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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. 7, 2015 -  

Supply Chain News: What Companies Contributed to CSCMP 2015?

 

HP, Domino's, Amway and Johnson & Johnson Led the Way in 2015

 
     
     
  by SCDigest Editorial Staff  
     
 

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

SCDigest Says:

SCDigest also tracked the results for both 2015 and 2014, to see which companies have been stepping up making contributions over a couple of years.


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That is certainly true in supply chain generally, and clearly the case at CSCMP's conference in San Diego last week, as always. So what companies stepped up at CSCMP to contribute to the 90 or so 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. That data is based on the descriptions of the sessions in the formal program guide, and does ot reflect any possible last minutes changes not in that program, but such changes were few.

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. It is also clearly often easier to get corporate permission to be on a panel than to lead a full presentation.

 

As a side note, in some cases there was a clear panel format that we counted as a presentation because the panel was all from one company giving a case study, such as was presented by Hallmark and Fastenal in separate breakout sessions, or say two companies giving cases studies.

We don't have any real history, but SCDigest's gut feeling based on attendance at every CSCMP conference going back many years is that the number of panels is rising versus say even 5 years ago.

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

We will also note the list below does not include vendors such as 3PLs, technology companies, academics or consultants, as these types of speakers 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 (includes keynote presentation)
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
Bumble 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, 59 such"end user" companies participated in either a panel or presentation. Four companies participated in three sessions each - HP, Johnson & Johnson, Domino's, and Amwy. HP actually gave three presentations, two as part of the supply chain innovation awards track.

 

Congratulations to all of those companies.

 

We found it interesting we had both Starkist and Bumble Bee at this year's event. To the best of our knowledge, there was no tuna salad at any of the lunches.

 

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But as with last year, 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, as well as the current move towards such particpation in a given company at a point in time.

 

So SCDigest also tracked the results for both 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

 

 

Four companies have participated in four sessions over the last two years: Caterpillar, Home Depot, Domino's and Kimberly Clark (in the latter case all four sessions came in 2014).

 

All told, 121 different companies participated in at least one session between the last two CSCMP conferences. Perhaps surprisingly, just 13 companies presented or were on a panel in both 2014 and 2015. We would have expected a higher number.

 

All CSCMP conference attendees in our view owe these contributing companies some thanks for making the event possible.

 

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