SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

March 03, 2009 10:00 ET

Taking on the Oscars: Aberdeen Announces 2009 Supply Chain Management Achievement Award Nominees

Plantronics, Celestica, Glazers, Ikea, and Estee Lauder Are Among Those Nominated for Industry Achievement Award of Excellence in Supply Chain Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces its selection for the 2009 Aberdeen Industry Achievement Awards of Excellence in Supply Chain Management. Aberdeen's Supply Chain Management Research Practice is pleased to announce that this year's nominees hail from an extensive list of formidable players in the industry and each have an impressive supply chain success story that led to their nomination.

Award nominees are derived from Aberdeen's research over the past 12 months, and our Supply Chain Management team of senior analysts has identified the following organizations as award nominees in the following 5 categories: Supply Chain Process Excellence, Business Evolution, Innovation in Technology, Performance Excellence, and Supply Chain Process Integration.

And the nominees are:

NTU, Plantronics and Hubone Logistics -- nominated for the Supply Chain Process Excellence Award -- Awarded to the enterprise that has demonstrated process ingenuity, agility, flexibility, and scalability to address evolving business requirements.

Chocolate Potpourri, VTech and Disney -- nominated for the Business Evolution Award Aligning supply chain tactics with business goals -- Awarded to the enterprise that has demonstrated the ability to manage the flow of information across internal functional practices to achieve demonstrable business growth.

Celestica, Holloway USA , British Petroleum and Huber Engineered Woods -- nominated for the Innovation in Technology Award -- Awarded to the enterprise that has leveraged supply chain related technology solutions to solve pressing business issues to positively impact company performance.

Poland Springs, Glazer's and Performance Food Group (PFG) -- nominated for the Performance Excellence Award -- Awarded to the enterprise that has harnessed the performance impacts of supply chain activities and mastered methodologies for financial, operational, and customer-centric performance excellence.

Ikea, Del Monte and Estee Lauder -- nominated for the Supply Chain Process Integration Award -- Awarded to the enterprise that has implemented a supply chain process that spans multiple business processes across planning and execution and have successfully demonstrated integration of business processes across functional areas.

These esteemed organizations will be highlighted at Aberdeen's 2009 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit in San Francisco, CA, April 2-3, 2009. The award winners will be announced and presented prestigious acknowledgements by Aberdeen's CEO and Chief Research Officer during an award ceremony on Day One of the conference.

The 2009 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit is an annual two-day executive conference that brings together supply chain leaders from around the globe to share insights, discuss strategies and engage with peers surrounding key challenges facing the supply chain today. For more information on the event or to register to attend, please visit http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/SCM.html.

Confirmed presenters include:

--  Cisco Systems - Angel Mendez, SVP Customer Value Chain Management
--  Coca-Cola North America - Thomas Blackstock, Former VP Supply Chain
    Operations
--  Intel - Stuart Pann, VP Sales/Marketing, General Manager, Business
    Management Group
--  Supply Chain Council - Richard Sherman, Founder
--  Mutual Distributing Company - Jim Staton, VP Information Technology
--  World Renowned Supply Chain Expert, General William "Gus" Pagonis,
    Retired US Army General, Business Leadership Author, Lecturer
--  BD - Larry P. Smith, VP Global Supply Chain
--  USS-POSCO Industries - Michael Obermire, Global SCM Head
--  New York & Company - Sherwin Socaransky, VP Information Technology
--  Hästens Sängar - Dominic Luzi, CIO
--  The Schwan Food Company - Susan Grelling, VP Strategic Sourcing &
    Material Solutions
--  Bayer Healthcare - Thomas Panzer, VP Global Supply Chain
--  Swarovski - Robert Grant, VP Supply Chain/Inventory Management
--  Disney - David Steele, Director, Supply Chain, Operations, &
    Technology
--  Sara Lee - Bill Nienburg, VP, Sales & Operations Planning
--  GSGM Inc - Paul Macler, Founder & President
--  Papa John's Food Service - Susan Kinder, Director, Supply Chain
    Systems
    

Technology vendors and solutions providers can participate in the summit as event sponsors to get their products in front of the decision makers that matter. For sponsorship information please visit http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/Supply-Chain-Management-Summit/the-scm-summit-sponsorship.html

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