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  • 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 - -


    Interested in the status of the supply chain industry?

    Want to meet the CEO of CSCMP?

    How about learning more about the New England Roundtable?

    Want to meet and network at a great venue?

    Our program year end and celebration of the summer will be a cruise on the Charles River in Boston and a discussion of the future supply chain and logistics opportunities and threats in your 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. Come and find out how you can be a part of the supply chain by joining our board and committee members. The date is Wednesday June 27th at 5:00 PM. Just click on the registration button to the right - -




    Interested, curious, and concerned about robots;
    then we are presenting a tour you will want to attend!

    Tour of Locus Robotics Corporation

    Place: Locus Robotics Corporation
    301 Ballardvale Street
    Wilmington, MA 01887

    Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM Registration and Networking
    10:30 AM Presentation
    11:00 AM Tour
    12:00 PM Questions and Answers
    12:30 PM Adjourn

    What You Will See and Learn:
    • The rise of new autonomous mobile robots at Locus Robots
    • A highly flexible and scalable robotic system
    • Example of a robot that can work in a multi-product fulfillment operation featuring a rapidly changing SKU mix
    • Designing an evolving robotic device capable of handling product categories that include small parts, apparel, accessories, shoes, home goods, jewelry, etc.
    • Use associated navigation and control systems integrated with warehouse and fulfillment management software products
    • Understand the complexities of the robotic design and application business
    • Learn about future plans for both Locus Robotics and Quiet Logistics

  • Please save the date of Friday, March 23, 2018 for our first ever joint venture with Bentley University; Waltham, MA to present 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. The panel will consist of consultants, practitioners, company executives and search executives with the objective of analyzing educational content and the needs of our industry. Watch for more information on our CSCMP registration page. Please register by Wednesday, March 21st at 11 PM.

  • One of the best supply chain student expos and project presentations in our industry was held on January 24, 2018 and was the January New England Roundtable sponsored event. Over 200 supply chain master's students from the MIT Global SCALE Network showcased their thesis projects. Some of the companies involved with the projects included CVS Health, Proctor & Gamble, BASF, CHEP, Coyote Logistics, General Electric and many others around the globe. MIT offers campus experiences in Cambridge, MA; Zaragoza, Spain; Shah Alam, Malaysia; Luxembourg; Ningbo, China; and Bogota, Columbia. The presentations and meeting was well attended by several hundred students and supply chain practitioners.
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  • The New England Round table will be initiating annual events in 2018 starting with our first year end boat cruise to celebrate a successful year of learning and networking. Keep an eye out for updates soon.


    Enjoy a post holiday 2018 Kick off on January 9th with learning the ins and outs of networking and how to maintain your personal brand.

    We would like to thank our sponsor, BNSF Intermodal for this event.

Upcoming Events


State of Transportation

This event will review the current state of transportation and reflect on some of the challenges both shippers and carriers are experiencing in the transportation market.

Date: May 31, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Member Price: $35.00
NonMember Price: $50.00
Franklin Country Club
672 East Central Street

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Charles River Boat Tours

Come celebrate with the New England Roundtable with special guest, CSCMP President & CEO, Rick Blasgen, as we close out the year and network while reflecting on an exciting year in logistics.

Date: June 27, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Member Price: $30.00
NonMember Price: $40.00
Charles Riverboat Company
100 CambridgeSide Place

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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


Full NamePositionTerm End
Thomas McConnellPresident6/30/20191
Bradley C. VoelzVice President-Membership6/30/20192
Geoffrey RamsaySecretary6/30/20193
Tim ShabarekhTreasurer6/30/20194