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APICS Inland Empire Fall Symposium Features Global Innovation Experts

APICS Inland Empire Fall Symposium Features Global Innovation Experts
“Advancing Innovation & Navigating Global Trends”

CLAREMONT, CA – October 22, 2018 APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to announce the Fall 2018 Symposium line up of Innovation and Global Trends Experts. The Symposium is focusing on: “Advancing Innovation & Navigating Global Trends”. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8am – 11:30am at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

The panel features five key executives who have facilitated, experienced and observed innovation in global environments.

“Innovation is so key to growth and remaining ahead of the competitive curve. We are excited to have these experts share their experiences with us” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. The experts come from diverse industries such as: Aerospace and Defense, HealthCare and Manufacturing to Transportation and a national Association.

The panel includes:
• Cindi Mullane – Senior Director, Supply Chain and Operations, Feit Electric
• Todd Boppell – Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Manufacturers
• David Libatique – Deputy Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
• Kelly Ford – Aerospace/Defense Senior Executive
• Dr. Yuman Fong, Chairman, Department of Surgery, City of Hope National Media Center

“Each panelist brings a unique perspective to the innovation discussion and how they see a global economy affecting their supply chain and, ultimately, progress. To hear first-hand from experts in a range of industries is essentially, super-collaboration, which would otherwise be difficult to coalesce from a single industry perspective” Ms. Anderson concluded.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and welcomes students. The APICS-IE Fall Symposium, “Advancing Innovation & Navigating Global Trends” will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00-11:30 AM at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online

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.

LMA Consulting Announces 2017 Advocate Award

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – August 30, 2017 – Supply chain professional and manager, Parizad Sethna, has been awarded the LMA Consulting 2017 Advocate Award. LMA Consulting Group, a well-known leader in Supply Chain innovation and transformation recognizes that collegial collaboration is key to continued growth and the success of an industry that “connects the dots” between raw materials and the end user.

Each year, LMA Consulting awards the LMA Leadership Award to an individual who has contributed to the success of the firm. LMA President, Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD believes in continuing education for growth. She is actively involved and chapter leader in APICS-Inland Empire, the leading association for supply chain and operations management. “I am honored to receive the LMA Advocate Award” commented Ms. Sethna. “Working with Lisa Anderson has been extremely rewarding as she has steered APICS Inland Empire and the LMA Consulting Group to national and regional prominence over the years – always trying to raise the bar, constantly looking for innovation and improvement” said Ms. Sethna.

Ms. Sethna has been instrumental in the success of APICS-Inland Empire and increasing value to the members through her efforts in supporting Ms. Anderson. “The Inland Empire chapter of APICS brings value to members through events that showcase industry thought-leaders, courses that enhance the skillsets and provides accreditations to industry professionals and a collaborative network of knowledgeable professionals for support. And, that takes a lot of effort” commented Ms. Anderson. Ms. Sethna’s active involvement as a Board Member and in planning the quality, well-attended semi-annual Summit events has resulted in solid membership and positioned the Chapter as a leader within the APICS network.

“Parizad takes a continuous improvement approach to each project. Her creativity and innovation helps us improve our events year over year, attracting a high level of member participation. While I see the results as the group leader, I’m also seeing the benefit to my practice. I learned a long time ago that everyone has something to contribute. Parizad certainly takes that to a new level with her organization and communication skills, to name a few. She has become a great collegial resource for my practice” Ms. Anderson concluded.

About LMA Consulting Group – Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD
Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group, Inc., a consulting firm that helps manufacturers and distribution organizations innovate, elevate and transform their end-to-end supply chain to align with customer demand. Ms. Anderson has been named a Top 50 ERP Influencer by Washington-Frank and ranked in the top 46 most influential in Supply Chain by SAP. She recently published, I’ve Been Thinking, an inspiring collection of 101 strategies for creating bold customer promises and profits. She is a regular content contributor on topics including supply chain, ERP and SIOP and is regularly interviewed and quoted by publications such as Industry Week, tED magazine and the Wall Street Journal. For more information, to sign up for her Profit Through PeopleTM Newsletter or
for a copy of her book, visit LMA-ConsultingGroup.com.

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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.