Supply Chain Risk Management Symposium

Saturday, February 15, our Chapter along with APICS Ventura, co-hosted our
1st Annual Supply Chain Management Symposium.  This event, held at the Ronald Reagan library in Simi Valley, was a real success, thanks to our sponsors (see below) and the nearly 100 professionals and students who attended this event.  

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scrm1Our Keynote Speaker Greg Hutchins, talked about disruption in China sourcing, due to our geo-political trade wars and the new threat of the coronavirus. Greg explained how the rules of sourcing have changed over the last ten years and will continue to change. He stressed the importance of protecting Intellectual Property.  Greg proposed that in a world of “VUCA”, Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, the new filter for all decision making is risk. 


The Panel Discussion, was moderated by Jane Tierney, of purple link.  Jane addressed questions to our panel of supply chain executives on risks they face and how they handle risk at their companies.  Our panel of executives included Darren Davidson from Hygiena, Neil Abraham from Haas Automation, Manuel Amor from Amgen, Dr. Kunpeng Li from Cal State Northridge and Colin Walker from Aerovironment.  

Thank you to our Sponsors:  CSUN, Nazarian College; The Professional Development Center, GCC; College of the Canyons, ETI; Calif. Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC); purple link consulting; ISM San Fernando Valley; and CAMBIO Services;

Victor Granados, President of the Ventura Chapter of APICS, announced that a new educational program for a certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management will be coming in Fall.  Stay Tuned!