April 08, 2014 11:00 ET

arvato Bertelsmann Premier Sponsor of CSCMP Innovation Breakfast

Sensitel, Yusen Logistics and Golden Gate University to Display During Networking

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) - The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) San Francisco Roundtable is pleased to announce that arvato Bertelsmann will be the premier sponsor of its 2nd Annual Innovation Breakfast April 24th in San Jose, CA. arvato is a global service provider of supply chain management, e-commerce, aftermarket and customer service solutions with 64,000 employees in 170 locations and 35 countries around the world.

"arvato has recently opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, from which we support our high tech customers in this area," said Patrick Manders, VP global solutions design.

The company is an innovator well aligned to the topical themes for the Innovation Breakfast.

Michael Konopka, arvato VP global Ecommerce stated, "arvato's capability to combine supply chain- with e-Commerce and digital solutions is a key differentiator in the market."

CSCMP San Francisco shifts this year to the Hotel St. Claire in San Jose to better accommodate the number of participants, and facilitate networking among sponsor displays: Sensitel, the award winning supply chain software innovator with solutions for meeting upcoming conflict free minerals compliance deadlines, local delivery tracking and big data analytics; Golden Gate University, which has prepared leaders in the field of supply chain management for nearly a century, will highlight recent enhancements of its supply chain management curriculum; Yusen Logistics (part of NYK Group) which has 69 offices throughout the world and will soon move regional headquarters to Pleasanton, CA; Full year sponsors Mainfreight San Francisco, ALOM and Prism Logistics will also participate with a surprise or two!

Register: to ensure a seat at breakfast for interactive discussion with Joel Sutherland, Managing Director of the University of San Diego's Supply Chain Management Institute, Wally Sanabria, Director of Procurement for Sandisk, Craig Cuffie, Vice President Operations for Jawbone and Mary Palafox, Executive Director of Levi-Strauss' Red Tab Foundation, to which a portion of event proceeds will be donated.

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