The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading supply chain membership community providing networking, insights, professional development and resources to the world’s supply chain professionals.
One of the ways we deliver on this mission is by providing opportunities to foster the exchange of ideas through local roundtable programs and global events.
CSCMP Educational and Networking Events Provide:
- Relationship building
- Resume builders like valuable work experience or leadership positions
- Access to industry leaders and subject matter experts
- Hands-on learning through educational presentations, facility tours, panel discussions and networking events all year long
- Tailored learning and development opportunities
EDGE Supply Chain Conference
Each year, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosts supply chains premier eventTM—CSCMP EDGE. From leading-edge content to cutting-edge supply chain solutions, the annual EDGE Supply Chain Conference reflects the unparalleled resources CSCMP offers today and symbolizes our unwavering commitment to supply chain in the future. Join 3,000+ attendees from over 50 countries presenting the latest research, ideas and solutions
“I found my professional home with CSCMP when I attended my first conference 30 years ago in Atlanta while still in school. I have been a member since and attended 26 conferences. I come because the people who make up CSCMP have always been focused on the greater good for our companies, communities, and profession.”
– Michelle Meyer, CSCMP Board Chair Elect, Client Executive, Supply Chain, Gartner, Conferences Attended: 26
Academic Research Symposium
CSCMP’s Academic community is a critical component to our association’s mission and vision standing to identify and conduct research that adds to the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice.
The Academic Research Symposium (ARS) is open to all academics and EDGE Conference attendees and offers informative and interactive sessions that provide an exceptional venue for networking with colleagues from around the globe. Hear the latest in supply chain management, logistics, and teaching innovations research.
“It was an honor to serve as Chair for the 2018 ARS. I've been a member of CSCMP since I was a doctoral student at Auburn and have developed dozens of relationships with other members via myriad CSCMP activities. The EDGE/ARS conference is a favorite of mine and many of my colleagues because we get to interact with not only some of the world's top supply chain scholars, but also with innovative supply chain managers from a number of top organizations. The blend of participants combined with the collaborative atmosphere is unmatched by any other SCM conference and are the main reason that I encourage others to attend. This year's EDGE is shaping up to be a great experience, and I look forward to meeting new friends, and reconnecting with old ones, too!”
– Benjamin Hazen, CSCMP Academic Member and 2018 Academic Research Symposium Chair
Roundtables are CSCMP’s local communities. CSCMP has more than 80 roundtables across the U.S. and around the globe. Our roundtables are run by a volunteer network consisting of CSCMP members and host hundreds of local events per year, including educational events, networking events, facility tours and more.
“I’ve always appreciated the networking opportunity these events bring. It’s cool to meet new people from within the industry or from related industries. Often, members are students or academics from the field that appreciate real-world discussions. I also appreciate the presentations typically set up as part of a roundtable event. I’ve learned a lot about applying practical solutions to complicated supply chain problems over the few years that I’ve attended.”
– XPO Logistics, Inc
NASSTRAC Spring Event
The Shippers’ Voice Conference, NASSTRAC’s spring event, is a two-day conference that features educational sessions, networking and advocacy on behalf of the shipper community.
Attendees will learn the importance of how regulatory and legislative issues affect supply chain and transportation operations. Speakers will address issues like tariffs and their impact on supply chain, highway infrastructure funding and the twin 33 initiative.