CSCMP HAS LONG MAINTAINED that its local chapters,
known as roundtables, are the heart of the association.
The roundtables provide a vital, local source for informative meetings, educational seminars, and rewarding
networking. With more than 80 roundtables around the
world, there is sure to be a CSCMP
event happening somewhere in
the world almost every week.
To find out what is happening
near you, check out the listing of
roundtable events on the newly
redesigned CSCMP website,
cscmp.org. Go to the “Connect”
drop-down menu and select “List
of Roundtable Events.”
Here is a sample of some upcom-
b The Kansas City Heartland
Roundtable will host a networking reception and brewery
tour at the new Boulevard Beer Hall and Visitors Center
in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 29.
b The Columbus, Ohio, Roundtable’s First Annual
Career Development Panel will be held on March 30 in
b The Twin Cities Roundtable will be offering a half-
day seminar on April 21 in Bloomington, Minnesota, that
will feature presentations on managing the demand chain,
procuring trucking capacity, leadership and teambuilding,
and supply chain mapping.
b Greg Sikes, vice president of products at DAT Solutions,
and Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of engineering and strategic
career management at Transplace,
will discuss the North American
trucking market at a Dallas/Fort
Worth Roundtable meeting in
Plano, Texas, on May 18.
CSCMP’s international roundtables also hold numerous events
throughout the year. For example, CSCMP’s Mexico affiliate,
Conalog, holds monthly breakfast
meetings with multiple speakers.
Previous sessions have covered topics like the economic
outlook for the trucking industry, strategies for controlling
costs associated with serving clients, and preventing
in-store stockouts, to name just a few. Another example
is the Spain Roundtable’s popular European Conference/
Supply Chain Leadership Forum. For details on the 2017
event, see the article below. R
[NEW PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND IDEAS FOR SUCCESS]
PRACTITIONERS FROM SOME OF THE WORLD’S
best-known companies as well as globally renowned supply chain experts will headline the CSCMP Spain
Roundtable’s annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum/
European Conference in Barcelona, May 18 and 19. This
popular, English-language event draws attendees from
across Europe and the Middle East.
This year’s theme will be employing supply chain capa-
bilities to enhance the customer experience. Practitioners
on the program include Pernilla Rosenqvist, global range
manager, textiles for Ikea; Oscar Díaz Martí director, glob-
al planning and merchandising for Swarovski; Thorsten
Schroeer, director and global industry leader, Watson IoT
(Internet of Things) for manufacturing at IBM; and Marco
Porzio, supply chain director, South European region for
The conference will also feature respected supply
chain experts, including Carol Ptak of the Demand
Driven Institute, Matthew Spooner of Gartner, Robert
Martichenko of LeanCor, Dr. Richard Wilding of the
Cranfield School of Management, and Dr. Kai Hoberg of
Kühne Logistics University
Workshops on topics such as blockchain and the impact
of e-commerce on supply chain operations as well as cus-
tomer case studies will round out the program.
CSCMP members receive discounts on the conference
fees. For the complete conference agenda and instructions
on how to register, download the event brochure at www.
cscmpspain.org. For more information, send an e-mail to
European Supply Chain Leadership Forum focuses on enhancing the
CSCMP roundtables head into spring with a host of new events