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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.






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