Two sessions at CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2009 focus on today’s economy and how the subsequent business climate will re-shape how companies’ manage their supply and demand chains.

Columbus, OH (Marketwire – Sept. 21, 2009) - Richard Douglass will deliver important insights into how companies can increase supply chain efficiencies to improve the bottom line and be better positioned when the economy turns.

Cost-Effectively Managing Global eCommerce Collaboration
Tuesday, September 22, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CT
Co-presenting with Patrick Weil, Global E-Commerce Development Supervisor for Sauer-Danfoss  a billion dollar industrial manufacturer and Sterling Commerce customer), Douglass will provide best practices for implementing a comprehensive, global e-commerce platform to create leaner, more visible, end-to-end supply chain management processes such as order-to-cash and procure-to-pay with all trading partners.

X-treme Supply Chains: Managing in Times of Upheaval
Wednesday, September 23, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. CT
The Mega Session is based on the forthcoming book that will focus on how volatility on an unprecedented scale is re-shaping the way companies approach supply chain management.  Richard Douglass is a contributing author for the book.  See related release

Richard Douglass, Global Industry Executive, Manufacturing and Logistics/Distribution at Sterling Commerce, “Today’s manufacturers have to support an ever-increasing variety of supply chain scenarios while continuing to increase responsiveness to real-time events and trends.  These multiple demands can leave them spinning in circles, using inefficient means to solve their supply chain dilemmas.  By optimizing how they work with their trading partners, manufacturers can maintain flexibility while maximizing supply chain performance.”

Multimedia: After the conference, click here to see clips of Richard’s presentation:

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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference
McCormick Place West, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

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