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CSCMP Roundtables - Your Local Community with Global Reach

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The CSCMP roundtables get you connected with a local peer group and give you access to facility tours, speakers and education that can improve your skillset. CSCMP roundtables are run by a volunteer network of supply chain professionals just like you

Here’s a preview of events happening at a Roundtable near you!


CSCMP Dallas / Ft. Worth Roundtable: Intermodal Facility Tour

BNSF Railway

BNSF Alliance Intermodal Facility, Haslet, TX

May 18, 2017

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies, with a rail network of 32,500 route miles in 28 states and three Canadian provinces.

Join CSCMP Dallas / Ft. Worth for a guided tour of BNSF Intermodal Terminal in Alliance. The tour includes an office overview and tour of the Alliance hub. The tour of the facility will explain the physical operation of intermodal service from ordering a container, to the delivery and return of the container to a terminal and readying for its next load.


Cleveland CSCMP Roundtable: New Wild Card in Domestic Transportation: Dimensional Weight

Holiday Inn-Rockside Road, Independence, OH

May 18, 2017

In January of 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 that 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.


CSCMP Philadelphia Roundtable: Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal

Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, Philadelphia, PA

May 24, 2017

Come visit the Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, the premier container terminal on the Delaware River.

See the post-panamax container cranes, top-picks moving containers around the terminal, the 2,100 on-dock electrical plugs for refrigerated containers, the on-dock U.S. Customs inspection facilities, the on- and near-dock rail capacity, and more.

Governor Wolf’s recent announcement of a $300 million Capital Investment Program for the Port of Philadelphia (the largest in the history of the port) will lead to better facilities for Pennsylvania exporters and importers. Come learn how Port Philadelphia’s infrastructure improvements, additional ocean shipping services, inland transportation improvements, and supply chain efficiencies can help your business better connect with global trade opportunities.