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STAMFORD, Conn., March 23, 2010 View All Press Releases

AMR Research Announces Speakers for Its 2010 Supply Chain Executive Conference, June 2-4, in Scottsdale, Arizona

Analysts to Examine "The Economy of Abundance: Rebuilding the Infrastructure of the Global Supply Chain for Sustainable Growth"


AMR Research, a Gartner, Inc. company, today announced speakers for its Supply Chain Executive Conference, to be held at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, June 2-4, 2010.

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.

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. AMR Research will highlight the lessons learned from the Supply Chain Top 25, including the key best practices and the connection between supply chain capabilities and financial performance.

"This year's theme is around infrastructure: transportation, production, and energy, each of which is in need of an overhaul, if emerging markets are to be served profitably and sustainably, as well as computing and communications, where infrastructure is offering new possibilities to compete and collaborate," said Kevin O'Marah, group vice president at AMR Research. "Supply chain strategies are increasingly all-encompassing questions, including location decisions, sourcing choices, and product engineering challenges that must consider the infrastructure possibilities of the near future."

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

About AMR Research Supply Chain Executive Conference
The future direction of the supply chain industry will be examined at the AMR Research Supply Chain Executive Conference, June 2-4, at the Phoenician Resort & Spa in 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 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. AMR analysts and industry leaders from across sectors will look ahead at what this new infrastructure means to business growth.

For more information, or to register, please visit: Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at

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About AMR Research
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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