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CSCR Announces New Corporate Sponsors (Spring 2014)

CSCR is very pleased to announce that nine new Corporate Sponsors have joined the CSCR family.  We are grateful for their support and look forward to their participation in shaping CSCR’s future.


AmerisourceBergen Corporation is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving global markets with a focus on the pharmaceutical supply chain. Servicing both pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers, the Company provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. 

Headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, AmerisourceBergen has locations around the world. In the US, they handle about 20% of all of the pharmaceuticals sold and distributed throughout the country.

They strive to take costs out of the healthcare system by using their scale and efficient operations to drive value for their customers. In addition to delivering pharmaceuticals on a just-in-time basis to tens of thousands of healthcare providers every day, they provide business support and consulting services to help their customers focus on their key strength—caring for patients.

Breakthrough Fuel

Breakthrough Fuel works with shippers nationally to transform their approach to fuel management through a customized, collaborative, and strategic process. From energy sourcing to disposal, Breakthrough Fuel is a trusted advisor and hands-on fuel management partner providing key support throughout the entire transportation energy lifecycle.  By focusing on fuel information transparency, fuel management, sustainability, and energy risk management, Breakthrough Fuel has not only helped customers save money, but also has helped save the environment. Since its founding in 2004, Breakthrough Fuel has helped their shipper customers achieve more than $175 million in fuel cost savings.  Some of their clients include: Ace Hardware, Georgia-Pacific, John Deere, Proctor and Gamble, and Whirlpool Corporation. Breakthrough Fuel has won several partner and service awards in the last few years from these clients alone.

Burris Logistics

Burris Logistics is a family-owned business specializing in custom retail distribution, foodservice redistribution, refrigerated warehousing and transportation solutions.

As one of the nation's largest and most sophisticated controlled-temperature food distribution companies, Burris Logistics offers over 60 million cubic feet of freezer warehousing space in 15 strategic locations along the East Coast. Each warehouse is capable of developing custom storage and transportation programs, uniquely designed to meet individual customer needs.

Burris uses advanced technology to drive down costs at all levels of their business. They write most of their own software — which makes them unique in this industry — enabling them to do things faster than their competitors. Burris Logistics makes it ideal for technologies to meet and connect on virtually any platform and environment.

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency is the Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries.

DLA employs about 27,000 employees. The Agency's headquarters is at Fort Belvoir, in Northern Virginia.

First Quality

First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing a variety of products for adult care, infant care, feminine care, consumer paper products, bottled water and engineered non-woven roll goods. First Quality serves the retail, institutional, and commercial channels throughout the world.

Operationally, First Quality companies are managed independently to maintain focus on the markets they serve while benefiting from the synergies of being a part of the First Quality family of companies. In many instances, their manufacturing similarities enable First Quality to develop and share state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, highly skilled team members and a streamlined supply chain which improves efficiencies, sustainability, quality, and helps bring innovative products to the markets they serve.

Five Below

Five Below, Inc. is the leading retailer of trend-right, extreme-value merchandise to the teen and pre-teen market - all for $1.00 to $5.00.

Five Below's dynamic assortment of merchandise includes everything from sporting goods, games, fashion accessories and jewelry, to hobbies and collectibles, bath and body, candy and snacks, room décor and storage, stationery and school supplies, video game accessories, books, dvds, iPhone® accessories, novelty and "gag," and seasonal items. Five Below combines exceptional value with trend-right, quality merchandise in a vibrant shopping environment.

Five Below was founded by David Schlessinger, creator and founder of Encore Books and Zany Brainy along with Tom Vellios, former CEO of Zany Brainy.


Founded in 2013, Lanetix is a cloud-based CRM for logistics and transportation.  Lanetix works to utilize CRM based on,'s leading cloud platform.  Lanetix allows revenue leaders to forecast with the metrics that matter (EBITDA, capacity, volume) and provides end-to-end visibility of global revenue operations.

Currently based out of San Francisco, CA, Lanetix was co-founded by Aaron Sasson and John Golob.  Lanetix aims to deliver a business intelligence and project-based workflow solution along with creating a global view of business while understanding how their projects work, where they’re winning business, and where new market opportunities exist.


SABIC is one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company currently operates in over 40 countries with a workforce of 40,000 people.  SABIC consists of six business units: Chemicals, Polymers, Performance Chemicals, Fertilizers, Metals and Innovative Plastics.

The company’s plans for expansion are matched by the development of an infrastructure of manufacturing plants, distribution centers, offices and storage facilities worldwide. The company’s manufacturing, sales, technology and innovation facilities are located throughout the globe and are managed by four regional offices: the Middle East and Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Sedlak Management Consultants

Sedlak Management Consultants is a supply chain consulting firm specializing in distribution consulting. They  are a privately-held Cleveland based company, and have been in business for over 50 years. As an independent firm, their entire focus is driving supply chain benefits and cost savings to their clients.


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