APICS Unveils Agenda for APICS 2015 Conference

Futurist Jim Carroll identified as second keynote speaker alongside Jack Welch, plus 60+ educational sessions, 8 learning paths, 10 facility tours and 2 inspiring keynotes await APICS 2015 attendees

CHICAGO--()--APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management, today revealed the full agenda for its annual flagship conference, APICS 2015 taking place Oct. 5 – 7, 2015 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This year’s conference will bring together more than 2,000 supply chain professionals from across the globe to discuss the latest thought leadership, best-practice strategies and real-world implementations inspired by the APICS body of knowledge.

Joining former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch, global futurist and trend spotter, author, and innovation expert, Jim Carroll has been selected as the second keynote speaker for the conference. An authority on rapid-business-model change in periods of uncertainty, Carroll is known for helping transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes.

“Supply chain and operations management professionals are challenged with achieving maximum productivity, meeting consumer demand, and remaining agile amid instability and unpredictability,” said APICS CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CAE, CPA. “Every year the APICS annual conference offers relevant education, best practices, and thought leadership to help attendees lead their organizations and reach such goals. We are thrilled to add Jim Carroll to our esteemed list of APICS 2015 speakers.”

The complete APICS 2015 agenda is now available here. Notable educational sessions and highlights from this year’s agenda include:

  • Fender Strikes the Right Chord with S&OP
    Join the Vice President of Fender’s Global Supply Chain Planning to learn about how the company completely overhauled its sales and operations planning process. This educational session will illustrate how Fender achieved truly high-performing S&OP and share key lessons learned.
  • Demystifying Distribution Operations
    Each day, eight million people count on MTA New York City Transit for safe and efficient travel. Learn from NYCT’s Vice President of Supply Logistics on how supply logistics professionals at NYCT use best practices in order to provide the services on which customers depend.
  • Running a Strong Supply Chain at Nike
    Nike’s Director of North America Supply Chain says there are three—and only three—key supply chain metrics: inventory, cost, and service. Learn how he has achieved these goals at athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories manufacturer Nike.
  • Reputational Risk in the Age of Social Media
    Smart supply chain risk management can help keep companies out of the social media crosshairs and diffuse or even positively influence a negative situation. President and CEO of ALOM will explore the differences between proactive and reactive risk management and help attendees determine which is the best for business.
  • PLCOR for Winning Product Launches
    Senior Director of Global Business Incubator at SAP AG will explore the Product Life Cycle Operations Reference (PLCOR) model, a framework in Supply Chain Operations Reference framework structure that evaluates product life cycle management processes.
  • Harness Your Raw Data for Enhanced Planning and Performance
    Join Intel’s Supply Chain Planning Architect to discover how analytics and big data can provide a true competitive advantage through more informed decision-making.

APICS 2015 is the premier event for supply chain and operations management professionals designed to provide relevant education sessions that span the full spectrum of supply chain management. For the complete conference agenda and schedule, as well as additional registration information, please visit http://www.apics.org/sites/conference/apics-2015.

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APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 43,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org.


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APICS revealed the full agenda for its annual flagship conference, APICS 2015 taking place Oct. 5 – 7, 2015 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.


INK Public Relations
Blair Poloskey, 512-382-8983