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    Holiday Mix & Mingle

    The Holiday Season is officially upon us! We’re celebrating the festive season by hosting a social mixer at 730 Tavern in Cambridge!

    We have reserved a private event space for us to mix and mingle while connecting with other Supply Chain professionals within the Boston area.
    Members of the CSCMP board will be in attendance to chat about current supply chain affairs and explain the advantages of belonging to the CSCMP. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to make new friends in the city!

    *Your ticket includes light appetizers and a chance to win great raffle prizes!

    Free to CSCMP members and $10 to everyone else.

    Location: 730 Tavern
    Address: 730 Massachusetts Ave , Cambridge MA 02139
    Date: Thursday, 6 December 2018
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Closest T Station: Central Square Station (Red Line)
    Parking: Metered Street Parking is available or the closest parking garage is Central Square Parking Lot

    Li: pan.lichung@gmail.com
    Karan: karan.jain505@gmail.com

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    DATE CHANGE: watch this site for the new date Spring, 2019

    Discussion Topic:
    The Global and US Economic Outlook: Supply Chain Dynamics & International Trade Patterns

    Is your business driven by economic issues domestically or internationally?

    What effects are tariff changes affecting your supply chain?

    Are you interested in supply chain and economic metrics?

    How can I use economic forecasts to develop strategy and increase value in my supply chain?

    What does the future of the global supply chain have to do with your business?

    Want to be a part of this discussion you will want to attend this New England Roundtable meeting!

    ​Discussion Leader:
    James P. Bohnaker, Jr.Sr. Principle Economist in the U.S. Macro and Consumer Economics at, IHS Markit, Lexington, MA

    James is an Associate Director (Sr. Principal Economist) in the US Macro and Consumer Economics services for IHS Markit. He is a leading member of the US Macro team and is responsible for forecasting consumer prices, spending, income, and retail sales. He also helps lead the IHS Markit US Consumer Markets service.

    James holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematical economics from Hampden-Sydney College, and a Master of Arts in Economics from Old Dominion University. James’ analysis of the US economy has been featured in news outlets such as the Washington Post, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal. He is an active member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE).

    To register for this event:
    The fee for members is: $40.00.
    The registration link will be provided later on this page.

    5:00 PM – Check-in, conversation and networking
    6:00 PM – Light Faire Dinner
    7:00 PM – Speaker Presentation
    8:00 PM – Facilitated discussion and questions
    9:00 PM – Adjourn

    Location: Waxy O'Connor's - 94 Hartwell Ave, Lexington, MA 02421

  • Future Event: The New England Supply Chain Conference​ - Marlborough, MA

    The New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition (NESCON) will take place on October 1, 2018, at the Best WesternRoyal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to keep pace with rapid changes in the supply management profession.

    Only $300 for the entire day--a true value!

    NESCON is a wonderful opportunity to learn new and refresh your existing skills, as well as network with other supply chain practitioners.

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN: (control)https://ismct.starchapter.com

    Note: Registrations for NESCON are provided by ISM-Connecticut’s registration system. Be sure to note that you are registering from Council of Supply ChainManagement (CSCMP) the New England Roundtable (NERT) on the registration form! Thanks very much!

  • DATE CHANGE: watch this site for a Spring, 2019 date
    "Global State of Supply Chain"
    Our RT Executive Forum presents an update of recent critical supply chain metrics supplied by IHS.com

    December 6th - "Meet and Mingle Holiday Networking Event"
    An organization event to celebrate the holiday season and networking to make new friends in the supply chain industry. All members, non-members, YP, and students are invited.

    January 30th - MIT Research Expo 2019
    Meet the graduate students as they present their supply chain projects for this graduating class.

  • On June 27th our program year-end and celebration of summer was a cruise on the Charles River in Boston and a discussion of the future supply chain and logistics opportunities and threats in our business presented by Rick Blasgen, the President/CEO of CSCMP. All this and a networking cruise around the Boston Harbor and the Charles River during Happy Hour.

    The meeting was a great success both as a Roundtable educational event and an opportunity to meet with Rick Blasgen who presented an update of the 2017 State of Logistics Report: Steep Grade Ahead. He reported that logistics expenses in the US approached $1.5 Trillion and was 7.7% of the GDP in 2017. Rick challenged the group to think about autonomous vehicles, what will the future driver look like, drones and blimps in the sky, and blockchain technology in logistics. The audience responded with questions regarding CSCMP roles in educational certification, how recent graduates can put their degree into practice, what it takes to be a logistics leader, and the value of belonging to CSCMP by taking an active role in our local RT. Rick also mentioned his role as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, a Congressional Committee designed to support U.S. export growth, provide advice on regulatory policies, and to facilitate the movement of goods - a big task by anyone's measure! Everyone said the 'cruise' was so rewarding that it should become an annual event. Whats better than seeing the architecture along the Charles, moving through the locks, and viewing the Boston Harbor from the water? Lets all think about a cruise for next year!

    The New England Roundtable wants to thank Aysan Rafiei Nasrabady our YP Chairperson for suggesting this venue and managing this great program.

    We also want to thank Amber Road our sponsor of this event for their support. Amber Road’s mission is to dramatically transform the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) software, trade content and training, they help companies all over the world create value through their global supply chain by improving margins, achieving greater agility and lowering risk.
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  • Again this year on June 8th the New England Roundtable sponsored the 2018 MIT SCM Best Project Competition lead by Dr. Bruce Arntzen a huge supporter of our RT. Each winner received a presentation plaque and a monetary credit to be used at the CSCMP store for research publications and student memberships for next year.

    We want to congratulate the MIT award recipients:

    Justin Yoon
    The Traveling Salesman Problem with Multiple Drones: An Optimization Model for Last-Mile Delivery.

    Honorable Mention:
    Ade Barkah & Patrick Robert
    Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transportation Using Machine Learning

    We also want to thank our board member Jonathan Smith for leading the review of each project thesis and voting for these winners.

    Pictured below L to R: Josué Velázquez-Martínez (Executive Director, Masters of Supply Chain Management Blended Program), Patrick Robert, Ade Barkah, Justin Yoon, Jonathan Smith, Bruce Arntzen (Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Program)

  • On May 31st the New England Roundtable presented a Breakfast Forum to hear two industry experts tell us about the State of Transportation and the Future of Transportation.

    Our two guest speakers determined what is up with freight besides the costs and poor customer service in this frenzied supply chain. Matt Harding from Chainalytics will presented big data geographic and demographic statistics and trends of domestic transportation. Adrian Gonzalez of Adelante SCM reviewed where he sees the future of transportation heading including block chain technology, platooning, future of third party logistics, supply chain costs, and private delivery. These are both supply chain experts in transportation with years of practice and consulting that are helping us through this operations and technology enigma.

    We want to thank both Matt and Adrian with their presentations and responses to an open discussion with questions. Our sponsor for the meeting was Barrett Distribution Centers and we want to thank both Arthur and Tim for the venue at the Franklin Country Club. This event was one of our hits this programming year!

  • On April 17th we had a very educational and technical tour of a local robotics manufacturer and innovator. Locus Robotics Corporation has a deep warehouse heritage and in-depth, first-hand experience with the development and evolution of warehouse automation. Their founders were early adopters of robotics technology to improve warehouse productivity. They quickly discovered what robots are capable of doing – and what they can’t do. It’s what inspired them to engineer something better.
    The Locus Robotics fulfillment system uses autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, which enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping - all without conveyor.
    • LocusBots operate safely alongside people, making them more efficient and effective compared to traditional order fulfillment systems.
    • Workers are able to fulfill more orders with less labor without the need to reconfigure or disrupt your warehouse.
    • This innovative, proven robotics technology integrates seamlessly so it won’t disrupt an existing infrastructure and fulfillment processes.
    • LocusBots friendly “user interface” means zero worker training time.
    • Their lightweight design allows them to safely operate in mezzanine configurations.
    The innovators of this company have worked for years to solve the traditional warehouse efficiency problem and have seen through many iterative changes as they now approach this autonomous mobile robotic solution.

  • On March 23, 2018 we held for the first time a joint venture with Bentley University; Waltham, MA. Our practitioner panel presented an educational event patterned after our successful Executive Breakfast Meetings. We thank Bentley University and Professor Mark Davis for the venue and panel format of this symposium. Our objective of analyzing educational content and the needs of our industry was a great success and one of our best attended meetings this year. We had a cross section of educators, students and practitioners in the audience. Watch for more meetings from the New England Roundtable in the future. A special thanks to Giles Taylor our Education Board Member for making this meeting a success!

  • Rates like we haven’t seen since before the great recession.

    More turndowns then a Hilton Hotel.

    Budget overruns like the federal government.

    What’s a shipper to do?

    We may have some answers for you.

    Join us to hear two industry experts tell us about the State of Transportation and the Future of Transportation.

    Our two guest speakers will determine what is up with freight besides the costs and poor customer service in this frenzied supply chain. Matt Harding from Chainalytics will present various statistics and trends of domestic transportation. Adrian Gonzalez of Adelante SCM will layout where he sees the future of transportation heading. These are both supply chain experts in transportation with years of practice and consulting to help us through this operations and technology enigma. Meet with us on Thursday, May 31st by clicking the register button to the right - -

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Available Sponsorships


Academic/Practitioner Symposium

Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bentley University, 175 Forest St., Waltham, MA 02452 Phone: 781.891.2000 NERT has developed a special price for schools so that both professors and students can attend together. (limit 7 students): per school $100.00.

Price: $100.00

New England Event Sponsor

Event Sponsor for New England Round Table
Value: 2 complimentary tickets to sponsored event. Opportunity to display corporate and educational marketing literature on the event registration table

Price: $750.00
Contact: Tom McConnell
Phone: 508-341-4558

Networking is Forever - Event Sponsor

Sponsor our first exclusive networking in action event for the New England Round Table. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to market and network your company as well as receive 2 free registrations for this exclusive event to CSCMP members and by -invite only non-members.

Price: $500.00
Contact: Thomas
Phone: 5083414558

New England Annual Program Sponsor

Annual Sponsorship for the New England Round Table.
Value: 12 complimentary tickets to monthly events. Press Release for the New England Round Table CSCMP members. Corporate logo on all marketing communication. Marketing literature to be displayed at all events.

Price: $5000.00
Contact: Tom McConnell
Phone: 508-341-4558

New England Networking on the Charles Sponsorship

CSCMP's New England Round table will be hosting a logistics networking and industry information event. Special guest Rick Blasgen, CEO of CSCMP will be joining us. This sponsorship comes with 1 free registration for the event and the opportunity to provide sales literature at the event.

Price: $500.00


Full NamePositionTerm End
Thomas McConnellPresident6/30/20192
Bradley C. VoelzVice President-Programs6/30/20193
Li-Chung PanVice President-Membership6/30/20194
Tim ShabarekhTreasurer6/30/20195
Aysan Rafiei NasrabadySecretary6/30/20196
Giles TaylorEducation Chair6/30/20197
Karan JainYoung Professionals Chair6/30/201910
FNU Harshvardhan HarshvardhanCommittee Member6/30/201911
Lee PetriCommittee Member6/30/201911
Michael AtenCommittee Member6/30/201911
Bradley C. VoelzMember-at-Large6/30/201912