“Educating and Connecting the World’s Supply Chain Professionals.”
September is here and our fall program season is in full effect!
We kicked off the month with a joint industry event hosted at the beautiful Petroleum Club in Fort Worth, where local supply chain leaders participated in a panel on Logistics Challenges Now and Beyond, this outstanding panel was composed of Brian McNabb from Pier1, JD Coke from Ozark Motor Lines and Gail Rutkowski from NASSTRAC.
The month is not over yet, and we are looking forward for our second event this month. On September 22, we are hosting a networking event in Richardson, as we prepare for the CSCMP’s 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando FL. Please join me and other local supply chain leaders for an informal mix and mingle event. One of our 2016 objectives is to provide local events that enable our membership to increase and build their network.
Our Vice President of Program Marcia Connors and team have done an outstanding job putting together a Fall/Winter program schedule for our membership, I invite you to please visit our events sections in our local roundtable website where you will find our event calendar.
The CSCMP Young Professional group led by YP Chair Nathan Chaney, has been busy planning some exciting fall and winter student mixers, panel and university events. If you are a young professional or know a young professional who wants to begin building a local supply chain network please reach out to our YP Chair for further information
There has been a lot of activity occurring with our scholarship committee as they prepare for the Fall 2016 scholarship cycle. This committee is currently being led by Greg Davis, if you are interested in volunteering in this committee, or have questions around the CSCMP DFW scholarship process please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, DFW CSMP will continue our strong support of students who are studying in the logistics and supply chain management field by giving away $10,000+ in academic scholarships but we need your help. We are in need for local sponsors for our scholarship drive. The sponsorship income stream is vital in our ability to sponsor students with the trips to CSCMP conventions. Please contact me if your company would be interested in becoming a sponsor.
I want to thank each of you for your membership and I encourage those who are not yet members or who have had limited membership involvement to-date to become more engaged with us locally. This is an organization of exceptional people that care about giving back and highlighting an industry that affords amazing career and development opportunities for all ages and backgrounds. As always, I welcome membership feedback on events topics, community engagement, and volunteer opportunities so please feel to contact me via email or linked in. Our board meets bi-weekly to ensure that we continue to improve overall member experience.
Please send me a note if you have any suggestions or want to get involved.
Look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Michelle Posadas, DFW Roundtable President