August 03, 2010 12:00 ET

F4SS Announces September Value Creation Through Collaboration Conference in Boston

Three-Day Educational Program Focusing on Delivering Value Through Innovation, Collaboration and Trust in the Upstream CPG Supply Chain

OAKLAND, NJ--(Marketwire - August 3, 2010) -  The F4SS (Foundation for Strategic Sourcing), a non-profit organization serving the upstream Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) supply chain, has announced its next member conference to be held September 20-22, 2010 in Boston, MA at the Langham Hotel.

The F4SS Value Creation Conference will focus on sharing best practices to develop better business relationships. Industry leaders will discuss how to create value between customers and manufacturing suppliers through better collaboration, innovation and trust factors. This event will provide attendees with effective strategies and techniques to foster, implement and benchmark best practices within their organizations and throughout the supply chain.

The Conference will open on Monday, September 20 with an address from the Conference Keynote Speaker, Alan Day, Executive Director of State of Flux. State of Flux is a leading procurement and supply chain consultancy and strategic business partner to multi-national companies and major public-sector organizations. Mr. Day will present the results from their annual global SRM survey, which includes participation from members of F4SS, and assess best practices and capabilities across multiple industries globally. Attendees will gain actionable insights to help launch and develop value creating initiatives within their organizations.

Also presenting at the conference will be Gilles Leyrat, VP, Transformation Programs, Personal Systems Group for Hewlett-Packard. Other conference highlights include a presentation from Mark Kemp, Vice President, Business Development for Flextronics, as well as presentations from principals of such organizations as Vantage Partners, Argo, Inc., Neways Enterprises, just to name a few. 

"We're excited to offer the Value Creation through Collaboration Conference to our members and any organization seeking to develop better business relationships in the Upstream CPG Supply Chain. This conference is a must-attend as it will give attendees the insight and tools they need to develop or enhance best practices, thereby creating value. This information provided will be timely considering all corporations are seeking value in all aspects of business in this challenged economy," stated Lisa Shambro, Executive Director of F4SS.

For more information and to register for the F4SS Value Creative Conference from September 20-22, 2010, please visit the organization's website at or call 201-677-1254.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Lisa Shambro
    F4SS Executive Director
    Phone: 201 677 1254
    Email Contact