The educational program at APICS 2014 Shanghai features advanced practitioners from a broad range of industries. Successful presenters from around the world will discuss extensive experience and research in applying the APICS body of knowledge, supply chain best practices and innovative strategies to advance businesses.
General Manager, China | Manhattan Associates
Shelton Chan is an international operations and management consultant, specializing in global logistics, distribution, and supply chain management. As Manhattan Associates’ general manager for China, he provides supply chain solutions to customers in the retail, pharmaceutical, and apparel sectors. Prior to this, Chan led the supply chain management practice for Resources Global Professionals and was a finance and operation project manager at L’Oreal. He also currently serves as the chapter director of greater China for the Supply Chain Council.
Bob Collins, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Director of Professional Development | APICS As the director of professional development at APICS, Bob Collins is responsible for courseware development. In this position, he also oversees the APICS Instructor Development Program. Prior to joining the APICS staff, Collins worked as both a practitioner and consultant in the supply chain and operations management field. He is a longtime APICS member and volunteer and served as APICS president in 2003.
Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer | APICS Abe Eshkenazi is the chief executive officer for APICS. Prior to joining APICS, he was the managing director for the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services. Eshkenazi has provided business, operational, and compliance consulting services to professional service organizations, associations, and tax-exempt and government organizations. His leadership experience includes project management; business process redesign; and organizational alignment, including design and implementation of outsource strategies.
Executive Director—Global Logistics APLA | Lenovo At Lenovo, Alex Fu manages global strategic initiatives by overseeing all finished goods export operations from China to global destinations. In addition, he directs manufacturing parts shipments from the China and Asia Pacific regions to Lenovo’s factories worldwide.
Executive Director | APICS Foundation In her role as the APICS Foundation executive director, Rice oversees the operations and success of the foundation, the premier forum for supply chain and operations management research, educational programs, courseware, events and workforce development. The foundation publishes results from practitioner-friendly applied research. Rice has been responsible for guiding the planning, development, and management of APICS education courseware, professional development programs, research, industry content, publications and marketing for the past five years. She brings 20 years of association management experience to APICS.
Shari Ruelas, CPIM, CSCP Value Chain Optimization Coordinator | Chevron Shari Ruelas is the value chain optimization coordinator for Chevron Products. Her team is responsible for price forecasting, demand planning, sales and operations planning, supply network optimization, and channel strategy for refined products in the eastern United States. Prior to her role at Chevron, Ruelas worked for Dow Chemical, Shell Chemical and Momentive in a variety of capacities. She has served as president of the APICS New Orleans Chapter and is currently on the APICS Foundation Board of Directors.
Roberta (Robin) S. Russell, PhD, CFPIM, CSCP Professor of Business Information Technology | Virginia Tech University Roberta Russell is the author of two operations management texts and is widely published in the areas of operations and supply chain management; service operations; humanitarian supply chains; and security, risk and resilience. She has served as president of the APICS Foundation.
Jack White Supply Chain Leader, Asia Pacific | DuPont Jack White is in charge of supply chain strategy, improvement, and execution for DuPont Performance Polymers Asia operations. He has led global implementation of demand-driven fulfillment for a major DuPont business unit and is currently leading strategy development and capability deployment in Asia, with a focus on China.