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The next disruption in manufacturing & supply chain is in front of us!

March 22, 2019 7:52 pm Published by Comments Off on The next disruption in manufacturing & supply chain is in front of us!

Calling all students, manufacturing and supply chain professionals and business leaders!

 

Business leaders: Is your workforce skilled to focus on innovation?

Students: Are you pursuing the right path in education?

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Professionals: What are you doing to ensure you keep your skill set polished to meet the next disruption?

We all know that manufacturing jobs are now technology-driven. Business leaders are being forced to compete on product design, innovation, productivity, flexibility, quality and supply chains need to be responsiveness to customer needs. What are you doing to ensure you and your business stands out in the crowd?

Join us Saturday April 13, 2019

and learn what each of us must do to remain competitive!

Where: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

 

Registration includes breakfast!

Students with proper ID are always free at our events!

 

Parking Permits will be provided to registrants only!

Check out our Panelists and Register Here

 


APICS Inland Empire Spring Symposium to Discuss Talent Transformation “Manufacturing & Supply Chain Talent Transformation: People or Robots?”

March 20, 2019 11:41 pm Published by Comments Off on APICS Inland Empire Spring Symposium to Discuss Talent Transformation “Manufacturing & Supply Chain Talent Transformation: People or Robots?”

APICS Inland Empire Spring Symposium to Discuss Talent Transformation

“Manufacturing & Supply Chain Talent Transformation: People or Robots?”

CLAREMONT, CA – March 19, 2019  APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leader in accreditation of supply chain and operations professionals, part of The Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM), is proud to announce the Spring 2019 Symposium line up of experts who will talk about the talent pool and future needs in manufacturing and the supply chain.  The Symposium focusing on, “Manufacturing & Supply Chain Talent Transformation: People of Robots?” will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8am – 11:30am at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

 The panel will feature four key executives experienced in the talent needs within manufacturing, the talent pool as it exists today and the skills needed as robots, automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), other technology and customer expectations transform manufacturing and the supply chain.

“In addition to today’s tight labor market, elevated customer expectations and technology advances are further increasing the skills gap. There is a huge need for the right talent. And, looking into the future, we also know that jobs will continue to evolve requiring new and different skill sets.  We are excited to have these experts share their knowledge and insights with us” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group.

The panel includes:

“Each panelist brings a unique perspective to the talent discussion and how they see the global economy and advancements affecting the manufacturing and logistics talent pool. To hear these insights first-hand from different perspectives will provide attendees with a better understanding of which technology advances to pursue as well as the best way to recruit, train and manage talent” Ms. Anderson concluded.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and welcomes students.  The APICS-IE Spring Symposium, “Manufacturing & Supply Chain Talent Transformation: People or Robots?” will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 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

About ASCM
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. A non-profit, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certifications that set the industry standard: APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations. ASCM is proud to drive industry innovation with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines.


About APICS – Inland Empire

The ACSM APICS Inland Empire Chapter  (APICS-IE) covers the Inland 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. For more information, visit: APICS-IE.org.

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Kathleen McEntee and Associates, Ltd.


Guess who joined our esteemed Spring 2019 Panel?

March 16, 2019 12:56 am Published by Comments Off on Guess who joined our esteemed Spring 2019 Panel?

APICS Inland Empire Announces

Spring 2019

Executive Panel & Networking Symposium

As Manufacturing and Supply Chains become more technologically adept, are you prepared and ready to adapt and create new business strategies?

Business leaders: Have you figured out what it will take for your organization to connect the physical supply chain to the digital one?

Students and employees: Have you evaluated your education path and current skill set? Does it/will it meet the new era in Manufacturing & Supply Chain?

Join us Saturday April 13, 2019

and learn what each of us must do to remain competitive!

Where: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Registration includes breakfast!

Students with proper ID are always free at our events!

Parking Permits will be provided to registrants only!

Check out our Panelists and Register Here

 


Make a difference in a student’s life! Sponsor a Student Table at our Symposium

March 13, 2019 5:45 am Published by Comments Off on Make a difference in a student’s life! Sponsor a Student Table at our Symposium

Making a Difference

APICS Inland Empire encourages student involvement from local colleges and universities by providing annual scholarships and offering free attendance to all our programs and events. For our upcoming Spring 2019 Symposium, we are again excited to offer businesses an opportunity to become “Student Table Sponsors” in support of local students pursuing careers in manufacturing and supply chain.

Each Student Table Package

(9 Students)………………………………..$500

Your sponsorship includes:

  • One complimentary conference registration
  • Business logo listed on the conference website and promotional material
  • Recognition in relevant pre-symposium marketing, the conference program and at the opening session
  • Post-symposium recognition

We encourage businesses to sponsor multiple packages.

Your sponsorship directly impacts students by making scholarship dollars available to them to use for professional development and for use in attending both local and national conferences or workshops. 

We hope you will support our efforts and our students in this worthy cause.

Schools supported by our chapter:

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal State San Bernadino
  • University of California Riverside
  • Norco College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • University of La Verne

Please register your sponsorship here


Save the date and join us for our Spring Symposium

March 13, 2019 5:30 am Published by Comments Off on Save the date and join us for our Spring Symposium

APICS Inland Empire Announces

Spring 2019

Executive Panel & Networking Symposium

With the emergence of disruptive manufacturing and supply chain technologies, hiring the right talent is at the heart of a differentiated strategy allowing businesses to attain competitive advantage. 

Business leaders, what are you doing to ensure you have the right talent to differentiate your strategy?

Students & employees do you have the right skill sets required to meet the changing needs of employers?

Join us Saturday April 13, 2019

for a lively discussion with industry’s top leaders and learn what each of us must do to remain competitive!

Where: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Registration includes breakfast!

Students with proper ID are always free at our events!

Parking Permits will be provided to registrants only!

Check out our Panelists and Register Here

 


CPIM Part II starting April 16, 2019

March 3, 2019 7:52 pm Published by Comments Off on CPIM Part II starting April 16, 2019

According to APICS, CPIM designees see a 10% increase in salary and improves their hiring potential by 65%. Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, one of the most critical functions within an organization for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge. 

Attend our Prep Classes starting April – These classes are the most effective way to prepare to pass the CPIM exams.

  • Learn from an experienced instructors who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance
  • Our Instructors go the extra mile with bonus exam Q&A sessions
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of Professionals in the Inland Empire!

Classes start April 16,2019 – Join us and complete your CPIM Journey!

Register here today!


Prep Classes for APICS CSCP Certification Starting Soon !

March 3, 2019 7:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Prep Classes for APICS CSCP Certification Starting Soon !

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Why you should earn the CSCP designation

  • Increase your salary – on average designees see a 27% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize your organization’s ERP investments
  • Effectively manage global end-to-end supply chain activities
  • Increase your professional value and secure your future

Classes start March 11, 2019. Register now so that we can order your study material in time. Conveniently held in Ontario!

Register HERE for CSCP today


I’ve Been Thinking about Students & the Future of Our Profession

February 26, 2019 8:14 pm Published by Comments Off on I’ve Been Thinking about Students & the Future of Our Profession

Students & the Future of the Profession

In the last few weeks, our APICS Inland Empire students have been on fire! As the president of APICS Inland Empire and Chair of the MCIE (Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire) Innovation Awards, I am absolutely thrilled to announce: 

Cal Poly Pomona Global Student Challenge

Cal Poly Pomona Global Student Challenge

 

Harvey Mudd ASCM_ APICS

 

Harvey Mudd MCIE Innovation Award

                                  

Feeling optimistic about the future of our profession? Absolutely!

One tip to implement this week: 

Who wouldn’t love to send this newsletter? We are on a roll! It certainly gives us hope and excitement about the future of our profession. As an APICS Inland Empire chapter, our Board of Directors and members collaborate closely with many student chapters (CSUSB, Cal Poly, UCR) student teams (Harvey Mudd, University of LaVerne, Drucker) and community colleges (Norco). Often, we learn more from the students than vice-versa. 

Not only are they “go-getters” but they also have technical skills and can present powerfully to a mock board of directors. These students know that to succeed, they need to do things differently, think about things differently and stand out from the crowd. After all, innovation isn’t for the faint of heart! It requires failure and persistence, just the qualities that go into resiliency.

Interested in joining us? We would love to have additional participation with our students. One way you can get started is to join us at our spring executive panel and networking symposium for discussions on the topic “Talent Transformation: People or Robots?“. We always learn just as much as we share. Speaking of which, if you have a top notch executive or expert to recommend for our panel, please contact us

Lisa Anderson

LMA Consulting Group, Inc.SM  |  Claremont, CA  |  909-630-3943


APICS-IE Spring 2019 Symposium

February 20, 2019 6:32 am Published by Comments Off on APICS-IE Spring 2019 Symposium

Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), technology and customer expectations are transforming manufacturing and how the supply chain responds. Key to successfully embracing these advancements is human capital.  The skills needed are changing.  Or, are they being replaced?  

Our panel discussion will focus on talent needed in today’s manufacturing environment, the skills gap and  more. Join the discussion, hear from executives and network with other manufacturing and supply chain professionals.

Register Now

When:

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

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Where:

Harvey Mudd College – Green Room 
301 Platt Boulevard,
Claremont, CA 91711
  

Driving Directions 
 

Contact:

Lisa Anderson 
APICS-IE 
909-630-3943 
apicsie@gmail.com 


APICS IE Nov 3 Fall Symposium Supported by Arbela, Reveel and MEI

October 30, 2018 8:12 am Published by Comments Off on APICS IE Nov 3 Fall Symposium Supported by Arbela, Reveel and MEI

APICS IE Nov 3 Fall Symposium Supported by Arbela, Reveel and MEI

CLAREMONT, CA – October 29, 2018  ArbelaReveel and the Manufacturing Executive Institute are sponsors of the APICS Inland Empire (APICS_IE) Fall 2018 Symposium on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE) is the leading association for manufacturing, distribution and logistics professionals focused on the end-to-end supply chain and operations. This event marks the sixth year that APICS-IE convenes a Fall conference and expert panel to share insights on global supply chain trends and strategies. 

“As the entire supply chain becomes more impacted by global commerce, ongoing innovation and the need for supply chain resilience, it’s important to share best practices. We need to be aware of issues that affect our suppliers’ suppliers and our customers’ customers. Learning from professionals who face these opportunities and challenges each day can help us look at how we can improve customer service, reduce costs and leverage technologies” noted Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. This year’s title is: Advancing Innovation & Navigating Global Trends. “We have an expert panel lined up and appreciate the support of our sponsors who help underwrite the event” she said.

The symposium attracts industry professionals from the Inland Empire and Southern California, as well as sponsors who provide solutions for manufacturers and distributors. Sponsors include: The Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI), Arbela and Reveel.  “The APICS Inland Empire chapter is an important resource for manufacturing executives” noted Alan Dunn, Founder of the MEI and President of GDI Consulting. The symposiums attract a wide range of professionals from entrepreneurs and middle management executives to students.  “APICS-IE provides a platform for manufacturing and distribution supply chain professionals to come together, collaborate and build on the supply chain innovation in the industry.   We are pleased to provide our continuing support” noted Nima Bakhtiary, President and CEO of Arbela Technologies.  All supply chains are affected by transportation whether locally or globally.  “We support the different needs of many supply chains.  APCIS-IE provides a resource for information, education and collaboration.  We are proud to be a part of that” noted Keith Durna, Vice-President at Reveel.

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. Fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are no charge (must register in advance). A breakfast buffet is included. Register online:  APCIS-IE.org.

About ASCM and APICS
ASCM is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. ASCM is built on the foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. APICS provides world-class supply chain training and certification to foster supply chain talent and improve end-to-end performance. APCIS sets the standard for supply chain education, through outstanding training, certification and community programs..

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, distribution and transportation 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.