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"GREENing Your Supply Chain” Announced for APICS 2/10/09 Meeting

Detroit, MI, January 29, 2009 --( APICS, The Association for Operations Management, today announced GREENing Your Supply Chain as their topic for the February 10, 2009 meeting. The evening will be focused entirely around green efforts- from a vegetarian meal, to complimentary eco-friendly reusable tote bags, and other complimentary “green” gifts. Networking is held from 5:45 6:30 pm, dinner is from 6:30-7:30, and the speaker begins at 7:30 at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI. To register for the meeting, simply call 248-443-9630.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, manufacturing and transportation account for 61% of energy consumption in the United States. Supply chains therefore are a key driver of carbon emissions and are poised to play a critical role in achieving any United Nations or local reduction targets. Participants will get a framework to help them identify sources of carbon throughout their supply chains along with recommendations on how to manage this new and intriguing decision variable. Trade-offs between “classic” operational metrics, such as cost, inventory turnover, and carbon reduction, will be explored and analyzed. Following the presentation, participants will have a better understanding of sources of carbon in their supply chain, gain a better understanding of how to model carbon as a new operational decision variable, and get a clearer picture on how to proceed in “greening” a supply chain.

Their speaker, Mr. Ben-Hamida is an Associate Partner with IBM GBS Supply Chain Strategy Practice, a group of global supply chain experts helping Fortune 1000 companies with design and implementation of innovative supply chain strategies. Mr. Ben-Hamida has over 12 years of global management and manufacturing consulting experience. Primary focus has been the design and implementation of Supply Chain Management strategies, Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions, TOC-DBR, e-Business applications and ISO 9000 certification initiatives. This included global supply chain strategy design, global network optimization, inventory management, procurement and demand management, production planning and scheduling, shop floor execution, training and business processes reengineering. Experience spans several industries including consumer business, communications, automotive, high-tech, process manufacturing, machining/assembly, defense and scientific research. He is fluent in four languages which has enabled him to operate in various countries including the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, Denmark, Germany and Tunisia.

The Association for Operations Management, APICS builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior education and training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

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