West Linn, OR, August 26, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Jada Management Systems LLC will be exhibiting at the premier inventory and supply chain management event of the year—the 2005 APICS International Conference and Exposition, October 16-18, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The three-day event is hosted by APICS The Association for Operations Management of Alexandria, Virginia.
The conference and exposition will deliver world-class general session speakers; more than 100 educational sessions; and an exposition featuring the leading solutions providers of supply chain management, manufacturing execution systems, MRP/ERP, logistics, materials management, B2B integration, and CRM software.
This year's general session, featured, and educational session speakers include John Engler, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers; Mike Ditka, Former Head Coach of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints; Ken Schmidt, Former Director of Communications at Harley-Davidson Motor Company; Norman Bodek, President of PCS Inc. and author of Kaikaku: The Power and Magic of Lean; Gary Maxwell, Senior Vice President, Merchandise Replenishment for U.S. Wal-Mart Stores Division; Karen Fedele, Category Manager at The Gillette Company; Richard Sharpe, President & CEO of Competitive Logistics LLC; Randall Lovorn, Director Supply Chain for PepsiCo; Amy Ruppert, Personal Business and Life Coach; Nathan Boyd, President of Forecasting Partners Company; Christopher Sawchuk, Director for The Hackett Group; Kate Vitasek, Managing Partner at Supply Chain Visions; and John Hill, Principle at ESYNC.
"Speakers, through their experiences, will provide operations management professionals with the tools they need to maximize their skills development and career advancement opportunities," said Ann Haberkorn, CFPIM, CIRM, Jonah, chair of the 2005 APICS Conference Committee.
APICS The Association for Operations Management 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. To learn more about the APICS community and the 2005 APICS International Conference and Exposition, visit www.apics.org/education/conference/.
Founded in 2001, Jada Management Systems LLC (JMS) is quickly becoming a worldwide leader in supply chain management software for companies large and small. The company offers products and services designed to facilitate the supply chain planning and forecasting process through powerful, user-friendly, and economically priced software.