Supply Chain Monthly

Upcoming Roundtable Events

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1. Twin Cities Roundtable: Preparing for Super Bowl 2018

Please join us for our 2nd annual co-event with MN Transportation Club and CSCMP-Twin Cities Roundtable for an exciting look into 2018, MN Super Bowl! What is the evolution of the US Bank Stadium? Learn about the history, development, and equity and economic impacts of the stadium. Discover how major events coming to the city will positively affect the Minneapolis community with Alex Tittle from the MN Super Bowl Committee. Register for this event on Sept. 21. 

2. Columbus Roundtable: Hidden Profitability in Packaging Optimization

Learn how an integrated approach to designing shipping cases can lead to significant reduction in logistics costs. With both parcel carriers and LTL carriers now charging on the basis of dimensional weight, inefficient packaging and ineffective loading of trucks and containers is hurting many shippers financially. The biggest benefit comes to shippers who apply packaging optimization across their entire supply chain including imported products, self-manufactured products and distributed products. This session will review specific case studies of each kind of opportunity. Register for this event on Sept. 21. 

3. Kansas City Roundtable: General Motors Fairfax Tour

Please join the KC CSCMP for a unique opportunity to tour the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant on October 17. You will get an inside view of their supply chain processes and overall operations. The tour is limited to the first 30 people that register.

The plant has been producing vehicles in the Kansas City area since 1945. Fairfax Assembly was the first industrial facility to operate as a dual-purpose manufacturer producing both automobiles and jet fighters in the same building. The present facility, constructed in 1985, has received numerous awards, including North American Car of the Year for the Chevrolet Malibu, as well as earning a top safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and J.D. Power recognition in multiple categories. In addition to the industry awards, the plant has received several capital investments, helping to make it the largest employer in the Kansas City Metro area. The plant currently manufactures the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Since 1945, more than 12 million vehicles have been built at Fairfax. Register for this event on October 17.