“Educating and Connecting the World’s Supply Chain Professionals.”
Welcome 2016! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and the first week of 2016 has been off to a good start, at least wishing everyone has been able to catch up on holiday emails.
CSCMP DFW resumed planning activities earlier this week, our board is back in action finalizing remainder details for our January event. This moth, we take a trip to the city of Frisco, TX previously known for IKEA and now for the soon-to-be new home of the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and practice facility and the famous ‘$5 Billion Mile’ (this refers to a mile stretch of roadway on the Dallas North Tollway with $5.4 billion of planned real estate investment)
On January 21st, we will be at the Museum of the American Railroad. This museum was founded in 1963 and it was previously located in Dallas’ Fair Park. The museum collects artifacts and archival material from the railroad industry to exhibit and interpret their significance in American life and culture. CSCMP DFW will be one of the first group that will have an opportunity to tour the recently opened Frisco location. Our programs committee has put together an outstanding panel with DFW Intermodal leaders. Our panelists will deliver a current state discussion of the intermodal industry, provide an infrastructure update, and discuss current trends in the industry such as US – Mexico trade expectations. Please register early, this is event is expected to be sold out.
This next quarter will be very busy for our roundtable. This month we kick off our sponsorship campaign. As in the past, 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 am working with our board and our YP liaison to implement a DFW Student Job Board. One of our goals this year is to connect local DFW Universities with organizations who have both part-time and full-time positions available in the logistics and supply chain industry. The objective is to encourage organizations to engage students early-on, preferably during their studies, for hands-on experience. Conversely, it is the opportunity for students to learn early on about career opportunities in our dynamic and exciting industry. Our YP committee will be planning some exciting events in the upcoming months for our students and YPs. Stay tuned!
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, 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 January 21, event!
Michelle Posadas, DFW Roundtable President