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 ( 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
--  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, &
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

Technology vendors can sponsor the SCM Summit and showcase their products and services to SCM decision makers. For summit sponsorship opportunities, visit:

For access to additional complimentary research from Aberdeen's SCM Research practice, please visit

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