Most Valuable Project Manager Wins Recognition at FOCUS Conference

Scott Smith of Ace Hardware Recognized for Exceptional

Implementation of E3 Solutions



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from E3 Corp.

    ATLANTA and NEW ORLEANS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 E3 Corp., a global leader in inventory management and Web-based collaborative
 solutions, named Scott Smith of Ace Hardware Corporation the 2001 Most
 Valuable Project Manager (MVP) last night at FOCUS, E3's Global Supply Chain
 Conference held April 24-27 in New Orleans.  The MVP Award honors the
 individual customer project manager who has been most successful in
 synchronizing the internal resources in an organization, from executives to
 warehouse managers, and successfully guiding the implementation of E3's
 comprehensive inventory management and replenishment system.
     Smith is an inventory department manager at Ace Hardware, one of the
 largest retailer-owned cooperative in hard lines sales in the country.  Under
 his guidance, Ace's E3 installation proved a success early on, reducing
 inventory by 20 percent and increasing service levels by 3-4 percent.  On top
 of this success, Smith drove the Ace collaborative commerce program for
 synchronizing decisions between buyers and suppliers, which helped reduce
 Ace's inventory an additional 20 percent, on average, and increase service
 levels by an additional 1-2 points with the 11 participating vendors who have
 signed up thus far.
     In addition, Smith has been a driving force in building a strong
 relationship between Ace and E3 that has contributed to the testing and
 development of innovative solutions.  Smith led Ace to become an early
 development partner on E3ROOMS(R), E3's executive decision support tool, and
 is a leader in assisting E3 in the development of other B2B applications, such
 as Electronic Dynamic Agreement (eDA(TM)).
     Smith's expertise has won him industry-wide recognition.  He has been the
 focus of recent articles in various trade publications regarding Ace's
 collaborative commerce program and has spoken at a number of high-level
 conferences on Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
 and collaborative trading relationships.
     "Scott's expertise, leadership, and innovation in leveraging E3 solutions
 to achieve market success make him the ideal candidate for E3's MVP Award,"
 said Dick Lynch, CEO, E3 Corp.  "His management of the E3 product
 implementation has dramatically impacted Ace Hardware's bottom line and
 demonstrates the ease of installation and rapid results that can be achieved
 through E3's inventory management solutions."
     "The Ace Team would also like to congratulate Scott for his efforts to
 improve the supply chain process at Ace," added Greg Lenard, Director of
 Inventory Control at Ace.  "Ace Retailers are particularly pleased for Scott
 to receive this award due to the benefits accrued from the excellent in-stock
 position maintained in the Retail Support Centers.  Scott is also recognized
 for his efforts in retail replenishment.  He was responsible for the
 installation of the E3SLIM(R) system as an ASP to replenish one of the Ace
 company-owned stores under a  pilot program.  The E3 products provide Ace with
 a consumer-focused solution."
 
     All Stars Recognized
     Smith was chosen from this year's list of 11 E3 All Stars, all individuals
 who have demonstrated excellence in their management of E3 solutions.  Since
 1995, more than 50 project managers have been honored as All Stars.  All Stars
 are recognized for their personal dedication, exemplary leadership skills and
 commitment to continuous improvement in the execution of E3 solutions.  This
 year's list of All Stars includes the following:
 
     *  Peter Auld -- E3 project manager for Shoprite Checkers, South Africa's
        largest grocery retailer
 
     *  Brian Bastock -- director of information logistics for Manco Inc., a
        Henkel company, which sells a line of house wares and home repair items
 
     *  Mike Van Cleef -- E3 project manager and administrator for URM Stores,
        a privately owned grocery distributor in the Pacific Northwest
 
     *  Jim Culpepper -- director of inventory management for MWI Veterinary
        Supply Company in Nampa, ID
 
     *  Marlene Davies -- E3 project manager for UK-based Booker Belmont
        Wholesale
 
     *  Mike Delagarza -- director of corporate inventory management services
        of Henry Schein Inc., the largest distributor of medical, dental and
        veterinary products to office-based practitioners in the combined North
        American and European markets
 
     *  Debbie Gibbons -- E3 director of corporate inventory management of
        Henry Schein Inc.
 
     *  Dave King -- E3 project manager for the Bath and Body Works division of
        The Limited, Inc.
 
     *  Michael Meier -- E3 project manager for True Value
 
     *  Mike Vanier -- director of category management for G.I. Joe's, an
        Oregon-based sporting goods and automotive retailer
 
     About E3 Corporation
     E3 Corp. helps companies synchronize their inventory decisions with
 advanced supply chain, inventory management and data mining solutions.  The
 company's Web-based, collaborative products are used by retailers, e-commerce
 companies, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers.  Based in Atlanta, E3
 is a proven performer with two decades of profitable growth and more than 800
 installations in 20 countries around the world.  E3 solutions cross a
 multitude of industries including:  general merchandise, specialty retail,
 drug, office products, wine and spirits, food, entertainment, auto parts,
 hardware and industrial supply.  For more information, visit E3's web site at
 www.e3.com .
 
     E3(R) and E3Rooms(R) are registered trademarks, and eDA(TM) is a trademark
 of E3 Corporation.  Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or
 registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 
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SOURCE E3 Corp.
    ATLANTA and NEW ORLEANS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 E3 Corp., a global leader in inventory management and Web-based collaborative
 solutions, named Scott Smith of Ace Hardware Corporation the 2001 Most
 Valuable Project Manager (MVP) last night at FOCUS, E3's Global Supply Chain
 Conference held April 24-27 in New Orleans.  The MVP Award honors the
 individual customer project manager who has been most successful in
 synchronizing the internal resources in an organization, from executives to
 warehouse managers, and successfully guiding the implementation of E3's
 comprehensive inventory management and replenishment system.
     Smith is an inventory department manager at Ace Hardware, one of the
 largest retailer-owned cooperative in hard lines sales in the country.  Under
 his guidance, Ace's E3 installation proved a success early on, reducing
 inventory by 20 percent and increasing service levels by 3-4 percent.  On top
 of this success, Smith drove the Ace collaborative commerce program for
 synchronizing decisions between buyers and suppliers, which helped reduce
 Ace's inventory an additional 20 percent, on average, and increase service
 levels by an additional 1-2 points with the 11 participating vendors who have
 signed up thus far.
     In addition, Smith has been a driving force in building a strong
 relationship between Ace and E3 that has contributed to the testing and
 development of innovative solutions.  Smith led Ace to become an early
 development partner on E3ROOMS(R), E3's executive decision support tool, and
 is a leader in assisting E3 in the development of other B2B applications, such
 as Electronic Dynamic Agreement (eDA(TM)).
     Smith's expertise has won him industry-wide recognition.  He has been the
 focus of recent articles in various trade publications regarding Ace's
 collaborative commerce program and has spoken at a number of high-level
 conferences on Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)
 and collaborative trading relationships.
     "Scott's expertise, leadership, and innovation in leveraging E3 solutions
 to achieve market success make him the ideal candidate for E3's MVP Award,"
 said Dick Lynch, CEO, E3 Corp.  "His management of the E3 product
 implementation has dramatically impacted Ace Hardware's bottom line and
 demonstrates the ease of installation and rapid results that can be achieved
 through E3's inventory management solutions."
     "The Ace Team would also like to congratulate Scott for his efforts to
 improve the supply chain process at Ace," added Greg Lenard, Director of
 Inventory Control at Ace.  "Ace Retailers are particularly pleased for Scott
 to receive this award due to the benefits accrued from the excellent in-stock
 position maintained in the Retail Support Centers.  Scott is also recognized
 for his efforts in retail replenishment.  He was responsible for the
 installation of the E3SLIM(R) system as an ASP to replenish one of the Ace
 company-owned stores under a  pilot program.  The E3 products provide Ace with
 a consumer-focused solution."
 
     All Stars Recognized
     Smith was chosen from this year's list of 11 E3 All Stars, all individuals
 who have demonstrated excellence in their management of E3 solutions.  Since
 1995, more than 50 project managers have been honored as All Stars.  All Stars
 are recognized for their personal dedication, exemplary leadership skills and
 commitment to continuous improvement in the execution of E3 solutions.  This
 year's list of All Stars includes the following:
 
     *  Peter Auld -- E3 project manager for Shoprite Checkers, South Africa's
        largest grocery retailer
 
     *  Brian Bastock -- director of information logistics for Manco Inc., a
        Henkel company, which sells a line of house wares and home repair items
 
     *  Mike Van Cleef -- E3 project manager and administrator for URM Stores,
        a privately owned grocery distributor in the Pacific Northwest
 
     *  Jim Culpepper -- director of inventory management for MWI Veterinary
        Supply Company in Nampa, ID
 
     *  Marlene Davies -- E3 project manager for UK-based Booker Belmont
        Wholesale
 
     *  Mike Delagarza -- director of corporate inventory management services
        of Henry Schein Inc., the largest distributor of medical, dental and
        veterinary products to office-based practitioners in the combined North
        American and European markets
 
     *  Debbie Gibbons -- E3 director of corporate inventory management of
        Henry Schein Inc.
 
     *  Dave King -- E3 project manager for the Bath and Body Works division of
        The Limited, Inc.
 
     *  Michael Meier -- E3 project manager for True Value
 
     *  Mike Vanier -- director of category management for G.I. Joe's, an
        Oregon-based sporting goods and automotive retailer
 
     About E3 Corporation
     E3 Corp. helps companies synchronize their inventory decisions with
 advanced supply chain, inventory management and data mining solutions.  The
 company's Web-based, collaborative products are used by retailers, e-commerce
 companies, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers.  Based in Atlanta, E3
 is a proven performer with two decades of profitable growth and more than 800
 installations in 20 countries around the world.  E3 solutions cross a
 multitude of industries including:  general merchandise, specialty retail,
 drug, office products, wine and spirits, food, entertainment, auto parts,
 hardware and industrial supply.  For more information, visit E3's web site at
 www.e3.com .
 
     E3(R) and E3Rooms(R) are registered trademarks, and eDA(TM) is a trademark
 of E3 Corporation.  Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or
 registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 
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