Web Conference on Global Supply Chain Visibility: Securing Your Mission Critical Assets Using Advance Loss Prevention Techniques

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In a Xtalks web conference on June 29, 2006, Perry Trunick, Executive Editor, Logistics Today, David Simchi-Levi, Professor, MIT, Greg Johnsen, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Co-Founder, GT Nexus, and Razat Gaurav, Vice President, Global Transportation and Distribution Industry Group, i2 Technologies, Inc. will discuss global supply chain visibility.

Web Conference on Global Supply Chain Visibility:

Securing Your Mission Critical Assets Using Advance Loss Prevention Techniques

Featuring Perry Trunick, Executive Editor, Logistics Today, David Simchi-Levi, Professor, MIT, Greg Johnsen, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Co-Founder, GT Nexus, and Razat Gaurav, Vice President, Global Transportation and Distribution Industry Group, i2 Technologies, Inc.

(PRWEB) June 19, 2006 -- In a Xtalks web conference on June 29, 2006, Perry Trunick, Executive Editor, Logistics Today, David Simchi-Levi, Professor, MIT, Greg Johnsen, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Co-Founder, GT Nexus, and Razat Gaurav, Vice President, Global Transportation and Distribution Industry Group, i2 Technologies, Inc. will discuss global supply chain visibility. Global supply chain visibility is becoming increasingly important, particularly as manufacturing is moved offshore. With supply chains lengthening it's becoming more important to have visibility of your products while they are in transit.

Xtalks is pleased to present the Global Supply Chain Visibility Web Conference. Registration is free for qualified practitioners: http://www.xtalks.com/SCVisibility.ashx

Transportation between the manufacturer and the region of the product’s final destination has become a major component of the supply chain and the visibility of that product in transit is crucial to managing logistical issues. This is especially true when ocean freight carriers come into play and transit times can reach upwards of 30 days. The logistics service providers that manage the movement of freight are the lynchpins for visibility through the use of ASN (Advance Shipment Notifications), SSM (Shipment Status Messages) and other methods. Acquiring visibility information is an important first step in logistical management but its how the information is used that is vital to the supply chain.

This event will provide insight on:

  •      Minimizing risk through visibility in your supply chain.
  •     Turning ASN and SSM data into usable information.
  •     Outsourcing – How 3PL’s and 4PLS influence visibility

The web conference is sponsored by HighJump Software, a 3M Company, GT Nexus, and i2 Technologies, Inc. GteNexus and i2 Technologies Inc. will each host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session.

Registration for the event is currently open and free at: http://www.xtalks.com/SCVisibility.ashx

About the keynote speakers

Perry Trunick, Executive Editor, Logistics Today

Mr. Perry Trunick is the Executive Editor of Logistics Today Magazine and has held this position for the past 3 years. He has extensive knowledge and has done much research in the area of Supply Chain as it relates to Logistic, supply chain management and visibility since 1979. Mr. Trunick started with Handling & Shipping Management magazine (1979-1984) and returned to the magazine (renamed Transportation & Distribution) as editor in 1988. When the magazine was transformed into Logistics Today in 2003, He was appointed Executive Editor of that publication.

Over the years, Mr. Trunick has covered all facets of supply chain logistics, including air cargo, ocean freight, motor carriage, rail/intermodal, small shipment/expedited, warehousing, material handling, site selection, global logistics, etc.

He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (formerly the Council of Logistics Management) and a past member of the Society of Logistics Engineers. Mr. Trunick has spoken at a number of industry events, including the annual conferences of both organizations.

David Simchi-Levi, Professor, MIT

David Simchi-Levi is a professor of Engineering Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research currently focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for manufacturing and supply chains. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of supply chain management. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Operations Research, the flagship journal of INFORMS, the Editor-in-Chief of Naval Research Logistics and a member of the board for several scientific journals

Professor Simchi-Levi is the co-author (with Julien Bramel) of The Logic of Logistics, published by Springer in 1997; 2nd Edition appeared in October 2004. His book, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain (with P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi) was published by McGraw-Hill in August 1999, 2nd Edition appeared in October 2002. His book, Managing the Supply Chain (with P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi) was published by McGraw-Hill in December 2003.

Greg Johnsen, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Co-Founder, GT Nexus

Greg Johnsen is Executive Vice President of marketing, and co-founder of GT Nexus. Mr. Johnsen has more than fifteen years of sales, marketing and product marketing experience with Silicon Valley technology companies. Prior to joining GT Nexus, he served as regional sales manager, San Francisco Bay Area, for Scopus Technology. In that role he was responsible for new and ongoing business with strategic accounts, and he actively participated in the requirements and product definition initiatives that ultimately produced the company's suite of sales force automation (SFA) products.

Razat Gaurav, Vice President, Global Transportation and Distribution Industry Group, i2 Technologies, Inc.

Razat Gaurav is Vice President of i2’s Global Transportation and Distribution Industry Group. In this general management role, he oversees all aspects of i2’s Transportation and Distribution business, including industry marketing, sales, pre-sales, services and support. He is also be responsible for optimizing business performance and margins while maintaining i2’s focus on customer service.

Throughout his tenure at i2, Gaurav has served in various roles including product management, consulting, sales, and marketing. Most recently as solution executive for Retail, Distribution, and Transportation at i2, he was responsible for the overall global go-to-market activities related to these industry solutions including sales and marketing, strategic customer management, competitive strategy, business planning, and new solutions prioritization. He has been with i2 Technologies for more than six years, has worked very closely with several retailers, third-party logistics companies, consumer manufacturers, and high-tech manufacturers in North America, Europe, and Asia to provide strategic advisory services in helping them improve their supply chain and logistics performance.

About HighJump Software

HighJump Software, a 3M company is a global leader in providing adaptable supply chain execution solutions that streamline manufacturing and distribution from source through consumption. HighJump Software’s integrated solutions empower operational excellence in the warehouse and optimize the flow of inventory throughout the supply chain by facilitating collaboration with customers, suppliers and trading partners. These solutions combine robust, standard functionality; a best practices-based implementation methodology; and a uniquely adaptable architecture that facilitates fast, cost-effective system configuration. As an independent subsidiary in the 3M family of companies, HighJump Software leads the supply chain execution software industry in financial strength and delivers on an unmatched commitment to innovation and quality. http://www.highjumpsoftware.com

About GT Nexus

GT Nexus is the leading provider of hosted, on-demand software and services for global transportation, logistics and supply chain management. Founded in 1998, the company provides integrated software products and IT services, provisioned through a single Web platform, used by enterprises and their partners to control, optimize and manage the flow of goods and information from order to delivery, worldwide. The GT Nexus platform is backed by an industry consortium of leading ocean carriers who transact over the system with some 70 3PLs, hundreds of freight forwarders and over 6,000 importers and exporters to manage and execute international shipping. For more about GT Nexus, visit http://www.gtnexus.com

About i2 Technologies Inc.

i2 helps business leaders make better supply chain decisions. i2's flexible next generation solutions are designed to synchronize demand and supply across ever-changing global business networks. i2's innovative supply chain management tools and services are pervasive in a wide cross-section of industries; 20 of the AMR Research Top 25 Global Supply Chains belong to i2 customers. Providing a clear, unobstructed view of operations up and down a supply chain is critical for success. Without visibility, an organization has limited ability to plan and react to changes in its supply chain. Whether in a single-enterprise or a multi-enterprise supply chain, increased visibility results in greater access to information about inventory, orders, shipments, and invoices. These improvements enhance internal communication, as well as communication with customers and suppliers. i2's Next-Generation Visibility solutions include Customer Order Fulfillment, Collaborative Replenishment, Collaborative Supply Execution, Consolidated Procurement, Distributed Inventory Visibility, Master Data Management, Merchandise Planner, Product Information Management, Replenishment Planner, Supply Chain Visibility and Virtual Direct. Find out more at: http://www.i2.com/solution_library/ng_visibility.cfm

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (http://www.honeycombworldwide.com), including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit http://www.xtalks.com or contact Karen Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, at phone: 312-977-1166 x1209

Register for free at http://www.xtalks.com/SCVisibility.ashx

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