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Fall Symposium Focuses on Navigating and Managing

APICS Inland Empire Symposium Sets Stage for Global Supply Chain Strategies, Compliance, and Sourcing Decisions

The October 29 Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium will focus on managing and navigating Global Supply Chains giving manufacturing and logistics attendees access to an expert panel with international law, global supply chain and manufacturing and international trade experience.

The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS,  the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, will be delivering an international-focused meeting on global supply chain trends and strategies at its Navigating Global Supply Chain Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium on October 29  in Corona, Calif. Expert panelists including international business attorney John Tulac, Josie Vigil, Director of Supply Chain Operations for B. Braun Medical Inc., Pooya Kabirir, Vice President of Engineering & Operations at Combustion Associates, Inc., Elizabeth Warren, Executive Director for FuturePorts, and Luke Haylock, Global Director of New Product Development for Alcoa. The panelists will discuss global trade, the evolving requirements and regulations and how to balance customer needs, cost, cash flow and compliance. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of global supply chain strategic thinking, global disruptors and how to best manage these impacts in the manufacturing and distribution of products. In addition to a focused conversation on global supply chain, attendees will have time to network and benchmark with area companies and build contacts within the manufacturing and distribution community to also help them build their career.

“We’ve assembled a panel that touches on all of the strategic, compliance and operational aspects of a global supply chain,” says Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  “We are fortunate to have a community of professionals, including speakers, sponsors and members, committed to helping attendees gain value so that they walk away with strategies and new concepts to lead their companies and functions, provide valuable input on key initiatives and develop their personal careers.  Gaining a competitive edge in the global supply chain requires a team approach!”

Sponsors this year include Arbela Technologies, Brandman University, Manufacturing Executive Institute and Compete Consulting Group. Event supporters provide additional value to attendees serving as a resource and advocates of this symposium’s focus on the ‘Global Supply Chain’. Compete Consulting Group, a new sponsor of APICS-IE, values the community of experts and resources that the Symposium will bring together to help those considering or trying to make improvements to their logistics operations.  “Like APICS-IE does for its membership through the educational topics they present, it is our business to provide a new level of visibility and cost savings within the shipping industry,” notes Josh Dunham, Managing Partner of Complete Consulting.

With so many moving parts, it takes a virtual international village to support companies in navigating the global supply chain. “A global supply chain has so many connections and complexities that leveraging the right system to bring it all together is critical to the success of a business,” said Amir Khoshniyati of Arbela Technologies. “As part of the APICS-IE Symposium, we look forward to collaborating with attendees and hearing more about the secrets to success in navigating the supply chain.  We are proud to support APICS-IE in delivering such a value-packed program.”

The APICS-IE Executive Panel & Networking Symposiums draws attendees from all over Southern California. Held twice yearly, platinum sponsor Manufacturing Executive Institute actively promotes attendance at the Symposium. “We support APICS-IE in providing opportunities for our members to learn from experts on topics like global growth and supply chain,” states Maggie Watson, Manufacturing Executive Institute.  “We are proud to sponsor APICS-IE as we offer complimentary training programs and are dedicated to bringing relevant knowledge to individuals who are interested in making dramatic improvements in their manufacturing and distribution companies.”

Brandman University, a leading provider of undergraduate and graduate programs including those focused in supply chain management, is supportive of the APICS-IE programming and encourages students to attend. “Brandman University is proud to partner with APICS-Inland Empire to equip and empower this great community and region with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to have the finest supply chain professionals in the U.S.” says Nick Lacy, Director of National Relations.

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: Navigating Global Supply Chain will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Fees to attend the event from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. Breakfast buffet is included. Register online or cut and paste this link into your browser: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed1rzbt5632f374f&llr=pd7pgykab.




Spring Symposium April 30th – Panelists Discuss Emerging Supply Chain Trends

Responding to Emerging Supply Chain Trends Is the Focus

of the APICS-IE April 30 Symposium




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.  


CLAREMONT, Calif., April 26, 2016 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 at California Faucets.

Attendees will also be able to ask questions on supply chain data and trends, but 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 build contacts within the manufacturing and distribution community and also help them build their career.

“We really plan to tackle the importance of forward-thinking by identifying emerging trends in supply chain, explains Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  “Armed with data and statistics, our attendees can make the case for changes in anticipation of potential disruptions impacting their business. Our partners also play a critical role in providing education, future employees, products and services to address these trends and help with supply chain management.”

Sponsor partners this year include Arbela Technologies, Brandman University, and the Manufacturing Executive Institute providing 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 deal with training and labor issues. “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.”  

Held twice yearly, 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 get actionable ideas that they 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:



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.

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

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APICS-IE Chapter President Lisa Anderson Recognized as Top Supply Chain Management Influencer by SAP

Global technology leader SAP recently named LMA Consulting Group President, Lisa Anderson, as the 16th most influential in supply chain management and sustainability. SAP recognized her as a thought leader on how the world is changing and what businesses need to do to adapt for the greater good.

The article “Top 46 Resource and Optimizations Influencers (Plus a Few Others)” heralded supply chain management as a way for companies to optimize global resources and become more socially responsible.