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 January 2019 PDM

posted Jan 24, 2019, 9:51 PM by Victor Granados   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 10:34 PM ]

Presented by Greg Hutchins PE CERM

“… , it is questionable whether fragile globalized supply chains can thrive at all in an environment where the world’s two largest economies are disinclined to play by the rules, even their own.”

Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2018


Greg Hutchins PE CERM addresses the critical business and risk issues raised in the Wall Street Journal article regarding China.  Greg’s central message is that current sourcing models will have to be based on risk-based, problem-solving and risk-based, decision making more often than traditional cost, delivery, service, and quality factors.

Greg discusses:
+ How geopolitics and geo-economics are emerging a global risk factors
+ Trade war and tariffs with China change supply chain risks
+ Why each company must re-evaluate the ‘make or buy’ decision in light of global risk factors
+ How traditional sourcing will migrate to a risk-based decision
+ How to architect, design, deploy and assure™ SCRM
+ Future of offshoring to China and onshoring to the US

 About our Speaker:

Greg is the founder of Certified Enterprise Risk Manager®. He was the first person to evangelize the Future of Quality: Risk®.

He is the founder of:

Greg is also the author of the following books that are available on many platforms such as Amazon, Kindle and Google
Greg can be reached at 800.Compete or

Meeting Details

Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
2400 E. Ventura Blvd
Camarillo CA 93010

Click here for a map of the location


6:00-7:00 Registration and Dinner
7:00-8:00 Presentation
8:00-8:30 Chapter report

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