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APICS brings educational and networking sessions for supply chain to Dubai

APICS, the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management, and APICS Supply Chain Council, APICS’s foundation arm, are hosting their first educational and networking conference in Dubai. APICS 2014 Dubai will provide supply chain and operations professionals and opportunity to learn, network, and develop their supply chain knowledge.

The two-day educational and networking event, which will take place at JW Marriott on 12-13 November 2014, will offer a fresh, global perspective on the many supply chain opportunities that exist in today’s complex world marketplace. It will also provide individuals and organizations with insights into how global companies known for supply chain innovation are achieving corporate competitiveness.

“Supply chains are challenged to be increasingly global, strategic and responsive. Our goal is to provide top-notch supply chain education,” said APICS Chief Executive Officer, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE.

“This is APICS’s first event in the Middle East and in the UAE and we are very excited to be able to support, educate, and engage the growing number of supply chain management professionals in the region.”

The event is targeted at supply chain management professionals looking to improve their skills, by providing them with global best practices and the means to implement them through hands-on workshops, case studies and panel discussions. Also, emerging issues and special interest topics covered in the educational program will help attendees implement solutions at work.

“The educational program at APICS 2014 Dubai features thought leaders and expert practitioners from the Middle East, North America and around the world,” Abe Eshkenazi continued. “The educational sessions address the field’s most critical challenges, including demand planning, forecasting, lean manufacturing, logistics, quality, and sales and operations planning (S&OP).”

As a vital extension to the educational programming of APICS 2014 Dubai, the Expo provides opportunities for attendees to learn about innovative products and technologies, discover new solutions to immediate and long-range business needs, uncover emerging trends, and develop valuable resources and partnerships. Cambridge Education is a proud sponsor of the conference.