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APICS Vendor Webcasts

APICS Vendor Webcasts are free events presented by leading supply chain, operations, and information technology companies about topics of interest to supply chain and operations management professionals. All content is provided by the vendor, and APICS does not validate the material or endorse products featured in APICS Vendor Webcasts.

Please note: The vendor reserves the right to refuse participation in an event. 

  • APICS Vendor Webcast: Is Product Lifecycle Management Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution? Sponsored by Oracle

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    Presented by:
    John Barcus
    Vice President of Industry Solutions, Manufacturing Industries

    Ulf Köester
    Business Solution Director, Product Value Chain
    Oracle EMEA

    Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

    Digital transformation must create value. Value is exchanged in an infinite loop that digitally connects products, services, and things with customers, employees, and partners. New products and services need to be developed with this paradigm in mind. Leveraging the right platform will enable companies to design, implement and commercialize the strategy, while servicing the right mix of profitable products and services based on the right business model.

    Companies should extend traditional product development to include the front end of innovation, as well as downstream processes to overcome the traditional silos that slow down effective and efficient end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management. This is a prerequisite for connected manufacturing.

    In this webcast, we will discuss how to:

    • implement a digital thread that connects the voices of the customer, the product, and the factory with product innovation,
    • feed your innovation portfolio with meaningful ideas and executable proposals to make better investment decisions,
    • connect requirements, design concepts and test cases to unlock the business value of Systems Engineering, and make those connections visible and actionable,
    • create functional product concepts that are connected with the Engineering Product Record, and the Enterprise Product Record for downstream commercialization processes,
    • and embed Quality Management into Product Development processes.


    Note: This webinar will be hosted via GoToWebinar.


  • APICS Vendor Webcast: Operate One Step Ahead of Supplier and Supply Chain Risk, Sponsored by riskmethods

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    Presented by:
    William DeMartino
    General Manager, North America

    Kevin Cheong
    Director of Global Logistics and Distribution Operations

    Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Time: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. ET

    Staying on top of supplier and supply chain risk may not be a new topic, but many organizations only begin to tackle it after suffering a serious disruption. Some, however, stand out from the rest regarding proactively operating one step ahead of risk. Molex has successfully introduced their supply chain risk management program to get insight into vulnerability in the supply chain to build a competitive advantage.

    In this webinar, Kevin Cheong, Director of Global Logistics and Distribution Operations at Molex joins Bill DeMartino, General Manager of North America at riskmethods, to discuss:

    • Risk mitigation strategies that help you prevent supply chain disruptions, maintain compliance, ensure quality, and give you a leg up on the competition.
    • How to create real transparency in your end-to-end supply chain and provide unprecedented visibility.
    • Integrating risk management seamlessly into the existing organizational systems and processes.
    • What factors lead to the deployment of a risk management solution.


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