“Educating and Connecting the World’s Supply Chain Professionals.”
April has been a busy month for CSCMP DFW!
We had two outstanding events coordinated by our board members, both which turned out to be a great success. Thank you to all of our members who attended, I hope you found value in the topics offered and made some great contacts. It is important to highlight that the success of our events is not possible without the support of local industry leaders who devote their time to this professional organization to serve on our board and to speak at our events.
This month CSCMP DFW held our first YP Student event with the University of North Texas organized by our Hospitality and YP Chair Nathan Chaney. This was one of a kind panel event led byJames Clark, Lynn Gravley, Shea Wallace that provided UNT students a discussion around current trends in the truck, rail and warehousing industry and the importance of networking after college. I would like to thank Kyle Schroeder, President of the Student Logistic Association at UNT and give special thanks to Dr. Pohlen and Dr. Farris for allowing us to engage with the student body. One of our key objectives for this year is to increase our community outreach with the local universities and give our future logisticians and supply chain leaders an opportunity to learn about our industry outside of a textbook.
I would like also thank Kathy Catoe, Vice President, KTO Group who provided a great discussion on the effective uses of social media in the supply chain for our membership during our April roundtable meeting and give special thanks to our hosting venue University of Texas at Dallas. During our meeting, we were able to present our 2016 undergraduate scholarship award to Emily Rice, a UTD Supply Chain Management undergraduate won the DFW Roundtable 2016 Undergraduate Scholarship. Please help me in congratulating Emily on this achievement!
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.
Michelle Posadas, DFW Roundtable President