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In our work around the world, CSCMP and its Roundtables strive to promote equitable, open access to people networks and educational content that improve the world’s supply chains. Likewise, the CSCMP Talent Center enhances the capability of supply chain talent to deliver supply chain innovations and solutions that sustain quality of life. That work includes all aspects of supply chain sustainability; economic, ethical, and environmental progress.
 
CSCMP and its Ukraine Roundtable have established the CSCMP Talent Center Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund in support of those pre-qualified service providers who deliver medical and food relief to the millions of people affected by the war in Ukraine. We stand with our CSCMP Roundtable community in Ukraine, our members, friends and colleagues and support their right to live peacefully in a sovereign, free country without the threat of coercion. Today, I am asking you to make a tax-deductible contribution to the CSCMP Talent Center Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund enabling medical and food relief to the affected people of Ukraine. Your contribution is tax deductible and upon completion you will immediately receive a receipt right into your inbox.

Your contribution has CSCMP behind it. We will match the first $10,000 USD in donations, dollar for dollar, and will oversee the application of 100% of your contribution to the respective, pre-approved supply chain operations in Ukraine. Our efforts to support the relief effort will also be managed locally by the CSCMP Roundtable Leadership. We will keep our donors informed of progress and the difference your contributions make towards logistics operations that sustain human relief efforts.

I am personally committed to supporting the supply chain that enables the relief efforts in Ukraine. That is why I am pleased to let you know that I have personally contributed the first $1,000 to the relief effort. Please join me in supporting the logistics operations in Ukraine by donating any amount that you can here. On the donation page, option 4, select the Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund.

Together, we will make a difference in supporting the logistics operations that deliver medical and food relief to the people of Ukraine.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our CSCMP community and the people of Ukraine.
  
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Supply Chain Quarterly (SCQ) bring you a new series-based podcast filled with more content, SCM exposure, and pinpointed, deep industry discussions with top thought innovators from the end-to-end supply chain.
 
In themed, multi-episode series, the new weekly podcast, Supply Chain in the Fast Lane, fast tracks topics you need to know from leaders you want to know.
 
Catch up on the State of Logistics series, sponsored by HERE, and tune in for the series finale on Tuesday, April 26 with Andy Moses, senior vice president of sales and solutions at Penske Logistics, as he covers the state of third-party logistics providers.
  
The supply chain is evolving. Thanks to the latest tools provided by Industry 4.0, processes along the entire supply chain are being overhauled and reengineered. These next-generation supply chains will transform ways of working and workforce requirements. Companies will need new skills, new roles and responsibilities, and new organizational structures if they want to build superior customer services and achieve a competitive advantage.
 
Read the full article by Knut Alicke of McKinsey and Co., Kai Hoberg of Kuehne Logistics University, Julian Fischer of McKinsey and Co., and Sophia Welter of McKinsey and Co.
  
It’s not news anymore that warehousing and logistics operations are struggling to attract, hire and retain associates. It was a difficult task pre-COVID-19 that’s become next to impossible in some regions of the country where multiple facilities are located in close proximity to each other.
 
To help these warehousing operations catch up—and catch their breath—there is a solution: contingency labor services. This approach deploys teams of experienced associates and managers who help stabilize an operation by supporting rapid growth temporary needs, or seasonal volume. Engaging a contingency team, such as those provided by FHI, to augment an existing workforce allows an operation’s management to refocus and address other issues.
 
Thank you to CSCMP Corporate Member Matt Lucey, VP of Contingency Services at FHI, for sharing this CSCMP Hot Topic.
  
The growth of eCommerce and supply chains has resulted in the need for more warehouses worldwide. Costs are rising, as well. This means operating efficient, productive warehouses and distribution centers is more important now than ever before. Asset tracking can help reduce costs, boost warehouse efficiency and improve productivity. Location-powered asset tracking can help optimize your warehouses and distribution centers. Some of the key uses are indoor tracking, asset utilization, and enhancing digital twins.
 
Thank you to CSCMP Corporate Member Erminio Di Paola, Vice President of Product Management at HERE Technologies, for sharing this CSCMP Hot Topic.
   
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CSCMP Awards and Recognition

Of the 10 nominated women, four are CSCMP members and one is a CSCMP strategic partner! Warner Communications selected 10 top supply chain women leaders who are helping businesses position themselves for greater resiliency and productivity. These women leaders are making a difference and paving the way for future generations.

Top 10 Women in Supply Chain

  1. Donna Miele-Palumbo, Principal & CEO, Concordia Supply Chain Group, LLC and CSCMP Board Member (current Treasurer)
  2. Lisa Anderson, President, LMA Consulting Group (CSCMP Member)
  3. Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive (CSCMP Strategic Partner)
  4. Dr. Yemisi Bolumole, Ryder Professor of Supply Chain Management, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee (CSCMP Member)
  5. Ann Drake, Founder and Chair, AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) and Founder and President, Lincoln Road Enterprises (Distinguished Service Award winner – Lifetime CSCMP Member)

We're proud to know five of the 10 top supply chain women forging the future of supply chain. Learn more about the 10 Top Women in Supply Chain

  
Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award
Nominations due by May 8, 2022.
 
The Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award (GR-TEA) recognizes individuals or companies that have excelled in using their knowledge, connections, and industry expertise to educate, support and create long-term impact through excellence in transportation-related fields.
To qualify, the nominee must be a CSCMP member and have demonstrated leadership and industry engagement that promoted education, excellence, and professionalism in transportation-related fields.
 
The Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award winner will be recognized on stage during Monday’s opening general session at EDGE 2022, September 18-21, in Nashville, Tennessee.
  
Enter for a chance to win EDGE registration, a $500 travel stipend, hotel lodging, and more!
 
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 2022, 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. Contest submissions are due by May 2, 2022.
Accepting nominations through May 31, 2022.
 
The annual Supply Chain Sustainability Award was established by CSCMP's Sustainable Supply Chain Committee to recognize an individual(s) who've made a positive and genuine impact in advancing social and environmental sustainability in the supply chain. The work of the individual(s) inspires others and stands out in the supply chain profession. Accepting nominations through May 31, 2022.
 
Categories include:
  • Supply Chain Team or Individual – Recognizes a visionary, innovative development, or creation of a new idea or 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.
  
Congratulations to our recent SCPro™ Level One Certification recipients: Nolan Moore, College of Lake County; Jose Rodriguez, Jr., College of Lake County; Peter Herrmann, College of Lake County; and Amedee Nieki Zanga!
 
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.
How to scale up for peak fulfillment
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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
  
Atlanta Roundtable
"I joined CSCMP through AFS Logistics in August 2021. Our company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and over the last 40 years, we have grown not just in our capabilities, but in the quality of talent we’ve assembled. And, if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that working together as a team is what fosters success, not just internally, but externally with other experts and industry providers. For us to be of better service to our clients, it is important for myself and AFS to constantly grow our network, build relationships and share the knowledge of our team. CSCMP allows us to do that.
 
Network, network, network. Building relationships through other CSCMP members and learning from their experiences makes us all more knowledgeable and stronger in the long run. Last September, AFS hosted several attendees at the EDGE conference. Not just other providers, but shippers. Having one-on-one, in-person discussions with shippers outside of our current client base and hearing their stories and challenges was invaluable. Exchanging knowledge with other providers is one thing. Hearing directly from the shippers who have been impacted by the changes of the last two years in a completely unbiased setting is priceless. CSCMP afforded us that opportunity."
  
San Francisco Roundtable
"I joined CSCMP in June 2021. The biggest reason to join CSCMP was to find a community in Supply Chain and keep up with the advancements being made in the field. There is so much to learn within the boundaries of Supply Chain, and the very aspect of a central place to consume as much knowledge as possible led me to join CSCMP.
 
Leveraging the community is the key. The CSCMP community here is very strong, and it's really important to utilize the network and establish a solid foundation in the space.
 
Anyone who is new to CSCMP, I would definitely recommend expanding their knowledge in different areas in Supply Chain through academic resources. A personal favorite is the Case Study section, which has been very insightful for me.
 
Surprisingly, CSCMP membership has been a great channel for me to establish connections externally with people belonging to different verticals in Supply Chain. As someone currently in the manufacturing world of supply chain, I have been able to build strong connections with people within Demand planning and logistics space at my workplace, which has been possible through proactively learning about these areas, which in turn helped me in establishing the domain connect."
  
HERE’s location platform uniquely combines location content and software, enabling people, enterprises, and governments to solve a number of business problems and gain efficiencies. Using HERE's platform, customers can power innovative new mobility, fleet management, and supply chain solutions – all while maintaining user privacy and security.
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OTIF may be the most important metric associated with any supply chain; failure to deliver on time and in full can lead to lost revenue, angry customers, fines, or even legal action. This report takes a closer look at OTIF and how to leverage visibility technology to measure and improve it. 
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CAREER CENTER
It’s no secret that, for the first time ever, the supply chain industry is now in the spotlight. This has brought a heightened need for qualified supply chain professionals. The path to becoming a supply chain professional is often unique. Whether you are just at the beginning of your career or have been through all the twists and turns and are nearing the end of your path, CSCMP would love to hear about your journey.

How did you find supply chain and what are the lessons you've learned along the way? Share with us at careers@cscmp.org. Get your story in the next CSCMP Supply Chain Monthly Newsletter.
Connect
It's time to connect with your supply chain peers and take advantage of CSCMP benefits and new-member pricing (last year we reduced our Premier membership from $325 to $299 per year).

CSCMP offers a Basic Membership for only $179, 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.
Are you attending EDGE this September? 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.
 
  
Welcome to our new CSCMP Corporate Members, Centerboard, Spartan 5S Solutions, VIZION, Port X Logistics, and our new CSCMP Enterprise Member, Victoria’s Secret!
 
CSCMP has membership, education, and event opportunities to help develop your team and remain competitive in today’s disruptive supply chain industry. Get access to best practices, up-to-date trends, and solutions to challenges from the people who know it best. Improve productivity, build skills, network and increase your team’s supply chain knowledge.
 
CSCMP Enterprise Package rates increase July 1, 2022. Capture your CSCMP Corporate Membership savings today! Got questions? We can help, reach out to a CSCMP Account Manager today at corporate@cscmp.org.
  
CSCMP's pleased to welcome 11 new volunteer Ambassadors. 
 
Ambassador Volunteers are CSCMP members dedicated to creating value for CSCMP’s supply chain community. Our volunteers represent different industries in the supply chain and represent different locations from around the globe, ensuring that every member’s voice is heard in the matters of CSCMP and the supply chain profession. Ambassadors welcome and assist individual members while expanding their own network. CSCMP Ambassadors stand out as credible business professionals, experts in the industry, and knowledgeable leaders.
 
Want to learn more? Please contact Timothy Pajak, Membership Engagement Manager at CSCMP via email at tpajak@cscmp.org. Ready to volunteer? Apply now.
Training and Development
April 21, 2022 ︱11:00am – 3:05pm
 
The Conference Board is hosting the Responsible & Resilient Supply Chain Management Conference virtually on April 21. It will feature insights and varieties of proven strategies from successful leaders advancing a more impactful approach to responsible sourcing and building a more resilient supply chain. Hear from global experts at P&G, Allstate, PepsiCo, SAP, and more. CSCMP members save $495 on registration to the event
 
May 4-6, 2022
 
Optimize Supply Chain Performance by Mastering SAP Functionality and Analytics
 
This SAP Supply Chain Bootcamp is a 3-day end-to-end supply chain MasterClass focused on utilizing SAP to improve service levels, increase profitability, optimize inventory, and drive operational efficiencies. During the bootcamp, Reveal’s supply chain/SAP experts will provide 16+ hours of education & hands-on exercises to use functionality, reports and analytics already found in your SAP system. The bootcamp will examine, analyze, and improve your supply chain operations through the smart use of SAP and your data, helping your organization improve service levels, inventory performance, decision making and drive operational efficiencies. 
 
Learn more and register to join fellow supply chain professionals in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 4-6, 2022 at the Talking Stick Resort! 
 
CSCMP members save $100 on the event. Join today for access to all CSCMP member benefits!
 
  
According to the March Logistics Manager’s Index Report®, the overall index is 76.2. This is the all-time high score in the history of this index, continuing a run of 14 consecutive months of readings over 70.0, a level considered a significant rate of expansion.
 
The average overall index reading through the first quarter of 2022 was 74.5, far outstripping the historical average level of 65. Primary factors behind this are the all-time high rates for growth for both Inventory and Warehousing Costs, which are in turn being driven up by unseasonably high Inventory Levels.
Edge Conference
  
 
Register today to join us in Nashville, Tennessee, September 18-21, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, for Supply Chain's Premier Event™ – CSCMP EDGE 2022 Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition.
 
Take $600 off your registration with promo code NEWSLTR through April 30, 2022. Terms and conditions apply.
  
The Gaylord Opryland is where we're hosting EDGE 2022. CSCMP has secured a $229 single/double occupancy rate, plus applicable state, local and occupancy taxes. The guest room rate includes the resort fee. You must be a registered EDGE participant to receive the CSCMP room rate.
Roundtables
Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable: Johnson & Johnson: Supply Chain for Healthy Future
April 20, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CDT | Grapevine, TX
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Houston Roundtable: April Luncheon – Medical Bridges
April 21, 2022 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CDT | Houston, TX
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Twin Cities Roundtable: Meet the Twin Cities CSCMP Board Networking Happy Hour
April 21, 2022 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CDT | Minneapolis, MN
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Cleveland Roundtable: CSCMP-CLE Networking Event
April 21, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT | Lakewood, OH
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Lehigh Valley Roundtable: Utilizing Technology for Competitive Advantage in the Supply
April 21-22, 2022 | Bethlehem, PA
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Columbus Roundtable: Annual Spring Seminar
April 22, 2022 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT | Columbus, OH
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New York City Roundtable: Supply Chain Technology Symposium
April 26, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT | New York, NY
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Houston Roundtable: Cinco de Mayo
May 4, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT | Houston, TX
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Cleveland Roundtable: CSCMP-CLE Lunch & Learn: Labor Shortage
May 10, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 12:30 EDT | Virtual Event
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Southern California Roundtable: Dodger Stadium Tour
May 11, 2022 | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm PDT | Los Angeles, CA
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Atlanta Roundtable: 2022 CSCMP 11th Annual Golf Tournament
May 16, 2022 | 11:30 am – 5:30 pm EDT | Suwanee, GA
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CSCMP Talent Center
CSCMP and its Ukraine Roundtable have established the CSCMP Talent Center Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund in support of those pre-qualified service providers who deliver medical and food relief to the millions of people affected by the war in Ukraine. We stand with our CSCMP Roundtable community in Ukraine, our members, friends, colleagues and support their right to live peacefully in a sovereign, free country without the threat of coercion. Please make a tax-deductible contribution to the CSCMP Talent Center Ukraine Logistics Operations Relief Fund enabling medical and food relief to the affected people of Ukraine. Your contribution is tax deductible and upon completion you will immediately receive a receipt right into your inbox.

Your contribution has CSCMP behind it. We will match the first $10,000 USD in donations, dollar for dollar, and will oversee the application of 100% of your contribution to the respective, pre-approved supply chain operations in Ukraine. Our efforts to support the relief effort will also be managed locally by the CSCMP Roundtable Leadership. We will keep our donors informed of progress and the difference your contributions make towards logistics operations that sustain human relief efforts.