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Welcome to 2020! I am thrilled to share that 2019 was a great year for CSCMP. We experienced continued growth and had a fantastic EDGE Conference in Anaheim, California. If you haven't seen our year-end recap video, you should definitely watch it here.

There is one effort for which I’m especially proud to have been a part, and that was the donation drive we had for the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). ALAN was founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by CSCMP and other associations who cared deeply about our ability to provide logistics assistance to disaster relief organizations before, during, and after catastrophic events.
We've always known and experienced the generosity of logistics and supply chain professionals, not only with their dedication and commitment to volunteering, but their desire to make things better within our supply chain and business communities. This is a great example of tangible benefit from those who joined through CSCMP and donated to ALAN through our membership program.
 “CSCMP is where it all started for ALAN in 2005, and CSCMP members step up time after time to provide the supply chain knowledge, expertise, and services so critical for disaster relief activities. We are so incredibly grateful to CSCMP and all of the members for this wonderful gift of support.” - Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)

We are very thankful for every CSCMP member who chose to participate in the donation drive. Thanks to those efforts, CSCMP was able to donate more than $6,200 dollars to the American Logistics Aid Network.
I don’t simply see this as a good way to end 2019, but more importantly as a great way to start the new decade. On behalf of myself, ALAN, CSCMP Board of Directors and staff, Roundtable officers, members and everyone else who supported this effort and the many other programs and events throughout 2019, I thank you and wish you a healthy and happy 2020.

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Join us for CSCMP EDGE 2020!

EDGE 2020 | September 20-23, 2020 | Gaylord Palms Resort | Orlando, Florida

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosts the must-attend supply chain event of the year — CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference, EDGE. From leading-edge content to cutting-edge supply chain solutions, EDGE reflects the unparalleled resources CSCMP offers today and symbolizes our unwavering commitment to supply chain's future.
The EDGE supply chain conference exposes you to innovative ideas, provides networking opportunities with professional contacts, and advances your professional skills. Register today!


CSCMP’s Rick Blasgen speaks with CSCMP community leaders about the Young Professional Survey and emerging leadership within supply chain.

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CSCMPodcast is available in the iTunes store, Spotify, and the CSCMP website for all devices.

What do our emerging supply chain leaders think of our industry? What do they value, and how much does it differ from previous generations?
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Penske Logistics set out to answer these questions earlier this year when they surveyed more than 100 young professionals working in the supply chain – all under the age of 30 and either professional or student members of CSCMP. 
Listen to the CSCMPodcast to learn more about the 2019 CSCMP Young Professionals Survey results and what supply chain professionals under 30 are looking for in terms of their career opportunities.
Thank you to Jack Peck, President of FastFetch Corporation, CSCMP Corporate Member, for sharing this beneficial topic with CSCMP.
The change in retail business models is beginning to force changes in supporting distribution models. Consumers are now expecting very short delivery times in terms of a few days to a few hours.
In this Hot Topic written by Jack Peck, President at FastFetch Corporation, learn about the past and present characteristics of e-commerce and how proper distribution channels will assist in the future.
Join NASSTRAC, a division of CSCMP, in Washington, D.C., April 27-28 to learn the importance of how regulatory and legislative issues affect your supply chain and transportation operations. Also discover the importance and value of lending your voice to let legislators know your views and help shape future discussions. 
This two-day event includes Educational Transportation Sessions with Featured Keynote Speaker: Chris Spear, CEO American Trucking Associations and Meetings on The Hill with Congressional Representatives.
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CSCMP Awards and Recognition
Congratulations to the following CSCMP members and Governors State University students for becoming SCPro™ Fundamentals Certified!
‣ Marshall Holsapple
‣ Marshall Perry
‣ Kim Warren
‣ Jamil Shalabi
‣ Dustin Essington
If you are recruiting and would like an introduction to any of these students, please contact
Join CSCMP in congratulating both Nathan Brooks, Senior Solution Consultant, Barkawi Genpact and Dr. Nasser Mohamed Zaky, Logistics Director, Ezz Flat Steel for achieving SCPro™ Level One Certification. 
CSCMP’s SCPro™ Certification is the only industry certification that covers the comprehensive supply chain, from end-to-end.   
CSCMP's Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award recognizes up-and-coming leaders for their early yet meaningful contributions to the supply chain management and logistics industry.
CSCMP invites you to nominate a young professional member (32 years-of-age or under) in the supply chain community who is committed to her/his career and has the potential for a bright future, but who also deserves recognition now.
Nominate a candidate by filling out this form. A committee of CSCMP members – comprised of executive-level supply chain professionals and academia – will review the nominees and select finalists. Winners are formally awarded live in front of 3,000+ supply chain professionals at the CSCMP EDGE 2020 Conference, September 20-23 in Orlando, Florida.
Winners are featured in CSCMP's award-winning magazine Supply Chain Quarterly and recognized in other digital promotions throughout the year.
The nomination period closes February 14, 2020. 
The Supply Chain Innovation Award is an annual competition presented by CSCMP and SupplyChainBrain to showcase the top supply chain innovators of the year and share those applicable innovations with EDGE attendees.
This year, CSCMP's introducing a video contest at the finalist stage (details on the video contest to come), but for the first stage of the competition, applicants share case studies of their applicable supply chain innovations. Applicants can submit their case study application online now through March 15, 2020.
CSCMP Featured Members
Education: University of South Florida
Company/Title: University of South Florida/Distinguished University Professor
When and why did you join CSCMP?
I joined NCPDM in 1976 and attended every conference until 2018 when my wife was in the hospital. The networking with business professionals is outstanding. It allows me to bring real-world illustrations and best practices into the classroom, so that I can influence young people to consider logistics and supply chain careers. The educational sessions in the general conference are excellent resources for classroom material, potential guest speakers and research projects. My 43 years of NCPDM/CLM/CSCMP have been a blast and I anticipate making it to 50 conferences attended.
Learn more about James Stock via the link below. To view past Meet a Member features go here.
Education: BS, Marketing from The University of South Carolina: Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Company/Title: VP, Sales & Marketing
When and why did you join CSCMP?
I joined CSCMP to participate in the networking opportunities as well as the events and other benefits provided by the CSCMP organization. The EDGE Conference in 2018 was my first exposure to CSCMP and I bought in immediately. The Awards process (Case Study, Presentation, etc) was enlightening as I learned more about what other organizations are seeing in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry. The CSCMP Roundtables are also extremely helpful in the networking process locally. Also, the opportunity to mentor someone within the industry is helpful for not just the mentee but also the mentor.
Learn more about Garry Harper via the link below. To view past Meet a Member features go here.
The Shippers Group, is a privately owned, national third-party logistics company. With 5.3 million square feet of space in 12 locations across five states, they provide Public and Contract Warehousing, Contract Packaging, Ecommerce Fulfillment, and Transportation services. Their 1200+ associates focus on improving customer experience using proprietary technology. Backed by integrity, innovation, excellence, and safety – TSG delivers value to customers by becoming first in supply chain performance.
FastFetch provides patented hardware and software solutions for order fulfillment and packing for distribution and manufacturing using a combination of voice, light-directed, and wireless barcode technologies. Primarily targeted to e-commerce, manufacturing kitting, store replenishment, returns processing, put-away and right-sized packaging – FastFetch’s sophisticated artificial intelligence methods quickly determine optimized solutions that greatly increase speed and accuracy of operations. 
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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Don’t miss the opportunity to be a thought leader at EDGE 2020 in Orlando, Florida. 3,000 supply chain professionals want to hear the latest in supply chain education from YOU. Must be a CSCMP member to participate. 
Not registered for EDGE 2020? Register today!
Introduce Your Entire Team to CSCMP with a Custom Corporate Membership Package
CSCMP has membership, education, and event opportunities to help you invest in your team in 2020. Today’s disruptive supply chain industry has companies scrambling to stay competitive, and CSCMP is here to help. You and your team need access to best practices, up-to-date trends, and solutions to challenges from the people who know it best. Improve productivity, build skills and network and increase knowledge.  

CSCMP membership packages can be customized, so whether you want to develop five or 500, CSCMP can build a custom package to meet your specific needs. Contact an account manager today at +1.630.645.3479 or  
Want instant enrollment for your entire organization? CSCMP's Enterprise Package includes Unlimited Memberships for your entire company.
Perfect for:
✓ Global companies
✓ Growing organizations
✓ Cross-departmental supply chains
✓ Companies including 25+ members
✓ Leaders looking for visibility and brand exposure
Contact a CSCMP Account Manager today to learn more at or +1-630-645-3479.
Join today and give your entire team access to members-only perks, networking opportunities, education and exposure for your entire organization. Your entire team needs to be aligned to deliver the best results. Give them access to today's trending supply chain management topics, strategies and best practices with a joint membership with CSCMP and NASSTRAC.
Training and Development
Join us in 2020 to improve your knowledge about transportation, supply chain fundamentals, leadership and strategy, and risk management. The on-site trainings provide you and your team access to best practices and solutions to supply chain challenges.
NASSTRAC, CSCMP & TranzAct present the latest installment in the Breaking Down the Silos Webinar Series: Sales and Transportation
Thursday, February 6︱11AM CST

Register today for the next installment of the four-part Breaking Down the Silos webinar series: Sales and Transportation. This webinar will showcase how working together to develop freight policies will ensure a better customer experience.
The Forecasting Challenge for EC-Creamery written by Dr. Christian Hofer, University of Arkansas
EC-Creamery is an Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based dairy processor selling yogurt products throughout the Midwest region of the U.S. In this case analysis, students will be in a position to understand the challenges of forecasting and demand planning and how to address them via sales and operations planning, deal with incomplete data to develop forecasts, implement appropriate forecasting techniques and make relevant recommendations to senior management based on their findings.
Joiner & Sons Hardware: Exploring Multichannel Opportunities to Prepare for Developing an Omnichannel Strategy by Dr. Theodore Farris, University of North Texas
This case study involves a regional hardware store interested in expanding sales and increasing profits by exploring multichannel opportunities to prepare for developing an omnichannel strategy. The objective is to encourage the future supply chain management professional to explore the concept of multichannel/omnichannel through quantitatively analyzing different scenarios and considering how the findings can be used to guide improvements. 
All of CSCMP’s academic case studies are accompanied by teaching notes and applicable data files available to all current CSCMP Academic Members. Please email if you would like to request teaching notes.
Edge Conference
CSCMP will again be offering the SCPro™ Bridge Exam at EDGE 2020! The SCPro™ Bridge Exam was created for professionals that already hold a previously earned credential or advanced degree similar to SCPro™. 
Enroll today in CSCMP's 2020 Mentorship Program. Take part in this valuable member benefit by enrolling now through February 24, 2020. Upon enrollment participants will create online profiles, mentees/mentors will partner, and mentorship will commence in April.
To qualify for the mentorship program, you must be an active CSCMP member. Mentoring partnerships will run through December 2020.
The overall LMI index is 54.0, down (-0.4) from the November 2019 reading. This is the lowest reading for the overall index in the three-year history of the LMI, down significantly (-13.0) from this time last year, when it read in at 67.0. There have been low scores for the LMI since the Summer, with the lowest nine scores in the history of the index coming in the last nine months. Although it's down, the logistics industry is still growing.
Respondents predict over the next year, the LMI will be at 63.3 up slightly (+1.2) from November’s future prediction of 62.1.
Naylor Association Solutions
January 21, 2020︱11:30 am – 1:00 pm︱Columbus, Ohio
Transportation and logistics are at the heart of any supply chain. What are you doing to ensure that you're prepared to succeed in 2020? Let the Columbus Roundtable help move you into the fast lane! Join us at our annual blue-ribbon lunchtime executive panel, where the panelists will discuss all the hottest issues facing commercial users and providers of transportation and logistics services.
• R. Bruce McAdams, President and Chief Executive Officer at Transport Investments.
• Michael J. Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer at Kane is Able.

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $45.00
January 23, 2020 ︱6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ︱Charlotte, North Carolina
Join us as we welcome Patrick Davison of MHI and David Schwebel of Grenzebach Corporation to discuss industry-proven frameworks and examples of automation and robotic transportation implementations that have made a significant impact on business challenges such as e-commerce requirements, reducing labor turnover, and continuously improving productivity.

Member Price: $30.00
Non-Member Price: $40.00