DEI Panel: Strategies for Building Diverse Teams in Supply Chain

Thursday, May 27th | 3:00 p.m. CST/4:00 p.m. EST

The CSCMP roundtables of Chicago, Cincinnati, Kansas City and the Twin Cities invite you to join us for an important conversation about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the supply chain industry. This virtual event will be held Thursday, May 27th at 3:00 p.m. CST/4:00 p.m. EST.

In a Supply Chain Management Review survey of 298 supply chain professionals from November – December 2020, 59% of surveyed organizations reported having some form of objective to improve any dimension of DEI – race/ethnicity, gender, LGBTQIA+, physical and cognitive ability, veteran status or age – but only 23% of those organizations listed having formal targets or goals included in management scorecards.

Our expert panel will share their strategies and successes building and working with diverse teams; discuss actionable steps for developing, implementing and evolving a sustainable DEI strategy; and highlight the positive impact a sound DEI strategy can have on corporate culture, business success, and ultimately the bottom line. 


CSCMP Membership

Looking to become a CSCMP member?

Anyone who is active in any aspect of the supply chain management profession and interested in supporting CSCMP’s mission to connect, develop, and educate the world’s logistics and supply chain management professionals throughout their careers is encouraged to become a member of our organization. Memberships are for 12 months from the month of membership signup.

Learn more about membership benefits and options here.

2020 KC CSCMP Scholarship Recipients

Every year the Kansas City CSCMP Heartland Roundtable awards scholarships to the most qualified applicants currently enrolled in an area college or university with a major or minor in supply chain management, operations, logistics, or related educational programs. This scholarship was created to recognize students who demonstrate the potential to become a future leader in the supply management field. 

For 2020, KC CSCMP is happy to announce we will be awarding a total of four scholarships this year. All recipients are students currently enrolled in supply chain management programs at local universities. 

  • Loryn Polo – Kansas State University, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Junior
  • Yoni Kaszynski – University of Kansas, Supply Chain Management, Junior 
  • Thomas Jackson – Kansas State University, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Junior
  • Hannah Steinert – University of Kansas – Supply Chain Management, Senior

The students will receive this prestigious award based on their academic achievement within a supply chain discipline, a submitted essay, and a letter of recommendation from a professor.


The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading global association for supply chain management professionals. We have been helping our members, their careers, and their companies since 1963. Nine thousand members worldwide receive unparalleled networking opportunities, cutting-edge research, and online and on-site professional educational opportunities. Learn more about CSCMP at

The Kansas City Heartland Roundtable has a proud history of working with companies and universities in the Kansas City area to provide academic scholarships to students working towards a careers in the supply chain profession. The Kansas City roundtable offers educational programs from Sept to June offer area supply chain professionals and students with an opportunity to learn, network and develop throughout their career. Programs are open to non-members and members.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for your organization to get more exposure to KC CSCMP members and show your support for the KC CSCMP programs. Click here to learn more.

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