers the risk is that, with the emergence of crowd local delivery firms, they will lose their direct link with the consumer, which is strategically vital. A firm like Instacart is looking to position itself as a new intermediary between consumers and traditional retailers. The risk for the retailers is that they might become just suppliers, where Instacart's shoppers will go to shop for their clients.

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Edge Conference
As advances in technology continue to disrupt the norm, more industry leaders look toward emerging technologies as solution providers for the diverse challenges existing in trading partners' business practices. The upcoming 2018 TPA Supply Chain Conference, in Orlando, Florida from April 15-17, 2018, is an excellent venue to examine the opportunities with your trading partners.

Special offer exclusive to CSCMP members: Get $500 off your registration.* Register today before this limited-time offer expires! Enter code CS1820CMP

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*Note: applies to CSCMP members only (who are not already FMI or GMA members).Offer expires April 5, 2018.
Roundtables are CSCMP’s chapters and your local network.

CSCMP has more than 80 roundtables across the U.S. and around the globe, and are run by a volunteer network of CSCMP members. Our roundtables host hundreds of local events per year, including educational events, networking events, facility tours and more.

Every CSCMP member is assigned to a local roundtable upon purchase of his or her membership. You can self-select other roundtables you’re interested in learning about. Click "Learn More" to find your local roundtable and check out upcoming events.
"I’ve always appreciated the networking opportunity these events bring. It’s cool to meet new people from within the industry or from related industries. Often, members are students or academics from the field that appreciate real-world discussions. I also appreciate the presentations typically set up as part of a roundtable event. I’ve learned a lot about applying practical solutions to complicated supply chain problems over the few years that I’ve attended."
XPO Logistics, Inc.
Member-to-member relationship building – Connect with hundreds of professionals in your local area
Access to industry leaders – Meet and learn from top supply chain experts
Insight and perspective – You won’t just get the news, you’ll get the viewpoints of SCM insiders
Solutions and best practices – Learn how to solve personal and organizational challenges
Referrals to customers – Close business in your local market
Stand out through volunteer leadership – Learn more

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