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 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.






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

 

 






APICS Inland Empire Symposium Places Spotlight on Innovation at May 2 Event for Manufacturers and Distributors

Connect with Peers and Gain Insight from an Informative Agenda on Emerging and Innovative Manufacturing and Distribution Trends

light bulb with gearsKnowing how precious the weekends are for busy supply chain, manufacturing and distribution professionals needing to recharge their internal batteries, we’ve been hard at work carefully preparing another informative symposium and networking event.

The ideas-rich symposium will give attendees time to network as well as participate in an expert panel discussing how our current business climate demands we innovate, how companies have integrated innovation into their cultures and where to look for new ideas to remain competitive.

For our Spring 2015 Executive Panel & Networking Symposium, we are proud to have assembled a dynamic panel including the nationally-recognized authority in the transportation sector and on the global supply chain, Fran Inman, a member of the California Transportation Commission and VP of Majestic Realty, Chief Procurement Officer Rich Malone of WET, an innovative company who builds and installs the world’s big fountains like Las Vegas’ Bellagio and Bob Bennett, president of Lean Consulting Associates, LLC and former Lean expert for Toyota.

Manufacturers,  distributors or supply chain professionals, you won’t want to miss this! Please join us for an informative panel discussion, breakfast buffet and the opportunity to meet peers and network with others in our industry. Here are the details:

Saturday, May 2

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Eagle Glen Golf Club

1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy.

Corona, Calif. 92883

Register here and join us for an invigorating morning of conversation, information and fellowship. Also remember to get these benefits year round by becoming a member of APICS-IE.






Manufacturers and Distributors to Focus on the Critical Role of Customer Service at Fall APICS Inland Empire Symposium

APICS-IE, Amazon, Manufacturers, Distributors

The Fall APICS-IE Executive Panel & Networking Symposium will focus on The Amazon Effect where manufacturers and distributors feel the pressure to improve service and offerings to compete for customers.

A panelist of industry experts will share case studies and best customer centric practices on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif.

The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS, the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is putting the spotlight on service with its Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: The Amazon Effect: The Critical Importance of Customer Service for Manufacturers & Distributors on November 8. The symposium will feature networking and a lively discussion on how Amazon and companies like Amazon are continuously improving customer service, slashing lead times and building loyal patrons. Featured panelists include Kusum Kavia of Combustion Associates, Inc., Derinda Ehrlich, APICS VP Corporate Channel Services and former executive at Avnet and Motorola, Jonathan LaCour, Casa Herrera and Chris Riley, Mitochon Systems, Inc.

“The Symposium brings together manufacturing and distribution students and professionals to exchange ideas and hear from business leaders on how they are navigating the current business environment and increasing complexities required to succeed,” explains Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group. “This topic is near and dear to my heart having just completed research and a webinar on the Amazon Effect. We know that customer service is truly a game changer and the research confirmed what Amazon already knows. It is time for manufacturers and distributors to rethink how they service their customers and builds and deliver products to meet and exceed expectations every time. That’s how you build a loyal customer!”

The Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: The Amazon Effect: The Critical Importance of Customer Service for Manufacturers & Distributors will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Fees to attend the event from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. Breakfast buffet is included. Register here or cut and paste the following link into your browser: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9pwz836d29c13aa&llr=pd7pgykab