Supply Chain Leadership Forum to Reveal Benchmarking Trends, New Business Strategies

RALEIGH, NC, June 23, 2010 — The Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium kicks off its annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum, the one supply chain event that has it all, on August 30 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

“The forum is the single best venue for supply chain executives to compare notes, learn from each other, and get the latest information on benchmarking and best practices,” says Bruce Tompkins, Executive Director of the Consortium. “And we’re excited this year to be able to treat attendees to a special insider’s tour of the new Dallas Cowboys Football Stadium.”

Vice presidents, chief supply chain officers and other leaders of top retail, consumer products, manufacturing, distribution and service provider companies will join in this year’s event in order to drive their supply chains to new levels of performance.

Attendees will:
Participate in and get results from the live interactive benchmarking and best practices survey, built with questions contributed by attendees.
Learn about new practices and ideas in education sessions on sustainability, mergers & acquisitions, automation trends, international supply chain trade finance, and emergence of SaaS in supply chain information technology.
Gain insight into promoting profitable growth within their organizations.
Compare supply chain strategies and business practices to those of their peers.

To register or learn more about the event, which is open to current and new members, visit: http://www.supplychainconsortium.com/Seminars/2010/overview.asp

The Consortium also has a LinkedIn group and Xing group for organizations that are interested in staying current on the latest in supply chain benchmarking and best practices.
About Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium
Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is the premier source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge. With more than 500 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies, the Consortium sponsors a comprehensive repository of 17,000-plus benchmarks complemented by search capabilities, online analysis tools, topic forums and peer networking for supply chain executives and practitioners. The Consortium is led by the needs of its membership and an Advisory Board that includes executives from Campbell Soup Company, Hallmark Cards, Hewlett Packard, Ingram Micro, Kraft Foods, Limited Brands, Miller-Coors, The Coca-Cola Company and Target. To learn more about how your company can become a member of the Supply Chain Consortium, contact John Foley, 919-855-5461 or visit www.supplychainconsortium.com.

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