CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 19, 2018
CSCMP Notebook

CSCMP Notebook


2009 Annual Global Conference: Ideas. Tools. Results.

Whether you're new to the field of supply chain management or have years of experience under your belt, CSCMP's 2009 Annual Global Conference will offer invaluable information and networking opportunities you simply won't find anywhere else. Come to McCormick Place in Chicago September 20–23, 2009, to attend educational sessions and benefit from such unique events as the Learning Exchange, Student Showcase, "Sit with an Expert" discussions, the annual Supply Chain Innovation Award, and much more.

Choose from sessions in 20 tracks covering all aspects of supply chain management. Sessions will cover a host of subjects, including transportation, warehousing, inventory management, talent recruitment and retention, supply chain metrics, aligning supply chain execution with business strategies, and hundreds of other topics that are directly relevant to your job.

You'll also hear from world-renowned major session speakers. Here's a quick preview of the special presentations we have lined up:

  • Take advantage of a rare opportunity to hearnational supply chain for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Gary's keynote presentation on Monday, September 21, will address the challenges of maintaining performance in global supply chains while managing local conditions.
  • On Tuesday, September 22, Dr. Prashant Yadav of the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program will speak on how supply chain professionals can use their knowledge and expertise to save lives and improve health around the world.
  • This year's closing session features Alison Levine, polar adventurer and team captain of the first American women's Everest expedition. Her presentation, titled "Oxygen Not Included," will cover her unique perspectives on leadership, teamwork, innovation, and dealing with change.

Complete details for the 2009 Annual Global Conference are available online at CSCMP's new conference web site. This convenient and comprehensive resource makes it quick and easy to register for the conference and get all the information you need about travel and hotels, sessions and events, the Learning Exchange and networking opportunities, and sponsorships.

Supply Chain Quarterly to chair Annual Global Conference track

For the first time, CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly will present a track at CSCMP's Annual Global Conference. The "Highlights from Supply Chain Quarterly" track will feature presentations by some of the thought leaders whose articles have appeared in the magazine. Supply Chain Quarterly's editors will moderate the sessions, which will include:

  • Chuck Taylor of Awake! Consulting on how companies should prepare for the next round of oil price hikes
  • Stephen Cain of Groenewout Consultants & Engineers on multilayered distribution in Europe
  • Ted Schaefer of Profit Point on how to manage the twin corporate goals of profitability and sustainability
  • Prof. Doug Lambert of The Ohio State University on how to determine which customers are most profitable
  • Brad Sampson of XCD Performance Consulting on when in-sourcing is the right decision for a company
  • Joe Martha of Booz Allen Hamilton on how to determine a supply chain's carbon footprint

In October, brief video interviews with each of these dynamic speakers will be available on the magazine's web site.

Student Showcase, job fair return in 2009

Meet tomorrow's supply chain leaders at the Annual Global Conference.

If you've attended CSCMP's Annual Global Conference, then you undoubtedly have seen medallion- bedecked college students patrolling the hallways, working at information desks, and assisting CSCMP staff in numerous ways. For more than 20 years, CSCMP's roundtables have been sponsoring college students who attend the Annual Global Conference as part of CSCMP's extended staff. Students are selected by the roundtables based on their scholastic performance and passion for the profession. In return for their participation, the students gain hands-on experience and benefit from the conference's educational sessions as well as the opportunities to network with supply chain management professionals.

Student assistants also can take a more formal approach to networking by participating in the Student Showcase, a popular conference feature since 2007. The event provides an opportunity for students to present their rsums, projects, and papers to supply chain professionals from around the world.

In 2008, CSCMP expanded those opportunities by hosting a job fair that brought promising students together with prospective employers. This new feature was so popular that CSCMP is bringing it back again in 2009.

Companies can take advantage of this exceptional recruiting opportunity to personally meet the next generation of supply chain management professionals. If your company would like to participate in this unique program, please contact Sherrie Nauden, CSCMP Roundtable Manager, by e-mail at or by telephone at +1 630.645.3466. Please note that certain rules and regulations apply.

The Student Showcase will be held from Sunday, September 20, through Wednesday, September 23, 2009. The Student Job Fair will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2009.

Register now for CSCMP'S Annual Global Conference
If you haven't already signed up to join thousands of your peers from around the world at CSCMP's Annual Global Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 20-23, 2009, now's the time to register and make your hotel reservation. Conference fees cover all program events, meal functions, and materials.

Complete details about the conference agenda, track topics, accommodations, activities in Chicago, and more are available at

Coming soon! New how-to guide explains integrated supply chain costing

For companies that are focusing on improving supply chain performance, timely and accurate cost information that supports strategic, enterprisewide decision making is a must. For a variety of reasons, however, getting that information—a critical success factor in gaining competitive advantage—is very difficult for most organizations.

To help companies overcome that challenge, Terrance L. Pohlen, Ph.D., and Thomas P. Klammer, Ph.D., both from the University of North Texas, and Gary Cokins, CPIM, of SAS Institute Inc., have written a how-to guide titled Handbook for Supply Chain Costing. Based on research conducted since 2007, the book is designed to help companies develop integrated cross-functional and inter-firm supply chain cost information. With this data in hand, managers can make strategic supply chain decisions, enhance enterprise performance, and drive cross-functional process improvements. Throughout the book, readers will find the many lessons learned from companies that participated in the research.

This important CSCMP-sponsored publication is expected to be available for purchase in mid- to late 2009.

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