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CSCMP Roundtables - Your Local Community With Global Reach

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Did you know CSCMP has roundtables all over the world?

Across the US and around the globe – CSCMP has a roundtable in your area.

CSCMP roundtables are run by a volunteer network of supply chain professionals just like you.

  • Take advantage of networking opportunities
  • Go on exclusive facility tours
  • Make connections

Check out a few of our upcoming events!

April 21, 2017 
Twin Cities Roundtable

Peter Killian from The Cambridge Group will share a new model of supply chain efficiency through the focus of “The Demand Chain,” which focuses on understanding consumer demand and aligning product resources and processes for an effective supply chain.

Greg Sikes from DAT will speak on the topic: "Procuring Truck Capacity at the Right Price While Focusing on Relationships That Support Capacity Fluctuations.

Get involved in an interactive track presented by Jesse Freese with Fissure that focuses on Leadership and Teambuilding as Jesse reviews Five Key Leadership Practices.

CH Robinson will reveal strategies in support of supply chain mapping and considerations for mapping the flow of physical goods, and information to help drive efficiencies.

This half-day event is packed with networking and education content from speakers and professionals. For more information and to register, visit

May 16, 2017
Chicago Roundtable - 34th Annual Seminar

"Supply Chain in the Boardroom"

This year's annual seminar will focus on Finance, through ‘Thought Leadership' presentations and panel discussions — a topic that is important to all of today’s supply chain professionals.

Keynote Speaker(s):

“From Values to Action”
Harry Kraemer, Jr., Former Chief Executive Officer/Executive Partner/Clinical Professor of Strategy, Baxter International, Inc./Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP)/ Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

“The Coming Revolution in Supply Chain Finance”
Jonathan L.S. Byrnes, Senior Lecturer, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Additional sessions and ‘thought leaders’ include:
"Unlocking Hidden Value with Supply Chain Management" - Presentation
Dr. Stephen Timme, President and Founder, FinListics Solutions

“CFO Panel” – Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Tony Poidomani, Chief Financial Officer, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

“Private Equity Panel” – Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Gene Tyndall, President, MonarchFX Alliance

For more information and to register visit

May 18, 2017
Cleveland Roundtable

New Wild Card in Domestic Transportation: Dimensional Weight

In January 2015, major parcel carriers began to charge on the basis of dimensional weight — larger of box weight or size.

Most shippers had not yet figured out how to deal with this change when parcel carriers further tightened dimensional weight pricing for 2017. Basing transportation pricing on shipment density has also leaked into less-than-truckload with all major carriers applying it, further complicating things especially for small and medium sized enterprises which lack negotiating volume.

Jack Ampuja who has had more press coverage on dimensional weight than anyone in North America will discuss the impact of this pricing change and provide insight on what shippers can do to manage this situation.

For more information and to register visit