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Supply Chain Update
This year's conference focused on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today with educational sessions from industry disruptors, innovators, thought leaders and visionaries.

The event was attended by professionals representing all facets of supply chain and traveling from every state in the U.S. and 39 countries. 

We know time is hard to come by and we thank attendees for taking the time to attend, for investing in yourself, your company and your career by joining us for EDGE 2017. 

If you weren't able to to join us this year, keep reading for highlights of last month's event.

Blockchain has sparked a lot of questions around what it is, how does it works, and how it will impact supply chain. 

In a nutshell, Blockchain is a shared ledger that securely holds records of digital transactions. All transactions are accessible and visible to multiple participants in a business network, with the appropriate and verified credentials. 

One of the key benefits of blockchain is that it establishes a shared, secure record of information flows across networks for supply chain transactions, processes, and partners. Imagine if a shared state visibility truly existed, many of those troublesome dispute situations would not arise in the first place – or would be remediated immediately as they occur. With this much potential, it is no surprise that Blockchain is rapidly being adopted in the financial services industries, and analysts project supply chain operations to be the next fertile ground for this fast-evolving technology. 

Leveraging blockchain is not about replacing well-established forms of supply chain interactions which today deliver proven business value and are integrated into enterprise applications systems. We need to start thinking about how it can augment current supply chain practices. For example, as organizations implement IoT technologies for improved logistics processes monitoring, blockchain can be used to provide a synthesized record of information flows. Blockchain will offer organizations an opportunity to optimize multi-party supply chain processes.

Last month, at CSCMP EDGE 2017, I had the chance to speak on the technologies disrupting supply chain. Now, in this CSCMP Hot Topic I am diving into Blockchain and what it means for supply chain practitioners. 

Click on "Learn More" to download Blockchain, a CSCMP Hot Topic.

Shari Diaz, Ecosystem and Innovation Leader, IBM Watson Supply Chain
CSCMP EDGE 2017 Presenter

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The Equifax breach has already provided lessons on many fronts: the devastating effects of lax security, the role of corporate culture in securing an enterprise, and the importance of well-planned and tested incident response. Now, there’s a new lesson – the impact of third-party cybersecurity risks.

Equifax just confirmed that despite the intense international focus on the company since early September, it has suffered another breach of its online systems. "The issue involves a third-party vendor that Equifax uses to collect website performance data, and that vendor’s code running on an Equifax website was serving malicious content," Equifax said in a statement.

The revelation highlights the very real fact that third-party connections to corporate networks can create vulnerabilities to be exploited. It also demonstrates that even if a third party is the source of a breach or attack, the company itself will still suffer negative attention, and possibly reputational and financial loss. 

Supply chain assurance in today’s globally-sourced and increasingly connected environment requires the management of emerging risks, especially cyber threats. With the internet of things (IoT), move to the cloud, and increasing reliance on third parties for products and processes, ALL supply chain professionals have a stake in recognizing and mitigating cyber risk. Did the department that secured the website tracking solution for Equifax involve Procurement, Legal, IT, or Risk decision-makers? Does Equifax assess the security posture of third-party vendors or require them to meet corporate security standards? Does it have a governance plan to monitor and mitigate problems? If Equifax is like many businesses, it does not. 

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Every year following CSCMP's annual conference, attendees take to digital platforms to share their feedback, insights and overall experiences at EDGE. 

A CSCMP member happened across the below post from one of this year's Future Leaders, and it was so inspiring, we had to track this young professional down and ask to share his words here. 

Daniel Cremer, thank you for sharing your feedback. 

Click "Learn More" to read the post.

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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The roundtable community came together in full force during the EDGE Conference on Sept. 24-27, in Atlanta, GA. From the luncheon to the receptions and meetings—here’s a look at all of the exciting moments. 

The EDGE Conference attracts supply chain management professionals from around the world and this year in Atlanta was no different! Our international roundtable leaders from Spain, Germany, Benelux, Sweden, UK, Brazil, The Netherlands, Italy, China and Peru gathered for lunch and discussed their challenges and opportunities. 

The Atlanta Roundtable stepped up to welcome everyone to their wonderful city by hosting a private reception for the roundtable officers. 

The winners of the 2017 Global Challenge were flown in to be recognized on stage at the Tuesday morning general session. The challenge, sponsored by APL Logistics, included four international teams competing in a supply chain simulation game.

Every year the roundtable community steps up to give the next generation of supply chain leaders an opportunity to experience the conference as a volunteer and supportive staff. The Future Leaders program, formerly known as Student Assistants, had many bright and promising students from all over the world participating.

Keep reading for upcoming roundtable events.

Attention Members! 
2018 EDGE Call for Track Chairs

That's right! We are already in the planning stages for EDGE 2018 in Nashville!

The EDGE Committee is seeking 11 professionals who have strong supply chain knowledge in their respective field and the ability to command a room with energy and focus! 

Track chairs are expected to build up to six (6) sessions for their assigned track starting February 15 through May 31 and must be able to attend the Annual Track Chair Orientation being held in Nashville, Tennessee from February 13-14, 2018.

  • C-Suite Discussion Forums
  • Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Government and Regulations
  • Integrated Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations
  • Order Fulfillment & Customer Service
  • Supply Management and Procurement
  • Technology Solutions
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Warehousing
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CSCMP Zurich Event: Disruptive Technologies in the Supply Chain.  Presentations available for download!

We thank you all for your attendance to our Networking event held in Zurich last Tuesday , September 20th. 

The Keynote Speaker's presentations are now available for download. 

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Invitation to Logipharma Awards 


logipharmamkt.jpgAs a member of the CSCMP Switzerland you are invited to attend the inaugural LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards, taking place Thursday 9th November at the world famous Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.




logipharmamkt2.jpgRepresenting the best of Supply Chain ambition, organisations of all sizes from both the Pharma industry and Academia have shown their innovation and excellence in supply chain and logistics. The winners will be announced at the glittering ceremony for 150+ supply chain leaders from the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

Experience the history of Porsche up close and personal. Encounter legendary racing and sports cars, fascinating production models, as well as unusual prototypes whilst networking and mingling with the 2017 finalists - the stars of pharma supply chain.

Tickets to the ceremony include:

  • Welcome drinks on arrival
  • Admire classic Porsches from across the decades
  • Enjoy a 5 star three-course dinner
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • Tea, coffee and petit fours
  • Book of Excellence - programme and commentary on finalists and the night
  • Live entertainment
  • An entertaining host
  • Discounted accommodation at nearby hotels

For more information or to book tickets to the ceremony please contact Adelaide Sachot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0) 207 368 9570

Kind Regards

Nicole Dominguez - Head of Awards 



Finalists Announced for 2017 LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards

Industry awards celebrating projects and teams that have transformed supply chains in pharmaceutical companies.


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LONDON – August 8, 2017 – LogiPharma announces 2017 Finalists for this year’s LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards

LogiPharma is delighted to announce this year’s finalists at the inaugural LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards after a rigorous shortlist process.

Representing the best of Supply Chain ambition, organisations of all sizes from both the Pharma industry and Academia have shown their innovation and excellence in supply chain and logistics.

Philippe Hemard, Vice President, Logistics, Amazon and LogiPharma Awards’ Judge, explains: “If logistics is about having the right product, at the right time, at the right place in the fastest and more efficient way, I cannot think of a better industry than the one curing illness. The LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards is an important event for the industry as we come together to celebrate those pharma companies which exhibit innovation and excellence in making our world safer.”

2017 Finalists

Distinction in Global Temperature Control

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

Controlant with Teva

AstraZeneca PLC.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD


Distinction in End to End Supply Chain Planning

Bristol-Myers Squibb

GSK Research Chair Team, Research Center of Operations Management, KU Leuven



Columbia University with Sanofi Pasteur

Best Distribution Network Strategy

AstraZeneca PLC.

Salomon Levin & Elstein Ltd.

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

Best Application of Digital Pharma


Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

Best Supplier Collaboration

Sanofi Pasteur Vaccines Global Business Unit


Salomon Levine & Elstein Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Bluefish Pharmaceuticals AB

Columbia University with Sanofi Pasteur

Most Innovative Supply Chain Strategy

Sponsored by SmartChain International LLP


Luzern University of Applied Science and Art

Salomon Levine & Elstein Ltd.

Columbia University with Sanofi Pasteur

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

Best End to End Supply Chain Visibility

Merck Limited



Supply Chain Team of the Year

Bristol-Myers Squibb



Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

Supply Chain Leader of the Year

Gregory Debuchy, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, bioMérieux

Markus Kholer, Senior Director, Pharma Network Operations, Merck KgaA

The winners will be announced at the LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards, a glittering ceremony for 200+ supply chain leaders from the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies on Thursday 9th November 2017 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Tickets will be available from the 7th of August.

For more information on the event and the LogiPharma Supply Chain Awards, please visit: 

Contact: Nicole Dominguez

Phone: +44 (0) 207 368 9742

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LogiPharma is the longest-running pharma supply chain event celebrating its 17th consecutive year in 2017. Since its inception thousands of supply chain professionals from the top pharma, generics and animal health companies took their careers to new levels by learning new skills and making new contacts onsite. Over the years the LogiPharma network of past attendees has grown and grown providing those new to the event access to the most senior pharma supply chain leaders for unique professional development opportunities. For more information on the LogiPharma events, please visit:

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CSCMP EDGE 2017 features over 100 sessions and nearly 300 expert speakers worldwide. Our highly engaged speakers are ready to provide you with end-to-end supply chain best practices, practical research and innovative solutions that you can take back to your organization and apply right away.

Three days will go by fast and furious because there is not one EDGE session that is the same! Our dedicated volunteers work with and encourage all session leaders to be creative in the delivery of their content so to evoke interaction, and activity among our attendees!

With 12 tracks dedicated to the cornerstones of supply chain management, you can be selective in what you or your company wants to learn more about. We encourage you to browse all sessions via track, date or speaker!  

2017 EDGE Tracks:
  • 2017 Supply Chain Innovations of the Year Award Competition
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  • NEW! Finance in Supply Chain
  • NEW! Government & Regulations
  • Integrated Supply Chain Management
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  • Technology Solutions
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Warehousing

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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."
  • 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  
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
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

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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, 333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140, Lombard, IL 60148
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

June 13, 2017

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Supply Chain Update
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.
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."

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. 

Naylor Association Solutions
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.
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! 

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

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. 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.


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 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, 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.   


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?


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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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?
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.

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.

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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