CLAREMONT, CA – May 3, 2018 APICS Inland Empire Chapter (APICS-IE), the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is proud to recognize key sponsors for the Fall 2018 Networking Symposium and Expert Panel. The event is themed: “Managing Rapid Growth when Manufacturing & the Supply Chain are HOT!”. The event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.
This event marks the sixth year that APICS-IE convenes a Spring conference and expert panel to share insights on global supply chain trends and strategies. In addition to insightful take-aways, engaging dialog and collegial networking, APICS-IE serves as a resource for supply chain professionals seeking certifications and industry connections.
“As manufacturing in the Inland Empire continues to be fueled by growth and opportunity, the supply chain needs to respond. Managing growth takes being vigilant to ensure that the customer, operations and financial objectives are aligned. The Amazon Effect and the Internet of Things have changed the way we think about, respond to and manage supply chain” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. Manufacturers need to look at all aspects within the supply chain and outside influences like the most recent tax law changes if they plan to thrive and take advantage of the opportunities. “While opportunity abounds, it’s important to share experiences and best practices among professionals. Our sponsors are uniquely positioned in supporting the end-to-end supply chain to contribute directly to manufacturing and logistics success,” she concluded.
The symposium attracts industry professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California and is supported in large part by sponsors that benefit from and support supply chain professionals. This year’s platinum sponsors include: The Manufacturing Executive Institute, Arbela and Reveel. Each organization works with manufacturers to establish best practices, improve customer support and increase profits.
The APICS-IE 2018 Spring Symposium, “Managing Rapid Growth when Manufacturing & the Supply Chain are HOT!” will be held Saturday, May 5, 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 free. A breakfast buffet is included. Register online at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef4pwwp2fd66c6f0&llr=pd7pgykab&showPage=true
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.
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