Professional Development Meetings

On the second Tuesday or Wednesday of the month, the Ventura chapter gathers to hear the current status of  chapter business, as well as APICS-related topics and trends in national and international business from the experienced professionals invited as guest speakers. In these monthly meetings, attendees also have the opportunity to network with other professionals from multiple industries.

The PDM offers a great value at $25 ($22 if you register on-line, plus reduced prices for unemployed attendees) and occasionally low cost or free plant tours are arranged at local business.

Examples of recently presented PDM topics  include:
  • Lean & Green Manufacturing - Kirk Prather
  • How to Improve Almost Any Process – George Miller
  • Tour through the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf packaging plant in Camarillo
  • Getting users ready to implement a new system - Brian Bastow

You don't need to be a member of APICS to attend. Meetings are open to all - bring your boss, your coworkers, anyone interested in the PDM topics and the networking opportunities.

Join us for our May 21st PDM

posted Apr 4, 2019, 11:20 AM by Victor Granados   [ updated Apr 4, 2019, 11:20 AM ]

The Resilient Supply Chain
Presented by Lisa Anderson

Amazon has turned the business landscape on its head.  Netflix has transformed the entertainment industry. Uber has revolutionized the transportation industry. Aerospace firms are feeling the squeeze. Are you ready for what’s next?
According to LMA Consulting Group’s research study, The Amazon Effect: How Higher Customer Service Standards Impact Your Business and What You Can Do to Thrive, customers are no longer satisfied with quality products delivered on-time; instead, they want rapid delivery, “go the extra mile” partnership type service and collaborative R&D/ design.  Creating a resilient end-to-end supply chain is no longer a differentiator; it has become a “must” for navigating disruption and achieving peak performance.

This presentation will feature an interactive discussion on strategies and methods for creating a resilient supply chain.  In addition, instead of reacting to disruption, we’ll explore ideas to turn that on its head –why not become the disruptor?  

About the Speaker

Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth.  Known for creating bold customer promises and profits, she is experienced in working with closely-held, private-equity backed and large, complex organizations in industries ranging from aerospace and defense, building and industrial products, food and beverage to healthcare products. 

Lisa has been named in the Top 46 most influential in Supply Chain by SAP, a Top 40 B2B Tech Influencer by Arketi Group and a Top 50 ERP Influencer by Washington-Frank. She recently published, I’ve Been Thinking, an inspiring collection of 101 strategies for creating bold customer promises and profits.  She is a regular content contributor on topics including providing a superior customer experience with S&OP, advancing innovation, and navigating growth and change and is regularly interviewed and quoted by publications such as Industry Week, tED magazine and the Wall Street Journal.  She holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Cal State Fullerton.

Linked In:
Twitter Handle: @LisaAndersonLMA

Meeting Details


Courtyard by Marriott
6:00-6:30 Registration
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-9:00 Meeting

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