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October Professional Development Meeting

October 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Classics V Banquet
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd
Amherst, NY 14228

Joint Meeting with ISM- "Packaging- A Key Opportunity to Control Rising Freight Costs"

About the Topic:

In the past year, U.S. freight costs rose about 10% - which was triple the growth of our national
economy. As a result, companies such as Smuckers, Hormel, Kraft-Heinz 3M and Walmart have all
issued recent profit warnings due to rising freight expense. Transportation carriers have really
ramped up pricing pressure on shippers which have inefficient packaging. Unfortunately this action
has hit small and medium sized enterprises very hard because they lack negotiating volume.

However, there is cost reduction opportunity for all companies whether they self-manufacture or purchase
product. The top companies have successfully controlled rising freight costs by tackling packaging across the
enterprise in self-manufactured products, inbound purchased products and outbound customer shipments.

About the Speaker:

Speaker: Jack T. Ampuja, C.P.M.
President, Supply Chain Optimizers

Jack Ampuja is president of Supply Chain Optimizers, the North American leader in packaging optimization
with more than 500 completed projects over the past 30 years. He will review specific case
studies from their files and demonstrate the value of packaging optimization on an enterprise-wide

When Jack covered this topic at the national Parcel Forum, the presentation was ranked #2 out of
125 presentations. In the past three years Jack has been featured in more than 35 magazine articles
and spoken at more than 40 events.During his career, Jack has made presentations in 10 Canadian cities

About the Event:

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Location: Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm.....Registration, Cash Bar, Networking
6:00-8:15 pm......Dinner, Presentation & Announcements

Cost: $30 Members & Guests; $20.00 Full-Time Students, Members not in the Workforce or Retired

Entree Choices:
1) Stuffed Shrimp - large prawns stuffed with lump crab & topped with mornay sauce;
2) Stuffed Chicken- bonless breast with homemade stuffing & topped with gravy;
3) Smothered Sirloin Steak - with onions & peppers and provolonecheese;
4) Vegetable Lasagna - layers of assorted vegetables and cheeses drizzled with alfredo sauce

Register: Online at or call APICS at PPM OffiCenter (716) 648-0973

Notes: Reservations requested by 10/5 but may be accepted later pending space availability.

Cancellation Policy: Please call APICS at (716) 648-0972 by 2:00 p.m. of the day prior to the scheduled event to notify us
of any changes or cancellations. Cancellations after this time are subject to billing if a replacement cannot be found.



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