February 20, 2019

In the last few weeks, our APICS Inland Empire students have been on fire! As the president of APICS Inland Empire and Chair of the MCIE (Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire) Innovation Awards, I am absolutely thrilled to announce: 

  • Harvey Mudd won MCIE’s (Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire) Manufacturers’ Summit Innovation Award for their work with Laguna Clay
  • Harvey Mudd won the ASCE (Association for Supply Chain Management)/ APICS Regional Student Case Competition (and they will represent the west coast and APICS Inland Empire at the International Student Case Competition in Vegas in the fall.
  • Cal Poly Pomona won the Fresh Connection Global Student Challenge Regional Competition and will represent the west coast and APICS Inland Empire at the Global Competition in the Netherlands in the spring.

Cal Poly Pomona Global Student Challenge

Cal Poly Pomona Global Student Challenge

Harvey Mudd MCIE Innovation Award

Harvey Mudd ASCM_ APICS

Feeling optimistic about the future of our profession? Absolutely!

One tip to implement this week: 

Who wouldn’t love to send this newsletter? We are on a roll! It certainly gives us hope and excitement about the future of our profession. As an APICS Inland Empire chapter, our Board of Directors and members collaborate closely with many student chapters (CSUSB, Cal Poly, UCR) student teams (Harvey Mudd, University of LaVerne, Drucker) and community colleges (Norco). Often, we learn more from the students than vice-versa. 

Not only are they “go-getters” but they also have technical skills and can present powerfully to a mock board of directors. These students know that to succeed, they need to do things differently, think about things differently and stand out from the crowd. After all, innovation isn’t for the faint of heart! It requires failure and persistence, just the qualities that go into resiliency.

Interested in joining us? We would love to have additional participation with our students. One way you can get started is to join us at our spring executive panel and networking symposium for discussions on the topic “Talent Transformation: People or Robots?”. We always learn just as much as we share. Speaking of which, if you have a top-notch executive or expert to recommend for our panel, please contact us