Supply Chain Monthly

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Current News
CSCMP strives to provide information, education and services that are universal to our members no matter where in the world they live or work.

Below are a few of the industry trends that are capturing our attention:

- E-commerce continues to grow as a percent of total sales. This makes supply chain management (SCM) professionals think about their future supply chain design. Supply chain costs for e-commerce are as high as 25-30% of sales.

- We are watching the Trump administration for impacts to supply chains. Will we produce more products in the U.S.? If in fact regulations are diminished, that might bode well for supply chain transportation, for example.

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Virtual learning is an excellent way to advance your skills, not only for professionals or for those already in school, but also for those starting from scratch and wanting to learn on their own or for those dedicated to their professions wanting to stay on the cutting edge.

One of CSCMP's most popular programs is our Supply Chain Quick Courses, archived webinar courses with suggested readings and knowledge assessments.

They are proven, cost-effective learning solutions to rapidly advance the skills of your supply chain workforce and for the month of May, we are offering them at a 50% discount.

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Naylor Association Solutions
"My career started with CSCMP and continues today through the connections from the global organization. Ten years ago, my mentor at my university encouraged me to volunteer at a St. Louis CSCMP event, and I was able to land my first supply chain job through networking. The story started there and I am very grateful to call this organization my home and global family," says Michelle Quach, Strategic Sourcing Manager, DJO Global.

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Aside from the unsurpassed educational content that will help grow your business and your career, this is the only conference that will connect you to the individuals who can help you make your supply chain work efficiently and effectively.

Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer or supply chain manager, this is the only time this year that you will be able to sit down with the distributors, procurement professionals and operations specialists that are vital to your company and bottom line.

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Michelle M. Meyer
PwC, Director Supply Chain Management
Conferences Attended: 24

"I attend because of who I get to see and hear from every year - both old friends and new, speakers, professors, and students. CSCMP's conference is the best global collection of SCM colleagues willing to share and connect."

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Training and Development
SCPro™ Level One is the only industry certification that requires knowledge of the eight learning blocks that comprise the end-to-end supply chain. Certificants demonstrate an ability to apply a collaborative and solutions-focused approach to situations.

Achieving SCPro™ certification can help distinguish you from your peers as a supply chain management expert with the breadth of knowledge and operational skills to positively impact your organization.

Get serious about your career. Get SCPro™ certified today.

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Please join CSCMP in extending congratulations and best wishes to the latest certificants to achieve SCPro™ Level One!

Caroline Grimm, The University of Tennessee
Corinne Grimm, The University of Tennessee
Hayes Westlake, The University of Tennessee
Josh Raplee, The University of Tennessee

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Project Management in the Supply Chain with John Flood

Managing successful projects involves more than schedules, templates and paperwork. It requires the application of strong interpersonal management skills to work effectively with people in a variety of roles.

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Edge Conference
Attend two days of sessions, panels and interactive roundtables at the International Pharma Supply Chain Confab in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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The CSCMP Career Center allows employers to reach a broad range of students, young professionals, career changers and experienced professionals with varied career interests. We now feature tools to assist in recruiting current students for internships and tools for recruiting high potential professionals with supply chain certifications.

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The CSCMP roundtables get you connected with a local peer group and give you access to facility tours, speakers and education that can improve your skillset. CSCMP roundtables are run by a volunteer network of supply chain professionals just like you.

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