Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) 1/2 Day Symposium

February 15, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Join us for our 1ST annual Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Symposium presented by the Ventura and San Fernando Valley Chapters of APICS, and local sponsors.              

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How prepared are you and your supply chain in the event of some untold disaster? Is the trade war with China impacting your supply chain decisions?  Then join us for a half-day symposium on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. at the beautiful Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley with our keynote speaker and a discussion by our panel of esteemed high-level executives.

Keynote:  Supply Chain Risks in the Age of Trade Wars – Revisiting Your Sourcing Decisions

Sourcing decisions made 5-10 years ago may need to be revisited and recalibrated in today’s sourcing environment.  Risk is the new lens for sourcing decisions alongside cost, quality, and Lean.  Greg will identify the issues, threats, and opportunities associated with tariffs and trade wars with China and
other international supply chain partners and, he will explain how sourcing is being weaponized for
geo-political / economic reasons.

Greg Hutchens About the speaker:  Greg Hutchins, PE CERM is the founder of CERM Academy.  Certified Enterprise Risk Manager® is an online risk management community of more than 70,000 professionals worldwide providing risk webinars, enterprise risk certificates, and online resources. [email protected]

Greg and the Academy have authored and published numerous books and articles on Supply Chain Risk including:  Supply Chain Risk Management, Supply Management Strategies, 3rd edition, and Factory and Sourcing Checklists; all available on

Panel Discussion:

Our esteemed panel of local supply chain executives will share how they identify, mitigate, eliminate and manage today’s ever-changing supply chain risks in this volatile and complex supply chain environment.


Michael Johnston, Dir. Supply Chain for Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC)

Colin Walker, VP of Fulfillment, AeroVironment, Inc.

Darren Davidson, VP Operations, Hygenia LLC.

Neil Abraham, Dir. Global Procurement, Haas Automation.

Panel ModeratorJane Tierney, CPSM, CPSD, founder of purple-link, offering Supply Chain Consulting.


8:00 - 8:30        Breakfast and Networking

8:20                  Welcome & Introductions

8:30 - 9:40        Keynote Presentation

9:40 -10:10       Break                                   

10:10 - 11:20    Panel discussion

11:20 - 11:30    Wrap, raffle, door prizes.

*As a bonus, the symposium admission price includes same day access to the Reagan Library.  


Sponsorships start at $200. If interested in becoming a sponsor, contact: Ellen Kane by phone: 818-681-9802, or by email: [email protected] 

Many thanks to our sponsors listed below:

  • APICS Ventura County  
  • APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter  
  • ISM Los Angeles 
  • CSUN David Nazarian College of Business and Economics CSUN Logo
  • College of the Canyons - Employment Training Institute 
  • Professional Development Center - Glendale Community College 
  • Purple Link 
  • Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Registration: Save $25/person (Early-bird) by registering before January 26th, 2020! See ticket information below.


$100.00 Signed-In Member
$75.00 Earlybird rate before January 26

$100.00 APICS or ISM Members (not signed in)
$75.00 Earlybird rate before January 26

$125.00 Non-member Ticket
$100.00 Earlybird rate before January 26

$10.00 Student Ticket


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