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APICS Inland Empire Emphasizes Growth for Manufacturers and Distributors at Nov. 14 Symposium
Lisa Anderson M.B.A. - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Lisa Anderson M.B.A. - Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Claremont, CA
Wednesday, November 4, 2015


The steps of how a business can grow and prosper will be the main topic of conversation for the APICS-IE Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals will learn the good, the bad and the ugly sides of growth and the necessary steps to build a successful business and requisite skills and tools needed to support growth.


The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS,  the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is focused on growth strategies and tools to help support growth with its Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium, Growth: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Expert panelists including include C.C. Vest, co-owner and President of Midpoint Bearing, Steve Harrington, Industry Liaison for National Center for Supply Chain Tech Education (SCTE) at Norco College, Alan G. Dunn is President of GDI Consulting & Training Company and Chair of APICS, Thomas Gentle, Director of LEAN Enterprise at Pharmavite, LLC, and LaRonda Fisher-Rogers of Union Bank will share tips, watch-outs and challenges with attendees and provide ideas and relate experiences on the topic. Attendees will walk away with specific ideas to help their companies grow and build a network of resources to help them build their business. In addition to a focused conversation on growth, attendees will have time to network and benchmark with area companies and build contacts within the manufacturing and distribution community to also help them build their career.

"Who wouldn't want to be the one to bring successful strategies, tools and skills for growth into their company?" asks Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  "We want our attendees and members to gain ideas and skills to take back to their companies and to grow their careers. Our community of professionals, including speakers, sponsors and members are committed to helping attendees gain value so that they walk away with strategies and new concepts to lead their companies, departments and personal careers to success - to grow revenue and profits, reduce costs, accelerate cash flow and provide exceptional service for their customers."

Sponsors this year include Arbela Technologies, GALLINA LLP, and the Manufacturing Executive Institute providing additional value to attendees during the Symposium. In addition to their support of the event, they are also are big advocates of this symposium's focus on 'Growth'.

"The topic of growth is a crucial step in any line of business and can have many repercussions both positive and negative," said Amir Khoshniyati of Arbela Technologies. "Coming from the ERP and CRM space we understand the planning and automation needed to sustain the proper growth of an organization over time. We are excited to be a part of this symposium and to participate with this line up of panelists and attendees."

Southern California GALLINA LLP partner, Greg Barragar, shares "The Inland Empire has been highlighted for growth within the market in recent years. With vast and immediate growth comes challenges and we're proud to support APICS and their efforts in helping local area businesses succeed and thrive."

The APICS-IE Executive Panel & Networking Symposiums draws attendees from all over Southern California. Held twice yearly, platinum sponsor Manufacturing Executive Institute actively promotes attendance at the Symposium. "The Manufacturing Executive Institute supports APICS-IE in sharing the boom and bust sides of growth at this year's Symposium," states Maggie Watson, Manufacturing Executive Institute.  "We encourage every supply chain professional to attend this program to gain ideas and insights on growth challenges facing manufacturers and distributors."

The Fall Executive Panel & Networking Symposium, Growth: The Good, Bad and Ugly will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Fees to attend the event from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. Breakfast buffet is included. Register here or cut and paste this link into your browser: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebionduac8f060b2&llr=pd7pgykab


APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 43,000 members and more than 300 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

The Inland Empire Chapter covers the inland empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county in addition to 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 Inland Empire 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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Group: LMA Consulting Group, Inc.
Dateline: Claremont, CA United States
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