Meeting/Event Information


March 16, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek
10600 Little Brier Creek Ln
Raleigh, NC 27617
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In light of NC Governor Roy Cooper’s state of emergency declaration & recommendations, we are canceling the PDM scheduled for Monday March 16th.

This PDM will be presented as a webinar in the near future, so please watch for more details on how to join the webinar!



The APICS Triangle Chapter is pleased to host a professional development meeting on Monday, March 16th, 2020. Seating is limited, so register early to reserve your space. Early bird discount pricing available through Thursday, March 12th!

Presentation Topic: Challenges with Market Speed

This presentation will touch on the following themes:

  • Labor scarcity:   The types of  available SC “labor” necessary to operate in an automated and artificial intelligence (AI) world are in short supply in the established economies
  • Market Speed:   The internet has enabled what we call the “Amazon” effect, making product customization and competitor comparisons an open source.  This is enhancing interaction with customers and driving new business models.
  • Technology:      Game-changing technologies continue to enable intelligent automation that merges capabilities like knowledge, skills, and processes in a continual cycle of execution, exploration, and learning.


About the Speaker:  Steve Tracey

Professor of Practice, Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Penn State

Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research® and Penn State Executive Programs
E-mail: [email protected]

Steve Tracey is the current executive director for the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR®) and Penn State Executive Programs, and professor of practice for the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department within Smeal College of Business.

Tracey is responsible for the vision of the Center for Supply Chain Research, one of Smeal’s premier research centers, and an ambassador and spokesperson for supply chain activities at Penn State. Tracey also promotes meaningful and progressive supply chain research for industry-specific application and defines research strategy and programs in collaboration with the nationally top-ranked Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems faculty within Smeal and CSCR Corporate Sponsors.

As Executive Director of Penn State Executive Programs, Tracey leads an elite team of internationally recognized faculty, researchers, consultants, authors and thought leaders offering individuals and organizations deep expertise, relevant content, and effective learning models across multiple areas of focus with particular emphasis on leadership and strategy, supply chain, and general management.

In Tracey’s professor of practice role in the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department, he delivers curriculum reflecting his extensive background in operations and finance to Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate and graduate students. He also connects with broad industry and public sector audiences leading programs in Penn State Executive Programs and representing CSCR as a participant and speaker at industry events and conferences.

Tracey has a diverse global background directing operations with full P&L responsibilities in more than 14 countries and is considered a commodity market expert in the Textile industry. Prior to joining Penn State Smeal, Tracey was the senior vice-president of Global Supply Chain at Standard Textile Company, the world’s largest marketer and manufacturer of institutional textiles.


Registration: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 - 6:45 pm
Presentation: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

For Student Discount Codes, contact your university's APICS chapter leadership or send an inquiry to [email protected] Note: There is a $10 discount for Students.


$50.00 Non-Member Registration
$40.00 Earlybird rate before March 12

$500.00 Sponsor Registration

$40.00 Member Registration
$30.00 Earlybird rate before March 12