Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer | APICS
Yu Liang Wang, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P
Global CIP Leader | Laird Technologies
A variety of APICS forums have explored how traditional supply chains can be used to deliver essential food, medicine, and supplies to people in need. At the APICS 2016 World Cafe, participants will stretch further to examine how, with professional and personal commitment, supply chains themselves can improve lives around the world.
With the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) conference theme "Business as a Force for Good," the June 2015 event marked the 15th anniversary of the initiative's launch. The UNGC, of which APICS is a signatory, works with businesses to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities, and markets. Participants will have the opportunity to apply and adapt that theme at the APICS 2015 World Cafe. In this unique, interactive environment, attendees together will delve into the global responsibilities of corporations, supply chain professionals, and consumers.
Gary Smith, CFPIM, CSCP
Vice President of Supply Logistics | New York City Transit
New York City Transit (NYCT) is composed of 6,300 subway cars, 5,700 buses, and a half-trillion-dollar infrastructure investment. This session will explain how supply logistics professionals at NYCT use best practices to provide the services on which 8 million people depend for safe and efficient travel every day. You will discover how NYCT professionals have established thriving distribution process built upon processes, storage and layout plans, management concepts, and technology applications that are continuously improved and support by an organizational culture centered on safety, talent management, and customer service.
Maryanne Ross, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Founder | Mental Apparel, LLC
The benefits of inventory accuracy are clear, yet it is an elusive goal for many organizations. The drive to reduce inventories is made infinitely more difficult when those same inventories are not managed properly. Although cycle counting is an excellent tool, it tends to be overused and yet never used to its proper advantage. Attend this presentation to discover five common cycle counting challenges and the key strategic considerations to bear in mind when designing an effective inventory accuracy program. Participants will leave this interactive session with proven solutions that can be immediately applied to the real world.