2014 Annual Spring Forum

 Columbus Roundtable – Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’


The 2014 Annual Spring Forum

 Tackling Global Issues with Central Ohio Success

Friday, May 9, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Followed by the 1st Annual CSCMP Golf Outing

presented by:

Blue Horseshoe
Blue Horseshoe: TransTech Division


Pinnacle Golf Club

1500 Pinnacle Club Dr

Grove City, Ohio 43123



Early Bird Pricing Through April 30th, 2014

Regular: $125.00

Member: $100.00


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8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.               Registration and Networking

8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.               Opening Comments and Introductions

8:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.               How to Think Like a CEO

Art van Bodegraven, Consultant, advisor, writer, blogger, speaker, traveler, and coach

Art’s 54-year business career has included multi-functional consulting and operational assignments in a spectrum of manufacturing, distribution, retailing, financial services, and public sector organizations.

Ken Ackerman, The Ackerman Company, President

Since 2007, Ken has been a group chair for Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive organization. Before entering the consulting field, he was chief executive of Distribution Centers, Inc., a public warehousing company which is now part of Exel Logistics USA. In 1980, Ackerman sold the company and joined the management consulting division of Coopers & Lybrand. Later, he formed the Ackerman Company, a management advisory service.

Ever wonder what pushes the hot buttons of the C-Level executive suite? Take the opportunity to explore the primary avenues for elevating business growth and profitability. Learn how to knit those together with supply chain components to get business results. Join us to build the knowledge of how to get past the nuts and bolts of logistics to supporting and enabling what manufacturing and logistics individuals have to do to build the business – in a way that shows the CEO your value in his or her terms.

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.             Destination Columbus: New International Flights Direct to Columbus

David Whittaker, Columbus Regional Port Authority, VP of Business Development

The world’s largest international-only cargo airline, Cathay Pacific, began scheduled service to Rickenbacker Airport on March 21, 2014. They joined the existing international cargo carrier, Cargolux. Cathay’s entry is an endorsement of the air-cargo market that Rickenbacker serves. This move will connect Ohio to the airline’s vast network across Asia. Join us for an intimate perspective of this Central Ohio opportunity, as shared by David Whittaker, VP of Business Development for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.           Marketing Columbus: What is Central Ohio Doing to Attract New Investment


Matt McCollister, Columbus 2020, VP of Economic Development

Prior to joining Columbus 2020, McCollister served as VP of economic development for the Columbus Chamber, business development manager for the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, and also worked as a licensed Real Estate professional.

What is central Ohio doing to attract new investment in this market?  Join the Columbus 2020 VP of Economic Development as he engages with global organizations that have chosen Columbus as a successful location for their business. Learn the intimate perspectives of these organizations and one of Columbus 2020’s finest on how the Columbus labor market, transportation solutions, and local talent enhances business solutions.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.           Local Success: Worthington Steel’s Continued Investment in Columbus 

Sean Djubek, Worthington Steel

Take the opportunity to listen as we spotlight the local success story of Worthington Steel. In 1955, John H. McConnell founded the company known for innovative products and services as well as its unique employee relationships. During the 1990s many of the company’s non-core businesses were sold and the end of the decade marked a new renewed focus on their core strengths of steel processing and metals-related businesses. Worthington Industries continues to lead the diversified metal processing industry with a focus on the Golden Rule, valued employees, stability, and innovation. This focus all done with a continued investment in Columbus Ohio. Discuss why this investment in Columbus has worked well. Learn what Worthington Industries feels are the keys to our labor market, transportation solutions, and geography. Sean will highlight their recently completed transportation network optimization and how it supports their US plants, including 4 in Ohio.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Lunch, Networking, and Columbus Roundtable Award Ceremony

Join many Columbus Logistics professionals for an informal lunch and networking opportunity. We will embrace the opportunity to recognize leaders in the Logistics industry contributing to local success. It will be our inaugural presentation of three prestigious awards: CSCMP Local Roundtable Founders Award, Educators Award, and the Transformation to the Supply Chain Award.

1:30 p.m.                     Adjournment / Golf Scramble Kick-off 

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