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CSCMP Edge 2019: 5 things to do at the conference

CSCMP Edge 2019: 5 things to do at the conference

Next week, over 3,000 supply chain management professions will gather in Anaheim, California to network and learn at CSCMP Edge 2019.

What makes this conference such an asset to the pros in supply chain is the opportunity to hear what’s working, and what’s not, in logistics today.

Whether you’re an industry veteran or joining CSCMP Edge 2019 for the first time, there’s something for everyone with over 102 sessions to attend.

Heading to the conference? Here’s our quick guide to getting the most out of your time there.

1. Visit Shipwell in booth #928

The Shipwell team will be onsite at booth #928 this year for the first time at CSCMP Edge! Stop by for some swag and a sneak peek at what we’re working on next.

Get a demo of the Shipwell connected freight platform and have all of your questions answered. We can’t wait to show you how easy transforming your supply chain is with Shipwell.

Want to set up 20 minutes to chat with our team members Jimmy and Will at the conference? Use the form below to set some time aside to meet in Anaheim!

2. Evaluate solutions

Shipwell won’t be the only solution provider on the expo floor. For attendees, it’s a great time to consider all of the new platforms and technologies available to streamline the supply chain.

As you’re perusing available vendors and solutions, ask these critical questions:

  1. Will this solution automate tedious processes, giving my teams hours back in their day to focus on improving the overall supply chain?
  2. How does this platform integrate with must-have tools and solutions I’m already using?
  3. Does this solution connect me with all of the stakeholders in the supply chain? What about my customers?
  4. When can I get up and running with this solution?
  5. What type of ROI can I expect in the first 3 months?
  6. What type of data-driven insights can I get out of the analytics that this solution provides?

These are just a start, but they are all key to understanding the landscape of supply chain management solutions today.

Want to see how Shipwell answers these questions, but can’t attend CSCMP Edge 2019? Request a demo to see the platform in action from the comfort of your office.

3. Catch awesome sessions

With over 100 sessions to check out, there’s no shortage of educational content to absorb at CSCMP Edge. Here are a few we’re going to be attending, and you should, too!

On-the-Edge Session: How Google Sets and Achieves Their Goals: Intro to OKRs
Zachary Ross, Senior Technical Program Manager, Google

We’ll be excited to hear about Google’s approach to goal setting. In fact, Shipwell also sets department- and company-wide OKRS (objective key results) each quarter! It helps our teams stay on track when accomplishing a mission. Our mission is to put the entire supply chain into a single pane of glass, and each day, delivering delight to our customers.

Sustainable Supply Chains? The Real Inconvenient Truth
Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering & Director, MIT, Center for Transportation & Logistics

Operating a green supply chain is key. Did you know that a TMS platform can actually help companies identify ways to operate more sustainably? Read this blog for our take on going green.

Evolution of Retail Compliance and the Supply Chain Behind it
Jerrod Carlson, Director of Logistics, West Liberty Foods
Shefali Kapadia, Senior Editor, Supply Chain Dive

We’re looking forward to this perspective around supply chains in the food industry. There’s so much to manage: visibility, bringing fresher items to customers, and managing key partnerships.

Learn more about managing an efficient organic food supply chain in our blog post here.

4. Enjoy what Anaheim has to offer

Anaheim is home to Disneyland, fantastic restaurants and bars, plus the Anaheim GardenWalk.

Make sure to save some time during the busy conference days to check out the city!

5. Attend keynotes

Don’t miss out on the highlight keynote speakers when you’re at CSCMP Edge 2019. On Sunday, Ashley Tyrner, CEO, Farmbox Direct, is presenting “Create a Business that Solves a Problem, Not an Added Accessory in a World of Mass Consumption.”

Monday brings Jeremy Gutsche, CEO, Trend Hunter, speaking on “Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas.”

On Tuesday, enjoy a panel discussion from leaders at Venus ET Fleur, Boxed, NoW Innovations, and the Smeal College of Business, talking about “The Gig Economy and the Millennial’s Journey to Change the World.”

And finally, finish your week of learning strong with Wednesday’s keynote “Going After Your Goals for the Right Reasons” with Sarah Thomas, Official at the National Football League.

Safe travels to Anaheim – we look forward to seeing you there!