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CSCMP’s EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be live in Atlanta, Georgia.

That’s right! We are going to be live and in-person in Atlanta to reconnect the supply chain profession in the industry’s leading, innovation packed peer-to-peer, leader-to-leader education and networking event. 


"I personally invite YOU to join me there." - CSCMP President and CEO Mark Baxa 


EDGE will be one of the first, in-person events in supply chain post-COVID-19. It's time to come together to discuss the innovative and breakthrough concepts occurring in supply chain transformation, digitization and operations.

In addition to EDGE live in Atlanta, we are also thrilled to see events opening up locally, and around the U.S. Our CSCMP local roundtables are leading the charge as we get back to a new and improved normal.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect! We look forward to seeing you in-person in Atlanta. Visit and make plans to attend today.

Watch the video!

In June’s CSCMPodcast, CSCMP Vice President of Marketing, Engagement and Education Nichole Mumford sits down with Kevin Smith, the report’s panel moderator and President and CEO of Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting, for a sneak peek at the coming June 24 release of CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report®, presented by Penske Logistics and authored by Kearney. The release event features a summary presentation by Kearney Partner Michael Zimmerman, and a panel discussion with leading executives in the industry. The 2021 report offers a snapshot of the American economy through the lens of the logistics sector in the overall supply chain. The rigorous compilation of leading logistics intelligence from around the world shines a spotlight on industry trends, and offers key insights on the ever-evolving supply chain industry.

Listen to the podcast today and be sure to register for the CSCMP’s 32nd Annual State of Logistics Report® Virtual Presentation & Panel Discussion, Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Join us Thursday, June 24, 2021 for the annual State of Logistics Report® release!

CSCMP collaborates annually with global strategic management consulting firm, Kearney, as the author and researcher of CSCMP's State of Logistics Report®, and with the report's longstanding presenter Penske Logistics.

Across three-plus decades, the report offers a snapshot of the American economy through the lens of the logistics sector in the overall supply chain. It is a rigorous compilation of leading logistics intelligence from around the worl that shines a spotlight on industry trends and offers key insights on the ever-evolving industry supply chains.
CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly recently released results from the Second Annual Salary Survey.
The survey results show how the global pandemic shocked the world and brought the logistics and supply chain industries under the microscope this past year. While the supply disruptions certainly put a strain on logistics and supply chain professionals, it wasn’t enough to sour them on the profession: A full 93% of the 386 respondents to CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly’s Second Annual Salary Survey say they would recommend the field to someone entering the job market or contemplating a career change.
Red Classic Transportation Services, LLC
Vecna Robotics
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
Are you a solution-oriented young professional or student CSCMP member aged 32 or under? If you find yourself thinking deeply about innovative ways to improve current challenges in supply chain management and logistics, the Young Professionals Video Contest is your opportunity to shine!
The winner of the contest will receive one complimentary registration to EDGE 2021, hotel lodging and a $500.00 U.S. travel stipend. The winner will also receive written recognition before and after EDGE as well as an announcement during the Future Leaders Reception.
CSCMP congratulates Controlant, Holman Logistics, Management Sciences for Health, Philip Morris International, River Logic and 6 River Systems for being selected as finalists to compete for the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ (SCIA) at EDGE 2021.
The SCIA recognizes teams who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and return on investment for a significant supply chain challenge. For more than 10 years, supply chain teams worldwide have submitted their cases to the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ for the opportunity to receive recognition and accolades by their industry peers on a global stage. 

These are the case studies that the finalists will present to a judging committee and a live audience at EDGE 2021
  • Controlant: Optimizing the Supply Chain Control Tower for Global COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
  • Holman Logistics: Artificial Intelligence in Action in the Warehouse
  • Management Sciences for Health: Public Private Partnership Logistics Pilot in Ukraine
  • Philip Morris International: Global Synch Hub for Touchless, E2E Planning & Fulfillment
  • River Logic and Philip Morris International Take a New Approach to Digital Twin in Supply Chain
  • 6 River Systems: Robotic Automation Helps NLS Increase Throughput 3X 
Congratulations to these six teams who stood out from 50+ submissions received! We’re eager to attend their presentations at EDGE 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Don’t miss this live competition! Make sure to register here to join us!
Take your supply chain career to the next level and get SCPro™ Certified. SCPro™ Certification is a three-tiered program that assesses progressive knowledge and skills across integrated supply chain activities. This process validates an individual’s ability to strategically assess business challenges and effectively implement supply chain improvements through the analysis of real-world case studies and developing a comprehensive project plan to achieve results such as a positive ROI. 
Register for CSCMP's SCPro™ Level One Certification Virtual Workshop Saturday, July 17 and Saturday, July 24, 2021. Learn more about the workshop here
Since 1991, CSCMP's annual  Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium brings together current doctoral students from around the globe to meet and discuss current and future research as they pursue their doctoral degree in supply chain management or logistics.
Students are nominated by supervising faculty and chosen by the Bowersox Doctoral Symposium co-chairs. The following criteria should be considered when nominating a symposium candidate.
All nominations must be made by faculty and are limited to doctoral students pursuing academic careers. Nominations from institutions around the world are encouraged to create a cohort of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The online nomination period will close June 15, 2021.
How to scale up for peak fulfillment
6 River Systems, Inc®
It’s never too early to start thinking about peak preparation, especially if your business experiences several seasonal spikes throughout the year.

To get ready for peak season, it’s now time to evaluate processes, from hiring seasonal labor to managing accurate inventory.

Read on to learn how you can:
  • Implement flexible labor strategies to meet demand
  • Stay ahead with “just in case” inventory
  • Achieve customer satisfaction
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CSCMP Featured Members
Have you had a chance to check out CSCMP's new Member Mondays series? Featured member Ben Darger and many more are showcased here. Learn about your supply chain network through these in-depth member spotlights.
"I joined CSCMP when I was in college. Supply Chain was a new field for me, and I wanted to get exposure to the industry and learn how I could navigate a career. It was a great experience to meet so many professionals that were so willing to mentor and guide me. Truly changed my perspective and helped me get started. Join a Roundtable and look for ways to get involved. We get tons of emails about volunteer opportunities and other ways to participate. CSCMP is aware this is an organization that people use outside of work, so the asks should never be too cumbersome. Make sure you are getting involved."
"Joined in November 2017 to prepare for SCPro certification (Level 1). CSCMP provides the opportunity for networking and a lot of useful resources about the supply chain world."
Transplace powers one of the largest managed transportation and logistics networks in the world. Their tech-enabled services and solutions platform are backed by the unrivaled combination of innovative technology and a dedicated team of domain experts, engineers and data scientists. Transplace is committed to thrilling customers by consistently improving supply chain performance and providing greater visibility and control of their logistics networks. 
ToolsGroup, a global supply chain planning software company that’s been around for 25 years helping companies maintain or improve target customer service levels while minimizing inventory, no matter how complex their supply chain is or how much demand changes. Watch CSCMP's Corporate Spotlight video to learn more about ToolsGroup!
Did you download your FREE report?
Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning: 2021 Survey-based Research is a new study by ToolsGroup and CSCMP which has found that only 3% of companies experienced no COVID-19-related business impact, and 42% of organizations say the pandemic has accelerated their digitization plans. Additionally, the majority (90%) are somewhere along the digital journey, but talent deficits threaten to slow progress, with 42% of respondents saying they are handing staff/skills shortages poorly or very poorly. 
CSCMP's new Basic Membership for only $179, is an affordable membership option which provides access to a wide variety of member benefits:
  • Preferred pricing at local roundtable events and access to CSCMP research and publications, such as the annual State of Logistics Report™, and more.
  • Access to member-only resources, like webinars and the member directory, career resources, networking opportunities, mentorship, volunteer and leadership opportunities, and preferred pricing on SCPro™ Certification materials.
Basic Membership does not include preferred pricing for EDGE. If you plan to attend CSCMP’s annual EDGE Conference, then Premier Membership will be the best option.
We're happy to welcome new CSCMP Corporate Members: Austin Data Labs, Ingram Industries, and Locus!

CSCMP's customizable memberships offer education, access to supply chain research, networking and exposure to elite C-level conversations via members-only webinars, workshops, and the global CSCMP EDGE annual conference. Connect with a CSCMP Account Manager today to build a custom package for your team. We look forward to hearing from you.
Training and Development
June 16, 2021 ︱Webinar hosted by Richardson Chamber of Commerce 
Reshoring is the practice of bringing manufacturing and services back to the U.S. from overseas. Tune in to find the tools to help you source smarter and sell smarter when competing with imports.
June 17, 2021 ︱10:00 AM CT
On Thursday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. CT, join CSCMP Vice President Nichole Mumford and Transplace Senior Vice President Robert Martichenko, for a discussion on how the pandemic has impacted the industry, how supply chain management professionals are responding and evolving to meet these new challenges, the opportunities that are emerging in this discipline, and how to tap into them.
June 17, 2021 ︱ 11:00 AM CET
The management and application of data has become a fundamental pillar on which strong and resilient supply chains must be built. Accurate, real-time data is critical for supply chain and logistics operations to run efficiently and cost-effectively.

This webinar will explore the key challenges that businesses must overcome to improve the connectivity within their supply chains to maximize the power of their data and drive toward a model that delivers visibility and flexibility across your operations.
June 24, 2021 ︱12:30 PM ET

Bush Brothers® joins The Digital Shelf Institute®, Salsify®, and GS1 US® during a 90-minute discussion to share an in-depth view on how it's transforming the omni-channel experience that satisfies customers and trading partners alike.
June 24, 2021 ︱ 11:00 AM CET
This webinar will discuss how your business can avoid costly delays and improve customer experience with AI-enabled technology that can predict routes, analyse risk and deliver the best and fastest option for delivery.
June 29, 2021 ︱9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
If you're new to transportation or would like a refresher, this course is for you. In this virtual training, led by NASSTRAC Executive Director Gail Rutkowski, Meg Duncan from Koch Logistics, and Candace Holowicki from Dayco Products, we'll cover basic transportation fundamentals and share methods to manage and optimize your transportation operation. CSCMP/NASSTRAC Members: $95 / Non-members: $295.
July 14  |  1:00 PM ET

The Institute of Supply Management recently reported 75% of U.S. companies have had their supply chains disrupted. This has brought attention to information flowing through every step of supply chain.
Join us for an upcoming Transportation and Logistics Virtual Forum that focuses on how to create greater efficiencies by digitizing the supply chain. Get valuable. first-hand insight from industry experts like Deep Analysis and Schneider about how automated solutions can be customized to your organization’s needs and elevate the accessibility, transparency, and agility of your supply chains. 

According to the May Logistics Manager’s Index Report®, the overall LMI index is 71.3, down from April’s reading of 74.5, which was the second-highest reading in the history of the index. Note that because the LMI is a change index, this does not mean the logistics industry is slowing down, merely
that the rate of growth has slightly decreased.
The reading of 71.3 is well-above the all-time average of 63.3, indicating that we are still in a state of elevated growth in the logistics industry. 
Edge Conference

“Our partnerships are closer as we look at rebuilding the network.
We see partnerships as a competitive advantage for us.”
—Rob Walpole, Delta Air Lines

Shortages, disruptions, inflation, product surges… EDGE 2021 is a key contributor to how your company plans for the short and long term.

More than 400 speakers across multiple sectors are waiting to discuss the impacts, transformations, strategies, and the future of supply chain with you. Don’t get left behind as your competitors and future partners take a front seat in the country’s first in-person conference of the year to discuss and plan the future of the world’s hottest buzzword: supply chain.

EDGE 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. We are eager to reunite, in person, with our members and community at large!
More than 180 companies are attending. View the full list here!
Join 120+ exhibitors showcasing the latest and most cutting-edge products, tech, and systems equipment at the Supply Chain Exchange during EDGE 2021. Become an official exhibitor today to position YOUR brand as a global innovator and leader in the end-to-end supply chain.

HURRY: Sign up today before we sell out of premium exhibit space!
The CSCMP Academic Research Symposium (ARS) will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia in conjunction with the CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition: Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT and Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT.

NEW Saturday Teaching Workshop and Industry Panel Session:
Learn the best practices of case teaching in this new addition to the ARS program. Case study pedagogy is among the most effective ways to convey advanced supply chain thinking and practice to students. Become skilled in delivering more effective case-based education.

The case study workshop will be followed by an industry-panel session, where the most pressing topics for today's supply chain professionals will be explored for industry-academic exchange and engagement. The Journal of Business Logistics editorial review board and "Meet the Academics" reception follow. 
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Columbus Roundtable: 2021 Scholarship Golf Tournament
June 18, 2021 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT | Columbus, OH
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Chicago Roundtable Co-Hosts Member-to-Member Virtual Networking
June 23, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT | Chicago, IL
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New England Roundtable: End of Year Virtual Networking Event
June 24, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT | Cleveland, OH
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