SOURCE: Bristlecone


April 09, 2009 06:00 ET

Bristlecone Announces a Seminar With Keynote by Former Chief Supply Chain Officer of Unilever

FELTHAM, UK--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) - Bristlecone, one of the industry's most trusted supply chain business advisors and solution providers, today announced that the company will host a seminar on "Emerging Best Practices in Integrated Sourcing and Procurement" at its UK offices, April 22, 2009, starting at 2:00 PM GMT. The seminar's keynote will be delivered by Mr. Ian Midgley, former Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever. Mr. Midgley will speak on 'Connecting Procurement To the Business Strategy and Leading in the Downturn: Emerging Best Practices in Integrated Sourcing and Procurement.'

Additional presenters in the seminar include:

--  Ms. Cathy Daw, SRM Solution Principal, SAP UK:  'Best Practices and
    Solutions for Streamlined Sourcing and Procurement'; and
--  Mr. David Stanforth, Client Partner, Bristlecone Europe: 'A Step by
    Step Approach to Managing Supplier Risk with Efficient Procurement

In addition to this timely, rich content, the event will also provide ample time for networking among professionals.

The seminar will be held at Bristlecone's UK offices near London, at 4 New Square, Bedfont Lakes Business Park, Feltham. The detailed agenda for the event can be seen at

"These are unprecedented economic times, which call for different supply chain strategies and tactics," said Sanjay Bonde, Managing Director, Bristlecone Europe. "This seminar will provide insights into sourcing and procurement strategy in this economic climate, discuss related best practices and review step-by-step recommendations for implementing new approaches. Many supply chain professionals from leading companies in Europe have already registered for the event."

About Bristlecone

Bristlecone ( is a leading consulting and systems integration firm focused on helping clients maximize the strategic value of their supply chains. Across over 100 engagements, ranging from supply chain strategy and network design to supply chain system implementations, Bristlecone clients have realized the promise of the Bristlecone Advantage: value through focus; first-hand, real world experience; focus on business results; rapid time to value; and full accountability through fixed fee/fixed time service delivery. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Bristlecone helps clients across North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific regions realize high business impact from improved supply chain planning, sourcing, execution, analytics and data management, and has been continually acknowledged by industry analysts as a leader in solutions for the extended supply chain. Bristlecone clients include globally recognized companies such as ABB, Applied Materials, BP, Exxon/Mobil, Freescale Semiconductor, Georgia Pacific, HP, LSI, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nike, Qatar Petroleum, Petronas, Ranbaxy, Silicon Labs, Sony, Unilever and Whirlpool. For more information, please visit

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