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For Immediate Release

CSCMP 28th Annual State of Logistics Report®: Accelerating into Uncertainty
Lombard, Illinois USA (June 20, 2017)--Today, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released the 28th Annual State of Logistics Report™ during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (hashtag #SofL). CSCMP collaborated with global strategic management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney, as the author and researcher, with Penske Logistics continuing in its longstanding role as presenterof the report.
 
"This highly anticipated report contains the statistics and industry insights that will not only help our members do their jobs better, but also better prepare them for the business demands ahead, in a very dynamic marketplace," said Rick Blasgen, president and chief executive officer of CSCMP.
The report includes: a focused narrative on the economic environment impacting logistics; insights from interviews with industry leaders, including shippers, carriers, and analysts; a spotlight on relevant trends; and a strategic point of view on the state of the industry.
"We believe readers will be interested in this year's report for the retrospective view on 2016 market dynamics," explained Sean Monahan, A.T Kearney partner and report co-author. "Most importantly, it will provide the forward-looking view on considerations for the coming 18 months and beyond."
This year's report shows the first decline in United States Business Logistics Costs (USBLC) since 2009, even as a surging e-commerce sector propelled demand for parcel delivery services.
"Even in this current uneven economy, we are seeing upticks in demand for outsourced logistics services," explained Marc Althen, Penske Logistics president. "It is during times like these that our customers rely on us even further for increased collaboration that will result in streamlined supply chain costs."
 
Highlights:
  • U.S. economic growth will be strong in the near term
  • Rising interest rates and an appreciating U.S. dollar could increase the costs of doing business
  • Businesses appear to be cautious in adding inventory under the cloud of uncertainty
  • Fluctuations in truck tonnage demand to continue as businesses adjust their outlook over time
 
CSCMP's 28th Annual State of Logistics Report® is available FREE for CSCMP members. Click here for your copy.
About CSCMP  
Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 62 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. To learn more, visit www.cscmp.org.  
About Penske Logistics
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to major industrial and consumer companies throughout the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through design, planning, and execution in transportation, warehousing, and international freight forwarding and carrier management. To learn more, visit www.penskelogistics.com.
About A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world's foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, committed to helping clients achieve immediate impact and growing advantage on their most mission-critical issues. To learn more about A.T. Kearney, please visit www.atkearney.com.

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Enter for LogiPharma Awards 2017 Now!

Entries closing 7 July

 

Logo LogiPharma Awards

CSCMP Switzerland are delighted to partner with this year’s LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards, taking place Thursday 9th November at the world famous Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

Produced by the LogiPharma event organisers, the inaugural 2017 LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards acknowledge the hardworking and inspiring organisations, teams and individuals pushing the boundaries across the pharmaceutical supply chain.

The benefits of entering and winning a LogiPharma Supply Chain Award largely outweigh any reasons not to. 

The Top 5 Advantages to Pursuing and Winning a LogiPharma Supply Chain Award:

  1. Boosting team morale - These Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees and without a doubt lift staff morale and boost motivation
  2. Attracting Talent - These Awards help to focus on hiring the best possible talent and good talent improves organisations – we know this is a critical issue for many supply chain teams 
  3. Internal Recognition - These Awards help raise the profile of supply chain as a key contributor to the business 
  4. Increasing customer and supplier loyalty - Knowing that you are skilled and recognised for your work, team, product or service encourages customer loyalty and drives sales
  5. Benchmarking - The application process for entering an award can often force you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. 

4 Simple Ways to Submit Your Entry:

  1. Learn the rules, guidelines and how to write an award-winning entry, download your entry pack here 
  2. Choose which categories you would like to enter here
  3. Submit your entry online
  4. Submit before the deadline - Friday 7 July 2017
  5. Alternatively, contact us directly on +44 (0) 20 7368 9742 or get in touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll get back to you in 24 hours! 

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As we countdown the remaining weeks until EDGE 2017, we are excited to begin to showcase the excellent line up of member-curated content and educational tracks featured this year.

 
Track 1 is the Supply Chain Innovations of the Year Award and Live Competition.  
 
The CSCMP and SupplyChainBrain Supply Chain Innovation Award is today's most prestigious recognition of innovation in supply chain management. 
 
More than 50 companies have been awarded the industry's highest honor as finalists in this case study competition since the award's inception in 2005. Scores are awarded to each case study submitted based on innovation, case study results, and a final presentation to an EDGE conference audience.  
 
Judges of the competition include a wide range of analysts, educators, practitioners, and industry journalists from CSCMP and SupplyChainBrain.  
 
The highly attended live presentations are open to all EDGE attendees.

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Supply Chain Innovation Award EDGE Agenda
 
Monday, September 25, 2017

Global Telecom Giant Vodafone Gains 100% Transparency
10:30am - 11:45am
To stay competitive in the digital age, Vodafone transformed its supply chain (SC) in terms of efficiency and agility. Leveraging Celonis Process Mining - a big data analytics - to uncover hidden SC inefficiencies, Vodafone decreased process costs by 11%, reduce time to market by 20% and achieve transparency. 

 

Israel Exposito, Big Data Global Process Lead, Vodafone Group
Alex Rinke, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Celonis
 
Kenco Innovates to Slash Customer Shipping Chargebacks 
2:00pm - 3:15pm
LoadProof, a mobile app/web portal solution reduced Sealed Air Corporation's (SAC) customer complaints 95%, decreased int'l.l shipping claims, lowered labor costs, with increased visibility. Stemming from the motivation to resolve chargebacks, this solution is now commercially available.

 

Kristi Montgomery, Vice President, Innovation, Research and Development, Kenco Logistics Services 
Rick Olson, Executive Director, Logistics North America, Sealed Air Corporation
 
Novel Planning Solutions for Hybrid Supply Chains 
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Blend supply planning and procurement for a hybrid manufacturing, resulting in a business case to transform the SC with an end-to-end mixed-integer optimization, Monte Carlo simulations, and box plot analysis.  The project resulted in $100M in GM and $25M cost avoidance with improved decision-making. 
 
Sean Cunningham, Manager, Customer Fulfillment, Intel Corporation
Courtney Harman, Planning Manager, Intel Corporation
 
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
One Size Doesn't Fit All 
10:30am - 11:45am
Leveraging volume is a great strategy to maximize value, however, this can leave low velocity products at a disadvantage. A team formed to understand niche needs and created a product distribution strategy leveraging Whirlpool's existing network and improving customer service performance
Aesha Browne, Manager Supply and Logistics, Whirlpool Corporation
Blair Child, Senior Manager Supply and Logistics, Whirlpool Corporation

TransCelerate: Transforming the Supply Chain for Comparator Medicines
2:00pm - 3:15pm
The procurement of comparator medicines for clinical trials is a SC challenge within biopharma R&D. The TransCelerate Comparator Network creates a shared platform that member companies access comparator medicines and documentation, enabling higher integrity and efficient clinical trials.
 
Nishchal Chudasama, Group Leader, Clinical Supply Chain Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Jason LaRoche, Associate Director, R&D Operations Innovation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Terrence Walsh, Global Head, Packaging, Labeling, Distribution & Comparators, Global External Development and Supply, GlaxoSmithKline
 
Argos: Omni-Channel Transformation Leveraging the Store Network 
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Argos, a £5.7bn UK retailer operating 840+ stores, transformed to an agile fulfillment model, with same-day choice of delivery window or store pick-up to 95% UK households.  Argos began this five-year transformation plan in 2013, which leveraged Llamasoft modeling technology. 
 
Phil Gibbs, Executive Director EMEA, LLamasoft
Phil Hull, Distribution Director, Argos 
Jeff Metersky, Vice President, Solution Strategy, LLamasoft

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2017 Call for Papers for Young Professionals
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Deadline Approaching: June 15, 2017

ABOUT
 
The Call for Papers for Young Professionals is an opportunity for your young professionals or student members age 30 and under to demonstrate their ability to think futuristically and deliver potential solutions. 

Truckstop.com and CSCMP will evaluate candidates on their skills to provide creative insights and innovative solutions, as well as their abilities to add genuine value to supply chain.

 
WINNER

The winner will receive:

  • One complimentary registration* to CSCMP EDGE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, September 24-27, 2017
  • Hotel accommodations**
  • An announcement at the Young Professionals Reception at CSCMP EDGE
  • $500.00 US stipend  
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To qualify you MUST be a young professional or student member of CSCMP at the time of submission. Candidates must answer one of the 2017 selected questions presented by truckstop.comJoin or renew today! 
 

TO APPLY

To apply, write a response ranging from one to five pages to one of three questions provided below. All papers must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 15, 2017 including the YP/Student member's full name, e-mail address, and phone number.   

 
2017 QUESTION

The trucking industry dictates a large portion of the supply chain flow within the United States. Over the last year, technological advancements have created the targeting of new markets within the trucking industry. Portions of the trucking industry are taking advantage of the technology and others are not, since the benefits have yet to be fully proven or vetted. Please choose one of the following questions below to answer concerning a specific area within the Supply Chain, keeping in mind its importance for the Supply Chain. 

Please select one of the following questions to answer:

  1. As safety concerns on our nation’s roads increase, vehicle manufacturers are adopting technology to reduce human error. Europe and China are actively using platooning and autonomous vehicles in an attempt to increase the efficiency of how goods are delivered while the United States has just begun limited testing. How do you see autonomous vehicles affecting the supply chain and the economy?
  2. Concerns surrounding the environment are strengthening. Vehicle manufacturers are offering alternative fuel source options with next to zero vehicle emissions. Energy companies, too, are coming up with fuel sources that are cleaner than fossil fuels. However, creating an infrastructure to replace current refueling stations will be expensive and limited once created. Will the rollout of hydrogen vehicles limit transportation lanes and strain the supply chain?
  3. The trucking industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. Each new regulation has the potential to limit productivity and slow down the supply chain. With new leadership in Washington, D.C. talk of limiting and possibly removing regulations has become a popular idea. How do recent regulations (or their removal) affect the supply chain and how can young professionals create change?
 

QUESTIONS

Please contact Heather Wood by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
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Supply Chain Update
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. 

Click below to continue reading.

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. 

Click below to get the discount code.

   
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CONNECT
  
"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.
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.

 
  
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."

EDUCATE
  
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. 

  
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 

 

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

For a preview of events happening at a Roundtable near you, click below! 

 
 
Deadline Extension: May 15, 2017

Do you know a young professional in your organization or roundtable who has shown exemplary work in supply chain and is doing something noteworthy?
 
 
ABOUT
Aiming to inspire and raise attainment, the annual Emerging Leader Award profiles up to 3 winners of the most outstanding young professionals in supply chain management.

Now in its fifth year, CSCMP extends this invitation to you to nominate a young professional member (30 years-of-age or under) in the supply chain community who show signs of future greatness but who also are worthy of recognition now.

All candidates are first nominated via nomination form followed by a structured review by a select committee of CSCMP members comprised of executive-level supply chain professionals and academia. The final winners are selected, and formally awarded live in front of 3,000 supply chain professionals at the CSCMP Edge Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, September 24-27, 2017

Winners are also interviewed and published in CSCMPs award-winning magazine Supply Chain Quarterly in addition to other promotional pieces throughout the year.


CRITERIA
For a young professional to qualify for the Emerging Leader Award they must be 30 years-of-age or under and a member of CSCMP.

In addition, nominees must be doing something exceptional outside of their normal scope of work which marks them out as a person of distinction, be it running a successful business or project, showing promise in management, being a top roundtable performer or even a community volunteer. Their talents and potentials are boundless therefore their caliber should be rewarded on a global scale.

NOMINATIONS
Please download and fill out the nomination form by May 15, 2017. You can nominate either yourself or someone you know.

Utilizing the award data template, please provide a descriptive summary of the nominee's achievements and contributions in 500 words or less. Nominees will be evaluated on the following three criteria:
* Recognition as an up-and-coming leader
* Contribution to the supply chain management profession
* Potential of future impact
 
The summary should describe specific aspects of the nominee's business and professional experiences and provide examples. The nomination submission must also include one letter of recommendation written in support by a member of the supply chain management community. Letters of recommendation written by current members of CSCMP's Board of Directors are not admissible.
 
If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please complete the attached form and all fields and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note: before you do this, please ensure any candidate meets all the criteria.                       
 
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2017 Call for Papers for Young Professionals
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ABOUT
 
The Call for Papers for Young Professionals is an opportunity for young professional and student members age 30 and under to demonstrate their ability to think futuristically and deliver potential solutions. 

Truckstop.com and CSCMP will evaluate candidates on their skills to provide creative insights and innovative solutions, as well as their abilities to add genuine value to supply chain.

 
WINNER

The winner will receive:

  • One complimentary registration* to CSCMP EDGE annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, September 24-27, 2017
  • Hotel accommodations**
  • An announcement at the Young Professionals Reception at CSCMP EDGE
  • $500.00 US stipend  
TO QUALIFY
 

To qualify you MUST be a young professional or student member of CSCMP at the time of submission. Candidates must answer one of the 2017 selected questions presented by truckstop.comJoin or renew today! 
 

TO APPLY

To apply, write a response ranging from one to five pages to one of three questions provided below. All papers must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 15, 2017 including the YP/Student member's full name, e-mail address, and phone number.  

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2017 QUESTION

The trucking industry dictates a large portion of the supply chain flow within the United States. Over the last year, technological advancements have created the targeting of new markets within the trucking industry. Portions of the trucking industry are taking advantage of the technology and others are not, since the benefits have yet to be fully proven or vetted. Please choose one of the following questions below to answer concerning a specific area within the Supply Chain, keeping in mind its importance for the Supply Chain. 

Please select one of the following questions to answer:

  1. As safety concerns on our nation’s roads increase, vehicle manufacturers are adopting technology to reduce human error. Europe and China are actively using platooning and autonomous vehicles in an attempt to increase the efficiency of how goods are delivered while the United States has just begun limited testing. How do you see autonomous vehicles affecting the supply chain and the economy?
  2. Concerns surrounding the environment are strengthening. Vehicle manufacturers are offering alternative fuel source options with next to zero vehicle emissions. Energy companies, too, are coming up with fuel sources that are cleaner than fossil fuels. However, creating an infrastructure to replace current refueling stations will be expensive and limited once created. Will the rollout of hydrogen vehicles limit transportation lanes and strain the supply chain?
  3. The trucking industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. Each new regulation has the potential to limit productivity and slow down the supply chain. With new leadership in Washington, D.C. talk of limiting and possibly removing regulations has become a popular idea. How do recent regulations (or their removal) affect the supply chain and how can young professionals create change?
 

QUESTIONS

Please contact Heather Wood by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presentations at CSCMP Event 5 April 2017 Available for download. 

You can now download the presentations from our Speakers of the last CSCMP 5th of April Event! Please find them under Downloads.

5th Supply Chain Leadership Forum CSCMP European Conference 2017 

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Supply Chain Update
CURRENT NEWS
We are dedicated to bringing you unmatched supply chain trends, education and research along with dynamic speakers from top-performing companies including: FedEx Freight, Boeing, Ace Hardware, Toms, The US Department of Commerce, McCormick & Co. and more!
 
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), in partnership with Broward College, has launched the Center for Supply Chain Education. This new institute, located at the Judson A. Samuels South Campus, will continue the programmatic success achieved under the LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, and Coordinating Supplies) program. The turnkey certification program is now available to colleges, universities, and businesses to train and certify supply chain professionals across the country.

"CSCMP is thrilled to partner with Broward College for the official launch of SCPro™ Fundamentals," said CSCMP President and CEO Rick Blasgen. "The most competitive companies invest in training and skill development so their employees can keep pace with a rapidly changing industry. SCPro™ Fundamentals addresses these ever-changing needs, offering much-needed education and certifications for entry to mid-level supply chain management professionals."

 
"Companies throughout the nation are focusing on increasing access to middle-skilled jobs, like logistics. We at Honda Logistics are doing this by strengthening and expanding successful training programs and aligning them with the required needs and industry standards."
 
   
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CONNECT
As a CSCMP member, you gain the opportunity to volunteer for a CSCMP board or committee on a national or local level. 

82% of interviewers prefer candidates with volunteer experience. 
-Deliotte Volunteer Impact Study 

Need More Reasons to Volunteer? Here are Our Top 4:

 
  
"CSCMP is your best SC (supply chain) networking supporting tool, as it provides super-easy access to committed skilled professionals all over the globe."

Miquel Serracanta, Founder and Partner, Solutions & Decisions
Spain Roundtable

EDUCATE
  
You’ve done your research, and you know that professional certification has become essential for today’s supply chain career. It’s time to invest in yourself and move forward — but which certification program is the right one?

You know you want it to mean something. It should reflect your accomplishments. It should be worth the time and effort you invest in it.

The right program will mirror a master’s degree program, exploring relevant supply chain issues on a deeper level. It will be virtual, allowing you to study, learn and test wherever you are.

It will be the best investment you’ve ever made in yourself.

   
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DEVELOP
Enter your internship listings for free on CSCMP's Career Center for a fast and powerful recruiting platform for sourcing students and young professionals with supply chain education and training. It is a niche platform using cutting edge technology to more easily connect you with qualified young supply chain professionals.
  
"Our discipline continues to innovate, and continues to offer opportunities for modern-day professionals to have a robust career for many years to come. There are more jobs today then we have graduates for, so we need additional supply chain talent to come into to this dynamic industry." –Mr. Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, CSCMP

The faculty of National University are responding to your need for well-educated professionals in the field of Supply Chain Management! In designing future educational programs, we are requesting your inputs so we can design news programs to best meet your needs.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

National University is the 2nd largest private, non-profit institution of higher learning in California. With over half of our students online, our programs also reach worldwide. 

National University currently offers an online MBA with Specialization in Supply Chain Management in a focused one-class, one-month format that can be completed in just 15 months.

ROUNDTABLES
Did you know CSCMP has roundtables all over the world?

Across the United States and around the globe – CSCMP has a roundtable in your area. 

CSCMP roundtables are run by a volunteer network of supply chain professionals just like you. Take advantage of networking opportunities. Go on exclusive facility tours, make connections, and chose business in your local market.

Check out a few of our upcoming events!

 
 
 
 
 
Announcing CSCMP EDGE 2017 General Session Speakers

 
CSCMP EDGE 2017 is just around the corner and we are pleased to announce three incredible keynote speakers for the event.

Monday, September 25

Matthew Luhn
Acclaimed Pixar Animation Studio Storyteller
 
Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker, and story consultant. Some of his most recent clients include Adidas, Facebook, BBC, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Brothers, Apple, Disney, Google, and many more. With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios, Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters.
Learn More 

Tuesday, September 26
 
Professor Mary "Missy" Cummings
Professor, Duke University and Director, Humans and Autonomy Laboratory
 
Mary "Missy" Cummings began her career as a naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999 and was one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots. She is the co-chair for the World Economic Forum's Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, as well as a member of the US Department of Transportation's advisory committee for autonomous transportation.
Learn More 

Wednesday, September 27
 
Major MJ Hegar
Former Air National Guard Pilot and Author
 
Major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar is a hero twice over-As a pilot, she was awarded both the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device for saving her team from Taliban capture after their Medevac helicopter was shot down, and as the soldier who challenged the Combat Exclusion Policy-which prevented women from entering direct combat-winning women the right to serve on the front lines for the first time.
Learn More 

Last Chance to SAVE $400!

Join over 3,000 supply chain management professionals September 24-27 in Atlanta, Georgia for supply chain's premier event™, CSCMP EDGE 2017. Take part in unsurpassed educational content that will help grow your business and your career and connect with the individuals who can help make your supply chain work efficiently, effectively, and exceptionally.
 
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 your bottom line.
 
Become a part of this close-knit supply chain community that cares about you and your business.
Save $400
Register by April 15, 2017 and SAVE $400 on regular registration rates.* Use coupon code: EDGE17-EARLY
 
 
*Offer excludes Student, Young Professional, Educator, Corporate, and Supply Chain Exchange registration types. Offer cannot be used to register for the CSCMP Academic Research Symposium only. Offer limited to one per customer and account. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and may not be combined with other offers. Offer is nontransferable and may not be resold.
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CSCMP Spain Presents...
Supply Chain Leadership Forum
European Conference 2017
 
May 18 & 19, 2017
World Trade Center
Barcelona, Spain
Enhancing Customer Experience Through Organizational Development

This international event brings together leading industrial and research experts in supply chain operations management from a wide array of industries and academia. Aiming at boosting company performance by focusing on customers and the alignment and integration of supply chain and organizational development, this unique mix of experts will share their knowledge, insights, best practices, and innovative ideas supported by real customer experience insights.

Join us for the 5th Annual SLCF, where we will broaden our audience to include CSCMP European Roundtables and C-Level executives from top European companies, representing a broad range of industries, including FMCG, automotive, retail, manufacturing, 3PLs, pharma, and e-commerce to share insight on how to take your company's organizational development to the next level by understanding and promoting the customer experience.

International keynote speakers like Carol Ptak (The Demand Driven Institute), Robert Martichenko (CSCMP Distinguished Service Award winner), and Professor Richard Wilding (Cranfield School of Management), will share a framework and insights from academic and research perspectives.

 
 
 
March 27, 2017 
 
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CSCMP Roundtable Switzerland’s 1st Networking Event Meet and Connect

In Horgen on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 was a full success. The speeches on present and future challenges of global supply chains started intensive discussions among the participants. The power point presentations will be made available as downloads shortly. Watch out for announcements about the next CSCMP events in Switzerland and abroad.

New "Logistics Manager's Index" helps round out economic picture

By DC Velocity Staff

If you want to know where the economy is headed, ask a logistics manager. At least that's the theory behind a new economic index launched in September by five universities and backed by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

The Logistics Manager's Index (LMI), which is similar in approach to the long-running Purchasing Managers Index produced by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), is based on a brief monthly poll that asks North American logistics managers whether factors like warehousing capacity, utilization, and prices; inventory levels and costs; and transportation capacity, utilization, and prices are increasing, decreasing, or staying the same. This information can serve as a leading indicator of the health of the overall economy, according to Dale S. Rogers, professor of logistics and supply chain management at Arizona State University, one of the five schools collaborating on the index.

Separate indices for the various elements are combined to create the overall LMI score, which is indicated as a percentage. The November/December LMI came in at 62.9 percent, an increase of 8 percentage points from the October reading of 54.9 percent. The LMI is calculated using a "diffusion" index—a reading above 50 percent indicates that logistics activity is expanding, and a reading below 50 percent indicates that it is shrinking.

In addition to Arizona State, researchers from Colorado State University, Portland State University, Rutgers University, and University of Nevada, Reno are working on the index. Media partners are DC Velocity and its sister publication, CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly.