Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar Series

This webinar series, “Emerging with Supply Chain Strength”, discusses the economy, the Inland Southern CA and the state of manufacturing and supply chain.

These webinars are free for our members, panelists, sponsors and business partners.


February 19, 2021 – 12 Noon PST

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Paul Granillo: The Economy, Inland Southern CA & the State of Logistics & Manufacturing

We are excited to kick off a webinar series “Emerging with Supply Chain Strength” to discuss the economy, the Inland Southern CA and the state of manufacturing and supply chain.

COVID has created vast disruption and opportunity throughout the region. Although manufacturing and supply chain were considered essential and fared better than many industries, there were many impacts with customers, suppliers, new rules and regulations with how to manage the workforce and many more changing conditions to address. E-commerce went through the roof, significantly impacting the IE and supply chain, both positively and negatively. Tune in to hear the economists talk about what’s coming, the impact on the IE, what’s happening in the region and the future of manufacturing and logistics.

About the Speaker:

Paul Granillo has served as President and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership since 2010. During that time IEEP has become one of the most recognized statewide organizations focused on galvanizing cross sector leadership in order to build a stronger regional economy through a triple bottom line framework.

IEEP has a strong policy focus and works in Washington D.C., Sacramento and locally to insure the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties issues are well represented. Paul has also put a special focus on leadership training for the regions public and private sector next generation.


March 8, 2021 – 12:00 Noon PST

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
John Tulac: What’s Going on in China & Mexico

As part of our Emerging with Supply Chain Strength webinar series, we are addressing a key topic for the supply chain – what’s going on in China and Mexico. John Tulac, an international business attorney and expert in China and Mexico will be talking about what is going on internationally and specifically with China and Mexico. He’ll talk about the current trade situation, which countries to avoid or pursue for supply, what he expects in the next few years related to global trade and how its impacting the supply chain.

About the Speaker:

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.

Mr. Tulac is active in all areas of international law, including the importing and exporting of goods, agency and distribution agreements, licensing, joint ventures and infrastructure projects. He is extensively involved in oil & gas, electric power generation, sustainable agriculture, and all aspects of business with China. He trains Chinese judges and regulators semi-annually on topics relating to international law and U.S. law. He is also regularly active in Mexico. Mr. Tulac is also an adjunct professor emeritus (retired) of international business law at Cal Poly Pomona.


March 18, 2021 – 3:00pm PST

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar
Creating Resiliency in 2021: Pac Rim/North America Perspectives

Resiliency has emerged as a cornerstone to emerging successfully from the pandemic and essential to post-COVID success.

As executives re-evaluate supply chain collaborations and partnerships, they will be thinking about supply chain strategy and partnerships. We have assembled expert manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders from around the globe to discuss and debate these topics.

With our 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 190 years of management experience in Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Technology, Sustainability, and more, our global thought leaders will explore whether the processes of reshoring and nearshoring could add value to your business and enhance your customer experience, create further disruption, and cost, or result in other challenges and opportunities and which supply chain relationships will be key in this ongoing reconfiguration.

About the Speakers

The panel includes expert supply chain thought leaders of The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC). Together, we represent over 140 years of consulting experience supplementing over 150 years of management experience in Supply Chain, Operations, IT, Logistics, Sustainability, and other areas. This international group includes: Lisa Anderson (California, USA), Evan Bulmer ( South Australia, AU), Patrick Daly (Dublin, Ireland), Diane Garcia (Oregon, USA),  Dave Gardner (California, USA),  Art Koch (Florida, USA), David Ogilvie (Queensland, AU), Antonio Zrilić  (Zagreb, Croatia).

The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) is the premier association for independent consulting professionals who subscribe to an industry code of ethics and provide significant consulting results among their clients. Founded by Million Dollar Consulting guru Alan Weiss in 2003, SAC offers a series of in-person and online programs to help consultants share best practices and learn from industry experts and thought leaders in the business world. SAC today has members in 40 countries around the world.