Sept 2016 Professional Development Meeting:  

The Fresh Connection - Understanding Your Bottom Line Impact through Supply Chain Simulation

Joyce Lewis, CPIM, CSCP, C.P.M., The Fresh Connection Certified Instructor
President, APICS Los Angeles Chapter
VP Business Development, The S&OP Institute 

A high-performing supply chain requires engagement, commitment and collaboration among all departments. All too often, however, poor communication, lack of trust, and simple misunderstandings of basic supply chain decision interdependencies can keep a company from reaching its customer service goals and economic potential.

In this interactive "voting session" using The Fresh Connection, a supply chain simulation software program, participants will try to save a virtual process manufacturer from financial ruin. The company is a fruit juice producer in a negative ROI position as a result of its history of poor strategy, alignment, and execution.

As the new management team, attendees will make supply chain decisions to return the company to profitability and experience the significant business benefits of alignment, cross-functional management and effective teamwork. 

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of supply chain interdependencies and how simple, real-world supply chain decisions can maximize bottom line impact. Join us for this audience participation interactive simulation to gain a clearer insight to the dynamics of a total value chain. 

Joyce Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of the high technology industry, and more than 15 years of experience in the art and science of education. Her leadership experience spans the global business value chain from strategy development, new product introduction, marketing, and operations, and all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Much of her career experience includes leading program implementations for mega-growth manufacturers in high-tech industries, specifically focused in both process development and employee education programs. Through this, she has developed approaches to apply formal and rigorous methods such as Project Management, Six Sigma, and Lean. 

Joyce currently privately consults with various Fortune 50-250 corporations in all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management, specifically in the areas of ERP system implementations, business process improvements, and all demand/supply-related activities. She is the V.P. of Business Development for The S&OP Institute, and a certified Fresh Connection Instructor, and was recently the Director of Clinical Operations for SCNM, a naturopathic teaching clinic in Tempe, AZ.   

Joyce is an active member on the APICS Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors serving as 2013-2017 President.  She holds a Bachelor's of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Purchasing and Logistics from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix.  Joyce is an Adjunct Professor for CSU Dominguez Hills, an APICS Master CPIM, CSCP and Instructor Training Instructor participating in the APICS Instructor Development Program, and has been recognized seven times as “Instructor of the Year” by several APICS chapters in the past 9 years.

S&OP Simulation Experience

Want to learn more about S&OP Simulation using The Fresh Connection?  Join us for the S&OP Simulation with The Fresh Connections workshop scheduled for December 1-2, 2016 in Torrance, CA.   Find out more.


From online challenges to virtual presentations to international recognition... all is possible with APICS Student Case Competitions.  Using The Fresh Connection, APICS Student Case Competitions help students to utilize skills and concepts learned in school and network with operations management professionals.  APICS Los Angeles Chapter is proud to sponsor student teams to attend District Student Case Competition events.   Find out more.
Attendance is limited to 60 people. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Early Registration Deadline: 
Friday, September 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Buffet Only

5:30-6:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:00-6:30 p.m. Business Meeting & Dinner
6:45-8:20 p.m. Professional Presentation 
8:30 p.m. Close of Meeting 

APICS Los Angeles Chapter Facility

370 Amapola Avenue, Suite 204
Torrance, CA 90501



$40 - Pre-Registered Non-members $25 - Pre-Registered Members $25 - Pre-Registered Affiliate Member (ISM/ASQ)
$25 - Pre-Registered Full-time Student with ID
$15 - Pre-Registered APICS Student Member
$15 - *Pre-Registered LAPICS Student Chapter Member
$15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Board Member
$15 - *Pre-Registered Upgrade Course Attendees
$25 - Late & Walk-in Registration Adder Fee

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