SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

February 21, 2008 10:00 ET

How Did Cisco, Motorola, Xerox and Others Successfully Transform their Supply Chain Operations?

Industry Thought Leaders to Discuss Supply Chain Transformation: Creating Strategic Alignment for Global Competitive Advantage

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks company (NYSE: HHS), and partners Manufacturing Business Technology and Supply & Demand Chain Magazine are gearing up to host the 2008 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit on April 2-3, 2008 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston, MA. The 2008 SCM Summit is the best practices and networking event for supply chain executives seeking to accelerate their strategies in supply chain management. This event is targeted to VPs of Supply Chain, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, and directors of logistics, manufacturing & purchasing.

Summit participants will hear from industry thought leaders who will discuss the 4 key drivers of supply chain transformation and share how their companies are implementing processes and technologies to address:

-- Supply chain responsiveness -- visibility and agility combine for
   responsive supply chain
-- Strategic alignment with business objectives and internal stakeholders
-- Integration/collaboration with trading partners
-- Gaining sustainability through green initiatives

Confirmed 2008 summit presenters include:

-- Rita Lane, SVP of Integrated Supply Chain, Motorola
-- Kevin Harrington, VP Global Business Ops/Global Supply Chain Mgt, Cisco
-- Ken Syme, VP-Global Purchasing, Xerox
-- Tony Quartararo, EVP, Supply Chain, Burt's Bees
-- Michael Saitow, CIO, MS Walker
-- Larry Smith, VP, Supply Chain, BD
-- Tom Dadmun, VP of Supply Chain, Adtran
-- David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT
-- Ben Cubbit, VP Transportation and Logistics, Rock-Tenn
-- Gregg Bostick, VP, Transportation, Pinnacle Food
-- Shelbie Berry, VP Procurement and Supply, Charter Communications
-- Ed Feitzinger, Senior VP of Operations, Golden Gate Logistics
-- Harold Goodman, VP- Retail Logistics, Dick's Sporting Goods
-- Robert Fort, CIO, Virgin Megastores
-- C Randell Adams, Manager - Telecommunications - SCM & Operations,
   Genie Industries

"Our research shows that supply chains are being driven to transform and evolve due to market realities such as globalization of supply, increasing competitive pressures, and dwindling product life cycles," said Bob Shecterle, VP/Group Director of Research for Supply Chain. "This Summit will provide a forum where supply chain executives across industries can share their transformation experiences and challenges as they learn what Best-in-Class companies can achieve."

During the proceedings Aberdeen will also recognize five Best-in-Class organizations as 2008 Aberdeen Achievement Award Recipients for Best-in-Class supply chain accomplishments in the following categories:

-- Process excellence
-- Executive stewardship
-- Business evolution
-- Innovation in technology
-- Performance excellence

For additional information on the summit or to register, please visit:

Call for presenters - to nominate an executive summit presenter, please visit:

Sponsorship - Technology Vendors and Solutions Providers that wish to participate, please visit: or contact Jason Hobart, Sales Director, Phone 617-854-5243 or

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