SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

March 26, 2008 13:00 ET

Supply Chain Transformation Strategies to Be Revealed at Aberdeen's Annual Supply Chain Management Summit

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

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - The annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit will be hosted by Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), in partnership with Manufacturing Business Technology and Supply & Demand Chain Executive on April 2-3, 2008 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston, MA.

The theme of the 2008 SCM Summit is Transformation. 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 combined to
    enable responsive supply chain
--  Strategic alignment with business objectives and internal stakeholders
--  Integration/collaboration with trading partners
--  Gaining sustainability through green initiatives
    

Attendees of this world renowned best practices and networking event for supply chain executives will have the opportunity to identify best practices and obtain actionable recommendations to accelerate their strategies in supply chain management. This event is targeted towards VPs of Supply Chain, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, and directors of logistics, manufacturing & purchasing.

Summit presenters include:

--  Rita Lane, SVP, 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, 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, Operations, Golden Gate Logistics
--  Harold Goodman, VP, Retail Logistics, Dick's Sporting Goods
--  Robert Fort, CIO, Virgin Megastores
--  Bruce Beveridge, Director of Operations, WABTEC Railway Electronics
--  Dan Polak, Business Unit Process Manager, Cargill Inc.
--  Mike Bauer, Transportation Director, TTI Floor Care
--  Peter Murray, Supply Chain & Integrated Business Management Competency
    & Development Leader, DuPont
    

"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, visit http://www.aberdeen.com/events/live/gsc08/default.asp

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