Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Honeywell Fire Safety 
12 Clintonville Road
Northford, CT 06472

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Pervez Khalid 
APICS New Haven Chapter #229 

Artificial Intelligence & The Supply Chain 


Please join APICS New Haven, ASQ New Haven Chapters for a joint PDM on "Artficial Intelligence & The Supply Chain" presented by Dr Dave Cadden and John Sawyer.

One of the latest buzz phrases in businesses is “Artificial Intelligence“.  Clearly AI is more than a transitory fad; it’s here to stay and will have profound effects on all dimensions of human life. AI Has found its way into many different business and scientific domains: medicine, customer service, engineering, physical and biological sciences and, of course, business.

This presentation will recount the beginnings and evolutionary development of AI. It will discuss the major approaches that to be found in AI. The presenters will provide a brief review of the mechanisms behind these approaches and how they are being applied to practical problems.

It will cover the different areas of supply change management where AI can and should be utilized. A particular emphasis will be on AI applications in warehousing.

Biographical summary Dr. Dave Cadden: 

Dr. Cadden was born in New York City. He received his B. S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now known as New York University’s Polytechnic Institute). He also earned a M.S. degree in Management from the same institution. He then attended Baruch College – CUNY - where he earned a M.B.A. and a doctorate. His first full-time teaching position was at Fairfield University. He began teaching at Quinnipiac in 1983. He was awarded emeritus status in 2014. Recently, he co-authored the textbook “Small Business Management in the 21st Century” with Dr. Sandra Lueder (his wife) for Flat World Publishers. Dr. Cadden has contributed to a number of media outlets, including NBC Evening News, Fox Radio, the local ABC and Fox television station, the New York Times, the New Haven Register and the E-Commerce times. He has been a consultant for Anthem – Blue Cross and McDonald-Douglas. He is a long time APICS member and has served on the APICS New Haven Chapter’s board of directors.

Biographical summary of John Sawyer, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD:

John Sawyer retired in 2010 after spending 22 years with Sikorsky Aircraft.  He has over 50 years’ experience in Manufactur­ing and Management Systems.  John has been an In­dependent Consultant, and has also held positions of Direc­tor of Management Systems and Manager of Manufacturing Sys­tems.  Mr. Sawyer has held technical positions in data processing, as well as supervisory positions in Production Control, Manufacturing, and Retailing.

 A member of APICS since the late 60's, John has taught Cer­tification courses at the local chapter level, as well as both Production and Inventory Control and Data Processing at the collegiate level.  John is a charter member of the New Haven Chapter of APICS and served as its fourth President. 

 John is a graduate of Boston Univer­sity, and has done gradu­ate work at both Syracuse and Cornell Universities. He is certified by APICS at the fellow level for CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD.  He is also an APICS qualified instructor.  He is a frequent speaker at colleges and profes­sional societies and has spoken several times at the APICS International Conference.

When: Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Where: Honeywell Fire Safety 12 Clintonville Road Northford, CT 06472


  • Registration networking starts: 5:00 PM
  • Dinner Pizza served upon arrival - Cost $15 / person
  • Announcements followed by Presentation: 6:15 PM