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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X12279968
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