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Virtual Event -- Lessons Learned To Date - Insights Gained Working Through Pandemic

August 13, 2020
12:10 PM - 12:55 PM

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Virtual Event -- Lessons Learned To Date -
Insights Gained Working Through a Pandemic

Part of the "Have Lunch with APICS-Chicago" Webinar Series

When: Thursday, August 13, 12:10 pm – 12:55 pm
Where: Webinar - Online
Cost: Members - No Charge; However members must still register to receive log-in information
           Non-members: $7.50
 ⇒ Log-in information will be sent at 10:45A the day of the event
Lunch* for Members and Non-members will be included (Curious as to how this will work? See below for details)

   WEBINAR Schedule

   12:10                    --- Introduction
   12:10 – 12:45 PM --- Presentation
   12:45 – 12:50 PM –- Q&A
   12:50 – 12:55 PM –- Closing Remarks

Please Join Us for this Have Lunch with APICS-Chicago Webinar Panel Discussion: 
Lessons Learned To Date - Insights Gained Working Through a Pandemic

No matter where each of us lives, no matter our individual backgrounds, and no matter what we each do for a living - even if retired, we have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We have all had to make changes and adapt to the issues that the pandemic has presented. It is not too presumptuous to say that we all have a picture of what things were like pre-pandemic, and consider a return to normalcy as the ability to restore that picture, to rewind time and return to the world as it was. However, as with every other situation that we have been confronted with, terrorist attacks, war, economic downturn, and such we have had to work through the issues as presented and move forward. At this point, in navagating the challenges of finding face masks and hand sanitizer, not to mention toliet paper; in trying to stay safe in our homes; in making certain that we could perform our jobs and have our fellow workers stay safe; and in tackling numerous other concerns from home schooling to safely buying groceries, there has not been much time left to reflect on what these changes will mean in terms of moving forward through the remainder of the pandemic-- and after.

As a starting point for this consideration on moving forward, APICS-Chicago has brought together a panel of Chicago area Supply Chain thought leaders to detail and discuss what we know at this point in time - salient lessons learned during the covid crisis. In addition, the panel will be asked to forecast the impact of the lessons learned on the future of U.S. business in general, and on the specifics of Supply Chain.

Mazin Safar has been the Program Director of the Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) since 2010. Mr. Safar has overseen the growth of international partnerships with INTM and IIT, managing the increasing number of students completing graduate Special Projects with INTM faculty. Prior to becoming Director, Mr. Safar developed and taught INTM's courses on Industrial Logistics and Inventory Control and taught in other departments at IIT. Mr. Safar began his higher education career as Dean of Enrollment Management and Professor of Operations Research at East West University where Mr. Safar also taught courses in Production and Operations Management, Management Science, Economics, Corporate Finance, Stock Market and Investment, and Project Management. Mr. Safar earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Chicago, and his Master of Science (MS), Management Science and Operations Research degree from IIT. Mr. Safar is the faculty advisor for the APICS IIT Chapter and is a long-time member of APICS-Chicago.

As a Director at C.H. Robinson, Eric Saxton provides oversight and accountability for all commercial-facing activities that support sales and revenue growth, Specifically this includes accountability for strategic business planning, financial management, process implementation and improvement, talent management, and oversight of the commercial-facing functions that ensure that quality, growth, and efficiency goals are met. Mr. Saxton began his over twenty-five-year career at C.H. Robinson in Sales and Operations and has held a series of progressive positions before becoming a Director in 2012. In addition to being a Director at C.H. Robinson, Mr. Saxton is also the President of APICS-Chicago. Mr. Saxton holds an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification.

You may recognize Dr. Edward F. Stuart, Professor Emeritus, Economics, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), from the WTTW program, Chicago Tonight, where Dr. Stuart is often called on to provide expert background on economic issues. Dr. Stuart earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Oklahoma where his specialties were International Economics and Russian Studies. Dr. Stuart led his first trip to the Soviet Union in 1985 and has since led several student trips to Russia and Europe . Dr. Stuart has participated in educational conferences in Russia, was a Guest Professor at the Urals State Pedagogical University in Katerinburg, Russia, was a Guest Professor in China in 2016, and has been a Guest Professor at Salzburg College in Salzburg, Austria. Last year, Dr. Stuart completed his audio / video course, Capitalism vs. Socialism: Comparing Economic Systems, which has become available for download from The Great Courses.This year, in recognition of Dr. Stuart's commitment to his students, to the Chicago area Supply Chain community, and his twentth year of Economic Outlook presentations to APICS-Chicago members, Dr. Stuart was presented with APICS-Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Award.

*This is a Have Lunch with APICS-Chicago Webinar; and therefore, we will be attempting to have lunch together, even though the together part will be online. The following details what APICS-Chicago is able to provide in the way of a lunch, as well as how providing you with a lunch will work -
What's for lunch --
    • Lunch will be provided through Jimmy John's
    • You will be able to select one 8" Jimmy John's "Originals' or 'Favorites' as described in the APICS-Chicago Selection Menu (link provided below), you may also select the type of Bread, the Chips, and the Cookie you would like - You have to provide your own beverage.
    • To make this work, modifications to the sandwich (other than type of bread) will NOT be available.
How Lunch will work --
    •  Scroll to the bottom of the page - below the Documents section and Click-on the link labeled APICS-CHICAGO SELECTION MENU to download a .pdf
    •  Use the APICS-Chicago Selection Menu to guide your lunch selections
    •  Select the type of Sandwich, the type of Bread you want your sandwich on, the type of Chips, and the type of Cookie (doesn't everyone choose chocolate chip?). Sorry, you have to supply your own beverage.
    •  When you have completed the registration process, a page will display with a link to a Google form to capture your lunch selections
    •  Click-on the link to the form and fill-in your information and your selections
    •  Three things:
       1) Sorry, with the exception of the Bread selection, sandwiches come as described in the APICS-Chicago Selection Menu - we cannot make modifications
       2) Please order when you complete the registration process. APICS-Chicago will schedule all sandwiches to be delivered at Noon on Thursday, August 13th, but we are unable to work Jimmy John's order process fast enough to put them all in on Thursday, August 13 - so it is a big help to have your order as soon as possible to enable us to rationally schedule the ordering process on our end. - thanks
       3)Log-in information for the panel discussion will be sent at 10:45A the day of the event

Join us for this Have Lunch with APICS-Chicago Webinar, which will provide thought provoking useful information  - along with a sandwich.


$0.00 No Charge Member Ticket

$7.50 Have Lunch with APICS-Chicago Non-Member Ticket