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CSCMP's excited to share the news about the future of NASSTRAC. For nearly 70 years, NASSTRAC has provided shippers with education and advocacy opportunities. In 2018, NASSTRAC merged with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in order to better serve shippers across the United States.
We've seen unprecedented strain on the transportation industry over the last two years, and now it's more important than ever that shippers and carriers band together for the greater good. With the changes that have taken place in the global markets, we see many shippers expanding in markets that extend past the U.S. borders.
In short, the transportation industry is changing. Therefore, now is the time for NASSTRAC to evolve and meet the challenges of the future by fully integrating into CSCMP's membership.
NASSTRAC is being reimagined as the CSCMP Transportation Center of Excellence:
  • The Transportation Center of Excellence exists to be CSCMP’s preeminent resource for knowledge, information and education pertaining to all modes, technologies, regulatory issues and professional development pertaining to freight management for global supply chains.
  • Shippers, carriers, academics, and practitioners who all exist in the transportation space are welcome to take advantage of all that the Transportation Center of Excellence has to offer.
  • The Transportation Center of Excellence will recognize companies or individuals that have excelled and created long-term impacts on the transportation industry with an annual Transportation Excellence Award named after NASSTRAC’s former Executive Director, Gail Rutkowski.
This is a small sample of the changes that are to come. More information will be communicated later this autumn. In the meantime, please visit CSCMP's Transportation Center of Excellence web page for details on committee members and we'll be updating our page regularly with center-related news and beneficial content like our recent webinar: Women Leaders Discuss Technology Trends in Supply Chain.
It's my sincere hope that you're as excited about these changes as my fellow board members, CSCMP staff and countless volunteers are. Creating the CSCMP Transportation Center of Excellence will allow CSCMP to continue serving the needs of our members.
Supply Chain in the Fast Lane will return this October with season three covering the supply chain labor landscape.
In the opening season we covered the State of Logistics, a series sponsored by HERE, and in season two the series explored Supply Chain Digitalization, sponsored by DHL 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.

Tune in now to listen to informed, bite-sized episodes to better understand your supply chain. 
CSCMP Awards and Recognition
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, selected CSCMP Board Secretary and Treasurer and Principal & CEO of Concordia Supply Chain Group, LLC, Donna Palumbo-Miele, as a recipient of the 2022 Women in Supply Chain award.

The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. This year’s list includes individuals from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing and procurement divisions, and more, all who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges. View the full list of the 2022 Women in Supply Chain winners.
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
China-Shanghai Roundtable
"I joined CSCMP in 2015. My company (The Walt Disney Company) got cooperate membership with CSCMP globally and I was selected as supply chain expert in China being the member of CSCMP. We are encouraged to master supply chain knowledge through participating in the SCPro Certification program, and I got my SCPro Level One Certificate in September of 2021.
It’s valuable for being a member at CSCMP. You can get yourself up-to-date about the trend and insight of global supply chain through multiple learning resources online. You can expand your local network through local Roundtable events. You can pursue your supply chain expertise by participating in SCPro certificates which can add great value on your career development in the field of supply chain.
I connected with CSCMP Round Table China and became committee member of Round Table China. I’ve been also involved with the CSCMP Certification Committee and hopefully to serve as the voice of CSCMP membership in China."
Arizona Roundtable
"I first joined CSCMP in 2019. I did so because I was doing research for a project and realized that I kept seeing people and podcasts that would reference CSCMP. I looked into the organization and met with some local people here in AR. I decided I liked it, and that I wanted to take advantage of the networking, professional and educational opportunities it provides.
Jump in with both feet. Watch the seminars. Read the journals. Devour everything you can because in our industry, creative insight is the one thing they can never automate. Creativity is a seed that needs to germinate in the rich soil of knowledge.
From a networking perspective, it has been challenging lately, but even still, go to roundtables, find local members, and introduce yourself.
I use my membership in CSCMP to reach out to Roundtable leaders in parts of the country where my professional network is weak or where I'd like it to grow. It doesn't always work, but sometimes, it leads to great connects and friends. I've learned a lot and made some great professional opportunities from my connections."
DCPerform is a team of engineering and technology innovators, enabling businesses to deliver world class experiences to their customers. Every customer who shops instore or online wants a great experience more than a transaction. DCPerform provides the services to make sure customers can deliver positive experiences to their customers.

Watch CSCMP's Corporate Spotlight to learn more about DCPerform today!
A long-recognized leader in supply chain with 35-plus years of domain experience, Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce and fulfillment.

Watch CSCMP's Corporate Spotlight to learn more about Blue Yonder today!
Patina Solutions
Now is an excellent time to join and experience how a CSCMP membership can support your supply chain growth. 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.
Welcome to our new CSCMP Corporate Members: Rheem Manufacturing Company, Kroger Logistics, DCPerform, Koncepts2Solutions, Nexterus, Niagara Bottling, ParkourSC, Inc., LogiFlow Services, SPARQ360, Speedy Transport, Surgere, Trane Techologies, Wilfrid Laurier University, WSI and welcome to our new Enterpise Member: University of North Texas-Dallas.
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
September 28, 2022
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.
According to the August Logistics Manager’s Index Report®, the overall LMI reads in at 59.7, down from July’s reading of 60.7. This is the first time that the overall index has been in the 50’s since May of 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. This is down 14.1 points from this time last year, and 6.3 down from this time in 2020. The overall index showed steady growth in the 70’s for more than a year from February 2021 to March 2022. Since that time the trendline shows a stead downward curve, dropping 16.5 points in the last five months. The pace of this decline has slowed. The pre-pandemic average for this metric was 61.9.
Manifest takes place January 31 - February 2, 2023 at the Caesars Forum. CSCMP members save an additional $200 off the current registration rate. 
September 26, 2022
4th Annual CSCMP Cincinnati Roundtable Golf Tournament
Hosted by Cincinnati Roundtable
September 28, 2022
CSCMP Utah Presents: Verve Motion and Ignacio Galiana
Hosted by Utah-Idaho Roundtable
September 28, 2022
Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey's Corporation
Hosted by Atlanta Roundtable
October 3, 2022
Eastern Michigan Roundtable Annual Golf Event
Hosted by Eastern Michigan Roundtable
October 5, 2022
CSCMP Italy Annual Conference
Hosted by Italy Roundtable
October 5, 2022
Philadelphia Roundtable Presents: Mega Meeting
Hosted by Philadelphia Roundtable
October 6, 2022
2022 State of the Flexible Workforce
Hosted by New York City / New Jersey Roundtable
October 6, 2022
CSCMP Baltimore is Back! Brewery Networking Event!
Hosted by Baltimore 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.