Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week Presents Symposia to Address Standards and Trends of the Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense Industries U.S. Department of Defense Logistics Automatic Identification Technology (AIT)

Office and Aerospace Industry Leaders Discuss Implementation of Supply Chain

Policies and Strategies



    CLEVELAND, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanstar Communications, Inc., today
 unveiled the agenda for the upcoming Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week
 symposia that focus on the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries.  These
 symposia provide attendees with a detailed look at standards that help
 optimize effective supply chain solutions in these markets.  According to AMR
 Research in the Supply Chain Management Applications Report, 2001-2006,
 "Government has shown an inclination to reshape and improve its supply chains.
 The new dynamics of logistics, the focus on high-tech, and less taxpayer funds
 being available have led the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies
 internationally to reengineer for more private-sector profile performance."
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020730/FRONTLINELOGO )
     Frontline Solutions' Supply Chain Week presents four industry symposia,
 which take place September 24-25 at McCormick Place's Lakeside Center in
 Chicago, including:
 
     * Aerospace Collaborative Commerce Symposium
       With participation from the Air Transport Association (ATA), Aviation
       Marketplace, Exostar, Commerce One, SAP, and Overhaul Search, this
       symposium focuses on the effective usages of supply chain management
       technology and the implementation of these systems to improve true
       collaboration
       -- Sponsored by IONA, SAP, and Technology Solutions
 
     * Aviation Parts Marking/Traceability Symposium
       Discusses the background, challenges, and benefits of standardized parts
       traceability in the aviation supply chain.  Hear directly from Pratt &
       Whitney, Rockwell Collins, Airbus, and Boeing on how this industry is
       committed to SPEC 2000 as a standard commercial practice
       -- Sponsored by AIM, Inc., Intermec, Symbol Technologies, and Technology
          Solutions
 
     * DoD AIT Symposium, "Enabling Acquisition & Maintenance Excellence"
       With an Opening Keynote Address by Lt. Gen. Mike McDuffie, this
       symposium provides information on the best military practices and
       applications to integrate automatic identification technologies into
       acquisition and maintenance business processes
       -- Hosted by Department of Defense Logistics AIT Office
       -- Sponsored by AIM, Inc., Hand Held Products, Intermec, LXE, Inc.,
          Symbol Technologies, and Zebra
 
     * DoD Wireless Symposium
       Focuses on the DoD Wireless Policy and necessary information needed to
       reduce vulnerabilities, promote interoperability, define proactive
       management processes, establish device and network level controls, and
       ensure data integrity and data encryption
       -- Hosted by Department of Defense Logistics AIT Office
       -- Sponsored by Aim, Inc., Intermec, LXE, Inc., Symbol Technologies, and
          Zebra
 
     "Boeing continues to inform commercial aviation suppliers of the benefits
 of bar coding parts and our requirements for SPEC 2000 permanent bar code
 identification," said Kenneth Porad, Program Manager, Permanent Bar Code ID
 Program, The Boeing Company.  "The Aviation Parts Marking/Traceability
 Symposium offers yet another opportunity to gain our supplier's understanding,
 agreement, and support."
 
     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
     slee@okeeffeco.com             acary@advanstar.com
 
 
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SOURCE Advanstar Communications, Inc.

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