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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


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

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