Events and seminars

Seminar examines

security systems

The IMC will host an online workshop on U.S. and global security systems from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday.

The importance of cargo security for all modes of transport is growing, a news release said. The threats are real and the U.S. government and governments across the globe are expanding existing and establishing new security, procedures, protocol and programs for imports and exports.

Exporters and imports need to be aware of these programs and how they affect their supply chain and transactions. It also is important to understand how participation can benefit your global transactions and the consequences of noncompliance with mandatory programs.

C-TPAT and other voluntary programs can help insure not only secure supply chains but also can provide numerous benefits, the news release said.

Participants in the workshop will learn how to participate, your responsibilities, how to avoid penalties and how these programs can benefit your company.

This webinar is available to all companies in the Appalachia region. Registration is free and available at

Events introduces

software program

The IMC will host an online seminar on Agile Enterprise software from 2 to 3 p.m. July 18.

Competitive manufacturers don’t just satisfy customers: they exceed all expectations for cost, quality, delivery, reliability, and responsive innovation, according to a news release.

It’s not just the customers who demand your best. Suppliers, partners and employees also expect excellent experiences with participants’ businesses. Agile enterprise software gives participants in the workshop an opportunity to support all of their initiatives powerfully and effectively meet the goals of delighting every stakeholder, the news release said. Most manufacturers are looking to the cloud to achieve stronger global supply chain management, using analytics to improve customer relationships.

The seminar will share how agile enterprise software can benefit companies, including: Why the vision of Industry 4.0 is rooted in agility for great stakeholder experience, how to get to agility, ease and choice for customers and other stakeholders, ways agile ERP opens up budget and opportunities to leverage new Industry 4.0 technologies, how to identify a solution for your current and future needs as you grow and what agile levers a manufacturer can pull to delight customers and stakeholders today and in the future.

Registration for the seminar is free and available at