Connections and Reflections

This morning I awoke in Budapest and reflected on the past two weeks of traveling for business in the Middle East and Europe. My trip started in Dubai, then to Istanbul and then Budapest. While the agenda was packed, I took a few minutes while in Dubai to get to the CSCMP.org website to see who the Dubai Roundtable President was.  Next – a quick note to Dr. Kanak Madrecha to see if he might have time to join me for dinner.

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Dr. Madrecha and I in Dubai

The stars were aligned as Dr Madrecha made time to come meet with me by the Dancing Water Fountain and we shared some dinner and conversation.  Through CSCMP, we are able to connect with talented supply chain professionals throughout the world.  I introduced Dr. Madrecha to some of our Dubai based team members.  We conversed about events and made some preliminary plans to perhaps speak at a May event.

Whether you travel domestically or internationally – take the time to connect – it’s so easy and a great value through CSCMP.  You can also be the conduit to connect others to CSCMP.

I also have had some time to reflect on the past year of being the Milwaukee Roundtable President.  We have an impressive board of talented and energetic professionals and faculty.  From the relaunch of the RT in October of 2012 to now – I couldn’t be more proud of what the Board has accomplished:

  • 5 events with 257 attendees and 2 board dinners
  • 1 student sponsored to Annual CSCMP Conference
  • Membership grew by 90%
  • Financials doubled through events
  • We’ve partnered with 2 other RT’s on events
  • We have a plan to hold 20 events in the coming year

Are you connected to CSCMP Roundtables?  If not, you’re missing a great opportunity to develop and build connections.

Claudia Knowlton-ChikeClaudia Knowlton-Chike
President, CSCMP Milwaukee Roundtable

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