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Here is what you missed: First ISM-OC Meeting of 2018 – Insights into the impact of Robotics and Advanced Technology on Supply Chain Management with Everette Phillips
January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Our first speaker of 2018 was Everette Phillips.
Everette shared ‘Insights into the impact of Robotics and Advanced Technology on Supply Chain Management’ – Robotics is a hot topic on the news today, and Everette has 30 years of experience in the field. He shared his insights as to how and why robotics are impacting our supply chain management through automation of our factories, our ports and our warehouses. In particular, we reviewed “why now”. It was an evening of insights, revelations and questions for someone with personal experience and knowledge of robotics.
Everette is a Board Member of ISM Orange County and president of Global Manufacturing Network (GMN), which he co-founded in 2003. GMN is made up a network of machine shops, metal fabrication facilities and other BOM suppliers. GMN makes custom build-to-print BOM items for its customers, holds inventory and provides vendor managed inventory services for its customers’ US assembly lines. Providing conforming precision components on a just-in-time basis. GMN is a certified supply chain on demand. Prior to cofounding GMN, Everette was part of the startup team for the business unit that would evolve into Seiko’s Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies business. Everette spent decades automating factories and businesses throughout North America and Europe. In 1997, Everette was recognized as a “Rising Star in Robotics” by Robotics World magazine. Everette holds a degree in Bioengineering from Cornell University where he serves on the advisory board for Entrepreneurship at Cornell and is active in the Cornell alumni community. Everette earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School and supports programs related to entrepreneurship, supply chain, operations and manufacturing there. You can find Everette attending ISM and APICS meetings on a regular basis to support the Supply Chain profession on Southern California.