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“Our members tell us that now, more than ever before, that the very notion of embedding sustainable practices from within their company’s supply chain delivers real, tangible results.” - Mark Baxa, CEO and President
The 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report, released July 14, explores how supply chain sustainability (SCS) practices are being implemented globally and what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries and the planet. The report is a collaboration between The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and sponsored by BlueYonder, C.H. Robinson, KPMG, Intel, and Sam’s Club.
The report findings are beginning to shed light on how supply chains are becoming increasingly recognized for their impact on a firms’ sustainability objectives and public image. “Our members tell us that now, more than ever before, that the very notion of embedding sustainable practices from within their company’s supply chain delivers real, tangible results.” said Mark Baxa, CSCMP President and CEO. “Competing in today’s global marketplace is not just about the high-quality products supply chains plan, procure, make and deliver. It’s about doing the right things right for the whole of society.”

Although there are many approaches to investing in SCS according to the report, interest in human rights protection, worker welfare and safety, and energy savings & renewable energy increased significantly over the past year. Supplier development was found to be the most common mechanism used by firms to deliver on their SCS promises. 
To succeed in the future, supply chain professionals will need to be comfortable working in a digitally enabled supply chain that moves quickly and reacts with agility. Yet at most companies, supply chain work and roles were not designed with these principles in mind.
If the events of the past year and a half have made anything clear, it’s that the supply chains of the future will need to be agile and digital, quickly managing change through the use of effective sense-and-respond capabilities. The pandemic has certainly pushed supply chains to their limits, leading many supply chain professionals to question how effective they are at identifying and reacting to disruptive events (see Figure 1). Now more than ever, agility is a key priority.

CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA) honors an outstanding individual who exemplifies significant, consistent, and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines.

In CSCMPodcast's final episode of the season, CSCMP Vice President of Marketing, Engagement and Education Nichole Mumford has a conversation with CSCMP’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient, Matthew A. Waller, Ph.D. Matthew is Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and a Professor of Supply Chain Management. Matthew holds the Sam M. Walton Endowed Leadership Chair in Business at the University of Arkansas. Listen to this conversation and more from season three.

Red Classic Transportation Services, LLC
Vecna Robotics
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
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.

CSCMP Corporate Member Cisco tops the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for the second straight year!

CSCMP Corporate Members Intel, Nike, Coca-Cola, and Starbucks also made this year's list.

Each year, Gartner analysts research the supply chains of hundreds of companies—to look at what peer organizations say and how companies score on key activities such as environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). You can check out the full list and report here: The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 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
"I joined CSCMP in fall 2020 to prepare for an upcoming career change. I am new to supply chain and wanted to learn more about the industry and connect with other professionals. I have not been disappointed! Attend events and talk to other attendees! Despite spending more time at home because of the pandemic, I have attended events, gone on virtual factory tours, and met professionals from all over the world since joining CSCMP. Just because we can't leave home or travel as much as we did before, doesn't mean we can't continue growing and connecting."
"I joined CSCMP in February 2020, as a way to expand my network and take advantage of continuous learning opportunities. CSCMP is a great way to broaden your supply chain knowledge beyond your current functional role. Take advantage of all the resources CSCMP has to offer. There are always webinars touching on prevalent supply chain topics that you can relate back to your own work. Use the membership to leverage these learning opportunities. There are also an endless amount of supply chain professionals to connect with - don't be shy to reach out and connect with someone if you would like to know more about what they do." 
Michael was also showcased in CSCMP's Member Mondays series, watch it here.
Kroll, a firm with nearly 5,000 professionals in 30 countries and territories around the world, is the world’s premier provider of services and digital products related to governance, risk and transparency. 
Hyland a leading content services provider, offers a range of cloud-based technologies, solutions, and services that automate the workplace by improving how organizations manage information and processes allowing them greater freedom and flexibility to adapt to evolving business needs and customer demands at the speed of business. 
Kinaxis Inc.
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: TGW Logistics Group, REPOWR, and
Optimal Dynamics!
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.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Roderick “Roddy” Martin. Roddy passed away on July 9, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.
Full obituary*
“Instrumental in digital supply chain transformation, Roddy was sought after world-wide for his knowledge on supply chain, digital transformation and change management. Before coming to the United States, he was chief engineer at SAB Breweries. Since arriving in this country, he has worked for several large companies. He has participated in panels with Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Bill Gates and many others. He was proud of the work he did for the Clinton and Gates Foundations.”
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066
Durham, NC 27715 or on-line at: Glioblastoma Foundation
Training and Development
For any assistance, detail or clarification, please contact Mr. Ajay Bansal, Secretary, PHDCCI Mob: +91-971735 2244.
CSCMPs’ Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is organizing a virtual tour of Tompkins Robotics, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions. You will gain a greater understanding of how robotics and automation are being deployed to make supply chains smarter and more efficient for the future. The tour will conclude with a Q&A session with leadership from Tompkins Robotics. Save the date for Friday, August 27 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm EDT.
According to the June Logistics Manager’s Index Report®, the overall LMI index is 75.0, up from May’s reading of 71.3, and is the secondhighest reading in the history of the index. This is the fifth consecutive month with a reading above 70.0. The thee-month moving average from April-June 2021 is 73.6, the highest in the history of the index—providing evidence that Q2 2021 is one of the most strenuous on record for the logistics industry. The cumulative effects of this ongoing growth are being felt by nearly every sector of the U.S. economy.
Edge Conference

With 400+ companies in attendance, 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!
View our latest speakers:

Giovanni Dal Bon | Head of Logistics - Unilever North America | Unilever
Sarah Galica | Vice President, Transportation | Home Depot
Charlie Jatt | Head of Commercialization for Trucking | Waymo
Kristen McConnell | Director, Supply Chain Talent Strategy | Land O’Lakes
Alonzo Plater | Vice President of Global Distribution | Columbia Sportswear
Jugad Sidhu | Senior Manager, Transportation Technology | Grainger
Heather Stege | President | Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Rob Tecco | Senior Director, America’s Distribution & Logistics | Crocs

Register for EDGE by July 31, 2021 to save $400 on registration! Use promo code* EDGE-J400.

*Restrictions apply.

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!
CSCMP has secured a block of reduced-rate guest rooms for EDGE 2021 at the hotels listed below. All are within walking distance of the Georgia World Congress Center, the conference and exhibition's location.
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  • Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  • Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
  • The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
  • The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta 
An excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and discuss and share new research, the ARS is proudly considered the foremost event for research in supply chain management and logistics (SCML). This event was created to bring scholars from around the world and from all disciplines into the SCML discussion.
The Academic Research Symposium (ARS) takes place on Saturday, September 18, from 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT and Sunday, September 19, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT. Your EDGE 2021 registration includes the ARS, however if you only plan to attend the ARS, you can register separately.
Saturday afternoon will kick off with a case study workshop and a practitioner panel and end with the Meet the Academics Reception. Sunday will be full of research, teaching innovation and poster presentations.
Register for ARS only OR Register for EDGE 2021 & ARS today!
Naylor Association Solutions
Eastern Michigan Roundtable: Eastern Michigan’s Tigers Game
July 20, 2021 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT | Detroit, MI
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Chicago Roundtable: 2021 Annual Golf Outing
July 22, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT | Chicago, IL
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Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable: Networking Night at Messina Hof Winery
July 22, 2021 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CDT | Grapevine, TX
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Cleveland Roundtable: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 101 – Lunch & Learn
July 28, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT | Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland Roundtable: CRC Presents The State of Transportation
July 29, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT | Cleveland, OH
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