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Catch up today on our new Supply Chain Digitalization series, season two of our series-based podcast bringing you more content, SCM exposure, and pinpointed, deep industry discussions with top thought innovators from the end-to-end supply chain.

Supply Chain in the Fast Lane, developed and hosted by The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Supply Chain Quarterly (SCQ), fast tracks topics you need to know from leaders you want to know. 
The Supply Chain Digitalization series, sponsored by DHL Supply Chain, includes episodes covering:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Twins
  • Digitalization in Transportation
  • Digitalization in Distribution
Supply Chain in the Fast Lane is hosted on and as well as Apple, Spotify, and all top podcast streaming services. Episodes release each Tuesday.
We know our supply chain community is facing a number of challenges in the industry today. In order to better understand the impact of these challenges, we’d appreciate your input that will enable us to derive insights on what’s happening in your day-to-day. Please help with the survey presented by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Take the survey today!
The Annual State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report explores how supply chain sustainability (SCS) practices are being implemented globally and what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries, and the planet. The report, in its third year, is a collaboration of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL).
A special thanks to our supporting partners of this supply chain sustainability research: C.H. Robinson, Avetta News, Freight Pipes, KPMG, and Blue Yonder.
Watch for the report release later this month!
China’s online shopping event Singles Day can make or break a retailer’s year. It’s the equivalent of the United States’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sales combined, but bigger—with a sales surge that is as much as 100 times greater than normal. Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Health Supply Chain has found that a strong advanced planning foundation and digital tools and processes are essential to surviving the onslaught of sales.
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
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 develop a comprehensive project plan to achieve results such as a positive ROI.
CSCMP Featured Members
"I joined CSCMP in November 2018 a few months after taking a break from my 13-year career. I wanted to keep myself connected to the Supply Chain industry by networking, enhancing knowledge and also contributing and adding value to this industry as I had ample of free time in doing so.
My advice is to network with fellow members from all over the world and also to take advantage of CSCMP’s offers and learning which is a sea of knowledge. Participate in the events provided by CSCMP to have you seen and heard."
"Originally joined CSCMP in 1988 when it was CLM and I attended the conference in Boston. Another manager in the company couldn't go, so my boss had me use his ticket. I walked out of the conference with ideas to solve problems that the company had and saw problems the company had that others did not see. From then, I continued to participate.
Early in my career, the educational sessions at the conference were the attraction. The networking was the bonus, but the real reason I attended was for the sessions. I studied the agenda and planned out my days, happy to meet like-minded people in the sessions.
As I grew in my career, the balance shifted from Education to Networking. While there were always advanced sessions, many of the sessions became less valuable (to me) as my experience and knowledge grew. Networking at the sessions became more valuable because of the conversations with peers on the topics, sharing ideas beyond what the session presented.
Over time I started to present, at CSCMP, RILA, WERC, and other events. In this late stage of my career, the value is mine to return to the community."
Improve On Time, In Full Delivery
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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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 Get your story in the next CSCMP Supply Chain Monthly Newsletter.
Now is an excellent time to connect with your supply chain comrades and take advantage of CSCMP benefits. 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.
Basic Membership does not include preferred pricing for EDGE. If you or your colleagues plan to attend CSCMP’s annual EDGE Conference, then Premier Membership will be the best option.
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.
Training and Development
CSCMP President & CEO Mark Baxa served as a special guest on the recently released podcast, First Things First, a show hosted by Mercado CEO and CSCMP Member Rob Garrison.
Together they provide a great discussion on the vital role education plays within the global supply chain and its ability to provide a solid foundation for both newcomers to the industry and experienced supply chain professionals alike.
Learn about member-to-member relationship building, professional development, local roundtables, the annual EDGE Conference, the Career Center, how to access the member-only directory, volunteer opportunities, and more. 
Join this virtual networking event on August 4 at 2pm CDT to ‘break the ice’ and meet other supply chain young professionals within CSCMP. During this event, attendees will be able to join multiple breakout sessions to network with those in different industries, discuss relevant topics, and gain new connections. This event is an excellent way to expand your CSCMP community and overall supply chain knowledge!
This is a great event for young professionals in supply chain, especially those attending EDGE 2022, who want to connect with their peers before the conference!
Manifest, January 30 – February 1, 2023 in Las Vegas is the premier gathering of industry leaders, innovators, and investors on the cutting edge of Logistics and Supply Chain. Get unprecedented access to the people and technologies changing the way the world moves. Join CSCMP today to get the CSCMP member discount.
According to the June Logistics Manager’s Index Report®, the overall index is at 65.0 down from May, and a full 10.0 points short of this from the same time last year (although still up 3.3 points from the beginning of the initial recovery in June of 2020). This marks the first time in 22 months that the overall index score has come in below the all-time average of 65.3. The slowing rate of growth can be contributed to the 9.1-point drop in Warehousing Prices. High Inventories continue to prop up the LMI, preventing the rate of expansion from dropping even further. 
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 EventTMCSCMP EDGE 2022 Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition.
Take $500 off your registration with promo code NEWSLTR2 through July 31, 2022. Terms and conditions apply.
CSCMP EDGE 2022 will be hosted at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Secure your room now at the negotiated rate of $229, which includes the increased resort fee. Rate applies to single/double occupancy and does not include applicable taxes.
You must be a registered EDGE participant to receive the CSCMP room rate.
Cincinnati Roundtable: Become an Employer of Choice: How to Attract and Motivate
July 21, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT | Covington, OH
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Cleveland Roundtable: CSCMP-CLE Networking Event at Fatheads
July 21, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT | Middleburg Heights, OH
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Chicago Roundtable: CSCMP Chicago Presents: Member Picnic
July 28, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT | Downers Grove, IL
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Utah-Idaho Roundtable: Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament
August 4, 2022 | 7:00 am – 2:00 pm MDT | West Valley City, UT
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Cleveland Roundtable: CSCMP-CLE Lunch & Learn
August 9, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT | Virtual
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Jacksonville Roundtable: The Scarecrow Effect: What if We Gave the Roads a Brain?
August 23, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT | Jacksonville, FL
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CSCMP Center for Advancement of Talent & Training (CATT)
CSCMP and the CSCMP 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. 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 toward logistics operations that sustain human relief efforts.