DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH, the Council of Supply
Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will once
again be accepting applications for its popular mentorship program.
CSCMP’s Mentorship Program matches students
and young professionals with experienced supply chain
professionals. It was developed by CSCMP’s Young
Professionals Committee to bridge the gap between current and future supply chain leaders and to help younger
professionals improve their skills and advance their
careers. To participate, both mentors and mentees must
be current CSCMP members.
Members who would like to be either a mentor or a
mentee must fill out an online application and write a
500-word essay about why they want to participate in
the program. CSCMP will then match accepted mentors
with younger mentees. To maintain the quality of the
program, however, CSCMP will only be able to accept a
limited number of applicants.
Each pair will be required to be in contact at least once
a month and to participate in quarterly “town hall” calls”
with all of the mentor-mentee pairings. An orientation
and kick-off webinar will be held April 14, and the first
town hall call is scheduled for August 15. CSCMP also
encourages all pairs to meet in person at the Annual
Conference, which will be held this year in Atlanta,
Georgia, September 24–27.
Typically these mentoring
partnerships offer personal
and professional advantages for both parties.
Mentors can develop leadership skills, while mentees
gain valuable advice from
more experienced people
and build their professional
networks. Both participants can improve their
communication skills, develop new perspectives, and
potentially advance their careers.
To find out more about the program, visit cscmp.
org and click on “Mentorship Program” under the
“Develop” tab. R
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE who has a distinguished record
as a leader and innovator in the supply chain profession?
Someone who has improved the industry’s understanding of the supply chain? Then consider nominating him
or her for the Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2017 Distinguished Service
CSCMP is accepting nominations for this year’s award
until April 30, 2017. The award recipient will be honored at CSCMP’s 2017 Annual Conference, September
24–27, in Atlanta, Georgia.
CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual for
achievement in the fields of logistics and supply chain
management. It is presented annually to an academic,
consultant, or practitioner who exemplifies sustained,
consistent, and excellent service to the development of
the disciplines of logistics and supply chain management.
The selected individual will have shown high integrity
and moral principles throughout his or her career.
All CSCMP members can submit a nomination for
this award. Nominees will be judged on five criteria:
b Sustained and distinguished record of contribution
to the disciplines of logistics and supply chain
b Contributions above the normal expectations of
b Recognition as a leader in logistics or supply chain
b Recognition as an innovator in logistics or supply
b Education of the logistics and supply chain
management profession (both orally and written)
Nomination guidelines and a list of past winners can be
found on CSCMP’s website. Under the “Attend” drop-down menu, select “Awards and Recognitions.” Members
can also consider submitting nominations for CSCMP’s
other annual awards: the Doctoral Dissertation Award,
Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award, and the
Supply Chain Innovation Award. R
CSCMP’s Mentorship Program is accepting new applicants
Nominations open for CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award