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APICS Inland Empire

Crowdsourcing is “In”

Crowdsourcing is an engaging, collaborative practice that is catching on to stimulate innovation and new ideas in R&D and software design. In asking questions about outsourcing, insourcing and near-sourcing of the executive panel at APICS Inland Empire's symposium, we heard several great stories. One of them was compelling about [...]

Navigating the Global Supply Chain Starts with People

Your supply chain is only as strong as your weakest link so you must develop your employees and find ways for them to work together more effectively. At APICS Inland Empire's recent executive panel and networking symposium on "Navigating the Global Supply Chain", we had some intriguing discussions on [...]

Hot Topics in Supply Chain Management?

Empower your operation by arming yourself with knowledge of supply chain trends. See the top four I learned from the APICS International Conference.One of the reasons we attend the APICS International Conference is to understand what is trending in supply chain today. Which topics are "hot"? Logistics - APICS' [...]

Will Your Supply Chain Risk Surprise You?

What happens when you have a break in your supply chain? Do you have contingency plans in place to mitigate business interruption?Supply chain risks abound! Just look at the recent bankruptcy of Hanjin. It created havoc in the global supply chain. Ships were virtually stranded on the water. No [...]

US Roadmap 2025

It is critical for manufacturers and distributors to keep track of the rapidly changing factors that impact the supply chain including technological and workforce issues. The US Roadmap 2025 is a strategic study to weather and thrive amid current and future global disruptors.The Material Handling and Logistics Association has [...]

Navigating the Global Supply Chain

October 13, 2016 Last week, I participated in the development of the Supply Chain Roadmap 2025.  It will result in a compilation of what more than 100 industry thought leaders had to say about the future of material handling and logistics.  It is quite an interesting process to take [...]

Successful CEOs/ Presidents & Leadership

August 5, 2016 Our APICS Inland Empire chapter went on a tour of Paulson Manufacturing, and it was simply excellent! It reminded me of how powerful the influence and impact of the CEO is on an organization. Roy Paulson, the President, not only spent considerable time with us talking [...]

Communications Rule!

Too busy to communicate? Research reveals that communications skills are lacking in the manufacturing and distribution workers. As much as we know that communication is critical, we often ignore this key area. We are swamped with daily work, getting the month's sales shipped out, learning the latest technical gadget [...]

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