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COVID-19 Impact on Freight Flows and Supply Chain Hiring

April 8, 2020 3:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

COVID-19 Impact on Freight Flows and Supply Chain Hiring

Certainly the COVID 19 virus has created mass disruption to the end-to-end supply chain yet transportation and freight need to keep moving. David Porter is going to discuss the impacts the COVID 19 virus has had on freight flows and supply chain hiring activity, and he will provide some suggestions for navigating successfully in this environment.

Navigating Through Volatility

April 7, 2020 3:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Dear Members, Sponsors, Business Partners and Supply Chain Colleagues:

We are all feeling the professional and personal impacts of the COVID-19 situation. Whether working from home or in the office, Supply Chain professionals everywhere are drawing on their experience, resources and networks to navigate through these volatile times.

The APICS Inland Empire Chapter has been working hard behind the scenes to bring together resources that can further support your efforts. We are pleased to announce Navigating Through Volatility, a webinar series designed to bring practical perspective, guidance and information on a range of topics to supply chain professionals. These webinars are free for our members, panelists, sponsors and business partners.

Upcoming Webinars include:

For more information about our upcoming webinars, visit the APICS Inland Empire website.

We will be adding webinars as we confirm speakers. If you are interested in a topic that you do not see, please let us know so that we can reach into our networks to find an expert in that area. You can register for the webinars using the registration links above or with the links included on our website.

At APICS Inland Empire Chapter, we are here to provide practical value and resources to our members. We hope you find this webinar series of value during these unprecedented times and wish that you and your families are safe and healthy.

Lisa Anderson

Navigating Global Supply Chains

April 6, 2020 4:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Navigating Global Supply Chains – Webinar

John Tulac
International Business Attorney

The COVID-19 virus started in China and has made its way around the world quite rapidly. How are global supply chains holding up? What is the latest status of key countries and global supply chains and how can we best navigate?

Join our no charge Lunch N’ Learn Webinar
on Monday April 6, 2020.

Please note the webinar will start at 1:00 pm PST

John W. Tulac is an international and general business and corporate attorney in private practice since 1977. He is recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys as an expert in the field of international business law and is annually listed as a leading lawyer in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire.


When Carriers & 3PL’s Invoke Force Majeure

March 29, 2020 5:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts


Navigating thru Volatility Webinar Series

APICS Inland Empire invites you to

Join Dan Gardner of Trade Facilitators, Inc.

for a Live, 60-Minute “Frebinar” on

Wednesday, 4/1/2020

When Carriers & 3PL’s Invoke Force Majeure:

Meaning, Implications & Mitigation

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, one international trade term that’s been bantered about quite a bit is, “Force Majeure”. While it’s existed as long as trade itself, it’s not often that force majeure is invoked, especially on a global scale.

Join Dan Gardner of Trade Facilitators, Inc. for a live “Frebinar” on April 1, 2020 that will bring greater understanding to the meaning of force majeure in the context of global logistics, while pointing out implications and potential mitigation techniques for Beneficial Cargo Owners.


  • The definition of “Force Majeure”
  • Conditions under which force majeure can be invoked
  • Force majeure and international transportation
  • Understanding the carrier’s limited liability under a bill of lading
  • Force majeure and logistics services
  • Insurance coverage for force majeure
  • Negotiating logistics & transportation contracts in the future


Date & Time: Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PDT

Price: No charge

Instructor: Dan Gardner

Register: HERE for Dan Gardner’s Webinar


Calling all our local Manufacturers & Distributors to help us fight against COVID 19

March 25, 2020 5:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Special COVID 19 Request to our Manufacturers and Distributors

As the corona virus continues to spread rapidly, health care workers are facing a shortage of medical supplies. We are calling on all our local Manufacturers and Distribution colleagues to please join us in the fight against COVID 19.

How can you help?

Do you have spare capacity? Can you retool? Can you re-purpose your 3D printers to make masks to help our first line responders? Can you help with food distribution to our food banks and/or our elderly? If you are able to help, and willing to be contacted by San Bernardino County and share your potential capabilities and availability, please forward the following information to:

Curtis Compton,

Information required: Contact name, Title, Email address, Phone number, Cell phone, Company name, Web address, Business type, NAICS, Street address, City, Zip, LWIA, Duns Number, Contact (provided by the MCIE).

We thank Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire for providing us the above information and opportunity to help!

These are unprecedented times with unprecedented needs,so we ask you to please think “outside the box” and see what you can do to help.

If you need further assistance with how/when/where please refer to our “Trusted Advisors” list. We have local trusted bankers, CPAs, Lawyers, Technology experts, and experienced professionals who can help you play a vital and critical role in this hour of national need.

We thank you for your continued support!

Weathering the COVID 19 Storm in Manufacturing, Logistics and Distribution

March 22, 2020 5:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Weathering the COVID-19 Storm
No Charge Lunch N’ Learn Webinar

At APICS Inland Empire we share your concerns of the impact of COVID-19 on your manufacturing & global supply chains. To help you navigate and weather this unprecedented storm, we are offering learning sessions thru our “No charge Lunch N Learn” Webinars.

Join us on Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 12 noon and hear from Mr. Alan Dunn.

With 36 years of experience in Technical and Manufacturing, Alan will provide valuable insights of the current situation, potential long term impacts and what companies can do now to strengthen their supply chains and manufacturing operations.

Alan is the President of GDI Consulting & Training Company and is the founding sponsor of the Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI), a manufacturing industry training provider with state-of-the-art classroom and web-enabled training facilities in southern California.

Register HERE for this great learning opportunity.

COVID-19 | An Important update from APICS Inland Empire

March 21, 2020 4:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An Update from us on COVID-19

Dear APICS Members:

Last night Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20. The Executive Order directs “All individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of critical infrastructure sectors.” The operations referred to in the Executive Order can be found HERE .

To help you navigate your manufacturing and Supply Chain during these unprecedented times, your APICS Inland Empire is here to provide you with guidance and resources from trusted advisers. To get you started, check out some great resources found HERE.

We will be adding helpful Webinars led by Supply Chain and Manufacturing experts and providing opportunities for you to ask questions. Be on the lookout for registration to our “No Charge Lunch ‘N Learn” webinars coming soon.

Wishing all our members and families good health during this crisis. Practice the recommendations provided by CDC. Take care and stay healthy.

APICS Inland Empire Chapter Postpones Spring 2020 Symposium

March 10, 2020 5:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

APICS Inland Empire Chapter

Postpones Spring 2020 Symposium

After considerable conversation and evaluation, the APICS Inland Empire Chapter has decided to postpone our Spring 2020 Symposium amid ongoing concerns around the coronavirus. Not only does the virus have the potential of affecting us in a group setting, but, more importantly, all of us who are a part of the end-to-end supply chain have already been affected.

As you know, we are working with suppliers, looking for alternate sources of supply, proactively managing logistics, handling customer priorities, expediting, prioritizing and much more in order to maintain customer service levels. Consequently, we are all knee deep to successfully navigate current conditions. As a result, we want to be respectful of your obligations and time and believe it is in our mutual best interest to postpone the event.

As your manufacturing and supply chain resource and partner, we will be adding webinars to our schedule to provide additional value to our members. We recently had a webinar on proactively managing China quality. We will build on this series with other topics and experts to help you successfully navigate through the current situation. We are looking for speakers who can provide ideas to help us better prepare for future disruptions and take advantage of potential opportunities. If you have topics you’d like to hear about or speakers to recommend, please PROVIDE US FEEDBACK AND IDEAS.

If there is a resource or information that we can provide, please feel free to call on us. We anticipate our next Symposium to be in the Fall of this year. We will confirm the date and send information shortly so that you can “save the date”.

Thank you for your participation and continued interest in APICS Inland Empire Chapter.

Lisa Anderson, President

Master your Supply Chain | Enrollment now open for CSCP, CPIM Part 1 and 2

January 30, 2020 5:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

APICS Certification Prep Classes

Enrollment is now open for all our prep classes


Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 25,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.

Classes start Feb 22, 2020

Learn More about CSCP Here

Master your business’s Supply Chain

Enrollment is open

CPIM Part I starts March 3, 2020

Learn more for CPIM Part 1 Here






CPIM Part II starts March 5, 2020

Learn More for CPIM Part II Here




20% discount for Students with an I.D, and Groups of 5 or more. Contact us for a special veterans discount.

Notes: Our class schedule assumes there are enough students to fill the minimum class size or the class start date will be delayed. Late registrations might not have the physical book on the class start date (depending on shipping time frames); however, you’ll have access to the on-line book and tools immediately.

The CPIM Prep Class that you were waiting for ! Enrollment is now Open!

January 13, 2020 4:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Knowledge is Power

CPIM Classes : Enrollment Now Open

The CPIM program provides candidates with the tools they need to effectively evaluate and manage supply chain activities. It contributes to salary growth, increases individual recognition and marketability, demonstrates a globally-recognized level of competence and knowledge in supply chain, and empowers the learner to apply principles of ERP.

Our trained and experienced instructors go the extra mile for you to prep you up for this much sought after certification!

Starts March 3, 2020 thru
May 5, 2020
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

University of LaVerne
3237 Guasti Rd., 3rd Floor
Ontario, CA 91761

Register Now

20% discount for Students with an I.D, and Groups of 5 or more. Contact us for a special veterans discount.

Note: The class schedule assumes there are enough students to fill the minimum class size or the class start date will be delayed. Any registrations after Feb 18th might not have the physical book on the class start date (depending on shipping time frames); however, you’ll have access to the on-line book and tools immediately.