John Mehrmann Addresses Economic Challenges at the Reverse Logistics Conference in Las Vegas

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John Mehrmann to speak on catalysts for catastrophic economic conditions and future market trends. In a special session at RLTS, he reveals secrets for short term quick results and long term strategies to preserve profitability.

We are not merely in the bathtub curve of a short recession

John Mehrmann presents practical solutions for coping with economic challenges at the Reverse Logistics Trade Show and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Third Party Service Providers will be exhibiting Reverse Logistics services and solutions at the Reverse Logistics Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 3-5, 2009 (Tuesday - Thursday). The Reverse Logistics Conference & Expo in Las Vegas offers a unique educational environment with concurrent seminars, workshops, and panel discussions to benchmark best practices on a global basis. This is a rich opportunity for key decision makers from OEMs, Branded companies, and Third Party Service Providers to meet face-to-face and identify the opportunities to respond to pressures from the current economic challenges.

John Mehrmann is well known for articles that have been featured in Reverse Logistics Magazine, including 'A Pragmatic Approach to Partners', 'Seeing Green at the End of the Line', 'Reverse Logistics Financial Model', and 'Cost Avoidance'. John has been a featured speaker at several Reverse Logistics Conferences, addressing such impactful topics as Recycling and Sustainability, Comparative Cost Analysis, and Best Practices in Reverse Logistics. John Mehrmann is also co-author of the award winning book, 'The Trusted Advocate: Accelerate Success with Authenticity and Integrity', with Mitchell Simon. John lends more than 23 years of industry knowledge to the advancement of logistics and supply chain services. As a featured speaker at RLTS, John will address 'Navigating Economic Challenges'.

"We are not merely in the bathtub curve of a short recession," said John Mehrmann. "We are experiencing the sudden whiplash of catching up to a transition that has been occurring virtually unnoticed for several years. Businesses cannot afford to maintain status quo and weather the economic storm, as we see with significant restructuring and closures. OEMs, Retailers, Branded Companies, and Service Providers need quick results and long term solutions that will put them in a position to keep pace with the overwhelming transition. The Reverse Logistics Conference offers a timely opportunity for companies to learn how to survive and thrive with emerging technology."

John Mehrmann is Vice President of Business Development for ZSL Inc. ZSL Inc is an ISO 9001 certified provider of Onshore, Offshore, and Near shore technology solutions and services to enterprise and technology companies around the globe. In today's dynamic business environment, Information Technology is an essential tool for business transformation. Collaborating with the right partner can ensure return on technology investments and strengthen market presence. The ZSL Inc holistic approach and diversity of experienced talent addresses every aspect of technology needs around the globe and around the clock.

ZSL Inc leverages specialized knowledge in Custom Enterprise Application Development, Enterprise 2.0 Computing Services, Enterprise Reporting, Enterprise Data Management & Administration, Enterprise Application Integration, Mobile and Wireless Web Application Development, Research and Development, IT Infrastructure Management, and Replacement Technology Services. ZSL Inc has received numerous awards and accolades for innovation and client satisfaction, including ranking in the CRN Fast Growth, Top Technology Practices from VARBusiness, DQ Top 20, and Best of Show at TechXNY.

Reverse Logistics Conference Highlights include:
o    Industry Overview Size and Forecast, by Gailen Vick, President & CEO of Reverse Logistics Trends, Inc
o    Reverse Logistics as an Opportunity, Keynote Address by Kevin Winneroski, Vice President of Secondary Markets at Best Buy
o    Going Green in Retail Returns by Jack Debutts, Production Control and Strategic Planning Manager at DELL
o    Reverse Logistics Next Generation Support and Value Added Services by Tony Sciarotta, Director of Returns Management at Philips
o    Raising the Visibility of Returns within the Organization by Eric Aparicio, Director at Yamaha
o    Environmental Supply Chain by Mark Servidio, VP of Logistics at SHARP
o    Navigating Economic Challenges by John Mehrmann, Vice President of Business Development at ZSL Inc
o    Case Study Utilizing Third Party Service Providers to Mitigate Cost Exposure by Steve Brown, Global Product Life-Cycle Manager at HP
o    Universal Model for Reverse Logistics IT, a panel moderated by Leonard Schneeman, CTO at Data Exchange Corporation
o    Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Environmental Management, a panel hosted by Emily Rodriquez, Senior Consultant at The Results Group
o    Inventory Asset Recovery and Liquidation by Richard Starr, Manager of Liquidation at Circuit City Stores
o    Opportunities and Challenges of Reverse Logistics in India by Sanjeev Kakar, Director at RT Outsourcing India
o    An Overview of Reverse Logistics in China by Haozhe Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at East Carolina University

Among those scheduled to attend the Reverse Logistics Trade Show Conference & Expo in Las Vegas are representatives from Accent Marketing Services, ACS, AER Worldwide, Akibia, Alcatel-Lucent, Allied Reclamation Services, Alltel Communications,, AMCOR, Apple Computer, ARC International, Asset Genie, ASL Recycling, AT&T, Atomic Enterprises, Avaya, Avnet Enterprises, Avon, BCBG, Bell Industries, Black & Decker, Blue Raven, Blumberg Advisory Group, Best Buy, BMI, Brightpoint, Canadian Tire Co, Cable One, Canon, Circuit City, CDW, Celestica, Chicago Tag & Label, Co, Channel Velocity, CH Robinson Worldwide, Choice Logistics, CIWB World Markets, Click Commerce, Clear Orbit, Comtek Computer Systems, Craters & Freighters, Cycleon, Converge, Dakota International Trading, Decision One, DELL, DEX, Defense Distribution Center, DHL Solutions, DirecTV, EBay, Eastman Kodak, Echostar, EDS, eeParts, Encore Repair Services, Epson America, Ericsson, Expresspoint, FRS Europe BV, FedEx, Foxconn, GENCO, Gifts in Kind, Goodwill Industries, Harbor Freight Tools, Harris Broadcasting, Harte Hanks, Home Depot, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Ingram Micro Logistics, Intel Corporation, Jabil Global Services, Juniper Networks, Kyocera Wireless, Lenovo, Mercorp Inc, Metech International, Microsoft, Motorola, NCR, Netgear, New Age Electronics, Nokia, NYK Logistics, ONEPAK Inc, Oracle Corp, Ozark Electronics Repair, P&G, Palm, Pelican Products Inc, Philips, Pitney Bowes, Proctor & Gamble, PTS Electronics, RecycleTech Corp, Renova technology, Research in Motion, RMS Logistics, Round2 Technologies, Ryder, Seagate, Sanyo, Sharp, SEKO, SIRAS, Sprint, Sprint Nextel, Sony, Sun Microsystems, System Design Advantage, T-Mobile, Target, The Home Depot, Technology Conservation Group, TechTurn, TelePlan, TiVo, Touchstone Wireless, Trans-America, Toshiba, US Postal Service, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, University or Nevada, Verizon, Western Digital Corp. Yamaha, ZSL Inc, and Wal-Mart Stores. Supplier company executives and members of the press will also be attending.

Registration for the forthcoming Reverse Logistics Trade Show (RLTS) Conference is available at

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