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  Supply Chain Trends and Issues: Our Weekly Feature Article on Important Trends and Developments in Supply Chain Strategy, Research, Best Practices, Technology and Other Supply Chain and Logistics Issues  
 
 
  - Oct. 5, 2014 -  

Supply Chain News: What Companies Contributed to CSCMP 2015?

 

Kimberly Clark Leads the Way in 2014, while Caterpillar, Home Depot Take Top Spot over Two-Year Run

 
     
     
  by SCDigest Editorial Staff  
     
 

Almost any conference in any industry depends on practitioners to deliver presentations that add value to attendees.

SCDigest Says:

As can be seen, Caterpillar and Home Depot both have stepped up big, with seven total participations apiece. Congtraultions to both companies for their service to the industry.


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That is certainly true in supply chain generally, and clearly the case at CSCMP's conference in San Antonio last week as well, as always. So what companies stepped up at CSCMP to contribute to the 100+ sessions this year?

SCDigest went through the conference program to see which companies had employees participating either in a panel discussion or giving an actual presentation, as shown in the table below.

The line between panel and presentation is often a fine one, and SCDigest was primarily relying on descriptions from the program guide for most of the sessions besides the relative handful of them we were able to attend personally.

We give an extra "atta boy" to actual presentations, which in our view require more effort on the part of the participant than do panel discussions, and to our mind usual provide more insight into how to improve a supply chain than do what you gain from  a panel, even though such panels are often entertaining.

By our count, 48 of the 118 educational sessions - or about 40% - were panel discussions, based on the descriptions and number of presenters listed in the conference program guideWe don't have the history on that, but our gut feeling based on attendance at every CSCMP conference going back many years is that this number is rising versus say even 5 years ago.

Whether this is a good or negative trend is purley a matter of personal opinion.

We will also note the list below does not include vendors such as 3PLs, technology companies, and consultants, as they receive a benefit from participation and are generally happy to be asked to speak.

 

2015 CSCMP Conference Participation by Company

 

Company
Presentation
Panel
Total
HP
3
3
Johnson & Johnson
1
2
3
Amway
1
2
3
Domino's
3
3
Amazon
1
1
2
Anheuser Busch
1
1
2
Ascena Retail
2
2
Benjamin Moore
1
1
2
Boeing
1
1
2
Charter Steel
2
2
Hallmark
1
1
2
McCormick & Co.
2
2
Owens Corning
2
2
Procter & Gamble
2
2
Walt Disney
2
2
AEP Industries
1
1
Baker Hughes
1
1
Bumbe Bee
1
1
Cabela's
1
1
Cardinal Health
1
1
Caterpillar
1
1
Conagra
1
1
Dannon
1
1
Dell
1
1
DJO Global
1
1
Dr. Pepper/Snapple
1
1
DSW
1
1
Fastenal
1
1
General Mills
1
1
H&M
1
1
Home Depot
1
1
Hostess Brands
1
1
Ingersoll Rand
1
1
Johnson Controls
1
1
Johnsonville Sausage
1
1
Kellog
1
1
Kohler
1
1
Lennox Int'l
1
1
Lenovo
1
1
McDonald's
1
1
Medtronic
1
1
MillerCoors
1
1
Monsanto
1
1
Northstar Aerospace
1
1
Nutrabolt
1
1
Ontario Liquor Control
1
1
Qualcomm
1
1
Republic Wireless
1
1
Schneider Electric
1
1
Starkist
1
1
Target
1
1
Toshiba
1
1
Toys R Us
1
1
Treasury Wine
1
1
Treehouse Food
1
1
Ulta Beauty
1
1
Urban Outfitters
1
1
US Marines
1
1
Walmart
1
1

 

 

All told, 75 "end user" companies participated in either a panel or presentation. Kimberly Clark led the way in 2014 with four such appearances, while Bayer, Caterpillar, Home Depot, Sears and Starbucks all had three contributions in this year's event.

 

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But SCDigest decided to take it even further.

There are naturally going to be ups and downs for any given company's participation in a particular year, in part because there will be natural variations in simply who is asked to present or be on a panel by track chairs.

 

So SCDigest is going to begin tracking this over time, starting by combining the results for 2015 and 2014, to see which companies have been stepping up making contributions over a couple of years, as shown in the table below.

 

2014-15 CSCMP Conference Participation by Company

 

2015
2014
 
Company
Presentation
Panel
Presentation
Panel
Total 2014-15
Caterpillar
1
2
1
4
Domino's
3
1
4
Home Depot
1
2
1
4
Kimberly Clark
2
2
4
Amway
1
2
3
Anheuser Busch
1
1
1
3
Bayer
1
2
3
Hallmark
1
1
1
3
HP
3
3
Johnson & Johnson
1
2
3
Sears
2
1
3
Starbucks
1
2
3
Walt Disney
2
1
3
Amazon
1
1
2
Ascena Retail
2
2
Benjamin Moore
1
1
2
Boeing
1
1
2
Charter Steel
2
2
Cummins
1
1
2
Dr. Pepper/Snapple
1
1
2
General Mills
2
2
Hostess Brands
1
1
2
Kellog
1
1
2
McCormick & Co.
2
2
McDonald's
1
1
2
MillerCoors
1
1
2
Mondelez
1
1
2
Owens Corning
2
2
Procter & Gamble
2
2
Toys R Us
1
1
2
Walmart
1
1
2
AEP Industries
1
1
Alcoa
1
1
Ann Sacks
1
1
Avon
1
1
Baker Hughes
1
1
Barilla
1
1
Berry Plastics
1
1
Bob Evans
1
1
Brinker Int'l
1
1
Bumbe Bee
1
1
Cabela's
1
1
Cardinal Health
1
1
Carhartt
1
1
Carter's
1
1
CHC
1
1
Coca-Cola
1
1
Conagra
1
1
Continental Mills
1
1
Convatec
1
1
Crayola
1
1
Cyan
1
1
Dannon
1
1
Delhaize
1
1
Dell
1
1
Diageo
1
1
DJO Global
1
1
DSW
1
1
Dupont
1
1
East Penn
1
1
Family Dollar
1
1
Fastenal
1
1
Follett
1
1
General Mills
1
1
Goodrich
1
1
H&M
1
1
Hershey
1
1
Imperial Distributors
1
1
Ingersoll Rand
1
1
InSinkErator
1
1
Intel
1
1
JM Smucker
1
1
Johnson Controls
1
1
Johnsonville Sausage
1
1
Kohler
1
1
Kraft
1
1
Kroger
1
1
L&W Supply
1
1
Lennox Int'l
1
1
Lenovo
1
1
Limited Brands
1
1
Lockheed Martin
1
1
McGraw Hill
1
1
Medline
1
1
Medtronic
1
1
Microsoft
1
1
Monsanto
1
1
Morton Salt
1
1
Nike
1
1
Northstar Aerospace
1
1
Nutrabolt
1
1
Office Depot
1
1
Ontario Liquor Control
1
1
PepsiCo
1
1
Perry's Ice Cream
1
1
Petco
1
1
Polaris
1
1
QSCC
1
1
Qualcomm
1
1
Ralph Lauren
1
1
RedBox
1
1
Republic Wireless
1
1
RJR
1
1
Schneider Electric
1
1
Shaw Industries
1
1
Sonoco Products
1
1
Staples
1
1
Starkist
1
1
Target
1
1
ThysssenKrupp
1
1
Timken
1
1
Toshiba
1
1
Treasury Wine
1
1
Treehouse Food
1
1
Ulta Beauty
1
1
Urban Outfitters
1
1
US Cellular
1
1
US Foods
1
1
US Marines
1
1
Vitamin Shoppe
1
1
Volkswagen
1
1

 

 

ith seven total participations apiece. Congratulations to both companies for their service to the industry.

 

All told, 137 different companies participated in at least one session between the two conferences. All attendees in our view owe these contributors some gratitude for making the conference possible.

 

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