FEBRUARY 20 - A Cup of Joe and In the Know breakfast



A Cup of Joe and In the Know is a bit different than our afternoon events. This is a pure educational and networking opportunity, with a specific goal of bringing our CSCMP members and guests closer together and learning more about what is happening in our area. Each event will move around the Metroplex so we can learn about our various hosts.  This month's Cup of Joe Networking event will be held with our friends from Hillwood at Alliance Airport. Come grab a cup of coffee and a bagel and learn from Tony Creme about Hillwood, the Alliance Airport, and the logistics corridor that is growing here.


December 14 - Family Volunteer Event - Gift Wrapping Fun

Join Supply Chain Professionals in Giving Back to DFW

Food for the Soul is a nonprofit faith-based charitable organization committed to feeding the hungry children/students in our community.  CSCMP DFW has again partnered with this amazing organization for our annual family volunteer event.  Instead of kitting food, today we will get to help wrap 10,000 presents for local children.   The great team at FFTS has done the hard work of getting this massive number of presents donated, now they just need a small army of elves to help wrap!

CSCMP DFW is partnering with other supply chain organizations in DFW to cover the 10am to noon shift at their Denton warehouse.  This is our annual family volunteer event to not only give back to the community in a fun way, but to get the family involved as well.  This is a Bring Your Own Wrapping Supplies event, so bring your paper, ribbon, scissors, tape, etc.


 This MEMBER ONLY tour will take place at UPS's Haslet facility.  It is one of the newest, most state of the art sorting facilities in the metroplex. The Haslet facility is a roughly 500,000 square foot building with advanced package scanning and sortation equipment which allows for dynamic changes to route volume through the UPS network. Buildings like the one in Haslet are part of the strategic investments UPS is making to dramatically improve the efficiency and connectedness of its transportation network.  Tour will begin at 5PM.


OCTOBER 24TH - Logistics Trends Dinner


Domestic and international opportunities and requirements to innovate to meet evolving customer demand

For our next networking and dinner event Dave Malenfant from the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at TCU sharing a presentation on logistics trends.

 5:00-5:45pm -  Check-in and Networking

5:45-6:00pm - Food will be served

6:00pm -6:10pm– Welcome and Introductions

6:15pm-7:15pm Presentation

Location: Venetian Terrace, 215 Mandalay Canal, Irving, TX 75039




The 2019 DFW CSCMP Annual Golf Tournament will be held on October 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm. We will play at Riverview Ranch Golf Club in Plano.  Registration will start at 11:00 am and the shot-gun start will be at 12:30 pm.  Golf will be followed by a Awards Reception and Dinner

We will have several competition holes this year to include:

  • Hole in One Contests
  • Closest to the Pin Contests
  • Long Drive Contests
  • Putting Contests
  • Lunch, Awards Reception and Dinner

There are also great sponsorship opportunities.

September 26 - Crown Equipment Facility Tour


Tour the Facility

Join us on September 26th for a tour of the Crown Equipment Facility, details to be announced.

Crown Equipment

 A privately held, family-owned U.S. company, Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of powered industrial forklift trucks in the world. Crown has appeared at least ten times on Forbes’ list of the largest private companies in the United States.

The company traces its evolution to the 1920s, when it manufactured and sold temperature controls as the Pioneer Heat Regulator Company. In 1945, the company changed focus and became Crown Controls Corp. In 1949, as a market for television emerged, Crown began producing television antenna rotators. Crown entered the material handling industry around 1956. Crown developed several specialty lift trucks, including stockpickers and order pickers for the U.S. government, and a hamper-dumper truck for the U.S. Postal Service.




Come join our roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 12th at the Venetian Terrace to engage in a dialogue with JCPenney and Target about the ever-changing e-commerce environment and how it's impact on the brick-and-mortar side of the supply chain.

This interactive event will dive into the history and progression of our modern-day e-commerce-shaped supply chains and retail support, then advance into a discussion around where we might be headed in the future. 

About the Speakers:  


Kelly Phan – Supply Chain Systems Project Manager

Kelly develops processes and executes supply chain system strategies that support JCPenney’s company visions. She brings five years of human resources experience and four years of operational management to her projects, providing a field perspective with focus on the end users. Kelly has a dual degree in Business Administration and Operations Management from California State University, Long Beach.

Mary Musser - Executive Team Leader of Operations

 Mary Musser graduated from with a degree in Supply Chain Management from Texas Tech University.  She started her career with Target as a summer intern in the logistics division and currently serves as an Executive Team Leader of Operations. 

April 25th - Southwest Airlines Repair & Maintenance Tour


Established in 1967, Southwest Airlines Co. is the world’s largest low-cost carrier, headquartered in our hometown Dallas, Texas. The airline has about 58,000 employees and operates about 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season. They fly to 99 destinations in the United States and ten additional countries with service to four destinations in Hawaii starting in March 2019.

The tour will cover two areas: The facility tour allows attendees to tour the aircraft in Heavy MX-  a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul visit where virtually all of the aircraft is opened up for inspection and structural - systems repair. The shop tour provides insight into repairs of components- galleys, Engine QEC, composite components, and other components such as cargo and entry / service doors which Southwest repairs in its in-house repair shops.

March 21, 2019 - Supply Chain Conference in Las Colinas



 CSCMP’s first conference organized by the DFW Roundtable for the North Texas supply chain community.  Join us for a half day event starting with a networking breakfast with a keynote panel on the state of logistics. Connect with supply chain professionals and get up to date on trending topics: blockchain in logistics, North American and international trade and tariffs, and other hot supply chain concepts from subject matter experts.  

Keep in mind that proceeds from all events and tours hosted by the DFW Roundtable of CSCMP go toward scholarships for local supply chain majors and a minimum of 2 students sponsored to attend the annual EDGE Conference.  In the 2017-2018 season, the DFW Roundtable raised nearly $10,000 that was awarded to students here in DFW.  Attending the conference is not only beneficial personally and professionally for those two participate, it is a contribution to the future leaders of the industry.


  • 07:30  - Check-in and Breakfast Buffet
    • The Ranch,  857 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75039 
  • 08:15  - State of Logistics Panel
    • Rick Blasgen, President & CEO of CSCMP
    • Joe Carlier, SVP of Sales at Penske Logistics
  • 09:15 -  Blockchain 101 and Application in Supply Chains
    • Rajat Rajbhandari, CEO and Co-Founder of dexFreight
  • 10:00 - 15 minute break
  • 10:15  - NAFTA/USMCA Update
    • Matthew Rooney, Managing Director,  George W. Bush Institute 
  • 11:00 - NAFTA / China Tariffs Panel and Roundtable Discussion
    • Matthew Rooney, Managing Director,  George W. Bush Institute 
    • Olga Torres, Managing Member, Torres Law
    • Dr. David Widdifield,  Educator at DBU, OSU, and UTD
    • Karla Sanchez, Global Trade Management at Thomson Reuters


February 21, 2019 - American Airlines Cargo Tour

American Airlines provides 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift to more than 330 cities in 60 countries around the world. 4,800 employees manage 6,700 daily flights to move cargo for some of the largest shippers in the world, such as the United States Postal Service. 

Join CSCMP DFW for a tour of the AA Cargo facility at DFW Airport.   CSCMP Members will be given priority registration for the 20 spots on the tour until February 8th.  Starting on the 9th registration will be open to the entire supply chain community, until the end of day on February 12th. 


January 24 - US/China Tariffs Panel & Roundtable with ISM

Navigating tariffs? Let´s "taco" ´bout it.

US/China tariffs are one of the biggest challenges that global supply chains are facing today. CSCMP and ISM, two leading industry groups in the DFW area, are joining forces to improve understanding of this hot topic among supply chain professionals in DFW. As representatives of the supply chain management and procurement professions, the two organizations are uniquely placed to drive the conversation about today’s compliance environment. Join us for a combined dinner event that will include a panel of experts who will discuss their varying perspectives on the topic before turning over control of the meeting to the audience in a round table discussion. A round table discussion affords each person equal right to participate in the conversation by posing questions, voicing challenges and concerns, and contributing answers and ideas to others. The goal of the discussion is to encourage best practices, input, and insights shared by and gathered from the collective experience of all in attendance.

Meeting Agenda:
5:30 Check-in and networking
6:15 Dinner served, panelist presentations
7:00 Roundtable discussion
8:00 Meeting end

Manufacturing: Greg Chalkley, Executive Director, Global Trade Services at Maxim Integrated
3PL: Mollie Bailey, Director, International Ocean & Air at Transplace
Legal: Derrick Kyle, Associate at Torres Law

About ISM:
Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Founded in 1915, ISM has over 50,000 members located in 100 countries. Mission: We advance the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage, and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable world.


December 6 - Aviall Dallas DC Tour

 Aviall, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.  Aviall is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with locations around the globe. Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 250 manufacturers and offers approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 40 customer service centers located in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall provides maintenance for aviation batteries, wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company also offers a complete set of supply chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management, and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers.   Aviall is committed to supplying the right part at the right time. Proudly Keeping the World in Flight.  

November 15- Toyota Motor North America Tour

Back By Popular Demand

We had the pleasure of visiting the new Toyota facility shortly after it opened, for a presentation in a grand meeting space.  At the request of CSCMP members, we are going back again this year for a full campus tour.  CSCMP will provide name and company information of registrants to Toyota prior to tour.

October 18th @ Alamo Drafthouse, Las Colinas


Supply Chain Optimization & Modeling Using Excel & VBA

Presenter: Martin Mirsky, President of Supply Chain Systems, Inc

The presentation will focus on creating supply chain models using Excel and VBA.  Martin has been giving presentations and workshops on advanced planning and scheduling systems for the past 20 years and has recently taken up a campaign to make this type of modeling available to small and mid-sized companies. The easiest way to distribute this capability to the masses is by extending the power of excel by automating models with VBA. 

Martin has tailored a presentation for our chapter and comes highly recommended from a fellow roundtable where he has also presented this lesson.

The Venue:

Alamo Drafthouse - 320 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039 

We have secured a perfect venue to provide a BIG screen that you can see, and table space to have your laptop, notepad, food, and drinks... the Alamo Drafthouse in Las Colinas.  Dinner (included in your registration) is a pizza and salad buffet.


The STAR tour - August 16

To ‘kick off’ the 2018-2019 event season, bring your spouses, kids and friends and join the CSCMP DFW family as we tour the new Dallas Cowboys headquarters and training facility and meet up afterwards at one of the fine establishments steps away from the facility. The tour includes a guided walk through the Ford Center indoor athletic facility, the War Room where the draft is conducted, the Nike Star Walk, a display of Super Bowl Memorabilia, and more. Meet at the Ford Center Ticket Office for tour start at 4:30pm. Note: The facility does not permit any bag larger than a small purse unless it is clear. 

Ford Center

One Cowboys Way

Frisco, TX 75034 


The DFW Roundtable event cycle officially runs from September to May, with events typically taking place on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Events alternate between educational presentations and facility tours.  Members receive a 25% discount on event registration and there is also a speedpass available to pre-register for the whole event cycle and get one event free.  

June 7 - Texas Rangers vs. Astros Game


Last Event Before Summer Break!

Join the CSCMP Dallas Fort Worth Roundtable for an evening of baseball at the Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Seating will be held in the Lexus Club Terrace for the 1st of a 4 game series versus the Houston Astros. There are 30 seats available, so register today! 

This event is not included in the speedpass program.  Tickets purchased by May 31 can be picked up at the box office on game day.

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Globe Life Park In Arlington

1000 Ballpark Way

Arlington, TX 76

September 20th @ National Video Game Museum, Frisco, TX


Presenter: Richard Sherman, Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services

*Note: Registrations are capped at 40 due to space limitations*

Accurate supply chain planning is more difficult to achieve than ever before. The pace of change in products, seasons, and consumer taste is unprecedented. The omnichannel age has brought a new level of complexity to patterns of demand. Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors are finding it increasingly difficult to draw on data from multiple sources and turn it into accurate forecasts. 

So how do we derive order from this chaos of information? 

How do we align all parts of the supply chain to create customer-focused organizations that can quickly adapt to shifting demand?

In this session, we’ll discuss: 

  1. Common pain points and pitfalls for supply chain planners
  2. How the lines between planning and execution are beginning to blur
  3. The benefits of integrating supply chain planning across the organization (integrating units like finance and sales) 
  4. How disruptive technologies will shape the supply chain of the future 

Venue Info:


8004 North Dallas Parkway

Frisco, TX 75034

Event officially begins at 5:30 but feel free to arrive ahead of time to browse the museum.  Event end at 7:30pm.

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry. The museum provides a physical location that interactively displays the history and impact on popular culture that videogames have had on the public. The museum features more than 100,000 videogame consoles, games, artifacts and more than 25 years of historical documents and data archives.   The museum spans 10,000-square-feet, includes a gift shop and features more than 20 displays and has a normal entry price of $12 (included in your registration for the CSCMP event).

What You Get With Your Event Registration:

  • Dinner
  • Networking and a keynote address
  • Access to the museum ($12 value)
  • A guided tour of the museum
  • Four tokens for use in the 80’s arcade. Additional tokens are available for purchase in the arcade for $.25.
  • Full use of the museum before, during and after the meeting - the entire day
  • A $2 discount coupon to bring their entire family back (up to six people)
  • A high score tournament on a arcade machine or console game with a prize for the best score

Speaker Biography:

An author and thought leader on supply chain management, Rich’s book Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap for Best Practice Results (Wiley, 2012) is praised as a great read transformation. Rich launched the SC advisory services for AMR Research leading in the development of the SCOR® model, founding the Supply Chain Council, and serving on its Board and as Director of North America. Rich has held senior management positions with market leading technology and consulting corporations. Rich received his BA and MA from the University of Notre Dame.

March 15 - TopGolf - The Colony

BNSF Railway Art and Network Operations Center Tour


Tour the Facility - April 26th

A tour of BNSF Railway’s Corporate Headquarters offers a world-class art collection, artifacts from the rich history of the railroad, and a fascinating look at the newly renovated and high-tech Network Operations Center. 

Attendees will need to bring a valid U.S. driver’s license to get checked in.  If you don’t have a U.S. driver’s license, inform event contact by the 18th. Attendees should park at the visitors center between or near the two rail cars.