Heineken, Avon, Ford, Philips, Nike, IBM—Executives from these Powerful Companies to Speak at CSCMP Europe 2008 Lombard

, Illinois USA (January 10, 2008)—The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will host CSCMP Europe 2008, April 23-25, in Brussels, Belgium. This conference will bring together the best in the industry from all over the globe to share their supply chain management and logistics knowledge and expertise. Speakers will provide strategic direction and present key operational guidelines to attendees to help them deal more effectively with today’s uncertain business environment. CSCMP Europe 2008 attendees will also be able to participate in highly-interactive small group discussions. General sessions include: • Keynote Presentation Enhancing Performance in an Uncertain World Magne Setnes, Manager Supply Chain Control, Heineken Group Supply Chain By examining the global nature, size, and complexity of Heineken’s Dutch operations, Dr. Setnes will identify and explore some of the major types of uncertainties currently confronting Heineken’s global enterprise, such as upstream material sourcing and inbound management; production and product sourcing management; and downstream demand uncertainties. A discussion of successes and lessons learned illustrates how the company is continuing to improve its operations by advancing collaboration, planning, and green issues. • Outsourcing: Avoiding the Hidden Risks David M. Bovet, Partner, Norbridge, Inc. Many managers have a difficult time determining what should be outsourced, how to select the best provider, and how to manage the resulting relationship. In this session, outsourcing risks will be examined and practical advice on avoiding unpleasant surprises will be shared. • Strategic and Tactical Procurement for Automotive Service Parts Wilfried W. Hoffmann, European Purchasing Manager, Customer Service Division, Ford In this session, attendees will hear how Ford operates effective service parts procurement in an original equipment automotive environment by applying strategic and tactical tools. They will also learn how service parts purchasing can achieve good results with suppliers as a minority player together with the bigger original equipment purchasing activities. • Value-Added Logistics...Delivering Value to All Stakeholders? Luc Hooybergs, Director of Logistics, Nike EMEA and General Manager, Nike European Logistics Centre, Laakdal

Due to steep growth and rapid evolution in the retail landscape, the logistics engine needs to continuously innovate its capabilities. In order to keep driving logistics into a true competitive advantage for Nike, the European Logistics Team has a clear strategy on how to do it, keeping all stakeholders in mind. Team members will discuss their strategy. • IBM’s Supply Chain Transformation: Innovation and Risk Mitigation in Supply Chain Operations Klaus Schaefer, Partner, Vice President, IBM Global Business Services IBM is on a journey towards becoming one of the world’s first true globally-integrated enterprises in a time where supply chain security and risks are at the top of many supply chain executives’ agendas. IBM’s experience during this journey as well as views from its services’ business clients will be shared, and practical examples of what the company has done to address supply chain risks will be illustrated. Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is the preeminent association for individuals involved in supply chain management. CSCMP provides educational, career development, and networking opportunities to over 9,000 members and to the entire profession.

For more information, please contact: Madeleine Miller-Holodnicki, ABC Manager of Communications Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 333 East Butterfield Road, Suite 140 Lombard, Illinois 60148-5617 USA +1 630.645.3487 mholodnicki@cscmp.org