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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






FOCUS AT SPRING SYMPOSIUM – SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS

Responding to Emerging Supply Chain Trends Is the Focus of the APICS-IE April 30 Symposium
Claremont , CA
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Supply chain is vital to the survival and growth of businesses as many future trends will impact how supply chains are managed, designed and operated. APICS-IE has assembled a panel of experts for a discussion on emerging supply chain trends on Saturday, April 30 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif., to help manufacturing, distribution and logistics attendees to anticipate any disruptions and opportunities.

The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS, the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is driving the discussion on emerging supply chain trends and how to react to them in the Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: Emerging Supply Chain Trends on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Expert panelists 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,Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing, and C.J. Nord, Chairperson of the Institute of Supply Management, Policy & Steering Committee Member of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Supply Chain Manager atCalifornia Faucets.

Attendees will also be able to ask questions on supply chain data and trends, and also how companies should be forward thinking and respond to slow moving stock, supplier reliability, lead times and forecasting.  Networking and benchmarking with area companies and partners will not only build contacts within the manufacturing and distribution community but will also help build career success.

“Being forward-thinking and collaborative is cornerstone to supply chain success,” explains Lisa Anderson, President ofAPICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  “This is why we are excited to be hosting and facilitating a panel of top supply chain experts to discuss emerging trends. Armed with these supply chain trends and related implications, our attendees will not only walk away with ideas of how to prepare for these supply chain disruptions but they also will gain ideas and contacts for how to thrive in this environment. Our partners also play a critical role in enabling these benefits to occur.”

Sponsor partners this year include Arbela Technologies, Brandman University, and the Manufacturing Executive Instituteproviding additional value to attendees during the Symposium. Besides their support of the event, they are also resources to help attendees react to emerging supply chain trends.

“Many organizations are faced with the same common problems that include increasingly complex global markets, labor issues and major economic fluctuations,” said Amir Khoshniyati, Marketing and Sales Lead at Arbela Technologies. “As a result, supply chain managers are looking for the proper ERP solutions that can help meet these challenges in addition to having more efficient people and processes, a better handle on costs, happier customers and ultimately greater profits.”

Brandman University is a new sponsor that can help attendees address training needs. “With a mutual passion for continued learning, education, and innovation in supply chain, Brandman University is proud to participate in this year’s annual symposium,” Nick Lacy, Director National Relations.  “We look forward to devoted professionals from across the Inland Empire gathering together with the unique opportunity to be challenged, motivated, and enlightened with emerging supply chain trends.”

Long-term, platinum sponsor Manufacturing Executive Institute actively promotes attendance at the Symposium. “We feel that our manufacturing and distribution members benefit greatly from attending the APCIS-IE Symposium especially with topics like emerging supply chain trends,” states Maggie Watson, Manufacturing Executive Institute.  “The opportunity to hear from experts and gain actionable ideas that attendees can take back to their workplaces is of great benefit.”

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. Doors open at 8:00 AM and fees to attend 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#

About APICS

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 43,000 members and more than 300 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.

Lisa Anderson
President
LMA Consulting Group, Inc.
Claremont, CA
909-630-3943






Trends: Are You Looking for What’s Coming?

My most successful clients are constantly searching for what’s around the next corner. You cannot become complacent! Unfortunately, while you are resting on the sidelines, your competition will pass you by. Instead, be vigilant about looking for what is coming around the next corner and spotting trends.

A Supply Chain In a State of Flux

In supply chain, the world is constantly changing. Strikes occur. Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and the like are very hard to predict. Natural disasters strike. Political unrest is significant. Costs evolve, especially in comparison to one another. Imagine how complex things get with currency fluctuations! Countries struggle – just look at what’s been going on in China. Oil and gas prices can have a great impact. Just look at products and countries dependent on the oil industry. The products cost less to produce but the countries and companies with significant oil exports are struggling. And the list goes on…

There are also strategic changes taking place. Amazon has created quite the stir with immediate deliveries and a membership model. This has created havoc in the distribution industry as e-commerce has become a necessity which also drives completely different warehousing and fulfillment operations to maintain efficiency. The green and sustainability movement has created many new requirements as well. How about water? Talk about a hot topic in California!

APICS-IE Event to Examine Supply Chain Trends

APICS, APICS-IE, Symposium, trends, supply chain trendsWhat is next on the horizon?  To be successful, you must keep up!  Join APICS Inland Empire for our executive panel and networking symposium on “Emerging Supply Chain Trends” at Eagle Glen golf club in Corona on April 30th.  We welcome members and non-members alike.  You’ll walk away with new ideas from top executives and supply chain gurus.  RSVP before it sells out.






APICS West Coast Student Case Competition Draws 22 Teams Globally, SDSU Takes Top Spot

APICS Case Competition

APICS Southwest District hosted 22 student teams and close to 100 students at the graduate and undergraduate level as they competed to solve computer-simulated supply chain problems and present orally their rationale for the solutions. The supply chain trade-offs of the computer-simulated manufacturing company challenged students, most with backgrounds in operations management, supply chain management, industrial engineering, or MBA students, to select strategies, create solutions to the problems posed and provide the rationale for their decisions.

The top scoring team is funded to represent the Southwest District at the APICS International Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 25-27, 2016.

Top awards went to San Diego State University for both undergrad and graduate competitions, with Cal State San Marcos placing second in the undergraduate division and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology placing second in the graduate division.

For more information on the competition, visit the APICS West Coast Student Case Competition Website.






Staying Relevant and Competitive While Driving Quality in Today’s Manufacturing Environment

 

Roy Paulson : President, Paulson Manufacturing, Temecula, California.

Paulson Manufacturing has Paulsonbeen the leader in manufacturing the highest quality and most reliable safety protective gear in the industry.  Since 1947, Paulson Manufacturing has successfully stayed relevant and competitive.

Join us to learn from Roy, how he navigates and responds to emerging trends and challenges. – See more at: https://www.apics-ie.org/blog#sthash.tY3DGbJy.dpuf

Learn and network with others on emerging supply chain trends

Join Roy 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

– See more at: https://www.apics-ie.org/blog#sthash.tY3DGbJy.dpuf






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.

 

 






APICS-IE Symposium to Focus on Emerging Supply Chain Trends

Manufacturers, distributors and supply chain experts will converge  at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Corona, Calif., to identify and develop strategies for emerging supply chain trends.

emerging supply chain trends, APICS, APICS-IEAPICS-Inland Empire is staging another not-to-miss Executive Panel and Networking Symposium with a specific focus on supply chain. Critical to manufacturers and distributors, the conversation will focus on which challenges and opportunities may impact a company’s supply chain.  As always, 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.

Here is your emerging supply chain trends expert speaker line-up:

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 : 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.  Hear from Dr. Gopal 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! 

 

 

craig young

Craig Young :VP 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 and Craig will share with us how he “makes a splash at Niagara” by staying relevant and competitive. 

 

Paulson

 

Roy Paulson : President, Paulson Manufacturing, Temecula, California. Paulson Manufacturing has been the leader in manufacturing the highest quality and most reliable safety protective gear in the industry.  Since 1947, Paulson Manufacturing has successfully stayed relevant and competitive. Join us to learn from Roy, how he navigates and responds to emerging trends and challenges.

 

Reserve your spot now as space is limited.

Eagle Glen Golf Club

1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy

Corona, CA 92883

Registration includes breakfast
Join us early for coffee and networking!