Agentrics Week 2007 to Spotlight Responsible Approaches To Retail Demand Management

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Customer conference will address best practices and social responsibility in retail sourcing, supplier collaboration, data synchronization and private-label product management.

Agentrics, a leading solution provider to the world's largest retailers and their suppliers, today announced that Agentrics Week 2007 (http://www.agentricsweek.com), its annual customer conference, will be held in Paris, October 1-5. This year's theme is "Uniting the Global Retail Value Chain to Meet Demand Responsibly" as attendees will learn and share best practices to enhance retail operations and support advancing requirements for corporate social responsibility.

"Retailers face mounting pressure to continually strengthen their socially responsible practices, such as ensuring food safety, conserving energy and encouraging suppliers to increase responsible business practices," said Chris Sellers, Agentrics chief executive officer. "Agentrics Week 2007 will bring together global retail executives to learn and share practices that will help them become more successful as they explore innovative ideas that address current and coming business challenges and trends."

The first three days of Agentrics Week 2007 are for all attendees and will feature keynote sessions, multiple topic tracks and networking events. Guest speakers confirmed for Agentrics Week 2007 include GDSN Inc. President Sally Herbert and European Commission Enterprise General Director Eva Gerhards, as well as executives from many Agentrics customers. Executive board and operating committee meetings will be held Oct. 4 - 5 and will be hosted by Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer.

Agentrics solutions help retailers and their trading partners run more effective operations and better serve consumers, while also providing support for corporate social responsibility programs. For example,

  • Agentrics GenShare collaboration solutions enable trading partners to optimize inventory levels and product movement, which ensures the supply chain runs in effective, sustainable ways
  • Agentrics GenSync data synchronization solutions foster supply chain accuracy and reduce redundant and unnecessary work associated with inaccurate orders, invoices and item data
  • Agentrics GenSource sourcing solutions can increase gross margins without compromising supplier standards for fairness or ethical and social compliance
  • Agentrics GenNovation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for private label goods help retailers manage customer confidence in store brands, while supporting food safety and fair-trade initiatives.

Agentrics customers include more than 50 of the world's largest retailers and 17 of the top 30, such as Carrefour, Kroger, Tesco and Walgreen's. Agentrics Week 2007 is open to members of any Agentrics customer company and registration is complimentary. Unlike conventional user group meetings, Agentrics community events bring together retail professionals in a comfortable, highly interactive shared-learning environment that fosters best-practice discussions around the most critical business issues. More information on Agentrics Week 2007 can be found at http://www.agentricsweek.com.

About Agentrics
Agentrics serves as the trusted agent for the retail and consumer goods industry by assisting retailers, manufacturers and their trading partners with optimizing shared business processes to more effectively serve the consumer. Customers rely on Agentrics' product offerings, unique practical forums and deep domain expertise to drive real business results. In the last six years, Agentrics has generated more than $5 billion in cost savings for customers by partnering with them on the development and effective use of technology and services. Visit Agentrics at http://www.agentrics.com.

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