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A special message from CSCMP President and CEO Mark Baxa.

Gain the intelligence you need from top industry peers at EDGE

Closing in on 60 years, CSCMP has hosted supply chain’s premier event™, the EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition. EDGE provides attendees from all over the world with the opportunity to be empowered with fresh intelligence, solutions, innovation, and networked connections to be utilized immediately, and in the future.

This year, EDGE 2022 will be the opportunity for CSCMP to bolster our end-to-end supply chain students and professionals with actionable insights to break through and move forward in your supply chain management discipline. The kind of discipline that helped us maintain, endure, and evolve through the current state of the global supply chain we’ve found ourselves in since the pandemic began in early 2020. We honor and take ownership of the exceptional opportunity to educate and connect our industry colleagues for the betterment of our personal, career, and global responsibilities. Together we’re living through an ultimate supply chain and global shift, which is exciting and challenging each of us to work smarter with the right people.

The CSCMP staff, member volunteers, and expert contributors have truly accepted the above challenge, working diligently to deliver access to quality content with the value you know us for, but also to spotlight trends across talent, labor, transportation, and important topics and innovations in technology developed and enhanced since the onslaught of the global pandemic and other world-changing events. We will discuss topics that bring you near-term intelligence to solve for critical challenges like supply chain sustainability, talent recruitment and retainment, diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), innovation, transportation optimization, digitization, supply chain visibility, and so much more.

The EDGE 2022 experience will bring us together, stronger, and more connected than in previous years. We’re all still adjusting our comfort levels to the social awkwardness of these important social events. There are no rules, except be mindful as we greet one another. Fist bumps, hugs, or waves are many of the ways we’ll reconnect and begin the conversations we’re excited to have as we seize this opportunity to network with our professional peer group and continue to develop our new normal.

CSCMP exists to CONNECT, EDUCATE, and DEVELOP, but we also serve as a witness to and shaper of supply chain history. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn, to lean into the content delivered via the educational sessions, and skill up with ideas and resources in the Supply Chain Exchange. 

Education is the foundation of continuous improvement. We, as supply chain professionals and ambassadors, never stop learning and continue to pay it forward. We care about you, your team’s development, and we care about your customers. The EDGE conference will provide all in attendance a broader, deeper vision of the profession; an opportunity to participate in relevant learning programs, interactive exhibits, networking activities, entertainment, and the inspiration to enhance your personal and organizational development. You can’t get what EDGE offers from sitting behind the computer or for that matter, anywhere else! You must be at EDGE! 

CSCMP EDGE is here to support your solutions seeking requirements and enhance your personal career development. It's an invaluable investment in yourself and your career. Do not underestimate the power of relationships nourished at the EDGE conference … relationships that matter. That’s CSCMP.

Register now to join us.

The 2022 State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report, conducted by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), contains new insights on how supply chain sustainability (SCS) goals and investments evolve over time and how SCS priorities differ around the world.
Join us today at 3 p.m. CT for a LinkedIn Live with representatives from MIT CTL, CSCMP, Blue Yonder, and project44 as they discuss the key trends from the report and what’s driving sustainability for organizations.
Tune in on Blue Yonder’s LinkedIn Live channel:
Sustainability is a driver for organizational growth and profitability. That statement may have seemed dichotomous at one point, but it's possible to thrive as a business while creating positive social and environmental impact. They aren’t competing goals. In fact, an organized, authentic, and mission-driven approach to sustainability can improve an organization's balance sheet, day-to-day operations, ongoing consumer demand, and future longevity.
Thank you Mark McCullough, CEO at Gebrüder Weiss USA, for sharing this CSCMP Hot Topic.
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
CSCMP Corporate Member Trax Technologies, the global leader in Transportation Spend Management solutions, recently announced the promotions of Josh Bouk to the role of president and Chris Cassidy to chief revenue officer. Congratulations on their continued growth.
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
Central Florida Roundtable
"I joined CSCMP in August of 2016. I wanted to explore the knowledge opportunities and network with other Supply Chain professionals.
The networking opportunities with CSCMP are invaluable to Supply Chain Professionals. Round tables, webinars, and annual conference are great places to share and learn from others. My advice to new members is reach out! This is a great place to find mentors or even better - become a mentor!
I have met many amazing people through CSCMP, ones who have helped me not only gain knowledge, but help me get connected to the right people to be able to share my knowledge."
Poland Roundtable
"I was always passionate about Supply Chain and was engaged in some extracurricular activities in this field at Kozminski University, where I met Professor Jarzebowski, who is the CSCMP Poland President. I was assisting him in organizing CSCMP CEE Conference 2021, and during that time I've learned about numerous opportunities for learning and development that CSCMP offers to young professionals. That's how I've decided that I want to be part of it!
I think the most valuable advice is to make connections with other professionals, especially more senior colleagues. Good connections will enable you to be always in the knowledge of current industry trends, new ideas, and might open to you new great supply chain roles.
Personally, I am a hard learner and what I enjoy most about CSCMP is the huge library of learning materials covering almost all Supply Chain-related topics. As this library constantly expands, there is always a possibility to absorb more knowledge and boost your professional development.
The most impactful connections that I've made are among academics that are part of the CSCMP network. In the past, I was considering an academic career and I really enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas with people who have a tremendous theoretical background. I highly believe that the cooperation of practitioners with academics is key for delivering outstanding Supply Chain solutions."
OOCL Logistics continues to deploy innovative, new technology such as their new supply chain management tool, PODIUM® Precision, which drastically improves collaboration and decision-making with the ability to automate and optimize performance across multiple technologies. With decades of experience, OOCL Logistics goes beyond being a "provider", to becoming a Logistics and Supply Chain partner.

Watch CSCMP's Corporate Spotlight to learn more about OOCL Logistics today!
Patina Solutions
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
Now is an excellent time to connect with your peers! CSCMP membership is here to support your supply chain growth through current supply chain research, education, and access to industry networking.
CSCMP offers Basic Membership for $179, an accessible membership option which provides 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's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is leading mock interviews to help students improve their interviewing techniques. We will match students with young professionals to practice their interview skills and receive constructive feedback after the mock interview. Just in time to land an internship this fall! Here's the timeline:
  • July 29 – August 19: Registration Period
  • August 22 – 26: Matching + Scheduling
  • August 29: Orientation (11:00 am CT)
  • August 30 – September 9: Mock Interviews
Whether you're a student keen on being interviewed or a professional willing to help students by interviewing them, fill out the form to participate. 
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.
Tues., Aug. 30︱2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Cisco was recently placed #1 in Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 ranking for the 3rd year in a row, and the company’s commitment to sustainability and circular principles contributed to this recognition.
Join us on Tuesday, August 30 for a moderated discussion with Cisco’s sustainability leaders on how the company integrates its strategy for addressing environmental and social impacts throughout the supply chain organization.
According to the July Logistics Manager’s Index Report®, the overall LMI reads in at 60.7, down from June. This is the lowest overall reading since May of 2020, at the height of COVID-19 lockdown. This is down 13.8 points from this time last year, and below the all-time average rate of expansion of 65.2. The overall index has ticked steadily down since registering the all-time high reading of 76.2 in March. We have not seen a score in the 50’s since May of 2020, but if the index continues on its current trajectory we may cross that threshold again in August. 
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 $500 off your registration with promo code NEWSLTR2 through August 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. The last day to reserve your guest room is August 27, 2022.
This year CSCMP's Academic Research Symposium (ARS) will feature Saturday afternoon workshops and industry panels, along with Sunday's leading-edge research through formal and poster presentations, special interest group (SIG) sessions, the Doctoral Dissertation and Plowman awards, and the Monday Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium. 
Join us Saturday, September 17, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT and Sunday, September 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT. Your EDGE 2022 registration includes the ARS, however if you only plan to attend the ARS, you can register separately.
Academic Research Symposium – Saturday Highlights 
We’re beginning the ARS this year on Saturday, September 17 with an array of panels to kickstart an engaging and intellectually stimulating conference. Saturday afternoon’s highlights include:
  • Practitioner and Theory Panel (2:15 pm - 3:45 pm)
  • Academic Workshop (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
  • Meet the Academics Reception Saturday evening (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
In addition, we invite you to stop by the annual JBL Meeting beginning at 1:00 pm. All ARS registrants are welcome!
Academic Research Symposium - Sunday Highlights 
Day Two of ARS, Sunday, September 18, kicks off with Welcome and Opening Remarks at 9:00 am. After, choose from several concurrent research presentation sessions and peruse poster sessions throughout the day.
  • Presentation of the Doctoral Dissertation Awards and Lunch (12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)
  • SIG Roundtables (3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
  • Presentation of the Plowman Award and JBL Best Paper/Closing Remarks (4:15 pm - 4:45 pm)
ARS attendees are also invited to sit in on Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium sessions on Monday, September 19. Drop in and hear from supply chain doctoral candidates!
August 23, 2022
Arizona Roundtable Presents: GPEC
Hosted by Arizona Roundtable
August 23, 2022
The Scarecrow Effect: What if we gave the roads a brain?
Hosted by Jacksonville Roundtable
August 24, 2022
CSCMP Chicago: Network Optimization & Wrigley Rooftop
Hosted by Chicago Roundtable
August 24, 2022
How Automation Reduces Constraints Post Covid Supply Chain?
Hosted by Portland Roundtable
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.