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  • SAVE THE DATE

    A Tour of Barrett Distribution Corporation
    Ken’s Food Facility

    Place: Ken’s Food Facility / Barrett Distribution Center
    325 Turnpike Road
    Southborough, MA 01772
    Phone: (800) 633-5800

    Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Time: 9:30 AM Registration and Networking
    10:30 AM Presentation
    10:45 AM Tour
    11:45 AM Questions and Answers
    12:00 PM Adjourn

    [Note: 30 registrants limit and we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. No cameras or video equipment allowed. No open toe shoes. Barrett Distribution reserves the right to screen all potential visitors to insure no competitors attend.]

    What You Will See and Learn:
    • Hi-Rise storage and retrieval systems
    • A highly flexible and scalable warehouse management system
    • Example of a distribution operation that can work in a multi-product fulfillment operation featuring a rapidly changing SKU mix
    • Sustainability, open and transparent business operations with their associates, and lean philosophy
    • Designing an evolving warehouse management system by Synapse capable of handling product categories that include small parts, apparel, accessories, shoes, home goods, jewelry, etc.
    • Use of associated locator and control systems integrated with warehouse and fulfillment operations management
    • Understand the complexities of handling and storing raw materials and finished food products in a highly regulated and constantly changing business for Ken’s Foods Products
    • Operations standards for security, safety and hazardous material handling

    [PLEASE WATCH THIS COMMUNITY PAGE FOR FUTURE REGISTRATION INFORMATION.]
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  • The NEW ENGLAND ROUNDTABLE & COUNCIL OF SUPPLY CHAIN
    MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS (CSCMP) presents:
    The Greater Boston Food Bank Volunteering Event

    Volunteer with us as we help families in need. As a group, we will sort, inspect and pack donated groceries for
    hunger relief agencies! This is a free event where you learn more about The Greater Boston Food Bank and work in
    their warehouse.
    CSCMP New England will be hosting a pizza lunch for all CSCMP volunteers after the event at The Greater Boston
    Food Bank. Space is very limited! Please sign up ASAP though the CSCMP registration link below. More details
    below:

    Date: Sat, March 30, 2019
    Address:
    The Greater Boston Food Bank
    70 South Bay Avenue
    Boston, MA 02118
    Schedule:
    • Volunteering at GBFB: 9:00 AM - 12 PM
    • Pizza Lunch: 12 PM – 1 PM

    To register for this event through CSCMP:
    Please go to the registration block on this page to the right >


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  • < IT IS NOT TO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING >

    Tuesday, March 19th
    (This is a dinner meeting)

    Discussion Topic:

    Using Blockchain Applications in Supply Chain Management

    What is Blockchain technology and how is it being used in the supply chain?

    Should my company be looking at Blockchain applications?

    What are some current uses of Blockchain ledger based systems and who is using these systems in day-to-day operations?

    Come to this New England Roundtable meeting if you want to learn more about Blockchain applications!

    This will be a very informative panel discussion:

    Discussion Panel Members:

    Inma Borrella: Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Associate for Transportation and Logistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston MA.

    Tom Serres: Co-founder and Managing Partner, Animal Ventures, San Francisco CA.

    Juan Sebastian Huertas: Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Eximchain, Cambridge MA.

    These panelists represent state of the art for Blockchain development in the areas of education, consulting, and supply chain business practices. We will have a panel discussion on how Blockchain has impacted supply chain management to date and how it will affect us in the future.

    Our panel of three speakers (educator, consultant, and practitioner) will discuss the impact that Blockchain has had so far on the supply chain industry from each panel members' perspective and then follow that by a discussion flow regarding the future of Blockchain. The panel will take questions and comments from the audience in an active interchange of research and information. THIS WILL BE A MAJOR PROGRAM EVENT THIS YEAR!

    This dinner meeting will start with registration and networking at 5:00 PM and will conclude with Q&A at 9:00 PM.

    The venue will be in the Boston area:
    Hotel Indigo - Boston
    399 Grove Street
    Newton, MA 02462

    Please go to the registration block on this page to the right >
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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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Upcoming Events

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Boston Winery

Come join us for the Boston Winery Tour. You will learn about how they make the wines. Also, there will be information around shipments of products both inbound and outbound.

Date: June 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pricing:
Member Price: $25.00
NonMember Price: $35.00
Location:
Boston Winery
26 Ericsson Street
Dorchester, MA

Register Now

Available Sponsorships

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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

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

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

Board

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 HarshvardhanCommittee Member6/30/201911
Lee PetriCommittee Member6/30/201911
Michael AtenCommittee Member6/30/201911
Bradley C. VoelzMember-at-Large6/30/201912