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APICS Announces Global Executive Forums for Supply Chain Leaders


Experts Invited to Attend Exclusive Thought Leadership Events

CHICAGO, February 28, 2017 – Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced APICS Executive Forums, presented in collaboration with PwC. These exclusive one-day events bring together executive-level supply chain professionals and foster in-depth peer discussions on today’s most critical topics. The first event will take place in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Forums will also be held in Mexico City, Shanghai, Dublin, and Düsseldorf.

“APICS has worked closely with PwC in the past to underscore the importance of supply chain performance as it translates into measurable business value,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “APICS Executive Forums enable APICS and PwC to bring industry leaders and executives into this crucial conversation, look at hot-topic industry questions from both educational and analytical best practices perspective, and uncover new sources of value.”

APICS Executive Forums presented in collaboration with PwC, will provide programming that focuses on enterprise-level best practices in digital operations, supply chain talent development, and supply chain risk management. Topics will be presented by subject matter experts and will be followed by roundtable discussions. Attendees of the forums will discuss:

  • Identifying opportunities, tools, trends and risks in the new operations economy
  • Cultivating talent, build capabilities, and manage culture shift
  • Capturing value from improved supply chain performance
  • Measuring progress with end-to-end visibility and analytics

The APICS Executive Forums presented in collaboration with PwC, offer executives the opportunity to engage on some of supply chain’s most compelling topics with peers and subject matter experts. These intimate regional events are co-hosted by Peter Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P, and Executive VP at APICS, and Douglas Kent, SCOR-P, and Managing Director at PwC. Between them, these two industry experts have sixty years of practical industry experience in supply chain and operations as well as management consulting for the high-tech sector.

The full line up of regional events include:

  • Chicago, Illinois – Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • Mexico City, Mexico - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • Shanghai, China - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Düsseldorf, Germany - Thursday, May 11, 2017

Executive-level supply chain leaders may request an invitation at the APICS website.


APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD), and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit

About PwC US

PwC studies possibilities and implementation in the evolving operations landscape. The face of operations is changing, driven by global trends, evolving industry ecosystems, and groundbreaking digital technologies. These changes present new challenges, but also an extraordinary opportunity for operations to move beyond a cost-effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantage. PwC will present cutting-edge developments in supply chain management that can be tailored to deliver superior performance in the new world of digital operations. Visit for more information.

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Blair Poloskey
INK Public Relations