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    APICS November 2018 PDM

    November 13, 2018
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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    Texas A&M University-San Antonio
    One University Way
    San Antonio, TX 78224
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    The Supply Chain Talent Shortage – The Weakest Link

    According to the newly released 2018  Materials Handling Industry Annual Industry Report, 64% of the manufacturing and supply chain professionals surveyed said hiring and retaining a skilled workforce is the biggest obstacle impacting their supply chains.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in logistics are estimated to grow while one global study estimates that demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by a ratio of six to one. This situation is worsening with the retirement of Baby Boomers. Some studies assert that 25 to 33 percent of the current supply chain workforce is at or beyond retirement age, and the backfill pipeline is inadequate to satisfy replenishment demand.

    Leading companies understand they must act to resolve this situation, or face the effects of having the wrong kind of talent to run their supply chains.

    Ronnie Brannon will present a review of this situation and what companies must do to overcome this challenge. Takeaways from this meeting are:

    • Current/future state of Supply Chain Management
    • Key factors affecting supply chain talent shortages
    • How do we turn this shortage aroun

    This meeting is a joint meeting with ISM (Institute of Supply Management), Supply Chain Students and faculty from Texas A&M University in San Antonio and APICS. We look forward to your attendance.


    About Our Speaker:

    Ronnie Brannon, Lead Logistics Instructor at Palo Alto College

    As a Director of Logistics for one of the Army Medical Department’s overseas activity in Gorgas Hospital in Panama, he supervised and established policy for the 90 employees assigned to the delivery of $25 million dollars of logistical support to the hospital, seven medical clinics, five dental clinics, Department of Defense Schools, and the U.S. Embassies in the Southern Command Region.. During Mr. Brannon’s 20 year military career he was responsible for medical logistics management from the unit level up the Single Intenerated Logistics Manager for a Major Medical Command. He also instructed Logistics and as well during this military tenure. Since retiring he has worked logistics in both the public and the private sector as Systems Director of Materials Management and senior instructor for the Army Medical Department. As the current Lead Logistics instructor for Palo Alto College he teaches and overseas the Associates of Applied Science in Logistics Management and seven certificates. He is also the co-chair of the International Education Committee on campus at Palo Alto, and has taken students to Study Abroad trip to Canada. Mr. Brannon is well versed in all areas of logistics and supply management.   He provides consulting assistance on any number of supply chain issues. Mr. Brannon has a Masters of Science in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters in Management from Webster University.



    Texas A&M University - San Antonio

    Central Academic Building

    Vista Room (on the 4th floor)


    $25.00 Member

    $30.00 Guest

    $10.00 Student