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Inovar Hosted Local APICS Chapter Meeting

Apr 29, 2008

LOGAN, UTAH � April 28, 2008 � Inovar Inc., an inthinc Company and a leading contract electronics manufacturer (CEM) dedicated to providing flexible solutions to OEMs in the fastest growing segments of the electronic industry, announces that it coordinated the Salt Lake Chapter of APICS Professional Development Meeting and Dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on April 24, 2008 at Hilton Garden Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting was very well attended and provided worthwhile information about global outsourcing.

The meeting focused on the Shifting Landscape of Global Outsourcing. Today�s products are smaller, faster and lighter and operate on networks that are more cost-effective, offer higher levels of functionality and are far more integrated. But you already know this as you work in high-tech, where change � especially the change brought on by innovation � defines your professional life. But did you notice that the global landscape from which the majority of these high-tech products are sourced is currently rumbling at about a 7.0 on the Rictor Scale?

Charlie Barnhart provided an overview of the pricing, practices and future direction of an industry in flux. Author of The Global Pricing Methodology and the Outsourcing Navigator, Charlie is a private equity investor and provides thought and leadership to the global electronics industry. Charlie has more than 30 years experience in the electronics industry and has held executive positions at the F500 level in virtually every aspect of the business, including engineering, operations, sales & marketing, merger & acquisitions, and strategic corporate development.

APICS builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises.

Look to APICS to provide the education, training, and resources needed to boost productivity and profitability. Thousands of dedicated professionals and their employers rely on APICS membership to improve skills, master critical concepts, and acquire up-to-date information on trends and business challenges. With APICS, realize increased productivity, a competitive advantage, and lasting success. For access to the premier body of knowledge in operations management, join the APICS community today. For more information, visit For more information about the Salt Lake Chapter of APICS, contact Merri Rich 801.244.9273 or, or visit the chapter�s Web site at

About Inovar Inc.

As a premier EMS company, in mid-volume THA and SMT assembly, Inovar Inc. also provides a full range of electronics manufacturing services. The company�s areas of value-added service include materials procurement, printed circuit assembly, test and system build. This complete offering of services enables customers to receive the highest quality at reduced costs.

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