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






C.J. Nord to Share the Latest in Supply Chain Trends at April 30 Symposium

C. J. Norc31f99e0-5ba8-4c86-bfbc-5392a10e017fd, Chairperson of the Institute of Supply Management, Policy & Steering Committee Member of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Supply Chain Manager at California Faucets joins APICS-IE Spring Symposium with insights on supply chain trends. 

Join us as C. J. brings us the latest in supply chain trends including ocean transportation challenges, and shares her knowledge in changing International trade and education in supply chain to fit these new trends. 






2016 APICS Student Case Competition Winners

Congratulations to the student teams who participated in the 2016 APICS Student Case Competition!

Meet Our Future Supply Chain Leaders

Team 15 Cal Poly Pomona Team 14 Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona
L – Team 14
R – Team 15

 

Team 16 Cal State San Bernardino Team 12 Cal State San Bernardino
Cal State
San Bernardino
L – Team 12
R – Team 16

Our Students Make Us Proud!






APICS April 30 Symposium Examines Emerging Supply Chain Trends

Final_logo_Apr2016Many emerging trends will impact how supply chains are managed, designed and operated in the future influencing the decision-making process right now. APICS-IE is assembling a panel of experts on Saturday, April 30 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif., to proactively help manufacturing, distribution and logistics attendees understand and predict trends that may later cause disruption.

CLAREMONT, Calif., March 22, 2016 — The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS, the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is focused on investigating and predicting supply chain trends that may impact your business with its Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: Emerging Supply Chain Trends on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Expert panelists including include Dr. Chris Gopal, Senior Fellow at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and Executive Director of the Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics, Craig Young, VP of Manufacturing Niagara Bottling, and Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing, will not only share data and trends, but also how companies should be forward thinking and respond to slow moving stock, supplier reliability, lead times and forecasting. Attendees will also be able to ask questions, network and benchmark with area companies and build contacts within the manufacturing and distribution community to also help them build their career.

“ In today’s Amazon-paced world, it is imperative to stay on top of emerging supply chain trends,” says Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group. “This session will be a great opportunity to not only hear what the experts in supply chain think will happen in the future but it also is an unmatched networking event for students, professionals, executives and the media in supply chain. ”

The APICS-IE Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium, Emerging Supply Chain Trends will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 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. Register here or cut and paste this link into your browser:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec9kly6bbcbf5469&llr=pd7pgykab#






Niagara Bottling’s Young to Cover Emerging Supply Chain Trends in Manufacturing at Symposium

The expert line up continues to grow for the April 30 APICS-IE Executive Panel and Networking Symposium with the addition of panelist Chris Young of Niagara Bottling. Attendees will be able to hear from an expert panel discussing the future supply chain trends and benchmark with other attendees on how their supply chains may be impacted.

craig young, Niagara Bottling, emerging supply chain trends

Craig YoungVP of Manufacturing, Niagara Bottling, Ontario, California. Learn how Craig drives emerging trends and provides strategic direction for manufacturing at Niagara Bottling. A family run business since 1963, Niagara Bottling has experienced incredible growth. Craig will share with us how he “makes a splash at Niagara” by staying relevant and competitive. 

Learn and network with others on emerging supply chain trends.

Join Craig  and other expert panelists for the April 30 APICS-Inland Empire  Executive Panel and Networking Symposium. Critical to manufacturers and distributors, the conversation will focus on which challenges and opportunities may impact a company’s supply chain.  As always,supply chain trends we have top notch local leaders and executives providing their perspective on how they navigate emerging supply chain trends that are shaping the future of supply chain. Attendees will not only have access to the experts, but also network with others in supply chain, manufacturing and distribution.

Keep your head above water when it comes to your supply chain and join us on April 30, 2016 from 8 – 11:30 AM. Complimentary breakfast will be served:

APICS-IE Executive Panel and Networking Symposium

Eagle Glen Golf Club-Corona, CA 92883

 

Learn more and read about our other announced speaker:

Dr. Chris Gopal – Senior Fellow at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and Executive Director of the Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics.

 

 






Dr. Chris Gopal, Supply Chain Trends Expert Selected as Panelist for APICS-IE April 30 Symposium

Dr. Chris Gopal: Senior Fellow at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and Executive Director of the Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics will be a member of the APICS-IE Symposium expert panel on April 30.  

Dr Chris Gopal APICS-IE

 

Dr. Gopal will share his predictions on trends and new developments in manufacturing technologies expected to shape Supply Chains in 2016 and how these are predicted to radically change the old “economies of scale” cost curves! 

 

Learn and network with others on emerging supply chain trends

Join Dr. Gopal and other expert panelists for the April 30 APICS-Inland Empire  Executive Panel and Networking Symposium. Critical to manufacturers and distributors, the conversation will focus on which challenges and opportunities may impact a company’s supply chain.  As always,Final_logo_Apr2016 we have top notch local leaders and executives providing their perspective on how they navigate emerging supply chain trends that are shaping the future of supply chain. Attendees will not only have access to the experts, but also network with others in supply chain, manufacturing and distribution. – See more at or register at: https://www.apics-ie.org/blog#sthash.PfRmQ32Q.dpuf