Tour: Kroger Cincinnati Fresh Center

CSCMP Cincinnati Roundtable Presents:

Tour: Kroger Cincinnati Fresh Center

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Join the Cincinnati CSCMP Roundtable for a tour of Kroger’s Frozen and Perishable Distribution Center for the Cincinnati/Dayton Division. This facility, which opened in 2016, was built to be the Logistics Center of Excellence.

  • 400,000 sq. ft. of temperature-controlled storage
  • Services 110 stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
  • 85 routes a day

Attend the tour and learn how Kroger ships more than 130,000 cases daily with a service level of 99%!

Tour Guide:
Jeff Durrough
Senior Supply Chain Manager
The Kroger Company – Cincinnati

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Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018  —  11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Kroger Cincinnati Fresh Center, 6300 Creek Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242

Note:  Please enter on Deerfield Road side of DC for visitor parking.

Cost: Guests – $45.00; CSCMP Members – $34.00; Students – FREE

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It’s Time to Start Winning the Talent War

It’s Time to Start Winning the Talent War

Proactively Transform your Organization in to a Talent Magnet

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Date and Time:  Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Midnight

Location:  Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, 3 East Fourth St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Located between Vine & Walnut streets, adjacent to the PNC Tower

Presented by: Ray Attiyah
Fearless Culture & Leadership Author,
Entrepreneur, Experiential Training Innovator

Ray Attiyah challenges bold leaders to stop simply reacting and instead begin proactively transforming their organizations into talent magnets. Working at the intersection of people and process, the Run Improve Grow approach makes the impossible actionable. Employee engagement, empowerment, and confident frontline leadership are the prerequisites for a culture that attracts and retains top talent. Run Improve Grow® is how you get there.

Join us for an interactive discussion with Ray Attiyah about Run Improve Grow, people development, and what it really takes to win the talent war.

•      Hear about local companies with innovative talent strategies, including one manufacturer that reduced turnover by 20% in less than two years.
•      Leave with actionable ideas you can use immediately to inspire your team and start building a culture that attracts and retains top talent.
•      Bring your boldest questions and biggest challenges.

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Reverse Logistics: Front and Center

Reverse Logistics: Front and Center

Best Practices in E-Commerce Returns Management

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Date and Time:   Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Lunch included

Location:  Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
3 East Fourth St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Located between Vine &
Walnut streets, adjacent to the PNC Tower

Cost:   Guests: $45.00; CSCMP Member Discount: $34.00

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Join CSCMP and this panel of speakers to learn about the latest trends and technologies that top companies are using to effectively handle returns, making the returns process a competitive differentiator.

In its latest report, “Forrester Data: Online Retail Forecast, 2017 to 2022,” Forrester predicts that e-commerce will account for 17.0% of retail sales by 2022, up from a projected 12.9% in 2017. Many retailers and e-retailers are struggling to keep up with online order volumes alone, but what about returns?

The average retailer see returns rates in the high single digits. In certain industries such as apparel, for instance, this rate can be much higher. The problem is that many e-retailers lack the systems, processes, and expertise to manage returned goods effectively.

Those retailers that can find a formula for communication, speed, efficiency and sustainability in processing e-commerce returns, with a focus on preserving as much value of the merchandise as possible, can capture lost profits and market share.

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“Employees and Customers First” Meritor’s Supply Chain Transformation – a Case Study and Tour

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  • Date and Time:
    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Online Registration Deadline:
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Midnight
  • Location:
    7975 Dixie Hwy
    Florence, KY 41042


  • Cost:

– Guests – $45.00

CSCMP Member Discount – $34.00

Students – FREE. Please contact Allison Whipple directly to register at


  •  Complimentary parking available
  • Lunch included

Join the Cincinnati CSCMP Roundtable for a tour and case study presentation on Meritor’s recent supply chain transformation. Meritor’s leadership will share the step-by-step process that led to improved customer and employee satisfaction as they transitioned from an internal “cost” focus to “employees and customers first!” Attendees will learn:

• About Meritor’s framework for supply chain transformation
• How Meritor managed the culture shift associated with major change
• How you can influence or initiate change within your organization
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drive-train, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. The Florence, KY site:
• Currently employs 275 receiving, value added services & order fulfillment employees, along with 200 administrative employees.
• Occupies 450,00 sq. ft., processes 7,000 customer order lines per day, stocks 35,000 unique SKUs, and unitizes/kits 40,000 cartons & poly bags per day in various branded materials.
• Ships to over 20,000 locations including OEM parts distribution centers, OEM dealers, Independent Warehouse Distributors & other Meritor aftermarket parts distribution centers located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, & Brazil .
Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and employs over 8,200 people. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.

Speakers and Tour Guides:

Frank Williams, Senior Director of Operations
Frank joined Meritor in June, 2016. He brings over 25 years of experience in P&L leadership including supply chain, inventory management, logistics and strategic planning expertise to the company. Prior to joining Meritor, Frank held leadership roles at companies such as Alcoa, U.S. Fence and McMaster Carr.

Steve Ammerman, Director Operations & Industrialization
Steve joined Meritor in 1979. He has over 38 years of experience in supply chain management, inventory management, logistics, operations management, industrialization, continuous improvement & customer support. During his career at Meritor he has been in various leadership roles with most recently overseeing the daily operation of Meritor’s National Parts Distribution Center located in Florence KY.

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The Logistics of Craft Brew – A Special CSCMP Holiday Event at Rhinegeist

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Join Cincinnati CSCMP for an evening of networking, beer and an education on the supply chain of Cincinnati’s own Rhinegeist. Mike Rutter, Rhinegeist’s Director of Distribution will speak with us about the brewery’s history and how it consistently creates and delivers batches of fresh beer that sing with flavor and delight us. Rhinegeist beer is currently distributed in Ohio, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Indiana, and Pittsburgh, PA.

Date and Time:
Thursday,December 14, 2017
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Midnight

1910 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Guest Speaker:
Mike Rutter
Director of Distribution
Rhinegeist Brewery

Complimentary valet parking provided.

Appetizers will be served, and price includes 2 drink tickets.

Everyone is welcome; however, you must be 21 or older to get the drink tickets and to consume alcohol. Rhinegeist reserves the right to ID.

Guests $45.00
CSCMP Member Discount $34.00

Students – The first 5 students to register will be free. Please contact Allison Whipple directly at

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This event qualifies for 1 CEU credit towards ScPro certification. Ask us about ScPro!

Keeping Score – How to Implement Supply Chain Performance Measures

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Keeping Score – How to Implement Supply Chain Performance Measures

Thursday, October 12, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Includes Lunch

Life Learning Center
20 W 18th St, Covington, KY 41044
Parking: Complimentary Onsite

CSCMP Member – $33.75
CSCMP Guest -$45

Performance measurements done well can generate the information required by logistics managers to make intelligent, informed operating decisions quickly in the face of changing business conditions. Done poorly, the manager can be buried in useless data, starved for critical information, or both. Following the methodology outlined in CSCMP’s book, Keeping Score, this session will focus on the implementation of a balanced set of measures aligned with business strategy, including:

• A practical, easy to implement, step by step approach for the alignment of measurement to strategy for key logistics processes in the supply chain
• Tools for the practitioner for simplifying and improving logistics performance measurement within the firm and across the supply chain
• Lessons learned during an implementation

Guest Speaker: Mike Ledyard

Recognized as one of the Top 20 Logistics and Supply Chain Executives of 2001-02, Mike is an author and frequent speaker on relationship-based acquisition and management of services, as well as on process assessment, measurement and improvement. Mike is a co-author of Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing. He was the program manager for the UT research project for the US Air Force on strategic sourcing and performance-based acquisition of services, and helped to create the courseware and teach on these topics for the Air Force. He has authored several articles, and spoken frequently on implementing vested relationships, the effects of measurement on process performance and optimization, and on the design and implementation of process improvements. During his 25 years in industry, he held senior management positions with consumer products and paper companies. Mike also served as the project manager for a joint CSC/University of Tennessee team that conducted a study on supply chain measurement for the Council of Logistics Management (now CSCMP). He is a co-author of the book resulting from that study, entitled Keeping Score: Measuring the Business Value of Logistics in the Supply Chain.

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Cargo Summit: A Panel Discussion

September 26, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Receptions Conference Center
1379 Donaldson Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018

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We promote our region’s location to European and other manufacturers (a day’s drive or a 90 minute flight from half of the US population) as a driver for investment, but are small and medium sized manufacturers taking full advantage of the air, rail, road, and waterborne transportation options available to expand productivity, enhance profitability, and improve customer satisfaction?

Following a keynote address by Brandy Christian, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, on the intricate relationship between manufacturing and logistics, a panel of local manufacturers and representatives of transportation providers will explore novel solutions to perennial cargo shipping challenges.

Keynote Speaker:
Brandy Christian, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans

Panel Discussion Moderator:
Brian Jaynes, Chair of the Supply Chain Management Program,
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Confirmed Event Panelists Include:
DHL Express, Festo, Genesee & Wyoming, Ingram Marine Group, Meyer Tool, Perfetti Van Melle, Peter Cremer North America, and Verst Group Logistics

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Welcome To The Cincinnati Roundtable – Your Supply Chain Connection

CSCMP is the leading Supply Chain Management professional organization that develops, advances, and disseminates Supply Chain knowledge and research.

The Cincinnati Roundtable is a volunteer organization that provides educational resources, informational dinner/lunch programs, facility tours and valuable networking opportunities to Supply Chain Professionals in the Cincinnati Tri-State Area.

For more information about the Cincinnati Roundtable contact Jennifer Thomas.