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Unlocking the Power of Blockchain Technology: An Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar – September 27th at 12pm Pacific

September 15, 2021 3:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar

Unlocking the Power of Blockchain Technology

Monday, September 27th @ 12pm PT

You may have heard of Blockchain, but what is it really. This session is an introduction to what Blockchain can do for companies, and an overview of how it might work in your company. Takeaways from this session include:

  • Simple, straightforward definition
  • 3 Key elements in blockchain
  • Applications of Blockchain – case studies
  • Benefits of Blockchain for companies

 

About the Speaker

Jane Tierney founded purple link in 2015, recognizing there’s a better way to obtain value and achieve results from and through the supply chain. Clients discover innovative ways to identify waste and risk that leak dollars from the supply chain, draining the bottom line. Through collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers purple link’s approach reduces both cost and risk and provides tools for clients sustain savings year-over-year.

Jane earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri, and an MBA from San Diego State University. Passionate about Lean & Six Sigma, she is a certified green belt. She is also a Certified Professional Supply Manager (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) through the Institute of Supply Management (ISM).

In addition to running her business, she teaches Operations and Supply Chain Management courses at both California State University – Northridge and California State – Long Beach where she serves on the advisory board for the CSULB Operations & Supply Chain Management program. In 2020 she co-founded the So-Cal SCRM Council for local executives focused on Supply Chain Risk Management and holds an Annual Supply Chain Risk SYmposium. A speaker / author, she offers bi-monthly Dynamic Dialog webinars and conducts workshops on a variety of topics. Her first book is due out in 2021.

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CLTD Prep Classes Saturdays Starting in Sept – Registration Closing Soon

September 2, 2021 10:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Credential Program

CLTD Prep Classes on Saturdays
Registration Closing Soon

What?
We are excited about our prep classes starting soon for the prestigious APICS Certification “CLTD” (Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution). Logistics has become even more critical during the pandemic. Those companies and supply chain leaders that get ahead of this curve are far more likely to be successful post pandemic.

The CLTD program sets the standard for logistics certification. It includes topics such as forecasting, warehousing, transportation, international trade and much more. As a CLTD designee, you will stand out from your peers, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations.

When ?
Conveniently held virtually on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 11 am.

Classes start on Saturday Sept 11, 2021 to Dec 18th, 2021 (skipping Thanksgiving weekend)

BONUS exam prep classes included

Where?
Virtual via Zoom

Learn More & Register


Invitation: Virtual Workshop, Sept 1 – CA Supply Chain SUCCESS Initiative

August 27, 2021 8:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

California Supply Chain
SUCCESS Initiative


What is the SUCCESS Initiative?


The California Supply Chain Success Initiative is a joint effort of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), the Port of Long Beach, and the CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT),which aims to engage the diverse spectrum of stakeholders along the supply chain to identify the key challenges facing us all in moving freight through the state and beyond. The Initiative is a series of solutions-based dialogues among and between the set of system-wide stakeholders along the supply chain.


Register for the Virtual Workshop


DATE: Wednesday, September 1

TIME: 10 am – 12 pm PST

The free Virtual Workshop will provide a forum for industry, community, and policy makers to refine and prioritize the solutions that will be critical in igniting collaborative discussion and problem-solving. The workshop outcomes will be used to inform the discussion at a follow-up in-person summit for decision makers to identify solutions-driven and mutually agreed upon next steps to resolving them.

The Supply Chain Success Initiative Virtual Workshop will seek to build consensus around answers to the Initiative’s key questions:

1. What can we do better that adds value to the supply chain?

2. What does supply chain success look like for you or your organizations?

3. What obstacles are preventing you from getting there?

4. What are the risks of doing nothing?

5. What is the appropriate role for government?

The workshop will be designed to allow participants to answer these questions in small group settings using the online Remo Conference platform.


REGISTER

You will need to create a free Remo account to be able to register.


What Does the Social Media Campaign Entail?


We are inviting supply chain professionals, researchers, community members, and decision makers to provide input on innovative supply chain solutions. An important part of our engagement strategy, and one that will help to expand the discussion in the upcoming Virtual Workshop, is soliciting short videos from a wide variety of stakeholders that explain the urgency in resolving the challenges the supply chain is facing. These videos may be shared online and/or incorporated into future workshops as agenda items and discussion points.

Due to continued interest, the submission deadline for video responses has now been extended to Wednesday, September 1st.

INDUSTRY VIDEO RESPONSE
RESEARCHER VIDEO RESPONSE

If you would like to participate but are unable to submit a video response, please contact the CITT Team for options.


Joint Collaborators


California Supply Chain SUCCESS Initiative

CSULB Center for International Trade & Transportation | 6300 E. State University Drive, Suite 255, Long Beach, CA 90815


E-Commerce and Customer Personalization: An Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar – July 23rd at 12pm Pacific

July 12, 2021 1:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar

E-Commerce and Customer Personalization

Friday, July 23rd @ 12pm PT

With the pandemic disruption, manufacturers have additional incentives to expand ecommerce capabilities. In addition to their traditional B2B customers, many manufacturers are now selling directly to consumers. The B2C segment is forcing manufacturers to focus on building a loyal customer base and be able to provide personalization of their products. We will review the trends and challenges that manufacturers face in both the B2B & B2C space. Some of these initiatives include a focus on marketing and brand awareness, leveraging insights gained from customer behavior, seamless integration to CRM & order fulfillment systems, and chatbots that enhance customer service. Above all, manufacturers are trying to present an omnichannel shopping & customer service experience, regardless of how the customer interacts with the seller.

About the Speaker
Tim Harris is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Arbela Technologies in Newport Beach, California. He writes:
“As a leader at Arbela Technologies I create strategies for growth for our company aligned with the technology and business consulting needs of the industries and clients we serve. I believe in high touch, hyper personalization and open and honest communication.

Over my years building various consulting practices I have learned creating data driven, goal driven, and mentor focused team structures generate success and future leaders. I prefer face to face communication and relationship building for long term success with our clients, employees and partners.”

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Learn more about ASCM Inland Empire & Our Upcoming APICS Classes

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Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption Panel Discussion- June 23rd, 4pm Pacific

June 16, 2021 10:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar

Global Supply Chain Experts Discuss Supply Chain, Materials & Logistics Disruption

Wednesday, June 23rd @ 4pm PT

This Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) is hosting a virtual event with top global supply chain consultants (with a North America/ Pacific Rim focus) to discuss supply chain, materials & logistics disruption. Our president, Lisa Anderson, will be moderating the panel.

Do you know the full extent of your supply dependencies? Which of these dependencies are most critical to your ability to conduct your business? What prevention, mitigation or contingency plans can you put in place now to reduce your vulnerability in future – or indeed identify hidden opportunity? Join us for this free event at 4pm Pacific by using these webinar codes:

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Webinar ID: 890 1412 7582
Passcode: 204097
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kSfaxmuxX

Learn more about ASCM Inland Empire & Our Upcoming APICS Classes

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS WEBINAR


Political Risk and the Global Supply Chain: An Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar – June 11th at 12pm Pacific

June 5, 2021 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar

Political Risk and the Global Supply Chain

Friday, June 11th @ 12pm PT

Does your business face political risks? If you worry about supply chain stability as the result of a war, pandemic, tariffs, local zoning, corruption, or political turmoil, the answer is yes. Your company operates in a number of political and economic environments that all hold unique challenges and threats to your profitability and viability as a business. This week, Dr. Ian Oxnevad will discuss the importance of sound political risk analysis and its use in foreseeing threats to your operations. You will learn what connotes a political risk, and some of the techniques used to detect and mitigate it.

About the Speaker
Dr. Ian Oxnevad is a political scientist and political economist who specializes in issues of geopolitical and economic overlap, such as geoeconomics, economic warfare, corporate espionage, political and economic risk, and terrorist financing, and money laundering. As an academic, Dr. Oxnevad has extensively published research on these issues, as well as on the Middle East and other regions of the world. He is the coauthor of Middle East Politics for the New Millennium: A Constructivist Approach (Lexington Books, 2016), and the author of the forthcoming book Making a Killing: States, Banks, and Terrorism from McGill-Queens University Press that is due out later this year. Dr. Oxnevad is the President and CEO of Monitum Analytics, and regularly assists clients on matters of political and economic risk.

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Webinar ID: 827 8852 5710
Passcode: 748220

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ASCM/APICS-IE Political Risk and the Global Supply Chain Webinar – June 11th at 12pm Pacific

May 22, 2021 10:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar

Political Risk and the Global Supply Chain

Friday, June 11th @ 12pm PT

Does your business face political risks? If you worry about supply chain stability as the result of a war, pandemic, tariffs, local zoning, corruption, or political turmoil, the answer is yes. Your company operates in a number of political and economic environments that all hold unique challenges and threats to your profitability and viability as a business. This week, Dr. Ian Oxnevad will discuss the importance of sound political risk analysis and its use in foreseeing threats to your operations. You will learn what connotes a political risk, and some of the techniques used to detect and mitigate it.

About the Speaker
Dr. Ian Oxnevad is a political scientist and political economist who specializes in issues of geopolitical and economic overlap, such as geoeconomics, economic warfare, corporate espionage, political and economic risk, and terrorist financing, and money laundering. As an academic, Dr. Oxnevad has extensively published research on these issues, as well as on the Middle East and other regions of the world. He is the coauthor of Middle East Politics for the New Millennium: A Constructivist Approach (Lexington Books, 2016), and the author of the forthcoming book Making a Killing: States, Banks, and Terrorism from McGill-Queens University Press that is due out later this year. Dr. Oxnevad is the President and CEO of Monitum Analytics, and regularly assists clients on matters of political and economic risk.

If you are on our mailing list, you will get zoom codes prior to the webinar. If not, please join our mailing list.


Political Risk and the Global Supply Chain: An Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar – June 11th at 12pm Pacific

May 15, 2021 11:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar

Political Risk and the Global Supply Chain

Friday, June 11th @ 12pm PT

Does your business face political risks? If you worry about supply chain stability as the result of a war, pandemic, tariffs, local zoning, corruption, or political turmoil, the answer is yes. Your company operates in a number of political and economic environments that all hold unique challenges and threats to your profitability and viability as a business. This week, Dr. Ian Oxnevad will discuss the importance of sound political risk analysis and its use in foreseeing threats to your operations. You will learn what connotes a political risk, and some of the techniques used to detect and mitigate it.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ian Oxnevad is a political scientist and political economist who specializes in issues of geopolitical and economic overlap, such as geoeconomics, economic warfare, corporate espionage, political and economic risk, and terrorist financing, and money laundering. As an academic, Dr. Oxnevad has extensively published research on these issues, as well as on the Middle East and other regions of the world. He is the coauthor of Middle East Politics for the New Millennium: A Constructivist Approach (Lexington Books, 2016), and the author of the forthcoming book Making a Killing: States, Banks, and Terrorism from McGill-Queens University Press that is due out later this year. Dr. Oxnevad is the President and CEO of Monitum Analytics, and regularly assists clients on matters of political and economic risk.


Register HERE


Reshoring & the Resurgence of Manufacturing: An Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar – May 14th at 12pm Pacific

April 12, 2021 5:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Emerging with Supply Chain Strength Webinar

Reshoring & the Resurgence of Manufacturing

Friday, May 14th @ 12pm PT

As part of our Emerging with Supply Chain Strength webinar series, Michele Nash-Hoff will talk about the resurgence of manufacturing. She is an expert in the rise of American manufacturing and how to look at the true total cost of ownership of products instead of purchase cost alone. During COVID, manufacturers rose to the occasion to ramp up quickly, and the many risks of offshoring and the extended supply chain were exposed. She has written the book, “Rebuild Manufacturing: The Key to American Prosperity” and will share insights and examples of companies that have re-shored as well as what she sees for the future of manufacturing.

About the Speaker
Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985. Michele is currently a director on the board of the American Jobs Alliance and the board of the San Diego Inventors Forum. She was Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America from 2013-2018.

Michele earned a B. A. from San Diego State University and a certificate in Total Quality Management in 1993. She is a 1994 graduate of San Diego’s leadership program (LEAD San Diego) and earned a Yellow Belt Certificate in Lean Six Sigma in 2014. She is the author of three books, the latest being Rebuild Manufacturing – the key to American Prosperity, which is a sequel to the 2012 edition of Can American Manufacturing Be Saved: Why we should and how we can. She has been a blogger for Huff Post, Industry Week, and other newslines and currently blogs for www.themadeinamericamovement.com. She is an authorized speaker for the Reshoring Initiative.

REGISTER HERE


Basics of Supply Chain Management & End-to-End Supply Chain Courses (CPIM Part 1 & CSCP) Registration Closing Soon

April 9, 2021 4:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CPIM Part 1 & CSCP Certification Courses

Starting April 19th
Upgrade your supply chain skills. Drive Success.
Join our experienced instructors for interactive, virtual education
with a BONUS exam prep session

As we emerge from the pandemic, the prepared will thrive.

  • Upgrade the skills of your team to better navigate the pandemic
  • Prepare to thrive post-pandemic
  • Take charge of your career by learning the latest strategies to increase the performance of your supply chain

Join APICS Inland Empire chapter for our upcoming virtual, interactive certification courses to expand your knowledge, increase your value and supercharge your career. Our instructors have hundreds of years of experience combined with roles including planners, buyers, supply chain managers, ERP specialists, logistics technicians to executives. We frequently drop in on classes or team teach so that you gain expertise from multiple perspectives, industries (aerospace, food and beverage, building products, healthcare products and many more) and company sizes.

CPIM Part 1 Starting April 19th: Register Now
Who should attend? Those interested in learning about the basics of supply chain management as well as production and inventory management, capacity and resources, and the base body of knowledge for supply chain and operations:

CSCP Starting April 19th: Register Now
Who should attend? Those interested in learning more about the end-to-end supply chain (from customers to suppliers including demand and supply planning as well as IT, finance, lean and purchasing/ contracts).

Visit our website to learn more. Full time students and veterans receive a 20% discount. Groups of 3 or more, contact us for special pricing. Groups of 10 ore more, contact us for a tailored class for your team.

NEW OPTION: You can reserve your spot for a minimal fee and pay in full 3 weeks prior to the start date.

We look forward to having you in our classes. And we’ll be in touch shortly to kick off a new webinar series on emerging from the pandemic…

Your APICS Inland Empire Chapter Board of Directors