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March 24, 2016 – European Logistics and Community Customs Code Updates Presentation

Join CSCMP NYC’s round-table for an up to date discussion on European Logistics and the latest on the Community Customs Code. Our discussion will focus on how these new regulations will impact American companies, and how the state of the art hub created in Luxembourg is an answer to the congestion of other European Ports including Antwerp and Rotterdam.


  • Mr. Daniel Liebermann, Director, Directorate Logistics of the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, oversees the country’s logistics action plan, and is uniquely positioned to provide our members with a reality-based perspective on the status of logistics in Europe and beyond. Topics covered will include advantages to shipping for niche markets such as automotive, pharmaceutical, electronics and perishables. In addition, the impact of the Community Customs Code on European firms, EU imports and US firms exporting to the EU.


March 9th, 2016 – Create.org Presentation on Supply Chains, Security, and Cyber Threats
Promoting U.S. – Japan Cooperation to Mitigate Risks and Improve Practices

CSCMP NYC is pleased to partner with the CREATe.org, Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade, to offer a 1-day program on the topic of Supply Chains, Security, and Cyber Threats.

Complete event details are available here.


November 18th, 2015 – Cross Functional Global Sourcing Presentation & Networking Event

Cross Functional Global Sourcing – Dealing with Supply Chain Disruptions and Decision Making Under Time Pressure

Disruptions in supply chain have a significant impact on your firm’s operations and relationships with customers, not to mention the bottom line. As companies move toward global sourcing decisions, more coordination is required between cross functional teams within your organization. Join us for an incredible program led by Dr. Azadegan, Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School. Dr. Azadegan will discuss the effectiveness of group decision making in supplier selection and how companies can limit their exposure to supply chain disruptions.


  • Arash Azadegan is an Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School and the Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory (SCDrl). Dr. Azadegan has over a decade of industrial experience with Fortune 100 companies such as Quaker Oats, Ralston Purina and Ford Motor. His research focuses on forces of positive and negative transformation across the supply chain. He has ongoing experiment based research projects on the role of organizational, leadership and supply chain resilience in the face of natural and man-made disruptions. He leads the efforts of a team of PhD and graduate students at the SCDrl on several studies to assess firm behavior in response and in recovering from disruptions. Dr. Azadegan’s work is published in several top Operation/Supply Chain Management journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management


May 28th, 2015 – Madison Square Garden Tour & Networking Event


Come and join the NYC chapter as we learn what it takes to keep the supply chain of one of the greatest arena’s in the world going. We will explore exclusive VIP areas of this state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary MSG history and see where some of the world’s greatest concerts have taken place. We will also discover the spectacular Chase Bridges and get the inside scoop on some of the favorite players while exploring the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms. We’ll get a chance to view the arena like never before…and then a Networking Happy Hour immediately following the Tour!


October 29th, 2014 – Joint CSCMP NYC & APICS NYC – Long Island Presentation

Presentation: “Leveraging IT to Integrate Warehousing, Inventory and Transportation to Reduce Supply Chain Risk and Improve Performance”

At its core, SCM is often about finding ways to benefit the overall supply chain that typically aren’t evident when you’re focused on your individual silo. The evolution of this trend is ongoing; companies continue to find inventive and creative ways to leverage IT to more fully utilize their logistics assets to improve supply chain performance. Bob Silverman will review recent examples of this trend and discuss opportunities to work across traditionally siloed areas to reduce risk, improve financial performance, and benefit the overall supply chain.


October 15th, 2014 – Port of New York & New Jersey Tour

Tour: Global Container Terminal

A tour of the strategically located gateway to the Metropolitan New York City and New Jersey Region. With demand for goods in the Metropolitan region expected to grow roughly 40 percent by 2035, this is your opportunity to see first hand how the conversion of truck, rail and terminals are set to handle these logistics.

The newest semi-automated facility, Global Terminal, which has added ten stacks of additional capacity. Global has taken delivery of the 5 of its 20 Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes and they will more than double the capacity of the terminal to 1.1 million lifts annually. This will be the first open tour of this new facility, along with updates to the Cross Harbor Freight Program which is working to improve freight movement across New York Harbor.


September 17th, 2014 – Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch: Thriving in the Global Marketplace

Presentation: Thriving in the Global Marketplace

In overseas ventures, some companies spectacularly succeed while others fail. At the cost of $1 billion, a top US retailer failed in less than 9 years in its attempt to set up a European operation, largely due to cultural ignorance. In contrast, major US infant formula manufacturers completely avoided a quality scandal that affected virtually all of China’s providers because the US companies understood the situation and had implemented effective risk management strategies that protected them. The main reason for success or failure in overseas markets how well the company understands the local culture and successfully adapts to it. Often seemingly small things can have a major impact on a company’s business operations. The speaker, Dr. Dave Cragin, will discuss how to build your skills in language and culture to increase your cross-cultural interactions.


  • Dr. Dave Cragin is Associate Director of Chemical Notification and Registration at Merck. In this role, he provides compliance and risk assessment support to sites world-wide. He also gives training to regulatory officials and industry groups in China and elsewhere. For the last 13 years, he has taught a yearly graduate course on risk assessment and critical thinking as an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy for the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. Since 2008, he has been a Professor of the International Program in Pharmaceutical Engineering Management of Peking University, Beijing, China, where he also teaches yearly. Previously, he was as risk assessment manager for a French-owned chemical company in Philadelphia. Dr. Cragin served as VP-Elect, VP, President, and Past-President for the Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology, the largest chapter of the Society of Toxicology with over 400 members. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of California, Davis, his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and has knowledge of a variety of other languages. He is an Advanced Toastmaster Gold.


April 30th, 2014 – FedEx Ground “Super Hub” Tour in NJ

Tour: FedEx Ground Super Hub – Woodbridge, New Jersey

A unique tour at the FedEx Ground “Super Hub” facility in Woodbridge, NJ.

Facility Highlights:
State of the art 340,000 sq. ft facility that serves as a central distribution point for New York Metropolitan area and New Jersey region.
Boasts a processing speed of 30,000 packages per hour. Employs cutting-edge package-sorting technology, including a special automated sorting system capable of processing more than 8,000 smaller-sized packages per hour.


January 15th, 2014 – Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour!

Tour: Anheuser-Busch Brewery – Newark, New Jersey

A great tour of our regional Anheuser-Busch brewing facility in Newark, NJ.

The tour focus will be operations, transportation and supply chain management with a small tasting afterwards. The tour itself lasts about 45 – 60 minutes and the tasting is about 30 – 45 minutes.


November 20th, 2013 – eCommerce Panel Discussion!

Panel Topic: The Growth of eCommerce and its Effect on Logistics and Supply Chains

In 2012 Global eCommerce Sales topped $1 Trillion for the first time in history. While eCommerce has had a major impact on Retail and B2C sales channels, B2B companies have also benefitted, accounting for over 60% of all eCommerce sales. ECommerce sites and tools have become an effective way for companies to not only sell to customers, but also to influence business. In addition to the growth of online retailers like Amazon, more traditional brick and mortar companies have also experienced growth as well as challenges in how they operate.

  • How has the growth of eCommerce changed your company from a Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations standpoint?
  • What challenges have you faced in your distribution center operations and distribution network to meet increasing service/delivery expectations?
  • How is freight used as an additional service offering?
  • What types of other services are you considering to enhance your eCommerce offering?
  • How does web site design effect buying behavior?
  • Is Amazon’s growth in scale and scope a threat to your business?


  • John Gabel, Vice President – Distribution Services Americas, Arrow Electronics
  • Jeff F. Boudreau, Vice President – Retail/Consumer Brands, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
  • Mary Ransom, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products & Insights, Borderfree


September 25, 2013 – Dinner with Rick Blasgen!

Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP, will help us kick off our 2013-2014 Events Program during this Dinner Event!

Rick began his career with Nabisco, working in a regional customer service center in Chicago, Illinois. While at Nabisco, he held various logistics positions of increasing responsibility in inventory management, order processing, and transportation and distribution center operations management. He became Vice President, Supply Chain, at Nabisco in June 1998, and then became Vice President Supply Chain for Kraft in June 2002. He joined ConAgra Foods in August 2003 as Senior Vice President Integrated Logistics.

Rick has devoted much of his time to furthering a number of company’s supply chain management programs and initiatives. This experience has given him a solid foundation for his role at CSCMP, where he has responsibility for the overall business operations and strategic plan of the organization. His efforts support CSCMP’s mission of leading the supply chain management profession through the development and dissemination of supply chain education and research.

Rick was recently designated by the US Department of Commerce to serve as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC), providing the Administration advice and counsel on issues and concerns that affect the supply chain sector. He is a member of Northwestern University’s Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee, and a past Chair of the Grocery Manufacturers Association Logistics Committee. Rick is a graduate of Governors State University, earning his degree in Business Administration, and Majoring in Finance.


April 25,2013 – Dr. Sheffi on Logistics Clusters Logistics Clusters Book Cover Image

Professor Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, will lead a discussion about how logistics clusters drive growth and employment in multiple sectors. His latest work, “Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth,” argues for the most important advantages offered by logistics clusters in today’s recession-plagued economy. His work has been positively received by executives from firms including UPS, FedEx, the Panama Canal Authority, the World Economic Forum and BNSF Railway Company. These concepts will be put into local perspective by co-panelists, Andrew Genn, Senior Vice President of the NYCEDC Planning & Development Department and Eyal Shapira from Raritan Central Railroad.

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  • About our Panelists:

    Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
    Dr. Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis, and supply chain management, which are the subjects he teaches and researches at MIT. He is the author of many scientific publications and several books, including his latest: Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth. Under his leadership, CTL launched many new educational, research, and industry/government outreach programs, leading to substantial growth. He is the founder and the Director of MIT’s Master of Supply Chain Management degree. He also led the international expansion of CTL by launching the Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) global network of academic centers of education and research. The network includes centers modeled after CTL in Zaragoza, Spain; Bogota, Colombia; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Andrew Genn, Senior Vice President, NYCEDC Department of Planning & Development
    Andrew leads the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s efforts to develops, support and expand the City’s maritime, aviation and freight infrastructure. The department also promotes private ferry service and provides expertise and advocacy for transportation improvements that stimulate economic development and serve the needs of the City’s businesses, residents and visitors.


March 12th, 2013 – Sourcing from China – Best Practices in Supply Chain ManagementChina Image

China is the world’s second largest economy and an essential link in today’s Global Supply Chain. Join us for an excellent discussion on creating partnerships with China for entering their economy, sourcing from, navigating infrastructure and customs issues, and addressing potential supply chain challenges. Our expert panelists from Dress Barn, Logfret and Construction Specialties, will offer insight and best practices for working with Chinese partners for improved relationships and supply chain management.

  • About our Speakers:

    Suzanne Richer, President of Customs & Trade Solutions, Inc.
    Suzanner is a Trade Compliance Specialist and a licensed Customs Broker with over twenty five years in international supply chain management. She has been recognized by the Journal of Commerce as one of the top 20 Women in Transportation.

    Tracy Dong, International Procurement Specialist & China Liaison for Construction Specialties
    Tracy has led her company’s China operations expansion. She will speak about the company’s journey in openning a factory, partnering with local suppliers, and finding the right personell.

    Wing Leung, Customs Compliance Manager for Dress Barn
    Mr. Leung will address working with China and managing supply chain issues including compliance and cargo security. Mr. Leung is a 17 year veteran with Dress Barn, overseeing the company’s expansive import program from China and the far east. His work has reshaped the handling of order management processing from the purchase order through to delivery. He has led the company in partnership alliances with Customs and Border Protection through C-TPAT and The Importer Self Assessment program. Mr. Leung brings great insight into the strategy behind working successfully with China for strong supply chain management.

    Christian Millet, President of Logfret Inc.
    Mr. Millet led the establishement and expansion of the Logfret Group in North America. Logfret is a French based, family owned company specializing in Air and Ocean transportation between Europe, North America and Asia. Logifret has become a leader in the Supply Chain Management including air and ocean freight, customs clearance, warehousing and distribution.


September 4th, 2012 – Hidden Harbor Tour of Brooklyn Waterfront

This is a unique water view tour of the NYC EDC’s rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Marine Terminals. The tour, co-narrated by the EDC’s Maritime Division (Dan Zarrilli & Andy Genn) and the Working Harbor Committee (John Doswell), goes up the East River to the former Brooklyn Navy Yard, passing under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. It then travels south along the Brooklyn waterfront, passing the new Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Red Hook Container Terminal, Atlantic Basin, and Erie Basin, home of Hughes Brothers Barges and Reinauer Tugs. It continues into Gowanus Bay and along the Sunset Park waterfront, home of the former large Bush Terminals. It finally crosses over to the Statue of Liberty for a moment before returning to Pier 16. Learn about facility and infrastructure improvement projects, including rail and waterborne transportation which intend to improve distribution inroads to the New York City market.


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