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Retail and Military Experience Turned Supply Chain Career: Raul Soto’s CSCP Success Story

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  Raul Soto recently began studying supply chain in a formal setting, but he is no stranger to the supply chain field itself. For ten years, he worked in the grocery business and learned about inventory, vendor interaction, and consumer behavior. Then, his time in the U.S. Marine Corps taught him about logistics and how to prepare for logistical movements. Raul was recently featured on Chris Barnes’ Supply Chain

Ray-Bans and Logistics: Raul Maya’s CSCP Success Story

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    After earning his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad del Noroeste, Raul Maya began working in logistics. He’s stayed in the field throughout his career but has had the opportunity to work in different environments, such as in the warehouse for General Motors and currently in the retail industry as the Senior Director of Engineering (Automation & Innovation) for Luxottica. (You can think Raul for

From Professional Drummer to Supply Chain Director: Gene Pledger’s CSCP Success Story

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  Many experiences have led Gene Pledger to where he is now. After working as a professional musician for over a decade, he transferred into the graphic design space for almost 20 years. After his graphic design tenure, Gene decided he wanted to pursue a new career and began working in procurement. He now serves as the supply chain director for D&F Equipment Sales in Crossville, Alabama. Gene’s story

Instructor Spotlight: Enrique Vizoso, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Courses

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on Enrique Vizoso. Enrique teaches supply chain and manufacturing courses for CPE. When he’s not instructing, he operates his consulting business, Vizoso Business Solutions.     Marah: What professional supply chain and manufacturing experience do you bring to the classroom? Enrique: I earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech in chemical engineering, but I ended up taking a job as a process mechanical

Instructor Spotlight: Andy Borchers, CPIM Certification Review

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on Dr. Andy Borchers, DBA, CLTD, CPIM. He teaches the CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) course at UTC. Andy is also a professor of management and associate dean in Lipscomb University’s College of Business.     Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are teaching? Andy: I have 20 years of automotive industry experience and 24

Getting Deliveries Done: The Life of a Freight Broker

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As long as there is a need for the movement of goods, freight brokers will be in high demand. And, with the rise of E-Commerce, more shipments are being made than ever before. If you have great relational, communication, and organizational skills, you may find that you can not only perform, but excel, as a freight broker. Take a look at the ins-and-outs of freight brokerage and learn how

6 Rewarding Reasons to Become Supply Chain Certified

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Have you considered becoming a Certified Supply Chain Professional, but are still on the fence about beginning the process? There are several benefits to becoming certified (besides having a new, fancy CSCP designation beside your name). Take a look at six rewarding reasons why you should take the leap and begin preparing for the exam. (Disclaimer: Make sure you qualify to earn your designation by visiting the Exam Preparation,

Instructor Spotlight: Chris Barnes, Supply Chain Certification Courses

  Our Instructor Spotlight is on Chris Barnes, CPIM, CLTD, CSCP. Chris teaches three courses for CPE: the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification Review Course, the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification Review Course, and the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) Certification Review Course.  He currently serves as the Executive Director for APICS Atlanta and is also a partner and producer