With its focus on cutting-edge technologies, leadership development, and industry disruptors, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual conference lived up to its new name: CSCMP EDGE. Attendees at the event, held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in September, represented 39 countries and all facets of the supply chain. They came to gain a glimpse of the future of the discipline and celebrate the fact that, as CSCMP President and CEO Rick Blasgen (at left) said, "Supply chain managers are making the world smaller and a better place to live."
While there, attendees enjoyed three days of educational seminars, the annual Academic Research Symposium, site visits, networking receptions, and the Supply Chain Exchange exposition, which showcased supply chain technologies, equipment, and services. Not able to attend the conference this year or unable to sample everything that was offered? This roundup of the conference's sessions and main events will help you fill in some of the gaps.
CSCMP bestows 2017 awards for excellence
Every year at its annual conference CSCMP recognizes individuals and organizations that are helping to push the supply chain discipline to new heights. The following are some of the recognitions given out this year.
New CSCMP board members begin their terms
CSCMP EDGE marked the start of the 2017-18 term for the association's board of directors. The following officially took office at CSCMP's annual meeting, which was held during the conference:
CSCMP session sampler
With 18 tracks, three keynote presentations, and nearly 100 educational sessions, CSCMP EDGE 2017 attendees had a wide variety of educational opportunities to choose from. Here are highlights of just a few that sparked interest at the conference.