• CSCMP & Geodis Present the 2021 Young Professionals Video Contest

  • The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Geodis have partnered to hold a video contest for young professionals and student members aged 32 and under to demonstrate their ability to think futuristically and deliver potential solutions to the supply chain management industry. Contestants should create a video answering one of these questions:

    1) Hiring and Retention

    While warehouse and driver shortages are widely discussed industry labor challenges, an arguably lesser-known issue is the shortage in the corporate supply chain workforce. How can we better attract and retain your generation to become interested in a corporate supply chain career?

    2) Technology

    What emerging technology and/or automation advancements do you foresee having the biggest impact on the supply chain moving forward. Why?

    3) Sustainability

    A recent study found 81% of supply chain leaders have increased their sustainability focus over the past three years, and we expect this number to continue growing. What do you believe are the top reasons supply chain leaders should prioritize sustainability as a top business goal moving forward?


    • CSCMP membership is required upon submission.
    • Open to students and young professionals aged 32 and under.
    • Open to members of CSCMP’s committees, roundtable officers and cabinet members.
    • Submit a video addressing the theme/question in 120 seconds or less.


    • Complimentary registration* to CSCMP EDGE 2021 held in Atlanta, Georgia, September 19-22, 2021.
    • Hotel accommodation for three nights – Sunday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
    • $500.00 U.S. travel stipend.
    • Announcement at the Future Leaders Reception during CSCMP EDGE.
    • Feature in CSCMP newsletters with a total combined audience of 7,000+ individuals. 
    • Writeup in CSCMP’s award-winning magazine Supply Chain Quarterly.

    *Travel expenses not included. Breakfast and lunch provided on Monday, September 20, 2021 and Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Brunch provided on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.


    May 27: Video contest opens; voting begins

    July 5: Deadline for video submissions (11:59 pm CDT)

    July 6-13: Additional supporter voting period

    July 14-21: CSCMP & Geodis review videos and select winner

    July 23: Video contestants are notified 

    July 30: CSCMP announces winner


    1. Submit a 90 to 120 seconds (maximum) YouTube or Vimeo video** thoughtfully addressing one of the supply chain management questions.
    2. Include a brief bio of your background and career in supply chain management.
    3. We encourage you to share your video on your social platforms and invite your followers to vote*** for you! Remember to tag CSCMP on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn every time you promote your video so we can see your efforts.

    **Video submissions can be recorded using cell phone cameras as the quality of the video matters, but the most important factor is your response to the topic/question.

    ***Voting allowed once daily from when the video is published through July 13, 2021 at 12 pm CDT. The number of votes will not determine the winner, but rather showcase each contestant's ability to mobilize and engage their personal social networks. Public voting will provide social support to individual video submissions.


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