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posted May 2, 2014, 7:00 PM by Victor Granados

Aligning Logistics Resources to Supply Chain Requirements

Presented by Nick Testa, CFPIM, CSCP, CIRM, Jonah

The Supply chain is the thread of activities along which a product moves in making its way from sourcing of raw materials to the consumer.  Navigating that path invariably requires logistics.  Economic values of time and place are added by the logistics function.  What resources should be applied depends on where your firm is positioned in the supply chain and in geography.  The requirements for the two main elements of the logistics process, transportation and warehousing, must be related to the firm’s positions.  Since providing value to the customer is always the goal, ways to use the logistics resources to enhance customer value must be top priority.  An integral part of that process is optimizing transportation, warehousing, and their combination.  One should leave the talk with fresh ideas on how to improve the logistics support of the supply chain. 

About the speaker

Master Instructor for APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series
Master Instructor for APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Series
Master Instructor for APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Series

Nick is a founder and CEO of Acuity Consulting, Inc.  Clients hire Acuity when they wish to repair or improve the use of inventory, warehousing, logistics, supply chain, and operations systems that are performing below expectations.  Acuity applies a wide range of tools drawn from process improvement, TOC, Lean, Six Sigma, and project management.  They also provide training in all of the above areas.

As Vice President of Operations and other senior positions, Nick successfully implemented these practices in industry.  He has also consulted and led consulting teams enabling client companies to improve performance and profits while cutting costs and operating expenses. 

In 2006 Nick served as President and Chairman of APICS.  He has also chaired the APICS Annual International Conference and served in a wide variety of international, national, and local positions.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the APICS Orange County Chapter.  

He is a college and post graduate instructor in technical and management subjects, and speaks frequently at professional and management meetings, seminars, and training classes.  

Nick holds a BS in Physics from the University of Santa Clara, MBA from the University of Southern California, APICS’s CFPIM, CSCP, and CIRM, a CSUF Certificate in Production and Inventory Control, and a Jonah from the Goldratt Institute.

Meeting Details

Courtyard by Marriott
600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036-2403
(805) 278-5070 

6:00-6:30 Registration
6:30-7:30 Dinner/Networking
7:30-9:00 Meeting

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