SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

March 02, 2011 10:00 ET

Aberdeen Group Announces Keynote Speaker, Speaker Roster, Award Nominations for SCM Summit

Award Winner Will Be Selected at Aberdeen's Annual Supply Chain Management Summit, March 29-30

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the keynote speaker and speaker roster for its fifth annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit -- From Strategy to Execution: Priorities of the Chief Supply Chain Officer. The event is taking place March 29-30 at the Swissotel, Chicago.

The keynote speaker for the SCM Summit will be Dennis Omanoff, SVP, Worldwide Supply Chain, Procurement, Travel & Corporate Real Estate, for McAfee, Inc., the world's largest dedicated security technology company.

The SCM Summit speaker roster will also feature senior executives from: Adtran, Inc., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Allied Beverage Group LLC, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Becton Dickinson and Company, CH Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., The Clorox Company, Emerson Process Management, Griffith Laboratories Worldwide, Herman Miller, Inc., Jarden Home Brands, McKesson Corporation, Monster Cable Products, Inc., Motorola Mobile Devices, M.S. Walker, Inc., Nash Finch Company, Nordson Corporation, OfficeMax Incorporated, Qualcomm Incorporated, Research In Motion (RIM), Ryder System, Inc., SC Johnson & Son, Inc., Stratus Technologies, Inc., Supply Chain Council, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Walmart Stores, Inc.

Additionally, Aberdeen announced the nominations for their annual industry achievement award for excellence in Supply Chain Management. The nominees were selected from more than 15 industry case studies examined in 2010 by Aberdeen's SCM research practice, led by Nari Viswanathan, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Supply Chain Management. The winner will be chosen based on an overall evaluation of the following nomination criteria: process excellence, executive stewardship, business evolution, and innovation in technology and performance excellence. The 2011 nominees are:

  • Sonoco (NYSE: SON), global supplier of industrial and consumer packaging, provider of packaging solutions,
  • Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), formed by merger of Stanley Works and Black & Decker, manufacturer of tools, hardware and provider of security products,
  • Nash Finch Company (NASDAQ: NAFC), second largest publicly traded wholesale food distributor in the United States,
  • Amscan, Inc., privately-held designer, manufacturer, distributor of decorated party goods and party accessories.

SCM Summit sponsors include Dimensional Insight, e2Open, LEANLOGISTICS, D&B Supply Management Solutions, QlickView, Oracle, SupplyOn, Infor, GT Nexus, SupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

To learn more about the Aberdeen Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit, view this video presentation by Nari Viswanathan.

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About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.

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