Message from the President

Dear Houston Roundtable Members,

 

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you back for the Council of Supply Chain Management Houston Roundtable’s 2019-2020 season.   

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Now more than ever Supply Chain Management is front of mind; not just with consumers but in corporate board rooms.  Change is everywhere.  Our Roundtable Board spent the summer putting meaningful programs together committed to the goal of continuing CSCMP’s legacy as a learning organization.

We begin that commitment straight away.  The first meeting September 11th features executives putting in place Blockchain principles in Oil & Gas companies.  October 9th brings a subject matter expert in tariffs and trade policy to reveal how companies are adjusting strategy while reacting to recent U.S. policies.  Register today and join us.

In addition to the luncheons, two evening events are slated so members can network, socialize and get a supply chain tour in a more relaxed atmosphere.  

While we are working locally, please consider membership to CSCMP, our global parent. Membership opens up a world of knowledge, access to top university studies, and courses earning CEU credits to further your value to your company and enhance your career.

If you are new to Supply Chain, CSCMP Houston is the place to meet professionals and launch your career.  If you are an industry veteran, welcome back and join us as we prepare for the next wave of change in this fascinating industry.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our September 11th luncheon.

 

Best Regards,
Gary Sostack
President, CSCMP Houston Roundtable

Sostack President-elect of Supply Chain Management Council in Houston

Congratulations to Gary Sostack for his recent appointment as president-elect of the Houston Chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).  He will serve a one-year term as president beginning July 1, 2019.

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Sostack is administrator of the Logistics & Services Division within the ASC Procurement & Logistics Department.  He oversees operations at the company’s logistics facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport, the key staging area for the transport of material to Saudi Arabia and other parts of the world.  He also manages the Company’s business travel, maintaining a full-service travel agency.

Throughout his busy 30-year career in materials management, Sostack always seemed to find a way to give back to others in the field – helping newcomers learn the ropes and, as well, seasoned professionals adapt to rapid changes.

A vision of excellence

“I feel honored to take on this leadership role, to collaborate with my fellow chapter members to help the supply chain industry excel," Sostack said. "There have been so many developments in this field over the past few years.  Automation, Robotics, Big Data and other technologies are transforming the way we package, ship and track materials.  More than ever, there is not only a need to know ‘what’s out there’ – but how adapting these new technologies can make a difference in achieving our corporate goals.”

Taking on the helm of president of the CSCMP Houston Chapter is not new to Sostack, as he once held that position about a decade ago and has also served on the board of directors.  He said returning to the top spot again is even more of an honor.  No doubt his commitment and achievements earned his return.

Sostack said that CSCMP and ASC share a similar mission.  “ASC is a learning organization,” he said, “ASC has always held education and professional development as a top priority.  This is in direct alignment with CSCMP’s priorities, which also seeks to provide an abundant learning environment for its members.”

CSCMP was founded in 1963.  Local chapters - known as Roundtables – host hundreds of local events annually, including educational and networking events, facility tours, and outreach to university programs.  Houston is one of 80 Roundtables globally.

Sostack is involved in other industry organizations.  A noted speaker, he has presented at management forums and trade groups in about a dozen cities over the past few years, addressing such topics as corporate travel procurement and logistics automation.  He is also a Corporate Fellow at the University of Houston - Downtown Marilyn Davies School of Business, Supply Chain Management and International Business disciplines, co-teaching logistics to graduate students with a tenured professor.