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The awareness of what goes on within today’s supply chain has changed and will prove beneficial to our industry and the professionals serving within it for a long time to come.
 
It has been a crazy couple of months and many of us are wondering where we will go from here. We are surrounded by exclamations on what supply chains need to change. Companies will have to answer questions like: Do we need to maintain higher levels of inventory? Do we have the ability to allocate supplies in need earlier and more rapidly? Do we need to bring manufacturing closer to the markets those products serve? Do we need to change regulation and trade agreements that depend on stronger relationships with partners and countries that are more suited to one another?
 
While I don’t have the answers to these questions, here's what I do know: Supply chain professionals always figure it out and know how to minimize ridiculous knee-jerk reactions that can result in negative impacts. We will learn from this disruptive event. We will strengthen our relationships, collaborate with one another, and pay it forward, sharing our best practices and lessons learned.
 
2020 is the decade for supply chain, and in times like this, CSCMP is going back to the roots of why we started this incredible community – to share knowledge and best practices, provide research and access to thought leaders, and to provide access to the tools and resources supply chain professionals need to lead through the challenges they face. 
  
Eric Termuende debuted at EDGE 2019, joining a panel of experts to discuss millennials and the gig economy. Join CSCMP at EDGE 2020 for Eric’s return to the EDGE stage where he will address issues surrounding the workplace of tomorrow.

COVID-19 disrupted everything with little warning and changed how we work practically overnight. The Future of Work is now, and this conversation has never been more relevant.

Eric Termuende is a globally recognized thought leader, author, and keynote speaker on the future of work and building teams that thrive.

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, and more. From the stage of TEDx to BUILDEX to Coca Cola and the Milken Global Conference, Eric inspires, challenges, and opens minds to opportunity and doors to growth.
 
CSCMP’s EDGE Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition will be one of the first face-to-face opportunities where supply chain professionals can network, exchange ideas, and share best practices following this disruptive time for our industry.

Gain access to CSCMP’s world-renown educational sessions spanning the end-to-end supply chain.
 
Register for EDGE 2020 today and take $400 Off* by entering promo code: EDGE20-4EM at checkout. *Terms and conditions apply.
  
From the moment you tender a shipment to the moment it's safely delivered at its destination, you should have visibility into the status of the truck and location of your freight. In addition, you should be able to identify patterns in your shipments and facilities over time that help you improve the efficiency of your supply chain. This is one of the goals of digital freight networks – to provide detailed insights into your freight operations that highlight inefficiencies and enable you to lower transportation costs.

Click above to listen to the latest CSCMPodcast featuring FourKites CEO, Mathew Elenjickal.

   
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CSCMP Awards and Recognition
CSCMP Sustainable Supply Chain Committee established the Annual Supply Chain Sustainability Award to recognize the positive and genuine impact in advancing environmental, social, and/or economic sustainability in the supply chain. This includes the work of individual(s) that inspires others and stands out in the supply chain profession.

Today, the majority of S&P 500 companies have corporate impact goals specific to sustainability. Sustainability is an increasingly important focus for companies.

CSCMP wants to recognize and celebrate the work supply chain leaders are doing to drive positive social, environmental, and economic impact.

Awards will be presented for the following categories:
  • Supply Chain Individual or Team – recognizes a visionary, innovative development, or creation of a new idea, program, and its successful execution in order to further the area of sustainability by either an individual or cross-functional team (if a team, team must include a third party/external partner and no more than five (5) team members in total)
  • Academic/Researcher – recognizes the contribution to the body of knowledge supporting sustainable supply chains and increased educational resources in sustainability
Learn more and submit your nomination today! Nominations are due by June 15, 2020.
CSCMP is soliciting original academic cases for its ever-expanding, online case library. CSCMP seeks classroom-ready cases that explore all logistics and supply chain issues involving supply chain strategy and operations, as well as supply chain analysis and decision making.

CSCMP has a special interest in cases which address topics such as last mile delivery, impacts of emerging technologies, sustainability, ethical considerations in supply chains, food safety, humanitarian logistics, warehouse management and urban logistics. In addition, CSCMP prefers cases with a financial focus, with emphasis on an accompanying dataset/database. Finally, the interest in these topics could be enhanced by specific attention to placement in a setting outside of the United States.
  
The 2020 Academic event submission and nomination period is now open. Those interested can:
If you have any questions about these submissions or nominations please contact Alison Hiller at ahiller@cscmp.org.

The following students from the College of Charleston successfully passed the SCPro™ Level One Certification Exam!

Evan Peirce Tyler Markiewicz
Britton Abrames Samuel Tobio
James Salerno Tradd Robison
Mya Belden Bryson Tonder
Michael Gheysens  

 

Learn More About SCPro™ Certification.

CSCMP Featured Members
  
"I joined CLM in 1992 on the advice of my Director at QMS Minolta. He suggested that I broaden my profession and learn about Logistics (Supply Chain was not an acronym at this time) as it will become the next 'big thing' with many opportunities."
  
Leif Revere joined CSCMP in May 2019 to attend and present at the EDGE 2019 conference in Anaheim. "For me, it is consolidating legacy systems in supply chains, so you can support new technologies – robotics, AI, blockchain, etc."
  
Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software, Inc.), is helping some of the biggest companies in the world modernize their supply chain utilizing the Cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Applying more than 35 years of domain expertise, contextual intelligence and data science, Blue Yonder is helping more than 3,300 of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, and logistics companies create more autonomous, sustainable and profitable operations.
  
E2open is a channel and supply chain management software provider used by major companies to improve visibility, coordination, and control over the end-to-end supply chain. The E2open platform creates a digital representation of the physical supply chain, connects internal and ecosystem partner systems, and normalizes and cleanses the data to make it decision-grade. This facilitates the evolution of supply chain processes toward true convergence of end-to-end planning and execution.
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Yesterday we celebrated our 3rd Annual Supply Chain Professionals Appreciation Day!
 
Although our CSCMP community always appreciates our supply chain professionals, supply chain has now become a household name. People around the globe have been impacted and are now taking notice of our vast and necessary presence. We celebrate You!
 
CSCMP Member Appreciation month is in full swing with professional discounts, podcasts, and webinars. 
 
Join the fun on social media with acknowledgements, celebrations, photos, testimonials, etc. Tag us with hashtags #CSCMP and #ThisIsSupplyChain so we can share your posts!
 
Become a CSCMP Member today and take $75 Off*! Enter promocode: PRORETURN at checkout. *Terms and conditions apply.
 
The global pandemic and oil price crash has created one of the most challenging environments the modern world has ever experienced. How the downstream supply chain community collectively reacts will impact this sector and associated industries for generations to come. Insight has never been more critically needed to help businesses successfully navigate these turbulent times.
 
Reuters Events’ Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics 2020 Conference (June 11) aims to provide this critical insight – making the world-renowned event completely virtual this June – and free for all to attend!
 
Hear insights on a variety of topics, including business continuity, sustainability, and impactful technologies - from leading decision makers across the full petrochemical supply chain industry.
 
Learn more about the event here.
 
CSCMP Corporate Member, GLT Logistics, in partnership with CSCMP and The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) will host a virtual summit, Logistics Industry United Against COVID-19, June 16-18.
 
GLT has focused on creating and sharing educational events with the Logistics Industry. Due to the current circumstances, GLT has decided to join forces with The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), an industry-wide organization that exists to provide assistance to disaster relief organizations to help solve their most pressing supply chain challenges immediately after disasters strike. The registration fee for the event is $4.99 per person and 100% of the ticket sales will be donated to ALAN.
Training and Development
Whether you are facing COVID-19, trade wars, recessions, natural disasters, border issues, or some other as yet unidentified disruption, supply chains still need to roll on, and if you don’t shift and adjust with the landscape you will wither and someone else will fill the void.
 
Become a CSCMP member to participate in CSCMP and NASSTRAC's webinar series where members get access to community leaders, share observations and concerns, and ask questions. This venue provides a platform to access experts, hear stories, and discuss ideas and solutions.
 
Take advantage of membership savings during CSCMP's Member Appreciation Month! Join today and take $75 Off* when you use promo code: COMEBACKPRO at check out. *Terms and conditions apply.
 
Stay tuned for the next webinar announcements.
  
Did you get a chance to listen to CSCMPodcast Episode, Transforming into a Culture of Continuous Improvement by Making Work Meaningful?
 
CSCMP President and CEO, Rick Blasgen and LeanCor CEO/Author/Speaker, Robert Martichenko covered the idea of a “human leader” – one who is focused on respecting people by fostering meaningful relationships with work and technology. When this happens, people are empowered to continuously improve and create more value. Transforming into this type of culture will be the primary role of future leaders. Listen to the podcast here.
 
The Future of Leadership Series continues with:
 
LeanCor Future of Leadership Webinar: "Core Elements of a Cultural Transformation" – Part 1
Wednesday, May 20 ︱ 11AM CDT
In this first webinar of the “Future of Leadership Series,” join Robert Martichenko as he explores the first two gears of a cultural transformation framework. 1) Transformation Alignment: Current State Alignment; Future State Alignment; and Roadmap Alignment. 2) Leadership Participation: Focused Leaders; Leadership Management Systems; and Aligned Decision Making. Register for Part 1 today!
 
LeanCor Future of Leadership Webinar: "Core Elements of a Cultural Transformation" – Part 2
Wednesday, June 10 ︱ 11AM CDT
In this second webinar of the “Future of Leadership Series,” join Robert Martichenko as he explores the second two gears of a cultural transformation framework. 1) Team Member Success: Skilled Team Members; Meaningful Work Environments; and Team Members as Problem Solvers. 2) Process Ownership: Process Visibility & Performance; Process Discipline & Best Practices; and Relentless Continuous Improvement. Register for Part 2 today!
  
Presented by CSCMP, Pennsylvania State University, Infosys Consulting, and Penske Logistics
 
Thursday, May 21, 2020 ︱11am CDT
Responsive, Cost-Effective and Greener Supply Chains Among Themes of Third-Party Logistics Study.

CSCMP President and CEO, Rick Blasgen and panelists Dr. John Langley, clinical professor, supply chain information systems and director of development, Center for Supply Chain Research at Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University; Sylvie Thompson, supply chain practices leader, North America, Infosys Consulting; and Joe Carlier, senior vice president of global sales, Penske Logistics will dive deep into a discussion about the study.

This webinar is a CSCMP member benefit and not accessible to non-members.
 
Gain access to this webinar and more while capturing membership savings!
 
Become a CSCMP member today and take $75 Off* with promo code: COMEBACKPRO at checkout. *Terms and conditions apply.
  
May 28 ︱ 11AM-12PM CDT
 
From the moment you tender a shipment to the moment it's safely delivered at its destination, you should have visibility into the status of the truck and location of your freight. In addition, you should be able to identify patterns in your shipments and facilities over time that help you improve the efficiency of your supply chain. This is one of the goals of digital freight networks – to provide detailed insights into your freight operations that highlight inefficiencies and enable you to lower transportation costs.

In this webinar with Convoy, we'll discuss the current challenges in collecting shipment data at scale and how a digital freight network addresses these challenges. We'll cover the different categories of data that digital freight networks collect and how each can benefit your business. And we'll review eight real-world examples of how businesses identified and addressed hidden inefficiencies in their supply chains in partnership with a digital freight network.
  
April's LMI suggests growth is increasing for: Inventory Levels, Inventory Costs, Transportation Utilization and Transportation Prices. Growth is increasing at a decreasing rate for: Warehouse Utilization and Warehousing Prices. Warehousing Capacity, Transportation Utilization, and Transportation Prices are contracting.
The Fundamentals of Supply Chain︱September 30, 2020
Supply Chain is one of the fastest growing industries today. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected supply chain jobs to rise at twice the rate of all other jobs in the U.S. In this on-site training, led by Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP, and Susie Bodnar, Director of Operations and Client Strategy at FourKites, learn the concepts and magnitude of a strong and properly integrated supply chain along with the important issues impacting the supply chain. Register today!

Supply Chain Leadership and Strategy︱October 1, 2020
Join Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP, and Kevin Smith, President and CEO at Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting for a day of education on what it means to practice strategic leadership versus tactical management, defining your vision, and the functional connections within your organization and how a strong supply chain strategy translates to a strong overall business strategy. Register today!

Supply Chain Risk Management and Disaster Simulation︱November 5, 2020
Join Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP, and Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), for an interactive, game-based session in which you’ll play the role of an organization working hard to deliver food, water, and medicine to a community following a disruptive event. You’ll come away with a better understanding of how you and your business can improve outcomes for disaster survivors. Bring your smart phone or tablet to play along! Register today!
 
Register today for two CSCMP workshops and get 50% off the second workshop when you enter promo code: BOGO-NM at checkout! (CSCMP Non-Member Workshops $695, get two for $1042.50.)
 
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Edge Conference
  
 
Join us this September in Orlando, Florida for CSCMP’s EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, one of the first face-to-face opportunities where supply chain professionals can network, exchange ideas, and share best practices following this disruptive time for our industry.
The health and safety of our attendees is our priority and we are glad to announce that our partner hotel for EDGE 2020, Gaylord Palms is committed to providing a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols to defeat COVID-19. 
 
Marriot International has formed the Marriott Cleanliness Council which consists of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations. The Council is redefining cleaning and safety standards for Marriott properties to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of guests and associates.
  
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™.  
  
CSCMP designed the Supply Chain Exchange Exhibition to provide a platform for companies and organizations to meet and partner with the right solutions provider. And guess what? Decision-makers from organizations like Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, Walt Disney, Nike and many more are attending EDGE 2020 in Orlando, Florida, September 20-23! Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with them by becoming a vendor of the Supply Chain Exchange. 

New for 2020 – The Innovation Stage. Think of this as a “Shark Tank” type of presentation taking place on our centrally located stage. Sessions will be held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with each session allowing for a 15-minute demonstration followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

As a Supply Chain Exchange participant, you can:

•  Display your innovative products to 3,000+ leaders spanning the end-to-end supply chain;
•  Establish your products and services as the solution for organizations’ pain points;
•  Reconnect with longtime customers and continue fostering these relationships; and
•  Establish new contacts and develop potential new business.

Don’t miss out on showing off your products and services to the right folks. Sign up today before we sell out of premium exhibit space!
Roundtables
May 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Irving, TX
 
Attend this webinar led by Olga Torres, Managing Member of Torres Law on a discussion of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). When fully implemented, the agreement will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and grows the North American economy. Walk away with valuable application on upcoming changes, including country of origin rules, changes in key industry practices and customs processing, as well as recommendations and resources for supply chain management professionals. Registration is required. Webinar instructions will be forwarded to registered participants.
 
Member Price: $0.00
Nonmember Price: $25.00
May 29, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Milan, Italy
 
Join the Italy Roundtable as they conduct a virtual panel of experts who will look into new scenarios that force supply chains to reinvent themselves amidst new and external risks. ‘Redundancy’ and ‘safety stock’ will again be keywords among SC professionals, and the dynamics that govern modern geopolitics and the relations among macro-regions will be of utmost importance in designing future Supply Chain strategies. Registration is required. Webinar instructions will be forwarded to registered participants.
 
Member Price: $0.00
Nonmember Price: $25.00