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PDM - Supply Chain Visibility in the Commerce Age

June 06, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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FairBridge Hotel & Conference Center Somerset-Bridgewater (was Holiday Inn)
195 Davidson Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873

Wednesday, June 6th    

Central Jersey APICS Presents:
Supply Chain Visibility in the E-Commerce Age 
St. Claire Gerald - Management Consultant

What do you think of when you hear the word Visibility?  According to the APICS Dictionary, "Visibility is the ability to view important information throughout a facility or no matter where in the facility or supply chain the information is located." Visibility is essential for using the information to replace inventory.  Today's enterprises have multi-tiered networks of suppliers, trading partners, and customers, all of them playing a pivotal role in how that business brings their products to market.

Companies now need inter-enterprise processes and visibility, and they need access to information that is not necessarily within their company.

During this presentation, St. Claire will discuss Supply Chain Visibility and the processes and tools manufacturers and retailers are using to more efficiently serve their customers. 

3 Things you will learn:

  •          How to service your customers with stronger efficiencies
  •          How to access information from your network of suppliers
  •          Visibility throughout the Supply Chain


3 Take-aways:

  •          Understanding E-Commerce today
  •          Learn various communication tools to serve customers
  •          Discuss efficient processes


Who should attend?

  • Supply Chain individuals seeking information on E-commerce visibility
  • Professionals & Students that would like to improve their communication processes
  • All IT personnel responsible for accessing Supply Chain information

St. Claire Gerald is the founder and principal of Harambee Logistics Solutions, a management consulting firm specializing in operations and supply chain management.  With over 20 years of experience working with fast-paced, rapidly expanding companies in the Specialty Retail, E-commerce and Consumer Products industries, St. Claire is a frequent speaker and instructor in a number of professional venues.

Prior, Mr. Gerald served as Director, Supply Chain Management for Foot Locker Inc., the world’s leading specialty retailer of athletic footwear and apparel with over $6B in sales.  In this capacity, he held a leadership role in developing strategies, processes, and systems for improving the flow of merchandise across all areas of the global and domestic supply chains.

Mr. Gerald graduated from the College of Wooster with a degree in Business and Economics. He is an adjunct professor at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University and is also recognized as a Certified Supply Chain Professional and Master Instructor with APICS – The Association for Operations Management. 


FairBridge Hotelformally Holiday Inn- 195 Davidson Ave. Somerset, NJ      

5:30 – 6:15    Career Corner with Gary Pezzuti: Crafting Resumes
5:30 – 6:15    Registration & Networking – Complimentary Wine & Beer
6:15 – 6:30    Presidents’ Welcome – APICS Chapter Business
6:30 – 7:15    Dinner & Discussion – Plated Dinner
7:15 – 8:15    Presentation & Discussion


Coming in June… “The Career Corner”

Prior to each Professional Development Meeting (PDM) Gary Pezzuti, with 46 years in the placement
field, will facilitate a 45-minute interactive mini-workshop from 5:00 til 5:45 PM on various career
enhancing topics. Sessions are open to the public, at no charge and PDM attendance is not
required. The June 6th topic will be “Resumes & Cover Letters.”


$40.00 Central Jersey Member Ticket

$40.00 Non-Member Ticket

$25.00 Students

$40.00 Member of another chapter


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