APICS Inland Empire Fall Symposium Features Global Innovation Experts

APICS Inland Empire Fall Symposium Features Global Innovation Experts
“Advancing Innovation & Navigating Global Trends”

CLAREMONT, CA – October 22, 2018 APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Fall 2018 Symposium line up of Innovation and Global Trends Experts. The Symposium is focusing on: “Advancing Innovation & Navigating Global Trends”. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8am – 11:30am at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

The panel features five key executives who have facilitated, experienced and observed innovation in global environments.

“Innovation is so key to growth and remaining ahead of the competitive curve. We are excited to have these experts share their experiences with us” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. The experts come from diverse industries such as: Aerospace and Defense, HealthCare and Manufacturing to Transportation and a national Association.

The panel includes:
• Cindi Mullane – Senior Director, Supply Chain and Operations, Feit Electric
• Todd Boppell – Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Manufacturers
• David Libatique – Deputy Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
• Kelly Ford – Aerospace/Defense Senior Executive
• Dr. Yuman Fong, Chairman, Department of Surgery, City of Hope National Media Center

“Each panelist brings a unique perspective to the innovation discussion and how they see a global economy affecting their supply chain and, ultimately, progress. To hear first-hand from experts in a range of industries is essentially, super-collaboration, which would otherwise be difficult to coalesce from a single industry perspective” Ms. Anderson concluded.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and welcomes students. The APICS-IE Fall Symposium, “Advancing Innovation & Navigating Global Trends” will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00-11:30 AM at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online

About APICS
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

About APICS – Inland Empire
The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula. APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.






APICS Inland Empire 2018 Spring Symposium Features Industry-Leading Supply Chain Sponsors

APICS Inland Empire 2018 Spring Symposium Features Industry-Leading Supply Chain Sponsors: Arbela, Manufacturing Executive Institute, Reveel

CLAREMONT, CA – May 3, 2018 APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to recognize key sponsors for the Fall 2018 Networking Symposium and Expert Panel. The event is themed: “Managing Rapid Growth when Manufacturing & the Supply Chain are HOT!”. The event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.

This event marks the sixth year that APICS-IE convenes a Spring conference and expert panel to share insights on global supply chain trends and strategies. In addition to insightful take-aways, engaging dialog and collegial networking, APICS-IE serves as a resource for supply chain professionals seeking certifications and industry connections.

“As manufacturing in the Inland Empire continues to be fueled by growth and opportunity, the supply chain needs to respond. Managing growth takes being vigilant to ensure that the customer, operations and financial objectives are aligned. The Amazon Effect and the Internet of Things have changed the way we think about, respond to and manage supply chain” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. Manufacturers need to look at all aspects within the supply chain and outside influences like the most recent tax law changes if they plan to thrive and take advantage of the opportunities. “While opportunity abounds, it’s important to share experiences and best practices among professionals. Our sponsors are uniquely positioned in supporting the end-to-end supply chain to contribute directly to manufacturing and logistics success,” she concluded.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and is supported in large part by sponsors that benefit from and support supply chain professionals. This year’s platinum sponsors include: The Manufacturing Executive Institute, Arbela and Reveel. Each organization works with manufacturers to establish best practices, improve customer support and increase profits.

The APICS-IE 2018 Spring Symposium, “Managing Rapid Growth when Manufacturing & the Supply Chain are HOT!” will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00-11:30 AM at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef4pwwp2fd66c6f0&llr=pd7pgykab&showPage=true

About APICS
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

About APICS – Inland Empire
The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula. APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.






APICS Inland Empire Spring Symposium Boasts Expert Manufacturing Panel

 

“Managing Rapid Growth When Manufacturing & the Supply Chain are Hot”

CLAREMONT, CA – April 25, 2018  APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Spring 2018 Executive Panel.  The Symposium is focusing on: “Managing Rapid Growth When Manufacturing & the Supply Chain Are Hot”. The event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

The panel features four key executives familiar with the rapid growth experienced by manufacturing and the impact on all aspects within the supply chain. 

“We are thrilled to have top notch manufacturing and supply chain experts and related trusted advisors on our executive panel to discuss rapid growth, change and associated impacts for manufacturers and distributors in the Inland Empire. They will discuss strategies for successfully navigating these waters and comment on the recent tax law changes and how to leverage opportunities for success” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group.

The panel includes:

“Each panelist brings a unique perspective into the discussion. From strategy and operational excellence to logistics networks and tax implications, we will discuss the euphoria of a booming manufacturing environment, as well as the pain points that arise from it.  What’s most important is that we collaborate with industry leaders and share key insights, so that our attendees stay ahead of the needs of the business” Ms. Anderson concluded.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and welcomes students.  The APICS-IE Spring Symposium, “Managing Rapid Growth When Manufacturing & the Supply Chain Are Hot” will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00-11:30 AM at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online at: https://conta.cc/2GhXymm

About APICS
APICS is the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and the recently introduced APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designations set the industry standard. The organization includes 37,000+ members and 250+ international partners.

About APICS – Inland Empire
The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula.  APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth

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APICS Inland Empire Spring Symposium on May 5 at Harvey Mudd College

“Managing Rapid Growth When Manufacturing & the Supply Chain is Hot”

CLAREMONT, CA – April 6, 2018  APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Spring 2018 Executive Panel and Networking Symposium focusing on: “Managing Rapid Growth When Manufacturing & the Supply Chain Are Hot”. The event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

This event marks the seventh year that APICS-IE convenes a Spring conference and expert panel to share insights on global supply chain trends and strategies. In addition to insightful take-aways, engaging dialog and collegial networking, APICS-IE serves as a resource for supply chain professionals seeking certifications and industry connections. 

“Manufacturing is on an upswing and the pressure is on to attend to unparalleled customer expectations while maximizing profits.  Many manufacturers are seeing this as a huge opportunity to be industry leaders” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. The panel discussion allows for insights and key learnings to be shared by executives and experts in manufacturing and supply chain. “Every time we meet as supply chain professionals to share experiences and best practices, it makes us stronger and more valuable contributors to the growth of our businesses” she concluded.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and welcomes students.  The Spring Symposium is being hosted by Harvey Mudd College as part of the strong partnership with APICS-IE.  “APICS Inland Empire Chapter has been a valuable partner to us. Our students have been able to meet with and learn from manufacturing and supply chain professionals.  They have worked on projects solving real business challenges and have competed in student case study competitions.  These are great experiences in preparing for the business world” commented Kash Gokli, Professor of Manufacturing Practice and the Engineering Clinic at Harvey Mudd College.  The students at Harvey Mudd College recently won the APICS regional student case competition and an award for Innovation by the Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire at the recent Manufacturers’ Summit.

The APICS-IE Spring Symposium, “Managing Rapid Growth When Manufacturing & the Supply Chain Are Hot” will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00-11:30 AM at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online at: https://conta.cc/2GhXymm

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About APICS
APICS is the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and the recently introduced APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designations set the industry standard. The organization includes 37,000+ members and 250+ international partners.

About APICS – Inland Empire
The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula.  APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.

 






Technologies Key to Leveraging Supply Chain

APICS Inland Empire 2017 Fall Symposium Touches All Facets of Technologies

CLAREMONT, CA – November 30, 2017 Instantaneous Data, Autonomous Vehicles, Total Visibility, Block Chains, Increased Capacity, Uberization of Transit, Machine Learning, Specialization, Compliance and Transformative Movement were key topics discussed at the 2017 Fall Symposium hosted by the APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE).  APICS-IE, the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals in the Inland Empire area of Southern California assembled a panel of key industry experts to discuss their experiences in “Leveraging Technologies for Supply Chain Success”.

 “The supply chain spans the complete product life cycle from new product development to procurement and movement of raw materials through manufacturing, distribution and client delivery. What is most important is what happens in between to maximize performance and deliver an Amazon-like customer experience” notes Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. From autonomous forklifts to identifying the contents of a specific shipping container, technology is improving the information and dynamics along the supply chain. “Our panel confirmed that we can’t stand still. Advances in ‘The Internet of Things’ is making information more accessible. Robotics is making local production more affordable.  And, blockchain has the potential to bring secure, instantaneous, transparent transactions to high-stakes business transactions” she concluded.

The panel included:  Thomas Jelenić, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association; Terrie Dean, Director, ISCM Compliance Technology at The Walt Disney Company; Craig Young, Vice President of Operations at Tropicale Foods, Inc; Prof Stephen Ritchie, Professor, Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine; and, Matt Weinberg, Director, OceanX.

“Each panelist contributed to our discussion” commented Parizad Sethna, Supply Chain Manager for Nestle.  “I’ve been involved in Supply Chain for years and I marvel at how much we learn from our colleagues” she concluded.  Key take-aways included:

  • Supply Chain is changing and evolving quickly
  • Take time to identify how you can leverage technology to improve your supply chain
  • Be willing to pivot
  • The wealth of our nation depends on the dynamics of our supply chains
  • These are exciting times and we can’t afford to stop learning

APICS-IE will hold its next symposium in Spring 2018. Information will be on the APICS-IE website.About APICS

APICS is the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and the recently introduced APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designations set the industry standard. The organization includes 37,000+ members and 250+ international partners.


About APICS – Inland Empire

The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula.  APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.






APICS Inland Empire Adds Shipping Expert to Tech Panel

 

APICS Inland Empire Adds Shipping Expert to Tech Panel
November 4, 2017 Symposium to Focus on Technology Impact on Supply Chain

CLAREMONT, CA – October 25, 2017 APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, announces the addition of Thomas Jelenić, Vice President of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association to its Expert Panel that will discuss their experiences in “Leveraging Technologies for Supply Chain Success”.

“Whether importing finished goods or manufacturing and/or assembling parts locally, technologies are evolving to make the supply chain more efficient” notes Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. From autonomous forklifts to identifying the contents of a specific shipping container, technology is improving the efficiencies and information along the supply chain. “The advances are making information more accessible and suppliers more efficient. Yet, sometimes the information becomes overwhelming. We are looking forward to a good discussion and hearing first-hand experiences about using technology to leverage the supply chain” she concluded.

Mr. Jelenić will join panelists:Terrie Dean, Director, ISCM Compliance Technology at The Walt Disney Company, Craig Young, Vice President of Operations at Tropicale Foods, Inc. and Prof Stephen Ritchie, Professor, Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine

The symposium attracts supply chain professionals from various aspects of the supply chain: systems, process, procurement, production and others. Platinum sponsor, Reveel, addresses the transportation aspect of the supply chain. “Once the goods are ready, it’s all about getting them to the right place at the right time. With today’s complex and congested road, rail and sky ways, it takes intelligence and analytics to do it efficiently” commented Vice President, Keith Durna. Transportation has become more than simply getting goods from point A to point B. “The need for intelligence to drive analytics has led to the transparency that leveled the transportation playing field. This has been a great benefit in addressing customer requirements for just in time supply” he said.

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: “Leveraging Technologies for Supply Chain Success” will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:00-11:30 AM at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eejzcmlh6e2c67f6&llr=pd7pgykab

 

About APICS
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

About APICS – Inland Empire
The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula. APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth






APICS Inland Empire Announces Panel for November 4 Fall Symposium

APICS Inland Empire Announces Panel for November 4 Fall Symposium

Panel Addresses Technology for Supply Chain Success   

CLAREMONT, CA – October 19, 2017  APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Expert Panel assembled for the November 4, 2017 Symposium: “Leveraging Technologies for Supply Chain Success”.

 “Technology affects all aspects of the Supply Chain from the movement and tracking of raw materials to forecasting and scheduling and the jaw-dropping autonomy of machines and transportation” notes Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. The topic is broad and far-reaching.  “Various technologies are experienced and leveraged within the supply chain.  We are thrilled to have such an experienced panel of supply chain professionals who will share their experiences and discuss the technological innovations and practices that will dominate and impact the end-to-end Global Supply Chain in the near future” she concluded.

Panelists include:

  • Terrie Dean, Director, ISCM Compliance Technology at The Walt Disney Company
  • Craig Young, Vice President of Operations at Tropicale Foods, Inc.
  • Stephen Ritchie, Professor, Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and is supported in large part by sponsors that benefit from and support supply chain professionals.  This year’s sponsors include: Arbela Technologies (Arbela), The Manufacturing Executive Institute and Reveel.  “We are delighted to support the APICS-Inland Empire chapter. Professionals experience the effects of digital transformation everyday” commented Nima Bakhtiary, President of Platinum Sponsor, Arbela, a global consulting and software solutions provider for the manufacturing and distribution industries. “The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning have taken monitoring and predictive capabilities to a new level. We see these solutions being used across the supply chain from forecasting and manufacturing for efficiencies to sales and marketing for predicting consumer behavior. This is will continue to evolve” concluded Bakhtiary.

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: “Leveraging Technologies for Supply Chain Success” will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:00-11:30 AM at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eejzcmlh6e2c67f6&llr=pd7pgykab

About APICS

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

About APICS – Inland Empire

The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula.  APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth






APICS Inland Empire Announces Fall Symposium on November 4

APICS Inland Empire Announces Fall Symposium on November 4

“Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success” Offers Practical Insights 

CLAREMONT, CA – October 13, 2017  APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Fall 2017 Networking Symposium and Expert Panel focusing on: “Leveraging Technologies for Supply Chain Success”. The event will be held on November 4, 2017 in Corona, California.

 This event marks the fifth year that APICS-IE convenes a Fall conference and expert panel to share insights on global supply chain trends and strategies. In addition to insightful take-aways, engaging dialog and collegial networking, APICS-IE serves as a resource for supply chain professionals seeking certifications and industry connections. 

“As the Amazon Effect and the Internet of Things have become day-to-day conversations and challenges for the supply chain, we wanted to show how leveraging technology can be a huge opportunity” comments Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. The topic allows for a deep dive into current uses of technology as a main driver in managing the supply chain and its effect on future business processes in the end-to-end supply chain. “It’s important to share experiences and best practices among professionals.  It’s really about sharing for the greater good” she concluded.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and is supported in large part by sponsors that benefit from and support supply chain professionals.  This year’s sponsors include:  The Manufacturing Executive Institute, Arbela and Reveel.  “The APICS Inland Empire chapter is an important resource for manufacturing executives” comments, Maggie Watson, spokesperson for Platinum Sponsor, The Manufacturing Executive Institute.  “Supporting development for professionals who focus on the heartbeat of a manufacturer – the supply chain – is key to a growing organization.  APICS-IE does just that” she concluded.

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: “Leveraging Technologies for Supply Chain Success” will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:00-11:30 AM at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eejzcmlh6e2c67f6&llr=pd7pgykab

About APICS 
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

About APICS – Inland Empire
The APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula.  APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.






LMA Consulting Announces 2017 Advocate Award

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – August 30, 2017 – Supply chain professional and manager, Parizad Sethna, has been awarded the LMA Consulting 2017 Advocate Award. LMA Consulting Group, a well-known leader in Supply Chain innovation and transformation recognizes that collegial collaboration is key to continued growth and the success of an industry that “connects the dots” between raw materials and the end user.

Each year, LMA Consulting awards the LMA Leadership Award to an individual who has contributed to the success of the firm. LMA President, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD believes in continuing education for growth. She is actively involved and chapter leader in APICS-Inland Empire, the leading association for supply chain and operations management. “I am honored to receive the LMA Advocate Award” commented Ms. Sethna. “Working with Lisa Anderson has been extremely rewarding as she has steered APICS Inland Empire and the LMA Consulting Group to national and regional prominence over the years – always trying to raise the bar, constantly looking for innovation and improvement” said Ms. Sethna.

Ms. Sethna has been instrumental in the success of APICS-Inland Empire and increasing value to the members through her efforts in supporting Ms. Anderson. “The Inland Empire chapter of APICS brings value to members through events that showcase industry thought-leaders, courses that enhance the skillsets and provides accreditations to industry professionals and a collaborative network of knowledgeable professionals for support. And, that takes a lot of effort” commented Ms. Anderson. Ms. Sethna’s active involvement as a Board Member and in planning the quality, well-attended semi-annual Summit events has resulted in solid membership and positioned the Chapter as a leader within the APICS network.

“Parizad takes a continuous improvement approach to each project. Her creativity and innovation helps us improve our events year over year, attracting a high level of member participation. While I see the results as the group leader, I’m also seeing the benefit to my practice. I learned a long time ago that everyone has something to contribute. Parizad certainly takes that to a new level with her organization and communication skills, to name a few. She has become a great collegial resource for my practice” Ms. Anderson concluded.

About LMA Consulting Group – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD
Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., a consulting firm that helps manufacturers and distribution organizations innovate, elevate and transform their end-to-end supply chain to align with customer demand. Ms. Anderson has been named a Top 50 ERP Influencer by Washington-Frank and ranked in the top 46 most influential in Supply Chain by SAP. She recently published, I’ve Been Thinking, an inspiring collection of 101 strategies for creating bold customer promises and profits. She is a regular content contributor on topics including supply chain, ERP and SIOP and is regularly interviewed and quoted by publications such as Industry Week, tED magazine and the Wall Street Journal. For more information, to sign up for her Profit Through PeopleTM Newsletter or
for a copy of her book, visit LMA-ConsultingGroup.com.

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APICS Inland Empire Recognizes Contributions and Volunteerism

The Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium focused on identifying potential supply chain threats and disruptions sharing with attendees from supply chain, manufacturing, logistics and distribution how to proactively deal with these pivotal changes.

CLAREMONT, Calif., June 8, 2017 — The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS,  the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, challenged attendees to raise the bar and proactively strategize on how to prepare for and react to disruptive innovations in logistics with its expert panel presentation and discussion at its Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: Disruptive Innovations in Logistics held May 6 in Corona, Calif. In addition to expert presentations, stimulating dialog and industry networking, the APICS-IE chapter also recognized individuals and companies for their contributions to the association and improving the members’ value and knowledge base. Eight awards were given in appreciation of outstanding leadership and partnership – outstanding board leaders, Kate Loin Baron and Helen Arambulo; outstanding instructor, Kevin Manning, outstanding business leader advocates, CJ Nord and Kash Gokli; outstanding partners, Classic Elegance Video, Photo & Media Transfers and CMS Circuit Solutions and outstanding association partner, Distribution Management Association.

“This year’s Symposium challenged our attendees to think strategically about the end-to-end supply chain and disruptive innovations that are coming down the pike,” says Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  “I was also very pleased to recognize those who have contributed greatly to APICS-IE’s success in providing value to the manufacturing, distribution and transportation communities. These events are packed with value for students, professionals and executives and require a lot of pre-planning, organization and coordination to pull off successfully, and we could not have done this without our board and volunteers.”

Award recipients pay it forward helping area companies stay current and gain access to education and resources to improve business performance and career success through all the outreach services APICS-IE provides. Susan Brunasso of Classic Elegance Video, Photo & Media Transfers is a familiar face photographing and videoing other faces at all of the APICS-IE events.  “Capturing and preserving, both enlightening and informative events has been an awesome educational privilege,” explains Brunasso. “It has been an educational and informative privileged to be of service to APICS-IE for over ten years.”

Manufacturing students are always well-represented at APICS-IE chapter meetings and events thanks to Kash Gokli, Professor of Manufacturing Practice at Harvey Mudd College. “I am honored to be associated with this vibrant APICS IE chapter,” says Gokli. “They have given to me so many opportunities to contribute, network, and learn. My students have benefited in so many ways including participating in the Student Case Competition.”

Cheryle L.  Steddom, CPA, CFO and owner of CMS Circuit Solutions adds, “The APICS-IE chapter continually provides our company, and its employees, with education and information that is not only current but relevant to our business and business partners.  We are a better company because of our association with you.”

Fellow board members Helen Arambulo and Kate Loin-Barron feel they get more from their involvement with APICS-IE than what they put in. “I really like that I can continually learn and improve myself while helping others through the APICS-IE chapter,” explains Arambulo. 

“I also feel gratitude for all the sharing and elevating of our profession with events like the Symposium, ongoing education and tours,” says Loin-Barron. “We also help students learn the business by involving them in the same activities chapter members enjoy.”

Kevin Manning, APICS-IE Director and Supply Chain Category Manager for Southern California Edison states, “I am honored to be recognized as the outstanding instructor. Being an APICS instructor has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people, and it is very rewarding to be able to teach others valuable skillsets such as CPIM. I would like to thank my mentors Phil Elhai and Sue Franks and all the people who helped me become an effective instructor, thank you!” 

California Faucets’ Supply Chain Manager and former president of ISM-LA C.J. Nord also appreciates this high performing chapter, stating, “The dedication that the APICS IE team shows to our profession is inspiring. ISM is honored to partner with APICS in our common mission to educate supply management professionals because a well-run supply chain supports job creation, and that translates to the financial well-being of families.”

APICS-IE president Lisa Anderson concludes, “A BIG thank you to all of our award winners for their dedication and contributions to our APICS-IE’s success.  Each of these award winners are epitomized with the words leadership, partnership, collaboration and value!”

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: Trending Technologies for Manufacturing & Distribution Success will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017  at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Fees to attend the event from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. Breakfast buffet is included.

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About APICS

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

The Inland Empire Chapter covers the inland empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county in addition to San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside, and Temecula.  APICS Inland Empire partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.