Mastering Freight Management, the Logistics and the Excitement

May 17, 2018
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Orange Grove Bistro at CSUN
Orange Grove Bistro on Matador Road, Enter on Zelzah, just north of Nordhoff. Before parking, go to Information booth on Lindley and get a "GUEST" parking pass.
Northridge, CA


Have you ever wondered what it takes to move goods around the world? Ever thought about taking on that challenge yourself, as an owner of a freight forwarding company? Or, do you just want to better understand the regulations in freight forwarding? Join us for our PDM discussing exactly to set up your own freight forwarding firm.

In this PDM, Kim Daniels discusses the gargantuan task of setting up an international transportation company, the pitfalls of regulation, and how exciting, yet terrifying, it all can be. So, before you make your next move, interview for that new job, or take that promotion, find out all the stuff you will need to know.

This will be a great presentation for those interested in international trade, logistics, freight forwarding, or just a general interest in the subject.  The discussion will involve day-to-day operations, capital expenditure, it will also touch on how the media and politics affect the industry, and much more.  

APICS is now offering a new Certification in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD).  Our speaker is certified and can also speak about the rigors and requirements of becoming a recognized CLTD professional.  If you are interested in finding out more about this certification, then please join us for this dinner and event.


Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.


About our Speaker: Kimberly Daniels has more than ten years of professional experience in international logistics.  She got her B.A. in Humanities, from the University of Maryland University College in 2005, her Masters in Business Administration from Kaplan University in 2010, and a Master of Science in Law from Champlain University in 2017. She is currently the CEO of Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc., a small business that focuses on the international trade needs of other small businesses. As a licensed and experienced customs broker, Kim is astute to the regulations imposed by the US Government for goods crossing the border. As a small business owner, she is keenly aware of the needs of small businesses to operate efficiently and effectively, creating her own programs to smooth costs for clients in providing required customs services. Kim holds a Certificate in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) from APICS and is a member of the Nevada District Export Council.

Bill Bellows, Ph.D., Deputy Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute, will do a short preview presentation for his upcoming seminar:  "A New Style of Management: Shifting from Me to We Thinking and Action".

Please register by May 11 to receive the $5 discount. Free self-parking is available for all attendees.

No-shows who do NOT cancel at least 3 days before the event, will be billed for their meal.

To cancel, send an e-mail to and put Cancel PDM in the subject of the e-mail. Please include your name and the number of people who will be canceling (if you made a reservation for more than 1).


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You can now pay by check, credit card or cash at the door on the day of the meeting.

Are you APICS Certified (CPIM, CSCP or CLTD)? This event will count as 1 point towards Certification Maintenance.


$30.00 May PDM (Signed-in Member)
$35.00 after 11:45 pm May 11

$30.00 May PDM (member-not signed in or member of another chapter)
$35.00 after 11:45 pm May 11

$35.00 May PDM-Non Member Ticket
$40.00 after 11:45 pm May 11

$15.00 May PDM-student price