Open Source xTuple Presents at Supply Chain's Premier Event

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Supply chain and operations management professionals get first look at integrated xTuple ERP and eCommerce

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while."

xTuple open source business management software introduces xTupleCommerce — for improved marketing and operational efficiencies in supply chain organizations — at APICS 2015. Renowned as one of the world's principal gatherings of supply chain and operations management professionals, APICS 2015 brings together the hottest products and the coolest supply chain professionals in an interactive environment.

Mission-driven to help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful, and easy-to-use, open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow their business profitably, xTuple now delivers direct self-service, 24/7 access, from anywhere in the world to an organization's business partners and customers.

Supply chain and operations management professionals are expected to achieve maximum productivity, meet consumer demand, and remain agile amid instability and unpredictability. The APICS conference offers relevant education, best practices and thought leadership to help attendees lead their organizations and reach these goals, a natural fit for the introduction of xTupleCommerce, affordable real-time eCommerce solutions for business.

Keynotes include Jack Welch whose name is synonymous with business leadership, from the start of his career at General Electric (GE) to today as the executive chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a unique online MBA and certificate curriculum.

Welch is quoted as saying: "Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while." — A clear indication that he knows the value of ERP paying big dividends in change management within a successful organization.

Joining Welch as an additional keynote is his wife Suzy Welch, a best-selling author, television commentator, business journalist, and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review.

Jim Carroll, a global futurist/trend spotter, author, media commentator, consultant, and innovation expert, rounds out the keynote program. Carroll is an authority on rapid-business-model change in periods of uncertainty, and he helps transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes.

APICS 2015 is expected to attract more than 2,000 supply chain professionals from over 40 countries. Attendees have a world-class educational program to look forward to, as well as opportunities to foster relationships, explore trends, debate challenges, strengthen processes, and heighten efficiency. APICS 2015 is the supply chain and operations management industry's go-to source for dynamic thought leadership, best-practice strategies, and big ideas inspired from the APICS body of knowledge.

APICS 2015 learning paths include: Collaboration and S&OP, Distribution and Logistics Insights, Operations Management, Risk and Resiliency, SCOR for Business Performance, Supply Chain Analytics, Supply Chain Leadership, and Supply Chain Strategy.

Facility tours — to see the supply chain in action — are another part of the conference. This year's tours include a special behind-the-scenes experience through the conference's location, The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Attendees can see warehouse operations and logistical coordination between vendors, warehouse, inventory control, and end-user operating departments.

Conference attendees can also walk in a Zapponian's shoes through the new Zappos Campus in downtown Las Vegas or visit Office Depot’s depot for the chance to see how a $16 billion retailer manages inventory control, receiving, voice pick, and shipping operations at its West Coast Distribution Facility.

xTuple is a proud sponsor of APICS2015, the premier conference for supply chain and operations management professionals. Learn more at xTuple Solutions for Manufacturers and xTuple Solutions for Distributors.

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APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 43,000 members and more than 300 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

About xTuple, the world’s #1 open source ERP
Award-winning xTuple, makers of the world’s leading suite of open source accounting, Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), is supply chain management software for growing businesses to control their operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, financials and operations — including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution — the powerful tools to Grow Your World®.

As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. xTuple gives customers the ability to tailor solutions with multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile as well as flexible licensing and pricing options. Join the innovation conversation with the open source community at

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