The educational program at APICS 2016 Shanghai features advanced practitioners from a broad range of industries. Presenters from both Asia and the United States will discuss the extensive experience and research in applying the APICS body of knowledge, supply chain best practices and innovative strategies to advance their businesses. Check back soon as additional information is added regularly.
Abe Eshkenazi currently serves as the chief executive officer for APICS and APICS Supply Chain Council. Prior to joining APICS, Eshkenazi 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 role included project management, business process redesign, and individual and organizational alignment; including design and implementation of outsource strategies. Eshkenazi has been a frequent speaker on outsourcing, nonprofit mergers, and strategic alliances.
In addition to his CPA, Eshkenazi holds a master of business administration in management from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a master of business administration in finance from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Eshkenazi is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Supply Chain General Manager for Mainland China | Coca-Cola Greater China
Kathy Mu is the supply chain general manager for mainland China at Coca-Cola Greater China. She has worked in supply chain management for more than 20 years and has extensive knowledge of sales and operations planning, infrastructure planning, metrics standardization, and building capability. Prior to her time at Coca-Cola, Mu worked at Tianjin Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Tianijn SM Investment Group, PepsiCo Foods, and BIG China.
Founder | Mental Apparal
Maryanne Ross, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, is the owner of training company Mental Apparel and an author, speaker, and instructor, specializing in professional development and supply chain management.For 25 years, she has been an active ASCM Member and volunteer, serving on the board of directors as a district manager, and as a chapter president. She currently is president of the APICS Maine Chapter. Ross develops content and presents at numerous supply chain conferences internationally, including the APICS annual conference.