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." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020730/FRONTLINELOGO ) 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 considerations -- 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 Center. 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 www.frontlinexpo.com . To attend call 1-877-232-0132, or to exhibit call 1-888-822-4321. 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 www.advanstar.com . Media Contacts: Stacy Lee Andrew Cary O'Keeffe & Company Advanstar Communications (703) 883-9000 ext. 121 (440) 891-3148 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X29768830
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