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How do today’s supply chain leaders assess risk and measure supply chain capability in key markets around the globe? What tools are available to add additional data points to improve access to information and decision-making abilities?

As your professional association, CSCMP is committed to both developing and arming supply chain professionals to be successful in their pursuit of excellence throughout their careers, as well as advancing our discipline and accomplishing CSCMP’s mission of a truly integrated, end-to-end supply chain. To that end, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has partnered with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute and IHS Markit to produce a tool that improves market intelligence, decision-making and risk mitigation efforts for supply chain professionals. The EPIC Global Supply Chain Readiness Index employs a data-driven approach that combines UT’s quantitative analysis with IHS Markit’s rich on-the-ground qualitative insights from more than 55 countries around the globe. This tool is designed to provide foundational and contemporary input to supply chain leaders to drive more informed decisions about how to best operate in these markets.


The EPIC Global Supply Chain Readiness Index 2020 report is built upon a book authored by a team of faculty from the University of Tennessee and ESSEC School of Management (Paris, France) titled Global Supply Chains: Evaluating Regions on an An EPIC Framework. The EPIC framework originally introduced in the book provides a methodology and approach that enables firms to better assess different locations for global supply chain operations, including sourcing, manufacturing and distribution. With data sets selected by UT and analysis provided by IHS Markit, the EPIC Report 2020 will update the previous work and give supply chain executive’s insight about the capabilities of supply chain globally. The EPIC framework provides the structure for assessing various regions around the globe for supply chain readiness in regard to Economy (E), Politics (P), Infrastructure (I) and Competency (C).


This partnership provides the unique insight and perspective of CSCMP and the University of Tennessee, and IHS Markit can provide a global view of the capabilities of global supply chains and enable leading supply chain organizations to make better, more informed decisions that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their supply chains.  


The EPIC Global Supply Chain Readiness Index 2020 report will be released in March of 2020.  Stay tuned for additional details.  

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Later this month, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Supply Chain Quarterly will be releasing their first salary survey for supply chain management professionals.  


This collaborative survey will focus on collecting data to analyze the current state of salaries and overall compensation for professionals working in supply chain.  


Survey questions will review data that includes:

  • Salary by years of experience

  • Salary by years in current position

  • Salary by education level

  • Impact of certification on salary

  • Salary by title and job function

  • Salary by geographical location

  • Overall job satisfaction data

Watch your inboxes for the survey release, and thank you in advance for participating. 

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 ︱11am-12pm CST


Women make up 40% of the workforce in supply chain management, contributing unique skills, experiences, and ideas that can enhance a company’s strategy and insights. While women throughout their careers face a number of challenges, this panel is predominantly comprised of young females in the early years of their careers. Passionate about advocating for and empowering women in supply chain, they will engage in a discussion about how to provide stronger and more confident communities for women in supply chain and, ultimately, fostering better working environments with more diverse organizational leadership. 


Register for this webinar and prepare to engage in a discussion on how to provide stronger and more confident communities for women in supply chain.

Register now to join us for Empowering Women in Supply Chain webinar as we explore topics that matter to the future of women in supply chain.

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Thank you Angela Fernandez, Vice President, Community Engagement, GS1 US for providing this CSCMP Hot Topic.


Learn more about the benefits of instituting a strong data governance program and how it leads to long-term customer loyalty. Case in point: Georgia-Pacific recently overhauled its program using global data standards to more effectively prepare to meet the company’s digital transformation goals. 

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CSCMP Awards and Recognition
Theresa is part of CSCMP's Corporate Account Management Team. Feel free to reach out to her today to congratulate her and discuss a custom corporate membership package at!


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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.

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Nominate a Supply Chain Leader for the Prestigious CSCMP Distinguished Service Award!


The CSCMP Distinguished Service Award (DSA) honors an outstanding individual who exemplifies significant, consistent, and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines.

CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award is an honor which will highlight your nominee's career!

The CSCMP 2020 DSA winner will be recognized on stage at CSCMP's EDGE Conference during the opening general session in Orlando, Florida. Nominations are due by April 30, 2020.


Review the guidelines and criteria for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award. For more information on CSCMP's 2020 Distinguished Service Award, please email Susan Paulson at

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The CSCMP Supply Chain Innovation Award is an annual competition presented by CSCMP and SupplyChainBrain to showcase the top supply chain innovators of the year and share those applicable innovations with EDGE attendees.

This year, CSCMP is introducing a video contest at the finalist stage (details on the video contest to come), but for the first stage of the competition, applicants share case studies of their applicable supply chain innovations. Applicants can submit their case study application online now through March 15, 2020.

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The nomination period for CSCMP’s Emerging Leader Award 2020 (ELA) ELA has been extended through March 1, 2020. Submit your nomination today!


CSCMP's Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award recognizes up-and-coming leaders for their early, yet meaningful, contributions to the supply chain management and logistics industry.


CSCMP invites you to nominate a young professional member (32 years-of-age or under) in the supply chain community who's committed to her/his career and has the potential for a bright future, but who also deserves recognition now.


The winners are formally awarded live in front of 3,000+ supply chain professionals at CSCMP EDGE 2020 September 20-23 in Orlando, Florida. Winners are also featured in CSCMP's award-winning magazine Supply Chain Quarterly in addition to being recognized in other digital promotional pieces throughout the year. Nominees must be members of CSCMP.


Help us recognize an emerging leader!

Submit your nomination today!

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We're excited to announce the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Trimble Transportation have partnered to hold a video contest for young professionals and student members age 32 and under.


Contestants will create a video, responding to one of two questions posed, demonstrating the ability to think futuristically and deliver potential solutions to the supply chain management industry.


Student and YP members age 32 and under can submit videos beginning February 24, 2020 for a chance to win one complimentary registration to CSCMP EDGE 2020, hotel lodging, and a $500 U.S. travel stipend. The winner will receive written recognition before and after EDGE as well as an announcement during the Future Leaders Reception.

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CSCMP Featured Members
Waller & Associates is a supply chain consulting firm specializing in Distribution Center and Logistics Network Design, Operational Process Improvement, and WMS, LMS, TMS Selection and Implementation. Their most popular service is the Distribution Center Assessment Audit. As experienced consultants, they’re experts at finding ways to make warehouses more efficient and effective through operational and IT process improvement. 

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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) members are the backbone of the supply chain management and logistics industries. In 2020, CSCMP will feature two members a month who represent various rolls within our supply chain community.


CSCMP member, Gerone Blomgren, "...joined CSCMP in the fall of 2017. I have always sought out resources and information on supply chain and logistics trends and technology that will better inform my thinking and decision making as an executive, and CSCMP has that in spades."


Learn more about Mr. Blomgren's background, his responsibilities at Lion Raisins and Diamond Logistics, as LP/General Manager and Vice President, and the benefits he enjoys as part of the CSCMP community in our Meet a Member feature by clicking below.

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CSCMP Featured Member Georgette Reidburn joined CSCMP in 2017 to learn more about the supply chain, build a network both locally and nationally, and develop her career.
Ms. Reidburn got her start in supply chain management/logistics with the Port of Tacoma after having worked for a marine general contractor. Learn more about Ms. Reidburn's journey in supply chain and which CSCMP benefits have impacted her most by clicking the link below.

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Innovation. Quality. Service
The Raymond Corporation
It takes a lot to be a global leader. It takes a proud history of engineering material handling solutions that lead the way in innovation. It takes skilled and talented people committed to constant improvement. It requires a level of service that offers end-to-end solutions that anticipate customers’ needs.
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Andersen Windows, José Cuervo, and ODL Joined as CSCMP Corporate Members
CSCMP offers corporate membership, education, and event opportunities to help you invest in your team in 2020 and beyond. Today’s disruptive supply chain industry has companies scrambling to stay competitive, and CSCMP is here to help. You and your team need access to best practices, up-to-date trends, and solutions to challenges from the people who know it best. Improve productivity, build skills and network, and increase knowledge.  

Auburn University Joined CSCMP's Enterprise Membership - Want instant enrollment for your entire organization? CSCMP's Enterprise Package includes Unlimited Memberships for your entire company.
ConData Global Joined as a CSCMP & NASSTRAC Member
Join today and give your entire team access to members-only perks, networking opportunities, education and exposure for your entire organization. Your entire team needs to be aligned to deliver the best results. Give them access to today's trending supply chain management topics, strategies and best practices with a joint membership with CSCMP and NASSTRAC.


CSCMP membership packages can be customized, so whether you want to develop five or 500, CSCMP can build a custom package to meet your specific needs. Contact a corporate account manager today at +1.630.645.3479 or

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Training and Development
We're excited for the positive response to CSCMP’s Mentorship Program! Now, we need more mentor submissions.

Some of you may feel you need years and years of experience to be a mentor, but the knowledge you have—whether seasoned or new in supply chain—will be beneficial to a student member or someone with less professional experience. Share your expertise, become a role model, and strengthen your leadership skills by participating.


To qualify for the mentorship program, you must be an active CSCMP member. The enrollment period closes on February 24, 2020. 

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Supply chain certifications can raise an employee's standing at work and lead to a salary increase. Just as the business world evolves, associations offering supply chain certifications continually revamp them to include relevant content and update learning systems and testing methods to match candidate needs.
The top three supply chain associations, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), made significant changes in their certification programs in the last few years, with more scheduled for 2020.
"Every rigorous certification program goes through an update every three to five years," Nichole Mumford, vice president of marketing, engagement and education at CSCMP, told Supply Chain Dive. "Given the big changes in technology, the expansion of global enterprise, changes in the last decade are no surprise."
Read the article to learn how CSCMP keeps the comprehensive SCPro™ Certification current to meet changing industry demands.

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CSCMP's SCPro™ Bridge Certification Exam is available for supply chain professionals who have already achieved an industry certification or a master's degree in supply chain managmenet. CSCMP recognizes the knowledge and credentials already earned, and offers an abbreviated version of the Level One test. Individuals who pass the SCPro™ Bridge Exam will receive SCPro™ Level One designation and will be eligible to advance to the SCPro™ Level Two Certification and the SCPro™ Three Certification.

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Join CSCMP leadership at our Lombard Headquarters this Thursday, February 20, to improve your  knowledge about transportation!


Save the date and register for Everything You Wanted to Know about Transportation, but Were Afraid to Ask with NASSTRAC's Executive Director, Gail Rutkowski and Todd Bulmash, Manager, Logistics Training & Process Analysis at Morton Salt. 

8:30am to 3pm CST ︱February 20 ︱Lombard, Illinois


Upcoming CSCMP workshops in addition to supply chain fundamentals, include leadership and strategy, and risk management. The workshops provide you and your team access to best practices and solutions to supply chain challenges.

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Register today for the final installment of the four-part Breaking Down the Silos webinar series presented by NASSTRAC, CSCMP & TranzAct:


Warehousing & Transportation

Thursday, April 16︱11AM CST


As the two frontline representatives to the carrier community, this webinar will discuss how to develop a united front to ensure that everyone understands the importance of developing and maintaining a reputation for fair dealing and transparency with your transportation providers.

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The overall LMI score of 54.1 is down (-9.2) from this time a year ago, when it registered at 63.3. The lowest 10 scores in the history of the index have all occurred within the last 10 months. Every score has been above 50.0, indicating slow growth in the logistics industry.

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Edge Conference
CSCMP designed the Supply Chain Exchange Exhibition to provide a platform for companies and organizations to meet and partner with the right solutions provider. And guess what? The decision-makers from the organizations you target like Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, Walt Disney, Nike and many more, are attending EDGE 2020 in Orlando, Florida, September 20-23! Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with them by becoming a vendor of the Supply Chain Exchange.


New for 2020 – The Innovation Stage. Think of this as a “Shark Tank” type of presentation taking place on our centrally located stage. Sessions will be held on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with each session allowing for a 15-minute demonstration followed by a 5-minute Q&A.


As a Supply Chain Exchange participant, you can:


•  Display your innovative products to 3,000+ leaders spanning the end-to-end supply chain
•  Establish your products and services as the solution for organizations’ pain points
•  Reconnect with longtime customers and continue fostering these relationships
•  Establish new contacts and develop potential new business 


Don’t miss out on showing off your products and services to the right folks. Sign up today before we sell out of premium exhibit space!

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Join us this September 20-23 in Orlando, Florida for CSCMP EDGE 2020. Once you've registered, be sure to book your stay at the beautiful Gaylord Palms, a unique and luxurious resort with food, fun and relaxation around every corner. And of course, as the site of EDGE 2020, you won’t have far to go to enjoy sessions, networking events, and the Supply Chain Exchange.

CSCMP has secured a rate of $242* single/double occupancy, plus applicable state, local and any occupancy taxes which are 14.5% (subject to change). The guest room rate includes the resort fee.

Please note:
Check in: 4:00pm Check out: 11:00am
On-site parking: $24 USD daily plus applicable tax
Valet parking: $35 USD daily plus applicable tax

*You must be registered EDGE participant in order to receive the CSCMP room rate.

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EDGE 2020 offers end-to-end knowledge from top leaders in supply chain—designed to apply instantly to your life and organization. Get face-to-face with the best minds developing supply chain content, technology, and innovation across blockchain, AI, 5G, transportation, logistics and more!

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February 18, 2020 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Baltimore, Maryland


Please join the Baltimore CSCMP Roundtable for dinner, education, and networking. The evening will address current and future supply chain trends such as impacts on shipper/carrier relationships, trade tariffs on the global supply chain, new technology for greater visibility, and other significant trends your company should be on the lookout for in 2020 and beyond. Hear how the following companies are addressing supply chain trends: Ollies Bargain Outlet, Inc., Floor & Décor, ASR Group and Nexterus, Inc.


Ticket Price:     $45.00
Member Price: $30.00

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February 27, 2020 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Maineville, Ohio


Join the CSCMP Cincinnati Roundtable for lunch and a tour of Festo Didactic Midwest’s Apprenticeship Program, addressing the current skills gap in advanced manufacturing. While manufacturers in the region confront an under-qualified workforce, 375,000 jobs will go unfulfilled, costing companies’ annual earnings due to downtime, overtime, and increased cycle times.

Apprenticeship programs can help solve this problem by developing the workforce you need for efficient production. Festo Didactic is the world-leading provider of equipment and solutions for technical education, and its program, MAP2, is designed to help individuals learn advanced manufacturing skills as well as earn an associate degree in mechatronics. Led by Andreas Brockmann, Festo Didactics’ Head of Technical Training & Education, U.S.


Ticket Price:     $45.00
Member Price: $34.00
Students:          FREE

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