• Open to all CSCMP Members interested in voting on the 2021-2023 Board Officers. Please follow the Zoom link on your Order Receipt to cast your vote!

    President: Chris Pride
    Vice President Programs: Andrew Silver, Rachael Leggett
    Vice President Membership: Tanvee Agrawal, Christian Piller
    Treasurer: Susie Bodnar
    Secretary: Harihara Subramanian R.


  • Ever wonder what happens to your recycling (glass, plastic, paper, cans) after you put it out to the curb?
    Members of the CSCMP Chicago Roundtable explored the Lakeshore Recycling Single-Stream recycling facility to find out. This venture was brief and informative, and it helped to identify determinants that should be taken into consideration to improve supply chain waste and sustainability.
    Golden nuggets:
    • after China stopped buying recycled materials from most countries (incl. the US), it's much harder to sell recycled materials
    • "automation with a human touch" Robots and automation is highly present in recycle facilities, but it is combined with human attention for maximum quality
    • Recycling work is seasonal - heaviest time not surprisingly: Thanksgiving through January 
    • Leave the cap on! - recycle plastic bottles with the cap on. Easier for processing
    • Most valuable recycled material: aluminum (not cardboard)
    • plastic bags from the store - not recyclable. Don't throw it in the recycle bin. 

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  • Our Joint Presentation by the International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC) and the
    Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Chicago Roundtable was a great success. Check out event pictures and presentation materials below!

    Summary: In today's heated world of trade wars, globalization is said to be in retreat as manufacturers rethink supply chains and risk mitigation. Our panel of experts assessed the current situation and offered their respective views. One topic, three different viewpoints (shipper, trade attorney and customs broker) 
    We learned about:
     - Tariffs Section 232 and 301, 
     - how the 2016 change of the time-honored substantial transformation test for determining country of origin has fundamentally changed the life of manufacturers and customs brokers (the brush is no longer "made" where the bristles are added to the wooden brush block)
     - how manufacturers avoiding China is making Vietnam and Mexico the winners of the trade war

    and so much more.


  • The Chicago roundtable has yet another amazing seminar in the books!
    Check out event pictures and presentation materials below!

  • On Thursday, September 20th, 2018, Members and Guests of the Chicago Roundtable of CSCMP enjoyed a tour of the largest master-planned inland port in North America, the CenterPoint Intermodal Center (CIC) in Joliet,IL.
    Located just 40 miles southwest of Chicago, CIC – Joliet/Elwood is strategically positioned at the epicenter of the region’s transportation infrastructure. Tenants located at this property include: Walmart, Home Depot, Ikea, Samsung, DSC, etc. CenterPoint Intermodal Center has unmatched access to two highly connected intermodal locations. The campus’ surround both the Union Pacific Joliet Intermodal Terminal & the BNSF Logistics Park Chicago Making CIC one of the most desirable intermodal locations in the U.S.

    Check out some of our pictures below and consider joining us next time!

  • Our 35th Annual Seminar explored Supply Chain Automation and
    Technology topics with top speakers from Duke Robotics, Uber, PINC Drones
    and more. It was an event you didn't want to miss. but if you did, check out the presentation materials below. Access to these materials is a member-only benefit, thank you for being a CSCMP member!

    Event Program:

    Welcome — Jennifer Krueger, Roundtable President
    9:15am   Supply Chain Then & Now – 50th Anniversary Past President Panel
    10:00am   UBER — Kris Glotzbach
    10:50am   Blockchain Panel – Clarkston Consulting, Walgreens Co., Sweetbridge, & Oklahoma State University
    1:15pm   PINC — Greg Lauber
    2:15pm   DC Automation Panel – Peach State Integrated Technologies, Slalom, Ulta Beauty, & CDW
    3:35pm   KEYNOTE Prof. Missy Cummings, Artificial Intelligence
    4:35pm   Closing Comments — Jennifer Krueger, Roundtable President

  • Our first-ever Port of Chicago Tour was informative and offered a very unique perspective on supply chain management.
    We learned about: the role that ports play in facilitating the movement of bulk goods from destinations both near and far;  port logistics and warehouse operations;   inland ports vs seaports; and  port-specific lexicons, e.g. free-trade-zones, supply chain optimization, and stevedores.
    CSCMP members and guests convened in the beautiful Harborside Golf Resort for industry presentations prior to departing for a guided bus tour. 

  • Slam Dunk!
    Our event started with an exclusive access tour of the United Center, the stadium that is home to the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. We got an insider’s view into the operations of the building – from the unloading docks and storage areas to the basketball court to the seats – focusing on the significant logistical coordination to maintain the building and provide seamless support during events. Scott Boyke, Director of Building Operations lead the tour and presentation followed by networking and refreshments in our reserved event space before we transitioned to the 200-section to watch Chicago Bulls take on the Denver Nuggets!

  • Sold out event! What an interesting story, right from the source, founder and CEO, Arsen Avakian. The fascinating presentation was followed by a Sampling of carefully blended teas of Argo Tea.  Argo's Values: CommuniTea, DiversiTea, ChariTea, QualiTea, SustainabiliTea, CreativiTea -

  • Today we celebrated our revived WERC-CSCMP partnership in Chicago and got together to network between supply chain and warehousing professionals. The event was held at the unique and elegant venue of Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants in Arlington Heights, IL. Dan Beard, Director of Distribution of Cooper's Hawk and President of WERC Chicago delivered a very interesting brief presentation highlighting Cooper’s Hawk’s rapid growth, new winery, and unique distribution and logistics network.

Upcoming Events


Summer Soirée at Wrigley Field

Welcome back to in-person events!  CSCMP Chicago is pleased to announce that thanks to our continued sponsorship with Blue Yonder we can kick off the “program year” with our traditional Summer Soiree!  Pre-game networking will start at 4:00 pm, followed by a short presentation, Category Management: A Practical Experience, featuring Haivan Vo, Director IT Molson Coors Beverage Company.  Immediately afterwards, the Wrigley Rooftop experience will begin!  Take advantage of the hour before the game starts to enjoy Molson Coors products, great food, and great networking.  Grab a rooftop bleacher seat at 7:05 pm to cheer on the Cubs vs the Rockies!

Date: August 24, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Member Price: $180.00
NonMember Price: $240.00
Wrigley Rooftop
3617 N. Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL

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Full NamePositionTerm End
Christopher PridePresident6/30/20232
Andrew SilverVice President-Programs6/30/20233
Rachael K. Leggett, RTOFFVice President-Programs6/30/20233
Christian PillerVice President-Membership6/30/20234
Tanvee AgrawalVice President-Membership6/30/20234
Susie BodnarTreasurer6/30/20235
Harihara Subramanian Radhakrishnan, SCPro™ OneSecretary6/30/20236
Julia A. BernhardtEducation Chair6/30/20237
Pete WiltjerMarketing Chair6/30/20239
Utkarsh Mathur, RTOFFYoung Professionals Chair6/30/202310
DEBORAH CHECECommittee Member6/30/202311
Kristen DaihesCommittee Member6/30/202311
Merlin A. DowCommittee Member6/30/202311
Paula SmithCommittee Member6/30/202311
Ray SchiliroCommittee Member6/30/202311
Saadiya Mohammed IsmailCommittee Member6/30/202311
Scott SingerCommittee Member6/30/202311
Yafa M. SamahaCommittee Member6/30/202311
Herb ShieldsMember-at-Large6/30/202312
Noreen Ryan, EWLP, CLPMember-at-Large6/30/202312
Tim OsmulskiMember-at-Large6/30/202312