Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Joins Forces with Chi Studios to Launch Executive Supply Chain Academy

Today the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced a new partnership with CSCMP Corporate Member Chi Studios to launch a first-of-its-kind executive development program.

The CSCMP Executive Supply Chain Academy, developed by CSCMP and Chi Studios, is designed for high potential supply chain executives ready to take their leadership skills to the next level. This leadership program provides the foundation to solve today’s biggest challenges in a facilitated, collaborative environment, surrounded by peers, innovators, and thought leaders. The program is limited to 40 seats with virtual and in-person sessions beginning January 2024. Early applications are now being accepted through the website through October 5, 2023. Registration closes November 1, 2023.

The CSCMP Executive Supply Chain Academy, in partnership with Chi Studios, will be an exclusive six-month program that guides small groups of aspiring C-suite leaders through the process of solving a significant business challenge. Groups will be assisted by current and former C-suite officers and leading supply chain technologists as they articulate the challenge, build a next-generation technology- and data-driven solution, and create a business case presentation with talking points to pitch to a mock board of directors.

With more than 60 years of education, research, and advancement of the supply chain management profession, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is largely considered to be the preeminent source of continued education among supply chain professionals.

CSCMP’s partnership with Chi Studios is a corporate learning innovation built by and for practicing executives. It’s designed to accelerate CSCMP’s efforts in preparing future chief supply chain officers for the changing nature of the top role — readying C-suite candidates not only for executive-level responsibilities, but also for the rapidly changing world of technology, data, and analytics that support the function.

Mark Baxa, president and CEO of CSCMP, stressed the need for a new paradigm of executive development. “We are in the midst of a once-in-a-generation evolution in the supply chain industry,” he said. “With major changes in the global trade environment, and an entirely new universe of technologies that can bring visibility, agility, and intelligence to supply chain teams, it is critical that we upskill our future leaders with a new set of capabilities. Chi Studios has mastered a collaborative approach that provides participants the opportunity to work on real problems alongside the industry’s leading experts, and build fresh approaches to novel opportunities and challenges. I’m thrilled to establish this executive leadership program.”

Ben Bellamy, CEO of Chi Studios added, “Mark and the CSCMP team are perfect partners for this kind of collaboration. They have led the pack with continued supply chain education for decades, and know firsthand the importance of collaboration, expertise, and diversity as we enter a new era of supply chain management — one that’s built around the new strategic imperatives of transparency and agility.”

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About Chi Studios

Chi Studios is a catalyst and producer of enterprise executive peer-to-peer consulting groups. This corporate innovation collaborative was built by executives to identify real world approaches that solve top business challenges and develop the next generation of leaders in the process. Studio initiatives help teams filter advice and identify practical solutions they can trust. Chi manages two studios: The Visibility Council, for supply chain, and The Cybersecurity Studio.


In its 60th year of service, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. With CSCMP members located around the world, representing nearly all industry sectors, government, and academia, CSCMP members receive unparalleled networking opportunities, cutting-edge research, and online and on-site professional educational opportunities. To learn more, visit and find CSCMP on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, CSCMPTV, and Instagram.