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World-Class Companies to Share Insights on Supply Chain Excellence at Third Annual Supply Network Conference

FOR RELEASE: August 12, 2004

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143
  jmchale@ism.ws

(TEMPE, Ariz.) — The Third Annual Supply Network Conference, held September 27-29, 2004 at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose, will bring together executives from across the electronics industry. "Applying the Three A's of Supply Chain Excellence: Agility, Adaptability and Alignment" is the theme of this year's conference, which is organized by the Institute for Supply Management™ and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing, a CMP Media publication.

The Supply Network Conference offers practical and actionable insights for managers at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and suppliers, both large and small, from across the electronics industry. In addition to two full days of panels and presentations, the event includes an afternoon of market forecast presentations and breakout sessions where attendees will network and discuss the critical supply chain issues they face in today's challenging global business environment.

Keynote speakers from world-class companies will share insights, lessons and rewards from their journeys toward implementing Three A's excellence. Kevin Hollan, senior vice president, supply chain management, Staples, will present "Listening to the Voice of the Customer: Staples' Best Practices in Supply Chain Management." Greg Shoemaker, vice president, procurement, Hewlett-Packard, will present "Power of Collaboration: HP's Adaptive Supply Chain." Jose Mejia, president, supply chain networks, Lucent Technologies, will present "The Role of Supply Chain Management in Transforming Lucent Technologies."

This year's conference also features speakers from Agilent Technologies, Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Cisco Systems, Cypress Semiconductor, Flextronics, Harris, Intel, Logitech, Motorola, Nokia, PalmOne, Philips Semiconductors, Sony and more.

For complete conference information, visit www.supplynetwork.org. Press credentials to attend the Third Annual Supply Network Conference may be obtained in advance by contacting ISM Public Relations. To obtain a complimentary media pass, contact Jean McHale at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3143, or e-mail jmchale@ism.ws.

As the oldest and largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM's membership base includes more than 43,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management (IFPMM).

Electronics Supply & Manufacturing (www.my-esm.com) provides global coverage of market trends, best practices and case studies; with action plans to help managers at OEMs and EMS providers across the electronics industry improve business performance. CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum — the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.


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