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Live from Las Vegas … APICS, Day 2

10/20/2010

Tom Reiter at APICS 2010 Another great day at APICS! I was told the attendance this year is double over last year’s number—a sign of an improving economy.

Tuesday, the buzz was all about how manufacturing is gearing up for a turn in the economy and how organizations are ready to invest in technology and equipment upgrades. And we’ve seen real evidence from executives and their commitment to these investments.

The green movement and ethics are always hot topics. I sat in on the corporate social responsibility panel and was very excited to see that organizations are becoming more environmentally conscious. The diverse panel of experts ranged from corporate executives to UN delegates, and they touched on principles for becoming more socially responsible, including the environment and anti-corruption.

And not to be missed was Bert Jacobs, co-founder and chief executive optimist of The Life is good Company, a $100 million apparel and accessories company. He shared insights into the success of his company and how word-of-mouth advertising and a positive reputation are the backbone in building and sustaining a successful company.

I look forward to next year’s conference and to seeing some of our new customers successfully running our solutions.

Are you in Las Vegas at the APICS conference? Share your experiences with us by leaving a comment to this post.

Posted by Johnny Bofilios, Director, Global Asset Sustainability, Infor

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