CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
March 22, 2019
CSCMP Notebook

A message from CSCMP's CEO

This year's annual conference will help supply chain professionals better understand the disruptive forces that are shaking up the industry.

Time moves fast! It seems like just yesterday we were in the midst of planning for CSCMP's Annual Conference, thinking about the supply chain leadership we're bringing to modern business, and now conference is only one month away! We're looking forward to welcoming a community of top supply chain thought leaders, and hope you'll join us September 25–28 in Orlando, Florida.

As shown in our "2016 State of Logistics Report," supply chain and logistics are entering a new era. The report predicts that over the next decade, our industry will face "disruptive forces," including technology and operational constraints that threaten to fundamentally change the rules of the game.

There's no better place to gain an understanding of these disruptive forces and build the toolkit you need to prepare for, and in some cases utilize, these change drivers than at CSCMP's 2016 Annual Conference.

You'll learn about the latest technology trends, from driverless cars, to robotics, to the "uberfication" of supply chain. You'll develop insightful performance dashboards to help you quickly make decisions and take action. You'll discover how to best utilize zero-based budgeting techniques, take a broader look at finance in the supply chain, and uncover pockets of tangible opportunity. You'll learn how to harness big data to drive efficiency and productivity across the supply chain.

We've got over 300 of the highest-caliber speakers in supply chain management and over 100 sessions geared towards the topics you need to know about to improve your career, your business, and your bottom line.

As a thank you to the greatest professional community in supply chain, I would like to offer you $200 off your conference registration. Register here: and use coupon code 16AC-FINAL at checkout.*

I look forward to seeing you in Orlando next month.

*Offer excludes Student, Young Professional, Educator, Corporate, and Supply Chain Exchange registration types. Offer expires September 29, 2016.

Rick Blasgen is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

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