CSCMP to Honor Three Up-and-Coming Supply Chain Professionals with Its Inaugural Emerging Leader Award

CSCMP125Lombard, Illinois USA (August 19, 2013) – The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced the selection of Keiko Arai, leadership development program participant at Textron, Florian Schick, consultant at McKinsey & Company, and Amanda Tolhurst, senior manager, internal materials operations at Whirlpool Corporation as the recipients of its new Emerging Leader Award.

Arai, Schick, and Tolhurst will be recognized during the Opening Keynote Session at CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference, Monday, October 21, in Denver, Colorado. The three winners will also participate in a panel session in the Young Professionals’ Track held at the event. In addition, they will be featured in various organization publications, including CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly magazine, the CSCMP membership newsletter, and the Young Professionals e-bulletin.

“The future of our industry lies with today’s young professionals who will be tomorrow’s leaders,” said Rick Blasgen, CSCMP president and chief executive officer. “It is important that we recognize the contributions of emerging talent and the positive impact they have on our profession today and will continue to have in the future.”

The CSCMP Emerging Leader Award was created to recognize outstanding supply chain management and logistics professionals, age 30 and under, for their contributions to and future influence on these two industries.  

CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference is the largest of its kind for the supply chain management profession, and will put an intense focus on innovative solutions that attendees can take back to their companies and use. The event will host more than 3,000 practitioners, educators, and thought leaders from around the world. More than 100 educational sessions are planned.

Attendees who register before August 31 will receive $150.00 US off the regular registration rates. More information and registration is available at

About CSCMP 

Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 62 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

For more information, contact:

Madeleine Miller-Holodnicki, ABC

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140

Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA

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