CMP Media and ISM Create Supply Network Conference to Help Corporations Control Costs and Increase Profitability in Challenging Economic Climate

FOR RELEASE: August 5, 2002

CONTACT: Linda Uslaner Kristen Kioa
  EBN Marketing Director ISM Media Relations
  516/562-5709 800/888-6276 ext. 3015
September 17-19, 2002, The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California

Manhasset, NY (August 5, 2002) — The First Annual Supply Network Conference, to be held September 17-19, 2002 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, will address how effective supply network management can streamline costs and increase profitability in spite of disappointing earnings reports and corporate accounting standards concerns that are weighing heavily on industry executives. The conference, produced by EBN, a CMP Media publication, in partnership with the Institute of Supply Management™ (ISM), will provide examples of best practices and real world solutions from the leading electronics companies and highlight cutting-edge supply network innovations to business and financial executives, procurement, supply chain and e-business managers. In addition, iSuppli Corporation, a leading provider of market intelligence, will present a special research briefing on September 17, providing attendees with the latest economic data and forecasts, in both electronics application and component markets.

"This conference ( is a must-attend event for business and financial executives, procurement, supply chain and e-business managers in the electronics industry as they are all facing the business reality that effective supply network management is critical to bottom line profitability. We've assembled the top experts and visionaries to address the universal topics currently facing these professionals in this challenging economic climate," said Dr. Hau L. Lee, Conference Chairman and Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford University. "We are very excited to offer Supply Network Conference attendees the insights and expertise of these industry leaders," he said.

The roster of respected technology experts and noted authorities across the entire electronics industry will include a keynote speech from Michael Marks, Chairman and CEO of Flextronics, and Marissa Peterson, Executive VP Worldwide Operations Sun Microsystems. Other speakers in the conference line-up include:

Cisco: Jim Miller, VP, Supply Chain Architecture & Logistics
Dell Computer: Fred Montoya, VP Logistics
Delphi Electronic: Larry Gavin, Commodity Director
IBM: John Paterson, VP/Chief Procurement Officer
Lehman Brothers: J. Stuart Francis, Managing Director
Motorola PCS: Theresa Metty, Corporate VP, Worldwide Supply Chain
Pioneer-Standard Industrial Electronics Division: Walter Tobin, Senior Vice President
Sanmina-SCI: Bhawnesh Mathur, Senior VP Supply Chain Management
Silicon Valley Bank: Kenneth Rosenberg, President. of Exigent Trading
Stanford University: Dr. Hau Lee, Professor of Operations, Information and Technology
TechData: Steve Raymond: President and CEO
UPS Logistics Group: Dan DiMaggio, President UPS Logistics

Detailed conference program and registration information is available at or by phone: 516-562-5709.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum—the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences and custom publishing.

About ISM

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is one of the most respected educational associations in the United States. ISM exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession. ISM's membership base includes more than 48,000 purchasing and supply management professionals. ISM is a progressive association with a mission to provide national and international leadership in purchasing and materials management, particularly in the areas of education, research and standards of excellence. Through various resources and a network of 180 affiliated organizations, ISM provides opportunities for expansion of professional skills and knowledge. A not-for-profit association, ISM offers a wide range of educational products and programs. In May 2001 the membership of the National Association of Purchasing Management voted to change the association's name from the National Association of Purchasing Management to the Institute for Supply Management™ to reflect the increasing strategic and global significance of supply management. For further information, see the ISM Web site at

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