Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week Presents Symposia to Address Standards and Trends of the Automotive Industry

General Motors Presents Updated GM1724 Label Standard Requirements Necessary

for an Optimal Supply Chain

Sep 05, 2002, 01:00 ET from Advanstar Communications, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanstar Communications, Inc., today
 unveiled the agenda for the upcoming Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week
 symposia that focus on the automotive industry.  These symposia provide
 attendees with a detailed look at standards that help optimize effective
 supply chain solutions in the automotive market.  According to AMR Research in
 the Supply Chain Management Applications Report, 2001-2006, "Automotive, with
 its focus on responsive, customer-focused, and leaner supply chains, continues
 to increases its investments in [supply chain] applications, managing to grow
 seven percent in 2001."
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     Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week presents two automotive symposia,
 which take place September 24-25 at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in
 Chicago, including:
     * Covisint Manufacturing Issues & B2B Symposium
       Identifies and discusses the business issues faced in the automotive
       industry, including product development, procurement, supply chain
       management, advance quality product planning, and portal communications.
       This discussion highlights how companies can compress planning cycles,
       enhance supply chain planning, and increase efficiency and asset
       utilization to realize greater profits
       -- Hosted by Covisint
       -- Sponsored by Baan, IONA, J.D. Edwards, SAP, and SITA CORP
     * General Motors Supplier Symposium
       Describes the advantages, efficient methods, and business benefits of
       implementing the GM1724 shipping label.  This discussion guides supply
       chain professionals through the necessary standards, templates, packing
       lists, principals of parts marking, process improvement, and integration
       -- Hosted by General Motors Corporation
       -- Sponsored by AIM, Inc., Hand Held Products, Intermec, Lexmark, Psion
          Teklogix, Stratix, and Symbol Technologies
     About Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week
     Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week focuses on providing attendees with
 a comprehensive look at the technologies required to build an end-to-end
 supply chain solution.  Understanding that there are multiple components
 necessary to build a comprehensive supply chain solution, Advanstar has built
 a "three pillar" event, consisting of:
     * Automatic Identification (AutoID) & Radio Frequency Identification
       (RFID) conference & exposition
     * Industrial Mobile & Wireless conference & exposition
     * Collaborative Commerce conference & exposition
     Running concurrently, the conferences will take place September 23-26 with
 one integrated exposition open September 24-26 at McCormick Place, Lakeside
     Three notable individuals that are distinctly recognized for their
 critical role in supply chain management advancements will keynote at
 Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week:
     * Procter & Gamble's Stephen David, CIO & B2B Officer focuses on "Creating
       Consumer Value From Rich Collaborations."  In this discussion, Mr. David
       talks about first-hand steps P&G is taking to optimize its supply chain
       and explains why today's B2B applications and marketplace exchanges must
       change to fit the needs of the environment
     * J.D. Edwards' CTO, Michael Madden, speaks about "Integration In
       Collaborative Commerce."  Mr. Madden discusses current and future
       technologies for delivering a robust integration framework
     * AMR Research's VP & GM CPG, Life Sciences and Retail Industry Services,
       John Fontanella, leads the "SuperSession Panel Discussion with SAP."
       Designed exclusively to address the challenges currently being faced by
       today's industry leaders, through an interactive conversation with SAP,
       Procter & Gamble, and others
     For more information on Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week, visit .  To attend call 1-877-232-0132, or to exhibit call
     About Advanstar Communications, Inc.
     Advanstar Communications Inc. is a worldwide business information company
 serving specialized markets with high quality information resources and
 integrated marketing solutions.  Advanstar has 92 business magazines and
 directories, 79 exhibitions and conferences, numerous Web sites, and a wide
 range of direct marketing, database and reference products and services.
 Advanstar serves targeted market sectors in such industries as art,
 automotive, beauty, collaboration/e-learning, CRM/call center, digital media,
 entertainment/marketing, fashion & apparel, healthcare, internet/e-business,
 manufacturing and processing, pharmaceutical, powersports, science,
 telecommunications, and travel/hospitality.  The Company has over 1,300
 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America, Latin
 America, Europe, and Asia.  For more information on Advanstar Communications,
 visit .
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