Past Events

September 26, 2016

May 18, 2017- Warehouse Tour with SanMar


Family-owned since 1971, Seattle-based SanMar is an award-winning supplier of 21 retail, private label and mill brands.  SanMar supplies apparel and accessories to screen printers, embroiderers, promotional products distributors, athletic dealers, industrial launderers and more – whether they are outfitting a Fortune 500 corporation or the local bowling team.

SanMar is the exclusive distributor of Nike Golf, OGIO®, OGIO Endurance, Eddie Bauer®, Red Kap® , Bulwark® and New Era®. Our other retail brands include Alternative Apparel®, Gildan®, Anvil®, Jerzees®, Hanes®, Fruit of the Loom® and Russell Outdoors™.

SanMar features:
Hundreds of products
Eight national distribution centers
Over 4 million square feet of inventory space
One- or two-day shipping to 99.7 percent of the US


Thank you to our Event Sponsor!







3700 4th Ave E
Shakopee, MN 55379
(612) 224-3800

11:00am-11:30am- Registration and Networking
11:30am-1:00pm- Lunch, Tour, and Q&A

**please note: no open toed shoes in the warehouse**

Event Pricing:  

CSCMP Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $47.00
Students: $11.75

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:00PM


Annual 1/2 day Spring Seminar on April 21st
Join us for the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable’s premier event at the Minnesota Valley Country Club! Get ready for a morning of education and great networking from leaders in the supply chain and logistics industry.

Supply Chain Seminar crowd watching


Opening Keynote Address:

John De Clue, Chief Investment Officer from US Bank:
John will kick off the event as he shares perspective on current economic conditions and their correlation to the supply chain.

Track Speakers
Peter Killian, Principal, The Cambridge Group
Hear Pete Killian from The Cambridge Group share a new model for re-invigorating growth while also reducing costs, as he talks about “The Demand Chain”.

Rick Kapsner, Vice President of Global Accounts, CH Robinson
This session will focus on supply chain mapping as Rick demonstrates ways to leverage best practices to align transportation within your supply chain and enterprise.

Mark Montague, Industry Pricing Analyst, DAT.
Join Mark as he talks about the spot market for transportation influences longer term contract rates and the summer and fall freight outlook through the latest development in trends in the marketplace.

Sterling Morrow, Gluten Free Cleaning and Milling Operations Manger, General Mills
Rachel Bork, Dry Regional Transportation Manager, General Mills
Learn about the inspiration and innovation that lead to Gluten Free Cheerios and the process and complexities behind the operation.

Closing Keynote Address:

After lunch, we will end the day with a panel of speakers from McKinsey & Company and CH Robinson, who will share key trends and insights from a new report on the state of the surface transportation markets throughout North America. Panelists will explore how current trends in these markets can shape and inform future transportation procurement strategies in North America.

  • Sal Arora, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Vishwa Chandra, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Sven Beiker, Consultant, McKinsey & Company
  • Steve Raetz, Director Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson

Minnesota Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55438
(952) 884-2409

7:00 AM – Registration
1:15 PM – Closing

**Includes morning coffee, muffins, and rolls, and a networking luncheon at 12 PM.

Registration Fees:
Non-members: $110.00
CSCMP Member: $80.00
CSCMP Young Professionals: $55.00
Early Discount Rate: 5% off the above prices (Prices valid only until March 28, 2017)
Discounted pricing for Faculty/Educators, Non-member Young Professionals, Non-member Students:

  • Faculty/Educators:  $55.00 (please contact directly to get the coupon code for this price)
  • Non-member Young Professionals: $55.00 (please contact directly to get the coupon code for this price)
  • All Students CSCMP Members and Non-members:  $27.50 (please contact directly to get the coupon code for this price)

Group Company Discount for 3 or more attendees: 20% off coupon (please contact directly to get this discount)
If you are paying by check please email: your registration information.

If you have any questions while registering, call Kim at 612.623.1217


Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:00PM

Thank you current sponsors:
Lee & Associates
Associated Integrated Supply Chain Solutions
Dedicated Logistics
CH Robinson
US Bank

March 16, 2017- “Master Your Inventory” with AbeTech


Learn about the latest innovations in supply chain technology during our breakfast and presentation at AbeTech. Founder and CEO Steve Schmidt will detail ways to improve your productivity, boost efficiency and increase profitability within your supply chain through the use of technology and a continuous improvement mindset. Steve will discuss and answer questions about some of the newest ideas in warehouse distribution, automation and tracking during this exciting presentation.

Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State and later earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He founded AbeTech in 1992 and over the past 25 years this emerging national technology integrator has won INC 500, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur and Best Places to Work awards multiple times.

ABE TECH Bar Code & RFID Solutions


12560 Fletcher Ln #100
Rogers, MN 55374


7:30am-8:00am: Registration and Networking in Showroom (Lincoln Learning Ctr.)
8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast, Presentation/ Q&A

Event Pricing:  

CSCMP Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $47.00
Students: $11.75

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:00PM


January 19, 2017- Caribou Coffee Manufacturing Facility Tour with Caribou Coffee


Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 273* company owned stores and 127* domestic license locations in 18* states and 203* international franchise stores in 10* countries with over 4,000 employees worldwide.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Lee & Associates!







Caribou Coffee
3900 Lakebreeze Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429


7:15am-7:45: Registration/coffee & pastries
7:45am-8:45pm: Tours
8:45am-9:15am: Short Presentation and Q&A

Event Pricing:  

CSCMP Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $47.00
Students: $11.75

**Registration is limited to 45 attendees, please register early to ensure your spot!**

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00PM

December 15, 2016- Volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland (Free Event)

Hungry people are everywhere – in rural, urban and suburban areas, of every age and background. Hungry children, working adults and seniors are living all around us – and they need your help.

This year the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable packed 7,622 lbs of food during our food packing volunteer event this year! Thank you to everybody who came out to join us. There is still time to donate before the holidays, click the link below to donate to this great cause.

Everyone is welcome!  Must be 8+ to volunteer.  8-17 year old volunteers need to come with a parent.

Donating:  This event is free.  Thank you for donating your valuable time.  Please consider donating if you are unable to attend the event.

Please visit Second Harvest’ donation page.


November 17, 2016- “The 1st Distillery in Minneapolis” with Norseman Distillery

Norseman was Minneapolis’ first new legal distillery since Prohibition, opened by former architect Scott Ervin. Starting things off at the end of 2013 in a small basement room where he painstakingly hand-ground corn pound by pound, making small batches of gin and vodka which friends would help him get into bottles during night-time bottling parties.

Norseman’s popularity quickly grew. As more and more people learned of Norseman and demand increased they grew rapidly. It grew so much, they had to move out of the basement and into a location in Northeast Minneapolis. There they continue to distill, give tours and create their take on new liquors such as rum and bourbon in addition to gin and vodka where it all started.

This tour will walk through the progression of distillation, the different processes involved in each variety of liquor and the process of sourcing ingredients. After the tour you will get to taste 9 different varieties that Norseman offers.

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Norseman Distillery
451 Taft St NE #19
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 568-6299


3:45pm-4:15pm – Registration/Networking

4:15pm-5:15pm – Distillery Tour, Q&A

5:15pm-6:00pm – Food Provided & Cocktail

**Must be 21+ years old to attend this event**

Event Pricing:  

CSCMP Members: $35.00

Non-Members: $47.00

Students: $15.00

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00AM

September 22, 2016 – “Transportation 2016, Have We Hit The Bottom” with Chainalytics

2016 has proven to be a relatively soft transportation market. Capacity has been readily available and transportation rates have been dropping. But there are some concerning issues on the horizon; from regulations, demographics, and macro-economic factors.

In this session attendees will learn about recent developments in the North American Transportation market and what drives capacity and pricing. New and emerging trends and challenges for transportation will be reviewed; as well as, best practices from leading shippers on transportation procurement and what carriers are looking for when going after freight.

Kevin Zweier, VP Transportation Practice for Chainalytics








Keller Golf Course
(The Fireplace Room)
2166 Maplewood Drive, St Paul, MN 55109
(651) 766-4170


  • 11:30am-12:00pm – Registration/Networking
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm – Lunch/Networking
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm – Presentation/Q&A

Event Pricing:  

CSCMP Members: $35.00

Non-Members: $45.00

Students: $15.00


October 20, 2016 – “Collaborating For Network Efficiency – Preferred Shippers and Core Carriers” with Transplace

Transplace is a North American non-asset based logistics services provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS Transportation Management (TMS) Solutions supplemented by supply chain strategy consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base ranging from mid-market shippers to Fortune 500 companies.

Ben Cubitt is SVP Engineering, Procurement and Strategic Carrier Management at Transplace, North America’s Largest Managed Freight 3PL. Formerly he held Senior Leadership positions at multiple shippers (Federal-Mogul, MeadWestvaco, Chep) and has also spent time in consulting (Tompkins/CapGemini). Mr Cubitt is a frequent contributor to industry publications (DC Velocity, Journal of Commerce, Inbound Logistics, others) as well as WSJ and USA Today. At Transplace, Mr. Cubitt leads the engineering and consulting teams. He has been a CSCMP member for more than 20 years and has served as a track chairman at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference. Additionally, he has served two years as President of the Atlanta Roundtable and is currently a Roundtable Regional Advisor.

Additionally, Transplace will share findings from their just completed market survey of Carriers ELD Implementation, Planning and Impact.

Ben Cubitt, Senior VP of Supply Chain and Transportation for Transplace


Bent Creek Golf Club
(Creekside Room)
14490 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344


7:30am-8:00am – Registration/Networking

8:00am-8:30am – Breakfast/Networking

8:30am-9:30am – Presentation/Q&A

Event Pricing:  

CSCMP Members: $35.00

Non-Members: $45.00

Students: $15.00

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