Guidelines for Expert Columnists in Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Check out the guidelines to submit contributed content to Supply & Demand Chain Executive,

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Guidelines for submitting industry expert columns

  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive ONLY accepts expert columns tied to our editorial calendar and/or assigned by the editorial team. Supply & Demand Chain Executive no longer accepts one-off columns, not pre-assigned by editorial staff. CLICK HERE to download Supply & Demand Chain Executive's digital editorial calendar and learn about upcoming topics.
  • Those columns not tied to a topic on the digital editorial calendar and/or not assigned by the editorial team will not be considered.
  • All columns must be coordinated with Alexis Mizell-Pleasant, managing editor, at [email protected]. Those columns not coordinated with Alexis may not be considered.
  • Deadline:  Deadlines are set for the 15th of every month prior to the issue month. For example, if you are submitting a column based on a topic in the September issue, then the deadline is Aug. 15. Those columns not assigned in accordance with the digital editorial calendar by the editorial team may not be considered. Connect with Alexis Mizell-Pleasant, managing editor, at [email protected]
  • Editorial staff works 1-2 months in advance of the issue month; therefore some topics may get filled up pretty quickly.
  • Topic must pertain to a topic outlined in Supply & Demand Chain Executive's digital editorial calendar. 
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for a response and/or a publish date; we receive over 20 columns and pitches a day.
  • Some columns may be considered for depending on the topic as it pertains to the different audiences.
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive DOES NOT cover the cold food/beverage industry. Those columns that touch on cold food/beverage content will automatically be considered for
  • Q&A format will not be accepted. Supply & Demand Chain Executive does not publish Q&As not conducted by editorial staff.
  • Word count = 800-1,200 words. 
  • Must include author’s full name and title, as well as company name. (Author emails will not publish. Company websites will publish through the company profile page). 
  • Author's headshot is recommended, but not mandatory. Headshot must be sent in high-res jpg format. Can also include (1) high-res jpg image pertaining to content, i.e., product, fleet, plant, etc. Image must be original. Stock photos and AI-generated images will be not be accepted. 
  • Columns written by companies not in the supply chain space will not be considered.
  • Columns with an author byline from a marketing/PR agency will not publish.
  • Columns must be submitted in word doc format only. Columns submitted via pdf may not be accepted.
  • Limit one column per company per month. 
  • Copy must be non-promotional, non-commercial in nature. Any content promoting a company’s products or services will be omitted. This includes hyperlinks back to a company's website.
  • Company websites will be listed in the company page tagged to the column.
  • Authors are encouraged to include hyperlinks supporting mentions of studies, polls, market research reports and more. 
  • Copy cannot include quotes/interviews with other sources outside of the author. Quotes will be omitted prior to publication.
  • Editorial staff reserves the right to edit and fact check according to style. Any statistics, facts and/or research must be supported with adequate sourcing.
  • Per magazine policy, Supply & Demand Chain Executive does not insert hyperlinks back to company’s websites, products or services. 
  • You are encouraged to share the link on your website and through your social media channels. Our logo is available for request to post an excerpt on your website or in e-newsletters. Posting the article on your website or in your e-newsletters without linking back to the article on our site is strictly prohibited and will be subject to copyright infringement. 
  • Submitting AI-generated content and images is prohibited. Editors will not knowingly publish any contributed content or images created by artificial intelligence software.
  • Go to to read other Expert Columns.
  • Please submit expert columns to Alexis Mizell-Pleasant, managing editor, at [email protected].  
  • Have you checked out our awards? CLICK HERE to learn how your industry experts and their companies can be recognized within the supply chain industry.

Please note: We receive about 10-12 expert columns a day, so it may take editorial staff a couple of weeks to provide a publish date. Thank you for your patience.