SOURCE: Apexon, Inc.

September 21, 2006 09:00 ET

Apexon Hosts "Best Practices in Active Supply Management" Breakfast Series

Executive Sessions in Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit Provide Early Morning Forum for Practical Tips, Networking

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 21, 2006 -- Apexon, a leading provider of Active Supply Management solutions for manufacturing, is hosting a series of "best practice" breakfasts for manufacturing supply chain and operations executives, October 17-19, 2006, in Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit.

Speakers during the two-hour sessions will be sharing strategies for aligning supplier performance with organizational cost, quality, and on-time delivery priorities, and discuss ways to take a proactive approach to managing the supply base. Each breakfast will feature a keynote speaker with hands-on experience in regional manufacturing issues.

"Active Supply Management is an important topic for manufacturers as they work to reduce risks and start considering their supply base as a source of competitive advantage," said Kevin Brooks, vice president of marketing for Apexon. "Apexon is focused on helping manufacturers make that leap, so we are happy to sponsor these breakfasts and provide a great way for busy executives to quickly learn from their peers and still get in a full day at the office."

Confirmed speakers include:

--  Mark Lauterbach, chief purchasing officer of Stolle Machinery, an
    industry leading global supplier of machinery to produce beverage and food
    cans. Lauterbach's career has included supply chain management roles with
    companies such as AlliedSignal, Black & Decker, Brunswick Corp./Mercury
    Marine Division and NipponDenso Manufacturing.
--  Colin Walker, director of quality for GKN Rockford Inc., a producer of
    high-speed drive shafts focused on the construction and mining-equipment
    sector.  Walker recently led global purchasing systems and supplier
    development at Woodward Governor, and has over 25 years of experienced in
    advanced process technology and quality development.
--  Emily Liggett, president and CEO of Apexon. Liggett is an industry
    veteran, having served as CEO for manufacturing companies such as Capstone
    Turbines and Elo Touch Systems. She has also held senior management
    positions at Tyco, Raychem and Dupont Corporations.


--  Tuesday, October 17: Wyndham Milwaukee Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
--  Wednesday, October 18: Wyndham Northwest Chicago, Itasca, Illinois.
--  Thursday, October 19: Wyndham Garden Hotel, Novi, Michigan.
All sessions begin at 7:30 a.m. CDT and finish by 10 a.m.

How to Register

By phone: 408-324-2515
Seating is limited, so registering early is recommended.

About Apexon

Apexon, recently named one of "10 Companies to Watch in 2007" by Managing Automation Magazine, provides Active Supply Management solutions that go beyond supplier scorecards to bring manufacturers supply performance information, supply chain alignment, and the ability to act quickly and decisively at all levels of the organization. Apexon's on-demand software is secure, reliable, and rapidly scalable across companies of all sizes. Apexon is headquartered in San Jose, California. More information is available at

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Annie Gladue
    Jedemi Communications for Apexon, Inc.
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    Kevin Brooks
    Apexon, Inc.
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