SOURCE: Informance International

May 20, 2008 10:36 ET

Industry Visionaries Come Together for Manufacturing Operations Excellence Summit

Thought Leaders to Share Vision for Driving Shareholder Value Through Operations

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Informance International, together with Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc., Allied Reliability, Lean Value Solutions International and Pharmatech Associates, is hosting a Manufacturing Operations Excellence Summit on June 10-11, at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook. The summit is an executive event for leadership across a variety of manufacturing industries that focus on improving manufacturing operations through initiatives such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Total Productive Maintenance.

Keynote speakers include Carol Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM, Jonah, PMP, and Conrad Winkler, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton. Ms. Ptak is an Executive in Residence at Pacific Lutheran University, a former president of APICS and a leading authority in the use of ERP and supply chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance. Mr. Winkler is an expert in manufacturing strategy, manufacturing transformation, and supply chain management, and is co-author of "Make or Break," a book on the future of manufacturing.

"By bringing together industry visionaries and a powerful lineup of speakers, we will facilitate a dynamic exchange of ideas, best practices and proven practical theories that delegates can leverage in their own companies," comments Sudy Bharadwaj, CMO of Informance. "Attendees will return to their organizations armed with fresh ideas and new approaches to achieve their operational excellence objectives."

During the summit, delegates will participate in interactive presentations by senior operations leadership from companies including AkzoNobel, Cargill, Inc., Flowserve, GlaxoSmithKline, JohnsonDiversey and others. The summit is a unique opportunity for manufacturing executives to leverage the best practices of peers across the boundaries of their own manufacturing industry.

To learn more about the Manufacturing Operations Excellence Summit, or to register for the event visit or call (847) 498-1844.

About Informance International

Informance delivers Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) solutions to help clients accelerate operational performance initiatives, drive operating strategies and capture actionable insight; measured by speed-to-value. Clients quickly unlock hidden capacity, increase productivity without additional capital investment, reduce inventory and labor costs, and increase working capital. To learn more, call 1-877-464-6262 or e-mail For more information, visit or contact:

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