SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

February 18, 2009 10:00 ET

Aberdeen Group Confirms 14 Leading Executives to Present at Annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit

Best-in-Class Speaker Lineup for April 2-3 San Francisco Event Spans Multiple Vertical Industries, From Technology to Consumer Products to Health Care

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces the confirmed speaker lineup for its annual Supply Chain Management Summit (http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/SCM.html) on April 2-3 in San Francisco, CA. In partnership with Enterprise Technology Management (ETM), Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, Material Handling Management (MHM), and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the theme of this year's Summit is Leveraging Supply Chain Processes for Market Leadership.

Confirmed presenters at the 2009 SCM Summit include:

--  Cisco Systems, Angel Mendez, SVP Customer Value Chain Management
--  Coca-Cola North America, Thomas Blackstock, Former VP Supply Chain
    Operations
--  Intel, Stuart Pann, VP Sales and Marketing, General Manager, Business
    Management Group
--  Supply Chain Council, Richard Sherman, Founder
--  Mutual Distributing Company, Jim Staton, VP Information Technology
--  World Renowned Supply Chain Expert, General William "Gus" Pagonis,
    Retired US Army General, Business Leadership Author, Lecturer
--  BD, Larry P. Smith, VP Global Supply Chain
--  USS-POSCO Industries, Michael Obermire, Global SCM Head
--  New York & Company, Sherwin Socaransky, VP Information Technology
--  Hästens Sängar, Dominic Luzi, CIO
--  The Schwan Food Company, Susan Grelling, VP of Strategic Sourcing and
    Material Solutions
--  Bayer Healthcare, Thomas Panzer, VP Global Supply Chain
--  Swarovski, Robert Grant, VP Supply Chain/Inventory Management
--  Disney, David Steele, Sr. Director, Supply Chain, Operations, &
    Technology
    
    
Aberdeen's SCM Summit will also recognize five Best-in-Class organizations as 2009 Aberdeen Achievement Award Recipients for Best-in-Class supply chain accomplishments in these 5 categories:

--  Process Excellence - awarded to enterprise that has demonstrated
    process ingenuity, agility, flexibility and scalability to address evolving
    business requirements.
--  Executive Stewardship - awarded to enterprise that has overcome
    tremendous obstacles and achieved new performance heights as a result of
    direct involvement and leadership from exceptional executive management.
--  Business Evolution - awarded to the enterprise that has demonstrated the
    ability to manage the flow of information across internal and external
    functional practices to achieve demonstrable business growth.
--  Innovation in Technology - awarded to the enterprise that has maximized
    leveraged technology solutions to solve pressing business issues to
    positively impact company performance.
--  Performance Excellence - awarded to the enterprise that has harnessed the
    performance impacts of value chain activities and mastered methodologies
    for financial, operational, and customer-centric performance excellence.
    

For additional information on the summit, visit http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/SCM.html.

Technology vendors can sponsor the SCM Summit and showcase their products and services to SCM decision makers. For summit sponsorship opportunities, visit: http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/Supply-Chain-Management-Summit/the-scm-summit-sponsorship.html.

For access to additional complimentary research from Aberdeen's SCM Research practice, please visit http://research.aberdeen.com/index.php/-supply-chain-management.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

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