Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sponsors Announced for OUTPERFORM: SmartOps Forum 2009

SmartOps Corporation, the market leader in Enterprise Inventory Optimization (EIO), today announced that SAP, CSC, Bristlecone, Linear Logics and J&M are featured sponsors for OUTPERFORM: SmartOps Forum 2009, which will take place at the Four Seasons Chicago on September 29. A breakout track featuring these sponsors will provide SmartOps Forum attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the current supply chain landscape--specifically how inventory optimization has gained greater importance in companies' strategic efforts. Attendees can also meet with and learn more about each of these firms in the sponsor showcase area, and during other networking events at Forum.

"I am thrilled to have such a strong roster of sponsors for this year's SmartOps Forum," said Sridhar Tayur, CEO of SmartOps. "These companies recognize how dynamic and engaged Forum attendees are, and strive to play an active role in sharing best practices and thought leadership in the area of inventory optimization. Our ability to attract renowned companies such as these sponsors serves as a reflection of the prominence Forum has attained since its inception in 2004. Their contributions to the Forum dialogue will significantly enhance an already rich and powerful event."

To deal with the challenges of the current economic climate, companies across all industries seek to increase cash flow and optimize inventory throughout their supply chains. Leading companies recognize that Enterprise Inventory Optimization solutions are the necessary tools to achieve these goals. SmartOps Forum provides attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from industry-leading supply chain practitioners and executives by delivering exclusive access to the leading thinking on how to leverage tools such as SmartOps Multistage Inventory Planning and Optimization (MIPO(TM)).

About SmartOps

SmartOps, the market leader in enterprise-class supply chain optimization solutions, enables companies to manage the uncertainty of complex, multi-stage supply chains to achieve rapid return on investment and long-term, sustainable value. Deploying SmartOps' solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries. Contact SmartOps at 412-231-0115 or visit www.smartops.com for more information.

About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software. Today, more than 38,000 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP(R) applications--from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE.

About CSC

The mission of CSC is to be a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. With the broadest range of capabilities, CSC offers clients the solutions they need to manage complexity, focus on core businesses, collaborate with partners and clients, and improve operations. CSC makes a special point of understanding its clients and provides experts with real-world experience to work with them. CSC is vendor-independent, delivering solutions that best meet each client's unique requirements. For 50 years, clients in industries and governments worldwide have trusted CSC with their business process and information systems outsourcing, systems integration and consulting needs.

About Bristlecone

Year after year, Bristlecone drives supply chain innovation by continually enabling clients to challenge traditional supply chain models. With a singular focus on the supply chain, Bristlecone's rich experiences result in enhanced, sustainable solutions that deliver greater value in shorter implementation time frames than clients usually expect. For inventory optimization, Bristlecone maximizes the efficiency associated with collaborative supplier relationships, internal operations (manufacturing and distribution), and collaborative customer relationships. Whatever your company's supply chain sophistication is, Bristlecone is uniquely positioned to come alongside, deliver, and fully support a business structure that enables you to "grow" into an enhanced supply chain capability.

About Linear Logics

Linear Logics has solid expertise in formulating the appropriate strategy to enhance your business process and technology to handle the demands of current markets. We are committed to assisting our customers harmonize their supply chain and establish best business practices. Our experiences range from Business Process Management, Implementation of advanced planning systems such as SAP SCM and MIPO for Inventory Optimization.

About J&M

J&M has stood for first-class business consulting from the very beginning. Our holistic approach is based on a combination of pragmatic implementable business strategies and information technology. By optimising business processes and supporting their performance with modern IT solutions, we enable our clients to achieve their strategic goals faster and with sustained success. J&M is a Special Expertise Partner of SAP for APO and various industries as well as SmartOps implementation partner for Europe. For further information, please see: www.jnm.com.

About OUTPERFORM: SmartOps Forum

Join SmartOps, industry leaders and cutting edge companies on September 29, 2009 at OUTPERFORM: SmartOps Forum in Chicago. Learn how leading companies like Celestica, Eastman Chemical, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, Estee Lauder and others are strategically managing their global inventories to navigate the difficult economic times and prepare to outperform their peers in the upcoming economic turnaround. Register today at smartops.cvent.com/event/outperform.

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