(Quality Management Systems = Business Management Systems)   
Presented by:  Bob Lane, Founder & President, LaneOPX
NOTE:  This is a joint Chapter Meeting with APICS Anaheim and APICS Orange County

Success is not possible without Quality.  Brand acceptance is not possible without Quality.  Customer satisfaction is not possible without Quality.  Risk prevention is not possible without Quality.  Winning is not possible without Quality.  

The alternative to Quality is failure.  What do you want for your organization, success or failure?  Today’s presentation will convince you that Quality should be the hub of excellence for leading companies.  Quality Management Systems (QMS) have been demonstrated to have positive effects on business financial performance and customer service for many years.  Building a Quality organization can be a demanding task.  Discussion will include how to leverage Quality as a continuous improvement philosophy, as a leadership development system and how to prosper with your supply chain. We will explore how to plant seeds and implement the proper flow of activities: organizational principles, quality principles and employee fulfillment to assure consistent world-class results that satisfies your customer’s needs.  

Two recent case studies with remarkable business culture changes will be presented:
1. Creating a Lean Quality Culture
2. Establishing a Quality Compliance and Risk Management Culture

Expected Takeaways:
  • Your Quality Management System (QMS) should be your Business Management System (BMS)
  • Good Quality Systems lead to Lean savings
  • Successful Change Management always includes establishing a culture of Quality
  • Customer’s demand top quality, organizations must meet their customer’s requirements
  • You can do it, your organization can do it – there is no alternative!
  • Quality is your culture
Join APICS Anaheim and APICS Los Angeles Members at this engaging event!



Bob Lane is the Founder and President of LaneOPX a Professional Services, Training and Education Company. LaneOPX (www.laneopx.com) works closely with manufacturing firms across multiple industry sectors to improve operational efficiencies and implement sustainable results. Bob is recognized for turning around organizations and leading companies to success. He is an expert in lean operations and global supply chain management. He is a thought leader who leverages quality systems to be business management systems. Sony, Textron, Biotix, GP Strategies, Veridiam, Nexiant, RTI Electronics, ViaSat and General Atomics represent a sample of the companies that have benefitted from Bob’s body of knowledge.
Bob has led the turnaround of six distressed manufacturing companies, developed global and domestic lean logistics and supply chains for technology, aerospace, medical device and building materials companies. He has collaborated and worked with more than 400 suppliers and contract manufacturers across Asia, Israel, Europe, Mexico, and the United States. Bob enjoys public speaking and he consistently is asked to speak to APICS, ISM and ASQ members in Southern California. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Professional Certificate in Construction and Architectural Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. He completed advanced Japanese manufacturing education and Lean training with Sony in Japan and Shingo Lean Six Sigma training with Textron in the United States.


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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Early Registration Deadline: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Registrations are limited - Register early!
Buffet Only (light dinner)

6:00 p.m. Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:30-6:55 p.m. Business Meeting 7:00 p.m. Professional Presentation Starts 8:15 p.m. Raffle 8:30 p.m. Close of Meeting  


APICS Los Angeles Chapter Facility

370 Amapola, Suite 204

Torrance, CA 90501

(213) 444-3102

$35 - Pre-registered Non-members $25 - Pre-Registered Members $25 - Pre-Registered Affiliate Member (ISM/ASQ) $15 - Pre-Registered Full-time Student with ID $15 - Pre-Registered APICS Student Member $15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Student Member $15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Board Member $20 - Add to any Late Registration (registering after deadline noted)

Payment must be provided at time of registration. No-shows are billed. 

*Preregistered LAPICS Student Chapter members receive a full refund when attending event. Payment is refunded to PayPal account after event. You must belong to a LAPICS student chapter to qualify.