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Adapting and thriving in a volatile market, sponsored by:
Date: June 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET
In a business climate of unprecedented disruption and transformation, manufacturers face the growing challenge of managing their supply chains to account for uncertainty. It’s never been more critical to stay agile to adapt to fluctuating demand, changing regulation and trade policies, and increasing customer expectations.
Join Quintiq for a special webinar where planning expert Walt Bednarz will cover how uncertainties affect all aspects of supply chain planning –- from your S&OP processes down to production scheduling -- and provide best practices for adapting and thriving in a volatile market climate.
Register now to find out how to:
We invite you to attend APICS and IBF's 11th Annual Best of the Best S&OP Conference that will take place in Chicago, Illinois on June 14–15, 2018. Now is the time to join us.
Early Bird pricing expires in two weeks on April 27, 2018!
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This conference is renowned as the leading global educational and networking event for the brightest minds in the field. In-depth educational sessions will cover today's best practices and critical topics to help you implement or improve S&OP / IBP within your organization.
At the event, you will learn how to:
CPIM classes can be used to prepare individuals or teams to pass the Certified in Production and Inventory Management exam, they can also be used to facilitate companywide improvements.
The CPIM certification is recognized globally as a prestigious and a valuable addition for any individual or team’s toolbox. Aside from being the industry standard in production and inventory management, the knowledge gained from these classes adds to one's learning horizon and professional skills.
Our instructors are seasoned certified practitioners with outstanding track records in getting our students certified. For those of you that plan to taking the CPIM exams, we have a high pass rate. If you don't pass on the first try, you can take the course over again (either in its entirety or only selected sections) at no cost. For more information on how you can begin your CPIM journey click the Register link below and begin learning today.
Registration Is Open! Join us in Chicago for APICS 2018, the leading supply chain conference! This year's conference takes place from September 30 - October 2, 2018. Chicago is a city unlike any other; the perfect venue to highlight the industry, innovation and forward-thinking that APICS is known for. The conference takes place right in the heart of the city, steps from Michigan Avenue at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
September 30–October 2, 2018
Why Every Logistics Professional Needs the APICS CLTD!
Today's employers seek logistics professionals with the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge to meet today's global challenges.
Join APICS for this webinar and learn how earning the CLTD certification will set you apart from your peers and help you become a more valuable asset to your organization.
Date: April 11
Time: 1:00 PM CT
Join APICS as they discuss:
■ Details about the APICS CLTD Certification program
■ Why the CLTD certification is critical to your success
■ How CLTD benefits individuals and organizations
■ Which preparation option is best for you
ERP software has been around now for decades, and its undeniable next evolution is in moving to the cloud. But like with any technology transformation, hesitancy to change is inevitable. Whether it’s concern over how to integrate cloud software, how to manage it, how it will impact staff operations or all the above, distributors naturally have software fears to address.
In this free and educational webinar, our guest panel aim to ease distributors’ fears about the following, and more:
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 am EDT
The S&OP process is over 30 years old. Since then, market dynamics have significantly changed but the process has not, meaning there are shortcomings that need to be addressed to reflect today’s reality. These include having inadequate mechanisms to effectively manage demand for new products; not having a strategy to replace well-established core products that are now rapidly fading away; not having a strategy to deal with ever-increasing Supply Chain disruptions; and failing to adapt to new channels of distribution like eCommerce. In this session, we will show what’s lacking in many S&OP processes, with practical takeaways to bring your S&OP up to date and turn it into a driver of efficiency and growth.
Attendees will learn:
Why and how to manage supply chain disruptions within the S&OP process
How to optimize opportunities in the fast emerging eCommerce channel
How to capitalize on new products with S&OP and why core products are fading away faster, and what to do about it
*THIS IS A VOIP ONLY SESSION.*
You will need a headset or computer speakers to hear audio.
APICS Risk Management Seminar
Los Angeles, CA | May 17, 2018
The world of supply chain is complex and ever-changing. Organizations must be careful or they may leave their supply chains vulnerable to a series of risks. Is proactive risk management a top agenda item for your organization?
The APICS Supply Chain Risk Management seminar provides participants with a glimpse of the global supply chain risk landscape. Definitions of risk management and new techniques and tactics to mitigate risk are discussed, along with profiles of early adopters of risk management.
Participants will learn to:
■Mitigate global supply chain risk
■Leverage the heat map tool to assess risk within your supply chain
■Use business continuity planning
■Create a resilient supply chain
■Manage political uncertainty and risk considerationsAttendees will receive 7 core contact hours toward the APICS Risk Management education certificate. By earning this certificate, you demonstrate your commitment to protecting your organization from supply chain risk and your ability to balance rewards and risks in the decision-making process.
This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to develop your skills and improve your organization!
Where and When
Conference Overview 2018
Ceramics Expo provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear the latest advancements in ceramic materials, technologies, manufacturing, gain an in-depth view of the ceramic materials markets, the latest innovations and R&D for commercialization, manufacturing and technological solutions, challenges and future requirements, alongside a 300-vendor supply chain exhibition.
The conference is specially designed for engineers and decision makers from OEMs and Tier 1s in the automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, electronics, industrial, energy, and communication industries.
Why you should attend the conference:
Gain a 360° view of the ceramic materials market: new material formulations, future material requirements of end-user markets and material challenges
Find solutions to technology development and implementation, cost reduction and scaling-up of manufacturing processes
Benefit from in-depth insights into new ceramic material properties, performance, applications, and efficiencies
Discover the latest innovative ceramic R&D for commercialization
Learn the latest innovative forming processes for unique geometries and high surface area parts
Optimize your manufacturing processes through microstructure and multiscale modelling
April 5, 2018 – 11:00 AM ETJoin us for an exclusive overview of Costpoint’s Materials and Manufacturing modules. Discover how these modules can help with your day to day operational activities.
Register to attend this webinar and learn how to fully leverage Costpoint Manufacturing to improve quality, control costs and reduce waste in your production operations.
In this session, you will learn about: