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APICS Inland Empire Fall 2019 Symposium, November 9th

APICS Inland Empire

APICS Inland Empire Fall 2019 Symposium to Focus on Collaboration as Key for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Success

Claremont, CAAPICS 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 focus of the Fall 2019 Symposium: Collaborating for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success.

The Symposium will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 8am – 11:30am at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

The Fall 2019 Symposium will include a panel discussion featuring four key executives experienced in advanced manufacturing and logistics.  “Robotics, IoT, Additive Manufacturing, Autonomous Vehicles, GIP Mapping and Smart Clean Logistics Technologies are already impacting manufacturing and the supply chain.  Southern California can become the world’s leader in advanced manufacturing and logistics.  It takes strategy, collaborating, planning and embracing new technologies,” commented Lisa Anderson, APICS-IE Chapter Leader and President of LMA Consulting Group. “We are excited about the conversation and the opportunities,” she continued.

The panel includes: 

  • Kevin Meredith, Founder of Fourth Sector Ontario and former Boeing executive
  • Cindy Elliott, Global Go-To-Market Strategy at ESRI
  • Adam Brammer, Division VP and Business Unit Manager for AMETEK Ameron
  • Ann Lee Carpenter, CEO & Co-Founder, Braid Theory

“We are excited to hear from these experts.  Each panelist brings unique experience and perspective to advanced manufacturing and logistics, the impact of technology and the opportunity for Southern California,” Ms. Anderson concluded.

“The APICS Inland Empire chapter is an important resource for manufacturing executives. The symposiums provide a place for professionals to gather, connect and learn” noted Alan Dunn, Founder of the MEI and President of GDI Consulting. “The symposiums cover the latest technology and industry advances and insights that allow professionals to reconfirm their own efforts and do advance planning. Collaborating and sharing with peers will also increase success in adopting new strategic processes. We are proud to support supply chain professionals through the process” commented Nima Bakhtiary,

President and CEO of Arbela Technologies. “Transportation continues through a transformation in response to industry needs.  APICS-IE symposiums allow all areas impacting the supply chain to collaborate.  We are proud to be a part of that” noted Keith Durna, Vice-President at Reveel.

Arbela, Reveel and the Manufacturing Executive Institute have committed to continue their long standing sponsorships of the APICS-IE Symposium.  “Sponsors are key to our ability to host these events twice each year.  Each of our sponsors has supported the APICS Inland Empire chapter for over three years,” she concluded. The symposium attracts industry professionals from the Inland Empire and Southern California.

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: “Collaborating for Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Success” will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 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:

About ASCM

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in end-to-end supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership.  As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, we are an unbiased partner connecting people around the world to the newest insights and solutions on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM transforms enterprises and empowers people with industry-recognized, global standards – like APICS and SCOR – to optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively impact the world.

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.

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