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.