Straight to the Bottom Line Author to Present at NAPM Chicago on March 21 How Leading Companies Win through Supply Management

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World class procurement and supply management offers the potential for enormous top-line and bottom-line benefits. Turning that huge potential into reality is the challenge, and is the subject of this presentation. This presentation, by Robert Rudzki, co-author of Straight to the Bottom Line and the recently released On-Demand Supply Management, will address how leading companies are gaining a competitive edge through their supply management efforts.

World class procurement and supply management offers the potential for enormous top-line and bottom-line benefits. Turning that huge potential into reality is the challenge, and is the subject of this presentation. This presentation, by Robert Rudzki, co-author of Straight to the Bottom Line and the recently released On-Demand Supply Management, will address how leading companies are gaining a competitive edge through their supply management efforts.

This presentation will be given at the National Association of Purchasing Managers dinner on March 21, 2007 at the O'Hare Marriott Hotel (8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631 773/693-4444)

Rudzki will discuss the unique challenges faced by senior executives as they search for their next source of competitive advantage. CEOs, Presidents, COOs, CFOs, CPOs and other key managers will find this presentation particularly useful for learning new supply management best practices including comprehensive strategies, streamlined metrics, and easy-to-use tools they can apply immediately.

This presentation will explain the strategic levers by which a company can drive improvements in Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) and share best practices on how to ensure those benefits actually find their way to the income statement and balance sheet. Rudzki also explains the language that procurement professionals need to use in order to communicate successfully with the executive suite.

For more information, or to register for this event, please visit

http://www.napm-chicago.org/Meetings.htm

About Robert Rudzki

Robert A. Rudzki is President of Greybeard Advisors LLC, a firm that assists enterprises to improve their near-term financial performance and their long-term viability. A frequent speaker at conferences, he is co-author of the supply management best seller Straight to the Bottom Line®. He is also the author of Beat the Odds: Avoid Corporate Death and Build a Resilient Enterprise. Prior to founding Greybeard Advisors in 2004, Mr. Rudzki served as Senior Vice President, Materials Management and Chief Procurement Officer for Bayer Corp. At Bayer, he led a nationally-recognized transformation that generated significant improvements in costs and working capital. Prior to Bayer, he was an executive at Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he oversaw Bethlehem's global procurement and transportation activities

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