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May 13, 2020, VIRTUAL PDM Theme: “How Transportation & Logistics works with Manufacturing and Inventory on an International Basis“

May 13, 2020
5:30 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT

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Wednesday MAY 13, 2020

Please Note: We have changed this to a:

Virtual - Via Zoom Conferencing System

VIRTUAL PDM (Professional Development Meeting)

Theme:    How Transportation & Logistics works with Manufacturing and Inventory on an International Basis

Keynote Speaker:    Joe Barbieri,Senior Director Supply Chain, Five Below, Inc.

Please see below for time Changes and other instructions


From item and Vendor set-up, through Customs Entry and Receipt at the DCs, how the pieces fit together.

  • This interactive discussion will illustrate some of the steps taken to create new skus, set up new foreign business partners, considerations , and how the item flows through each piece of the process.


  • You’ll have a better understanding of the timing associated with the import order process, some of the intricacies associated with logistics, as well as learning about CTPAT(Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) and securing your Supply Chain.


About the Company:

“Five Below Inc. was recognized as Company of the Year by the Traffic Club of Philadelphia in 2019. They are one of the great Philadelphia success stories. Founded in 2002 with a single store in Wayne, Pennsylvania - Five Below has grown to over 900 stores grossing over 1 billion in revenue across the United States. Five Below Inc. is an American publicly held chain of specialty discount stores that sells products that cost up to $5, plus a small assortment of products from $6 to $10. They were named to the Philly Soaring 76 by the Philadelphia Business Journal - recognizing Five Below as one of the fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia area. Their corporate headquarters are located in Center City Philadelphia.”

Speakers Bio & Background:

Joe Barbieri,Senior Director Supply Chain, Five Below, Inc.

Joe Barbieri is the Senior Director, Supply Chain, for Five Below, Inc. overseeing the newly created CustomsTrade area, focusing on Compliance and CTPAT.  Since joining Five Below in 2003, Joe has helped Five Below grow from 5 to over 900stores, expand into four Regional Distribution Centers, roll out asuccessful International Consolidation and Import program, as well as Tier 1 CTPAT status.

 Joe has a B.B.A. in Marketing from Iona College and has over 25 years of Retail experience.  Prior to joining Five Below, Joe held various leadership roles at other national big box and specialty retailers in the areas of Planning, Distribution, and Replenishment.

 Joe has successfully completed coursework in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management courses at Rowan University / Burlington Community College (RCBC ) with a concentration in International Logistics .

Joe is part of a small group of logistics professionals who are part of a Logistics Advisory Board created to assist Rowan University / Burlington Community College (RCBC) as well as James Madison University’s College of Business, as they both consider Supply Chain Management curriculum.  He has also been a guest speaker at both RCBC and JMU.

Joe is a member of APICS and The Traffic Club of Philadelphia, as well as the British Motor Club of South Jersey. 

Please Note: for time Changes and other instructions

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday May 12, 2020 @12:00PM

New Event Times:

  • 5:30 Speaker Intro
  • 5:40 – 6:20 Speaker Presentation
  • 6:20 – 6:40   Q&A   
  • 6:40-6:50 Everyone Introduces themselves
  • 6:55 Closing Comments
  • 7:00 Adjourn   


Zoom Conference system information:

Please Note: Details for joining our meeting.

  1. In order to join via your computer or via the Zoom App, please download Zoom here.
  2. If you don't have an account, you may be prompted to sign up.
  3. Please arrive in advance of the start of the meeting so the Host can let you in. 
  4. Pre-registration is required by: May 12, 2020 @12:00PM
  5. A few days before the meeting we will send you a reminder with the LINK for ZOOM and also the day of the meeting. 
  6. We also invite you to submit questions in advance to our presenters. Please submit them to [email protected].

Thank you and we look forward to the meeting!

Please Note: This Meeting is changed to FREE



$0.00 PAN ASCM/APICS Chapters Members

$0.00 PAN ASCM/APICS Student & Young Professionals with APICS ID #

$0.00 ASCM/APICS Members from Other Chapters

$0.00 Non Members & Guests


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