SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

April 27, 2010 11:00 ET

Aberdeen Selects Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) as Recipient of Annual Industry Excellence in Supply Chain Management Award

Award Winner Announced at Annual Supply Chain Management Summit, April 13-14 in San Francisco

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announced at its annual Supply Chain Management Summit, April 13-14 in San Francisco that Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is the 2010 recipient of Aberdeen's annual industry achievement award for excellence in supply chain management.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) was chosen from a prestigious list of companies nominated based on proprietary Aberdeen research covering supply chain process excellence, executive stewardship, business evolution, innovation in technology and performance excellence.

"The BD Global Supply Chain Team is very pleased to accept this award from Aberdeen on behalf of all of our very dedicated and effective Supply Chain Associates located in our Regions and Business Units around the world. We work very hard at BD to make sure that our Integrated Supply Chain provides a competitive advantage to BD in the markets that we serve," said Larry P. Smith, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, BD, "However, the job is never done and we will continue our strategy of driving continuous improvement in all our global supply chain initiatives and performance."

Summit award nominees included Belkin International; Black & Decker's Hardware and Home Improvement Group; Herbalife; Linksys -- a division of Cisco; Volvo Construction Equipment; and

Featuring Aberdeen's Nari Viswanathan, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Supply Chain Management and Bob Heaney, Sr. Research Analyst, Supply Chain Management, the Summit featured a comprehensive agenda and the latest research and case studies demonstrating the SCM strategies that are reducing costs across the enterprise and driving business growth.

Presenters included senior executives from leading organizations including: Burris Logistics; Cisco Systems; Citrix; Fresenius Medical Care North America; Glazers; Honeywell; Intel; Linksys -- a division of Cisco; Logistics Resources International; LSI Semiconductors; Motorola; M.S.Walker, Inc.; Supply Chain Network; The Brick; and Walmart.

Sponsors and Partners of the Supply Chain Management Summit included E2Open; Deutsche Bank; Dimensional Insight; Lean Logistics; GT Nexus; IBM; QlikView; Quintiq; SAP; SmartOps; Sterling Commerce; TMW Systems; SupplyChainBrain; Logistics Management; Supply Chain Management Review and SCM World.

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