August 14, 2017

CSCMP Edge opens in Atlanta in September

Annual conference and exhibition is expected to draw 3,000-plus supply chain professionals from around the globe.

By DC Velocity Staff

It's just weeks away now. On Sept. 24, logistics professionals from all over the world will gather in Atlanta for CSCMP Edge, the new name for the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

More than 3,000 supply chain leaders are expected to attend the three-day event, which will offer 100-plus educational sessions and over 25 hours of networking opportunities. Session topics include supply chain leadership, finance in supply chain, and order fulfillment and customer service. Attendees can earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for each day they attend the show.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Matthew Luhn from Pixar Animation Studio, who will discuss how big data can be used to help craft compelling stories and enable companies to make more meaningful connections with customers,

  • Mary "Missy" Cummings, a professor at Duke University and director of the school's Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, who will talk about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in logistics, and

  • Major MJ Hegar, former U.S. Air National Guard pilot, who will tell her harrowing tale of saving her team from being captured by the Taliban after their Medevac helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. In addition to sharing her own war stories, Hegar will provide practical advice on leadership, diversity, teamwork, and how to be a catalyst for change.

Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the Supply Chain Exchange Exhibition, where they can check out the latest supply chain equipment, systems, and technologies.

Get more information or register for the conference.

A version of this article appears in our August 2017 print edition under the title "Close to the Edge."

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