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  • SAVE THIS DATE:
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    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,
    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.

    The Details:
    [THIS IS A BREAKFAST MEETING]
    Timing: 7:00 AM – Check-in, conversation and networking
    7:30 AM – Full Breakfast
    8:00 AM – Speaker Presentation
    9:00 AM – Facilitated discussion and questions
    9:30 AM - Adjourn
    Venue:
    Location: Greater Boston Area
    Hotel Indigo - Boston
    399 Grove Street
    Newton, MA 02462
    617.969.5300
    (near the Riverside 'T' Station)

  • Your New England Roundtable Supports this Event:

    Supply Chain Student Research Expo

    Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – 4:30pm to 8:00pm

    Registration at this Link:
    https://www.eventbrite.com

    On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst Street, Building E14, Floor 6, Cambridge, MA 02139), the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics will host a Research Expo for over 180 supply chain master's students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network as they showcase their company-sponsored thesis projects.
    • Gain access to exciting new research from MIT’s leading supply chain faculty and research staff during a rapid-fire program of research briefings.
    • Enjoy an evening of food and beverage while you network with 200 fellow executives in operations, supply chain, logistics, and transportation from both sponsoring companies and from the New England region. This will be a “target rich environment” for new ideas, new contacts, and new talent.
    • The New England Roundtable will sponsor the annual “Best Thesis Competition” and award a scholarship to the winning team in June. RESEARCH EXPO gives you an early peek at the top competitors.
    Walk around, meet the students and see the projects – then – vote for the best thesis poster!
    This event would be of interest to both supply chain members and executives along with their supporting HR / Recruiting professionals. This event also serves as a monthly meeting for the CSCMP's New England Roundtable.

    DESCRIPTION:
    MIT's Center for Transportation & Logistics will host a Research Expo for over 180 supply chain master's students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network as they showcase their company-sponsored research projects.
    Participating students represent all six MIT Global SCALE Network Centers on the sixth floor gallery of the MIT Media Lab, student teams will present posters describing their company-sponsored thesis project. Walk around, meet the students, and see the projects.
    This business-attire (jacket and tie) event is NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE MIT.
    Event Agenda
     4:30 PM Registration desk opens
     5:00 PM Student Projects / e-Poster Displays & Voting for Best Poster
     6:00 PM Welcoming Remarks by MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi
     7:15 PM Poster Voting closes
     8:00 PM Best Thesis Poster Awards announced
    Registration Deadline: Register by 1/28/2019 at 3 pm.

    Cost: From the generosity of the MIT Global SCALE Network this will be a ‘no charge’ event, BUT you must register using the above link and there will be no walk-ins accepted. Also because this event will be a ‘sell out’ we are limiting this event to 50 registrations; so sign-up early. We thank the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics for inviting us.

    Our next Meeting so SAVE THE DATE:
    February 26, 2019 - Discussion Topic:
    The Global and US Economic Outlook with an Emphasis on Supply Chain Dynamics & International Trade Patterns

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  • The NEW ENGLAND ROUNDTABLE & COUNCIL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS (CSCMP) presents:

    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!

    REGISTER ON THIS PAGE.
    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

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

    Questions?
    Contact
    Li: pan.lichung@gmail.com
    Karan: karan.jain505@gmail.com

    For more information follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn
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  • The NEW ENGLAND ROUNDTABLE & COUNCIL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS (CSCMP) presents:

    SAVE THIS DATE:
    DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, February 26, 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.

    Timing:
    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

    Venue:
    Location: TBD

  • 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!
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  • DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    "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:

    Winner:
    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)
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  • 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.
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Upcoming Events

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ChainHacks "Postponed"

"Postponed" MIT Supply Chain Management, in collaboration with Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) New England Roundtable invite you to ChainHacks – Innovating supply chains through practice. The event will be hosting students from select universities across the world who will come together to solve real-life supply chain challenges.

Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pricing:
Member Price: $15.00
NonMember Price: $20.00
Location:
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
1 Amherst Street
MIT E40, Floor 3
Cambridge, MA

Register Now

Facility Tour: Amazon Distribution Center Tour "CANCELLED"

"CANCELLED"Go behind the scenes with CSCMP New England Roundtable to learn about the magic that happens after you click “buy” on Amazon! Ever wonder how that product in your online shopping cart gets from Amazon to you? Come see the magic and tour of the Amazon’s fulfillment center and see first-hand how they deliver to you!

Date: April 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Amazon Fulfillment Center BOS7
1180 Innovation Way
Fall River, MA

Available Sponsorships

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Wine Tasting and Tour Sponsorship

This end of year event will bring suppy chain professionals together to learn about the process of wine making while having an opportunity to network with industry peers .

Price: $500.00

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

InterSystems - Boston Dynamics Sponsorship 2020

Sponsorship for the Boston Dynamics event. This will include two free registrations, logo included in all meeting announcements for this meeting in particular, and then the ability to have your marketing material at the registration booth as people come in. We will introduce you and thank you at the event as the sponsor.

Price: $750.00

December 2019 Holiday Networking Event

December 2019 Holiday Networking Event Sponsorship- includes 2 free registrations to event and sponsor table to include branded company materials.

Price: $500.00

EXECUTIVE SPONSOR - ChainHack MIT

The ChainHack is cosponsors by CSCMP New England Roundtable and MIT CLT Department. The goal is to engage students nationwide to solve supply chain challenges in 24 hours. 100 students/ about 30 teams will converse on the MIT campus April 3rd & 4th to solve these challenges. Winners will receive monetary awards.

Price: $3500.00

PLATINUM SPONSOR - ChainHack MIT

The ChainHack is cosponsors by CSCMP New England Roundtable and MIT CLT Department. The goal is to engage students nationwide to solve supply chain challenges in 24 hours. 100 students/ about 30 teams will converse on the MIT campus April 3rd & 4th to solve these challenges. Winners will receive monetary awards.

Price: $6000.00

SILVER SPONSOR - ChainHack MIT

The ChainHack is cosponsors by CSCMP New England Roundtable and MIT CLT Department. The goal is to engage students nationwide to solve supply chain challenges in 24 hours. 100 students/ about 30 teams will converse on the MIT campus April 3rd & 4th to solve these challenges. Winners will receive monetary awards.

Price: $1500.00

Board

Full NamePositionTerm End
Thomas McConnell, RTOFFPresident6/30/20212
Li-Chung Pan, RTOFFVice President-Programs6/30/20213
Oliver W. Davis, RTOFFVice President-Membership6/30/20214
Gustav Khambatta, RTOFFTreasurer6/30/20215
Aysan Rafiei Nasrabady, RTOFFSecretary6/30/20216
FNU Harshvardhan, RTOFFEducation Chair6/30/20217
Priscilla Dobbs, RTOFFMarketing Chair6/30/20219
Karan Jain, RTOFFYoung Professionals Chair6/30/202110
Bradley C. Voelz, RTOFFMember-at-Large6/30/202112