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Thoughts shared by the winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award Winners: The Intel Team of Mani Janakiram & David Bayba on winning the CSCMP 2018 Supply Chain Innovation Award:
Intel is delighted and honored to win the 2018 CSCMP Supply Chain Innovation Award. There was a perfect storm of circumstances that both created the need for and enabled the innovation. These circumstances are not unique to Intel which is why we believe that our innovation award submission was a particularly compelling case study that resonated among many great submissions from other companies.  In this brief article, we will provide a little background on the work.
The Changing Environment
Intel has been transitioning from a pc-centric company to a data-centric company. Through various decisions and investments, Intel has entered data-rich markets positioning it to serve a formidable total addressable market (TAM) that some industry analysts consider as large as $300B. This transformation has greatly increased Intel’s diversity of products which in turn has resulted in an explosion in supply management complexity. Simultaneously, competitive pressures are as high if not higher than they have ever been; accordingly, employing more resources to manage the additional work is not a viable solution.  Innovation is a requirement to provide next-generation supply chain solutions!
Year after year, the CSCMP EDGE Conference is considered supply chain's premier event™ and is recognized consistently by third-party publications. CSCMP is proud to be recognized by Logistics Viewpoints as one of the best logistics and supply chain shows to attend in all of 2019! 
This year, attend the 2019 EDGE Conference in Anaheim, CA, Sep.15-18, 2019, and see what makes the EDGE Conference the must-attend supply chain conference year after year! 
CSCMP invites you to register for EDGE by March 15, 2019, and capture an additional savings of $400 off your registration! Just use the code EDGE19-JF400* at checkout. 
The EDGE Conference has been developed by members for members for more than 55 years, we strive to bring you the most relevant end-to-end supply chain management education and speakers in the world. 
Discover 20 education tracks hosting nearly 120 forward-thinking sessions covering the end-to-end supply chain.
Connect with more than 1,200 companies and their best-known leaders under one roof.
Network with more than 3,000 professionals in an educational setting.
Learn about industry trends, gain new insights, and walk away with tools you can take back and apply right away.
Hear what other companies are doing to gain a competitive advantage and increase ROI.
Explore, touch, and experience the latest supply chain technologies up close and personal in our Supply Chain Exchange exhibit hall.
Earn SCPro™ CEU's (Continuing Education Units). Attend all three days and earn 15 CEU's.
* Offer excludes members classified as Student, Young Professional, Educator, Corporate, Digital International and Military. Offer cannot be used to register for the CSCMP Academic Research Symposium only. Offer limited to one per customer and account. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and may not be combined with other offers. Offer is nontransferable and may not be resold. Offer good through March 15, 2019.
Today is the last day to submit your ideas for the 2019 EDGE Conference. 
The CSCMP EDGE 2019 Call for Sessions is an opportunity to educate and engage an audience of nearly 3,000 supply chain professionals from more than 30 countries and industries. You are invited to submit an education session proposal for the 2019 EDGE Conference in Anaheim, CA. If your session is selected, you will have the benefit of connecting with other conference speakers and attendees, and a chance to reinforce your reputation as a thought leader in supply chain management.
All submissions must meet the requirements outlined and are due no later than Tues., Jan. 15, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. CST. The online system must be used. Submissions sent via email will not be considered.
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
Congratulations to the following professionals for achieving SCPro™ Level One Certification:  
• Dennis Rimshaw, student at University of Tennessee
• Marcio Remor, Supplier Relationship Manager at Bayer
• Connor Mitchell, Warehouse Assistant, Direct Relief
• Jiaxin Zhong, Warehouse Operation Associate, Flexport
• Stepan Kobzev, Logistics Director, MIRS Corporation
SCPro™ Certification is CSCMP's supply chain certification developed by and for the industry's thought leaders.
Ready to join their ranks? Click "Learn More" for information on CSCMP's supply chain certifications or email us at
Congratulations to Robert Semethy, Managing Director Chief Procurement Officer at Erste Group Bank AG for achieving SCPro™ Level Two Certification!
SCPro™ Level Two Certification candidates are presented with a global supply chain business scenario that requires analysis, identification of areas for optimization, and recommendations for how to make the supply chain more efficient. Successful completion of the SCPro™ Level Two case-based certification exam demonstrates the ability to integrate supply chain management knowledge and problem-solving skills.
Ready to start your SCPro™ journey?  Click "Learn More" for information on CSCMP's supply chain certifications or email us at
Nominate an industry leader for the annual CSCMP Supply Chain Hall of Fame award. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2019. The winner will be recognized on stage during the 2019 EDGE Conference opening general session, Sep. 16, 2019, in Anaheim, CA.
The creation of CSCMP's Supply Chain Hall of Fame is designed to recognize and archive the significant achievements of those who have created, innovated, and mastered the discipline of supply chain management. The Hall of Fame signifies the life-long accomplishments of those members of our industry who have truly improved the world we live in.
But it is not only the concepts, inventions, and innovations that should be celebrated and remembered, it is also the people who took an impossible dream and made it a reality. This honor recognizes individuals that have made a significant impact on the landscape of supply chain management. Nominees must have experienced significant success in the industry, illustrated extraordinary leadership skills, and served as a role model to supply chain students, young professionals and budding entrepreneurs.
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By Susan Lacefield
The winners of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Award demonstrate that the future of supply chain management is in capable hands.
Millennials often get a bad rap. Their work ethic is questioned. Their reliance on technology disparaged. And their sense of entitlement mocked. They are even blamed for the "death" of everything from shopping malls and cereal to golf and home ownership.
But spend some time with just a few of today's leading young supply chain professionals, and you will see how empty those fears and stereotypes are. For the past several years, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) Young Professionals Committee has recognized two or three supply chain professionals under the age of 35 who are already making a mark on the profession. This year's Emerging Leader Award winners are: Kimberly Caron of Peerless Plastics, Bo Liao of Western Digital Corporation, and Chris Ricciardi of Logistical Labs. The three were chosen because of their personal career accomplishments and their record of achievement in the supply chain profession, as evidenced by awards, peer recognition and recommendations.
The award winners were honored at CSCMP's 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville, TN. Here they reflect on their careers so far as well as their future aspirations.

Please join CSCMP and NASSTRAC in giving a warm welcome to the following new Joint Corporate Members:
•  Uline 
•  YRC Worldwide
CSCMP and NASSTRAC Joint Corporate Members gain a community of 6,000+ global members; 75 percent of whom are director-level or above. Connect through 60+ global roundtables with 250+ annual events from tours to educational sessions. Receive access to NASSTRAC’s Fast Lane Content Hub for the latest transportation news attend key executive briefings and conferences produced by CSCMP.

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Training and Development

As leaders, there comes a point in the progression of our careers where our value is inherent in our ability to make effective business decisions. And with today’s disruptions, making decisions that are informed, connected, and effective is key to survival. Yet, the irony is that few leaders have had any formal training or education in this area. Consequently, leaders often make decisions based on values and biases developed through personal experience in the form of successes and failures. This means decisions made by senior leaders can vary based on the individual – versus senior leaders having a unified approach based on an extended value stream perspective.
Join CSCMP Europe and LeanCor Supply Chain Group as we discuss the evolution of leadership-level decision making in today’s disruptive business environment. We will highlight how changes in your decision-making strategy can benefit your business from an end-to-end perspective, and how to stay current and profitable with a connected enterprise.

Jan. 23, 2019  |  11:00 - 12:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET

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CSCMP and Kozminski University are organizing the annual CSCMP European Conference to be held in Warsaw (Poland), May 16-7, 2019. The conference is the must-attend European supply chain event of the year, offering unique opportunities for interaction.
Experience two information-packed days where you will:
•  Discover forward-thinking sessions covering real-world strategies implemented to maximize and transform supply chains.
•  Learn from some of the brightest academics and practitioners in supply chain today.
•  Hear dynamic speakers and industry experts.
•  Network with leading, emerging and future supply chain leaders from all over the world.
Attending the CSCMP European Conference exposes you to innovative ideas, provides networking opportunities with professional contacts and advances your professional skills. The program will focus on Supply Chain 4.0 with four sessions devoted to Digital Supply Chain, Supply Chain Integration & Collaboration, Procurement, and E-commerce & Commerce.
Join us for the event, where we will broaden our audience to include CSCMP European roundtables and C-level executives from top global companies, representing a broad range of industries, including FMCG, IT, consulting, retail, manufacturing, 3PLs, and e-commerce to share insight on how to take your company’s organizational development to the next level by understanding and promoting the digital supply chain transformation.
The conference will take place in parallel with the 14th European Research Seminar (ERS) on Logistics and SCM. ERS is a platform for intensive interaction among scholars, both formally in the sessions and informally outside of them.
Visit the CSCMP Europe webpage:
A special thank you to CSCMP & NASSTRAC member Ben Armistead, Partner at Greenwich Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA for contributing this article.  
Today, I am writing to help Shippers learn a very difficult language – Insurance.
That’s right. Insurance. I have been underwriting for more than 30 years in transportation and I am a partner with one the largest underwriters of logistics insurance nationally, and I can confirm that the insurance industry has done a poor job communicating even basic insurance nomenclature to shippers. As a result, the insurance and subsequent indemnification requirements are often incorrect in contracts.
So, let’s start with the obvious. Shippers would like and often require that a carrier (trucker) or intermediary (truck broker) indemnify them for any and all loss involving the transportation of the shipper’s cargo. Furthermore, shippers require that there be insurance in place to back up that indemnification. This makes sense and is a fair request.
A special thank you to CSCMP Corporate Member Liberty Advisor Group for contributing this article.
The approach to deliver disruptive high-tech products in today’s dynamic business environment has dramatically changed over the last decade. It is no longer sufficient for companies to rely on traditional product management and engineering capabilities to win in the marketplace. The frontlines of the high-tech product launch battle are now happening much earlier in the value chain. Today, years before commercial launch, companies are clashing to acquire talent, create customer demand, promote brand awareness, increase enterprise value and raise capital. The development and execution of Pre-Launch Product Mobilization (PLPM©) strategies for the burgeoning autonomous industry are just as important as the final product itself. And participating in the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a key venue to mobilize your autonomous program for long-term strategic and financial success.
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CSCMP is offering more ways to be featured as a leader in the supply chain industry. Become a guest speaker on CSCMPodcast and join the discussion about today's trending supply chain topics, and take the opportunity to share what your organization is doing in response.
To participate, click the link below to complete an application.
This application process is separate and in addition to the application process to be featured in the CSCMP Corporate Spotlight.
As a CSCMPodcast speaker you'll be able to:
•  Speak directly to other supply chain professionals
•  Grow your company's exposure
•  Showcase your expertise and knowledge
•  Discuss and share topics that matter to you
There are a limited number of speaker opportunities available, so be sure to submit your application today to be considered.
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Join CSCMP's local SoCal Roundtable for a presentation and Q&A with CSCMP Global President, Rick Blasgen. Topics of discussion to include: Major supply chain trends from 2018 into 2019, e-commerce, talent and future technology.
Topics of discussion to include:
• Major Supply Chain Trends from 2018 into 2019
• The E-commerce Explosion and How Retailers Have Adapted
• The Looming Talent Gap
• Future Technology Being Implemented into Supply Chains
Make sure to stay after for the networking reception and discuss with your peers!
Date: January 28, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
The Charlotte Roundtable is hosting a panel discussion featuring executives across different disciplines of the trucking industry, including ocean container drayage, last mile and general transportation. Trucking is at the top of every transportation professional’s agenda in 2019, given challenges such as the growing driver shortage, electronic logs (ELDs), hours of service rules, regulation, etc. There are also opportunities for savvy companies to gain competitive advantage in their delivery operations, given new technologies and service offerings which our distinguished panel will explore.
Date: Jan. 22, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Please join the CSCMP Baltimore Roundtable on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, as we welcome SCM industry thought leader Lisa Harrington, President and CEO of lharrington group.  Lisa will provide her insight on Supply Chain Transformation, examples of organizations that are making successful Supply Chain transformations and some food for thought when approaching Supply Chain transformation. She wlll provide some focused thoughts on the impact of next generation digitialization on supply chains. In addition to her consulting practice, Lisa is a Senior Research Fellow/Scholar at the University of Maryland with both the Robert H. Smith School of Business SCM Center and the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. She also holds advisory/board roles with Competitive Insights and Lanetix. She is a widely recognized educator, author and frequent industry event speaker.
Date: Jan. 22, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Please join us for our first ever Empowering Women in Supply Chain event!  All women advocates are welcome to attend! We will have a panel of seasoned supply chain leaders that are known for advocating and empowering women in the supply chain. After the panel we will have a Q&A, a networking happy hour, and entertainment will be provided during the event including a photobooth and an opportunity to get a ffree professional head shot!
Date: Jan. 24, 2019
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST