April 20, 2023

Hyatt Lodge  |  2815 Jorie Boulevard  |  Oak Brook, IL 60523

Early Bird registration ends April 10. Register now.

CSCMP Chicago is hosting our 38th Annual Seminar the same year as CSCMP celebrates it’s 60th Anniversary!  

Following last year’s theme of Leadership, Resilience, and Innovation; this year we will be diving into Finding and Filling Supply Chain Gaps.  Don’t be blindsided by Gaps in Talent, Infrastructure, Visibility and Technology – hear techniques and trends from our slate of industry speakers.

A limited number of exhibition tables are available to engage with attendees during networking breaks. Contact Sharon Kariampuzha for more details.

Out of town guests are very welcome to attend! Contact our board President, Chris Pride, for more information on the value of coming in the night before!  

The Lodge is expected to sell to capacity on our date so register early and lock in your accommodations. If you miss out, there are plenty of other facilities nearby.


StartSession IDThemeSpeaker
7:30 amRegistration
8:00 amBreakfast Networking
9:00 amOpening RemarksChris Pride
9:15 amSession 1Gain Efficiency and Safety Through Supply Chain Visibility and Location IntelligenceCami Zimmer, Chief Business Officer, Glympse
Charlie Maynard, Senior Manager of Industry Solutions, HERE Technologies
9:45 amPanel 1Gaps in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)Kristen Malek
10:45 amBreak
11:00 amSession 2Latest & Greatest Advances @ ProMat in 25 MinutesBrian Keiger, Stow
Joel Thomas, Siemens
11:30 amPanel 2Finding and Filling Gaps in Supply Chain TalentAshley DuBois, CS Recruiting
Julia Bernhardt, Molex
Hannah Perron, Arrive Logistics
Arup Varma, Loyola
Kevin Holtrup, Radiant Road & Rail
12:30 pmLunchCSCMP PresentationMark Baxa, CSCMP President
1:15 pmSession 3Identifying and Closing Supply Chain Gaps Leveraging Advanced Analytics and New Data StreamsRick Davis, Demand Chain AI
1:45 pmPanel 3Minding the Supply Chain Gap Through Real Estate: Thoughtful insight on adding nodes to your supply chain networkKris Bjorson - JLL, Executive Managing Director
Jackie Niemeyer, Miebach Consulting, Business Development Manager
Rick Rover, ARMADA Solutions, Chief Administrative Officer
2:45 pmClosing RemarksChris Pride and Amber Romando
3:00 pmHappy Hour Networking

Session Summaries

Gain Efficiency and Safety Through Supply Chain Visibility and Location Intelligence

Keeping track of transportation assets and providing customers with reliable, accurate status information is critical in the highly competitive B2B and B2C shipment delivery market.  Additionally, it’s imperative to maintain operational efficiency and a safe working environment for your teams while making those deliveries.  Regardless of the industry or geographical area your company operates in, comprehensive and granular location intelligence combined with user-friendly execution platforms can give you the tools needed to attain these goals. 

Key Takeaways

  1. Visibility and geo-location awareness of your supply chain assets is the foundation for world-class delivery performance
  2. Private custom mapping of your facilities using advanced location services increases operational safety and enhances your ability to meet high customer expectations


During this conversation, Glympse and HERE Technologies will also share concrete examples, and highlight other areas and industries, where location technology can help unlock your competitive advantages.


  • Cami Zimmer, Chief Business Officer, Glympse
  • Charlie Maynard, Senior Manager of Industry Solutions, HERE Technologies

Finding and Filling Gaps in Supply Chain Talent

When it comes to gaps in the supply chain, there is usually a direct connection to a company’s most important asset… their people.

Effective supply chain management relies on technology, processes, data and analytics, and we cannot forget the people behind the scenes that drive continuous improvement and excellence. Navigating market shifts, change management and achieving growth goals is much more difficult if a company does not have the right people in the right seats on their bus.

The CSCMP is excited to bring you this dynamic discussion that will be led by CS Recruiting, a third party recruiting firm that specializes in the Supply chain and Logistics industry. They will be joined by other industry expert panelists to discuss how these talent gaps can affect your business and how to identify the skills and resources you might be missing on your team. We’ll dive into proven recruiting and retention strategies and offer guidance on how to manage your hiring strategy to position your team for the next level of success.

Talent Panel Speakers:

  • Kevin Holtrup, Director of Business Development: Radiant Road & Rail
  • Arup Varma, Professor and Endowed Chair: Loyola
  • Hannah Perron, Recruiting Manager: Arrive Logistics
  • Julia Bernhardt, Director-Indirect Procurement: Molex
  • Ashley DuBois, Manager Client Success: CS Recruiting

Solutions Community of MHI presents:
Latest & Greatest Advances @ ProMat in 25 Minutes

MHI’s Solutions Community is presenting the Latest & Greatest products and services at ProMat this year. Every facet of warehouse operations is represented by the Solutions Community members, and we will be outlined and discussed. From robots to conveyor to components and software the full gamut of technologies will be represented. Let us bring the best of ProMat to you.


  • Brian Keiger, STOW
  • Joel Thomas, Seimens

Minding the Supply Chain Gap Through Real Estate:
Thoughtful insight on adding nodes to your supply chain network

When it comes to gaps in the supply chain, adding another node to your supply chain network may be the optimal solution to increase customer service and reducing overall logistics costs.

CSCMP is excited to bring you this dynamic discussion led by JLL, the only real estate company to receive the esteemed SupplyChainBrain Supply Chain Partner Award. A panel of industry experts will join JLL to discuss how they have added nodes to their networks to best support their business objectives.

Expect the panel to dive into the network strategy rational to add real estate, site selection techniques, including workforce analytics and tax structures/economic incentives trends, as well as how to best structure deals in the tightest industrial real estate market in U.S. history.  


  • Kris Bjorson, JLL, Executive Managing Director
  • Jackie Niemeyer, Miebach Consulting, Business Development Manager
  • Rick Rover, ARMADA Solutions, Chief Administrative Officer

Speaker Bios

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Rick Davis
Independent Consultant
Rick Davis has over 30 years of experience in the CPG industry. He spent most of his career at the Kellogg Company and served in numerous Vice President level roles leading multiple functions both regionally and globally. He formed the Global Data Office and implemented enterprise data governance while serving on the Executive Leadership Committee for GS1 – US.

Across these roles he has been responsible for leading numerous functions including Distribution & Logistics, Planning (Trade, Sales, Demand, Supply), Integrated Business Planning, Analytics, Sales Technology, Enterprise Data Strategy including MDM and Data Governance, and Reverse Logistics.

Since retiring from Kellogg he has worked with multiple large CPG organizations as an independent consultant focusing primarily in the areas of End-to-End Planning, Enterprise Data Strategy and Governance, Advanced Analytics, and Digital Transformation.
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Brian Keiger
Director of Business Development & Marketing, Stow Robotics
Currently Director of Business Development and Marketing for stow Robotics, part of the stow Group, Keiger has 33 years of experience in engineering and sales. During that time, he has acquired extensive knowledge in Order Fulfillment and Supply Chain Logistics including Mobile Robotics, Conveyor Systems, Storage Systems, WMS/WCS/WES, and Picking Robotics.

In addition to his role at stow Robotics, Mr. Keiger is very active in MHI, North America’s leading Material Handling organization. Here, he currently serves as Chairman of the Mobile Automation Group and is actively involved in MHI’s Solutions Community and The Robotics Group as well. Further, Keiger holds a seat on the Industry Advisory Panel for the National Center of Supply Chain Technology Education (NCSCTE) and also serves on the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) Advisory Board at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Keiger is very engaged in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Queen City Robotics Alliance, helping today’s youth prepare for a future in automation.

In addition to these ancillary roles, Keiger also serves as a part-time thought leader for Global Consulting giant, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Finally, Keiger is engaged with the ANSI B56.5 Safety Standard Committee, the ANSI/RIA R15.08 Robot Standards committee and is a member of the ASTM F45 Safety Standard Group, three of North America’s leading institutes in overseeing material handling industry standards and conformity.

Keiger received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
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Joel Thomas
Head of Intralogistics, Siemens
Joel Thomas has worked in the material handling/ intralogistics area for the past 13 years primarily in sales management. He spent his time working for various automation companies and an integrator. Currently he is the Head of Intralogistics a focus industry at Siemens driving the digital transformation in the industry, combing end to end solutions of software and hardware. He is responsible for leading the vertical, work closely with trade associations who serve the intralogistics industry and foster programs at Siemens to educate the next generation of engineers, programmers, software developers and plant operations personnel who will manage the warehouses of the future.

The most important role is working to bring awareness to the younger generation, working in partnership with MHI for student days, student tours, DEI initiative as well as serving on the board for the material handling education foundation.

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Registration Fees

Early bird registration pricing ends April 10th. Starting April 11th the higher price will be charged.

Membership TypeRegistration FeeEarly Bird Price - ENDS MAY 10th
Member$249$199 Early Bird
Non-Member$399$299 Early Bird
Young Professional Member$149$119 Early Bird
Student Member$59