Symphony Metreo to Lead Panel on Next Generation Supply Chain Strategies at National Manufacturing Week

PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 18, 2008— Symphony Metreo, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise pricing and operations management solutions, today announced it will be leading a panel presentation, Achieving Operational Excellence with Next Generation Supply Chain Strategies: A Linksys Case Study, with IBM Global Business Services (GBS), Ventana Research and Linksys, a division of Cisco, at the National Manufacturing Week Conference 2008. This is the only event in North America aimed at providing manufacturing professionals with the tools and training they need to remain competitive in todays global marketplace. The conference will take place September 22-25, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.


  Tal Ball, CEO of Symphony Metreo, will moderate this panel focused on examining the sales and operations planning achievements of Linksys, and how attendees can apply related best practices to benefit from their own next generation supply chain strategies. Panelists include:
-- Mark Payne, vice president of worldwide operations, Linksys
-- Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research
-- David Spade, partner, IBM Global Business Services


The panel, "Achieving Operational Excellence with Next Generation Supply Chain Strategies: A Linksys Case Study," will feature expert perspectives on current supply and demand chain management strategies and how technologies and commonly accepted approaches must adapt to ensure manufacturers are aligning business priorities with market dynamics.
The in-depth case study will provide specific details about how Linksys was able to modernize its supply and demand chain to achieve operational excellence and fuel future growth. By adopting a more collaborative approach to decision-making, Linksys gained operational process improvements and streamlined planning processes that brought together previously siloed functional groups and effectively transformed its business.


Monday, September 22, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. CDT


National Manufacturing Week, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois


To register for the conference, visit .

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