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STAMFORD, Conn., May 12, 2010 View All Press Releases

AMR Announces the Supply Chain Executive Conference 2010

June 2-4 at The Phoenician Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

Supply chain executives are looking ahead to a smarter, more connected, and more sustainable physical and information infrastructure as they plan for 2010 and beyond. This means huge new business opportunities for industrial manufacturers as well as new challenges for consumer and retail leaders who must master a very different global supply network. The AMR Supply Chain Executive Conference will focus on the future direction of the supply chain industry. AMR analysts and industry leaders from across sectors will look ahead at what this new infrastructure means to business growth.

The agenda includes a keynote address from T. Boone Pickens, energy activist, chairman of BP Capital Management and founder of the Pickens Plan. Mr. Pickens will highlight hard-won lessons on how emerging energy and physical infrastructure businesses operate as well as their potential to impact strategies for supply chain leaders across industries.

Executives scheduled to present at the conference include:

  • Robert Blackburn, Senior Vice President — Global Supply Chain Operations, BASF
  • Didier Chenneveau, Chief Supply Chain Officer, LGE
  • Brian Krzanich, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Intel
  • Richard A. Lechner, Vice President, Energy and Environment, Marketing Communications, IBM

The final day of the conference will offer specific tactical tools for practitioners in a series of classroom-style sessions, which include:

  • Value Chain Transformation
  • Value Chain Performance
  • Planning
  • Supply Chain Execution
  • The Consumer Value Chain
  • Value Chain Collaboration

AMR Research will host an award dinner on June 2 to announce its annual Supply Chain Top 25. During this award dinner, AMR Research will identify the companies that best exemplify the demand-driven ideal for today's supply chain.

For complete event details, please visit the AMR Supply Chain Executive Conference Web site at

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at

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AMR Research, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) company, is focused on the global supply chain and its supporting technologies. AMR Research provides subscription advisory services and peer networking opportunities to supply chain, sustainability, and IT executives in the consumer products, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail sectors. For more information about the company's research and services, visit


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