Gone, for now, are the days when supply chain executives had ample time to ponder the future and strategize about intangible ideas like innovation, optimization, and competitive advantage. Today’s chief supply chain officers are instead knee-deep in fundamental blocking-and-tackling activities like managing their logistics spend and solving pressing inventory shortages.
Feeling daunted by the challenges you’re facing in your supply chain? Tap into the performance-lifting resources offered by your industry association, CSCMP. Smart leaders know that to succeed, they need to continuously learn and connect to peers who are working to solve the same challenges that they are facing. CSCMP can provide you with that knowledge and access through our SCPro Certification programs, our research initiatives, and our countless events—as well as the many other competency- and capability-building opportunities that we offer.
We are seeing insight and innovation continuing to evolve. One of the best ways to access the thought leaders who are making these discoveries is through face-to-face events like CSCMP’s annual supply chain conference and exhibition, EDGE. Every year for nearly 60 years—even during the height of the COVID crisis—CSCMP has brought together thousands of practitioners and service providers to exchange learnings and insights, offer products and services, and brainstorm solutions to our most pressing problems.
This year, EDGE will be even more important for supply chain professionals because the sessions, solutions, and peer discussions are focused on solving problems that practitioners are facing now, not down the road. A 15-minute discussion over coffee may solve one of the issues that is keeping you up at night. Can you really afford to miss that? Even better, bring a team to divide and conquer, attending as many sessions as possible, and then return to your company with actionable ideas and tools to achieve a tangible return on investment this year.
Indeed, now is the time to strengthen not only your own knowledge but also the talent of the people who report to you. Once again CSCMP can help you achieve this goal. In addition to sending your team to EDGE, you can develop your workforce through investing in one of CSCMP’s on-demand training and development programs, working with us to create customized face-to-face training for your high potential employees, or onboarding your entire supply chain staff into our peer community with a corporate membership. These opportunities will help your team sharpen their fundamental supply chain knowledge and collect new, cutting-edge innovations. Innovations that they can then implement through new business processes and partnerships.
That’s why CSCMP is here. To provide the very best in ongoing learning, certification, and peer-to-peer connections. If you're not a member, now is the time to join CSCMP. If you are not already registered for the EDGE conference, now is the time to do so.
Don't miss out on all these opportunities to engage, learn, mentor, and be at the cutting edge of supply chain thought leadership! Learn more about the opportunities mentioned above at cscmp.org.