News: APICS Ventura County Presentation by Gerry Poe on April 12

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News:  APICS Ventura County professional development meeting will include a presentation by Gerry Poe, CEO of Santa Clarita Consultants. The meeting is on April 12, 2011 at 6 pm.  The location of the event is Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard, CA. 

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Here is an overview of what Gerry Poe will present at the upcoming APICS meeting: 


What comes to mind when thinking about simplifying and  optimizing  your enterprise?

  • Simplifying: Enabling business to operate as easy and relevant as possible.

  • Optimizing: Minimizing waste, controlling costs, ensuring growth, profit and future success.

  • Enterprise: Totality of people, systems and technologies within your organization.

What your enterprise needs is the single version of truth.
This is possible when your systems, people and technologies are integrated and implemented as one seamless interoperable system. Without integration, your systems and your enterprise authenticity is fleeting. Worse yet, your enterprise is at risk of failure. There are three primary elements:
  • Infrastructure
  • Integration
  • Implementation

The most important of these is your infrastructure.

Infrastructure is the glue containing hardware, software, architecture, communications, security, quality, operations, finance, manufacturing, distribution, power, and lighting. 

Everything in the enterprise is riding on the successful deployment and management of your infrastructure.

To simplify and optimize your enterprise we need to start at the core principle of systems. As systems thinkers, we see a system as interoperating sets of processes consisting of people and technologies to obtain an objective.

All roads to a successful enterprise are not paved. Sometimes you need an Enterprise 4X4 a.k.a. your ERP Tool Chest.

You are welcome to join the April 12th meeting with Gerald Poe.

Mark your calendar:
Tuesday April 12, 2011
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Click here for a map



6:00-6:30 Registration

6:30-7:30 Dinner/Networking

7:30-9:00 Meeting 

About the Venture Chapter of APICS Monthly Professional Development Meetings

On the second Tuesday 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 professional development meetings offer a great value at $20 (reduced prices for unemployed attendees) and occasionally low cost or free plant tours are arranged at local business.
Examples of recently presented professional development meeting  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 registered and attend. Meetings are open to all - bring your boss, your coworkers, anyone interested in the professional development meeting topics and the networking opportunities.
For a copy of the presentation: Simplifying and Optimizing Your Enterprise

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