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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:
Join APICS Inland Empire as they tour Mission Rubber manufacturing facility where LEAN Manufacturing is in action every day! Learn how they diligently pursue Continuous Improvement and how cross-departmental teams work to improve quality, safety, energy conservation, infrastructure, lead times, efficiency, and reduce their carbon footprint.
MISSIONMADE™ in America : Every Mission product is created by people who take pride in the reputation of the place it was made. A Global leader dedicated to becoming a “best in class” partner within the global industries they serve!
Cost of Tour
APICS Members : $5/-
Non Members: $10/-
Our valued students are always FREE!
General Manager, North America
Director of Global Logistics and Distribution Operations
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. ET
Please join APICS Pittsburgh Chapter for their monthly Professional Development Meeting. They have an exciting opportunity to tour Goodwill Southwestern PA Retail Operations Center (ROC). Enjoy dinner after the tour while networking with peers.
March 21, 2018
Presented by Carla Howard, Director, Transformation Office Avnet, Inc.
Who should attend?
Supply chain professionals seeking ways to improve the communications within their organization.
Carla’s responsibilities include partnering with leaders to ensure strategic initiatives include a strong Change Management strategy and plan, and change leaders receive appropriate training and support to successfully lead change. She serves as change manager on large global projects and provides Change Management coaching, classroom training, and train-the-trainer workshops aimed at leading the people side of change. Her team is responsible for the management and evolution of the Change Management strategy and tools deployed across Avnet’s global footprint. This includes the creation of custom workshops, training, and tools to support strategic initiatives and business needs, and managing relationships.
Carla and her team provide global support through the facilitation of Change Management workshops, coaching leaders on their roles as executive sponsors and influencers, and providing guidance on mergers and strategic projects. Customizing these activities for cultural fit and regional customs is a critical component of this international work.
Double Tree Club Hotel 7 Hutton Centre Drive Santa Ana 92707
Networking 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 to 7:15 pm
Presentation 7:15 to 8:30 pm
How to Achieve Real Business Returns from your Digital Transformation
A Free, Educational Webinar: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 • 2:00 p.m. ET
IoT and the digital transformation as stand-alone concepts will not result in ROI, and when approached incorrectly, may exacerbate current issues around data collection and analysis. It is important to identify the business areas that can most benefit from the use of these new tools and to understand where IoT and analytic technologies fit into your manufacturing organization’s business processes. To achieve that you not only need the right solutions, but consider the cultural impact on your organization as IT blends more and more with traditional engineering and business disciplines.