Michelle Perkins 
APICS Tampa Bay 
(727) 386-9660 


Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM 
Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM 

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DoubleTree Hotel Tampa Airport Westshore 
4500 W. Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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APICS Tampa Bay September 8, 2015 Professional Development Meering 

Topic: Cloud Computing ERP - Aspirin for Supply Chain Headaches!

APICS Tampa Bay, the leading association for supply chain and operations managementinvites local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to our Professional Development Meeting on September 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel Tampa Airport Westshore, 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607.  

This will be a joint meeting with the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG).

Our speaker is Sree Rajagopalan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Murano Corporation (, a next generation Enterprise Cloud Software Company headquartered in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina.He will share how his organization's clients are improving supply chain visibility, inventory turns and customer intimacy with better processes and innovative modern cloud technology.

Common supply chain challenges faced by businesses today include order processing, fulfillment, and invoicing errors when dealing with customers and suppliers. This leads to unhappy customers and lost sales, manual and duplicate processes, and poor employee morale eventually resulting in high turnover. Cloud Computing is the perfect medicine to get rid of these supply chain headaches.

Cloud Computing breaks down organizational silos and helps businesses collaborate better with their customers by establishing a common decision-making and information capturing framework. With Cloud Computing, businesses can shop, check product availability, compare competing offerings, request pricing either directly on their suppliers' order management systems or on their own internal purchasing systems and electronically integrate with suppliers' order management systems.

Improved supply chain visibility and inventory turns means better operational efficiency. Cloud Computing is here and moving to the cloud offers significant financial benefits.

Speaker: Sree Rajagopalan

Sree Rajagopalan is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Murano Corporation, a next generation Enterprise Cloud Software Company headquartered in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. Murano Corporation’s flagship offering, Supply Chain Manager includes major modules like General Ledger, Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Human Resources. 

Sree is a veteran of Enterprise Software industry having been involved in multiple ERP implementations at Fortune 500 companies. He is passionate about improving his clients’ implementation experience and processes having helped his clients improve their Supply Chain, Procurement, Inventory Management, Logistics, and Sales processes and implement best practices. 

As CEO, Sree drives the strategy, vision and sales at Murano Corporation. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


This dinner meeting includes your choice of water, iced tea and coffee, dinner rolls and a mixed green salad.  Entree choices are Beef or Chicken and Vegetable Medley.  Dessert is a choice of Cheese Cake or Chocolate Torte.

5:30-6:00 Check-In / Registration / Networking
6:00-6:10 Organizational Announcements
6:10-6:50 Dinner Service
6:50-7:00 Break / Networking
7:00-7:50 Professional Development Program
7:50-8:00 Door Prizes / Adjournment 


Seating is limited so please register and save the date! You can pay in advance during registration with a debit/credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or PayPal.  Payment at the door is accepted by credit/debit card, check and cash. Registration fees are:

$20 APICS Student / Academic Members
$25 Student / Academic Members
$30 APICS 
Professional / FENG Members
$35 Guests

Please join us for dinner, networking and professional development with Tampa Bay area's finest supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals!

By registering for this event you submit your contact information to APICS Tampa Bay who may use it to communicate with you regarding this and other events.  

APICS is the leading association for supply chain and operations management.