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The Extended Supply Chain conference 2010 will focus on the concept of flexibility and meeting customer needs by responding efficiently to constantly changing market conditions.

Extended Supply Chain, takes place from 24th – 25th March 2010 at the Sofitel, London Heathrow.

In particular, it will look at building supply chain capability to manage fluctuating costs and volatile demand patterns; achieving end-to-end visibility throughout the extended supply chain in collaboration with your partners; and translating top level supply chain strategy into operational best practice.

Extended Supply Chain is attended by Europe’s most forward thinking and innovative supply chain leaders.

Now entering its eighth year, ESC2010 will bring together supply chain & logistics directors from a range of industry sectors to discuss, network and debate supply chain best practice and operational excellence.

The conference has two distinct elements, day one focuses on strategic thought leadership content, delivered by pre-eminent supply chain minds.

Day two sees up to 40 case study- led, practical and operational workshops, delivered by industry experts on a range of topics deemed to be of significant relevance to supply chain leaders who operate an extended supply chain.

Confirmed speakers include:

* Douglas Kent, European chairman, Supply Chain Council. Kent is the chairman of the European Supply Chain Council’s Leadership team where he is also one of a select few SCOR-certified instructors. He has over 20 years of experience focused on the development; marketing and deployment of tailored supply chain solutions for companies across a wide variety of industry sectors.

* Mawgan Wilkins, sr director global service supply chain, Cisco Systems. Wilkins is responsible for the creation and implementation of long range transformational strategies for Cisco’s Global Service Supply Chain organisation.

* Kevin O’Marah, chief strategy officer AMR Research. O’Marah brings a unique blend of intellectual prowess, practical business experience, and energy to AMR Research’s clients. During his nearly seven years with the firm, O’Marah has worked with hundreds of companies on manufacturing, product lifecycle management, and supply chain strategy.

* Christian Verstraete, chief technology officer, manufacturing & distribution industries, HP. Verstraete has been a member of HP’s manufacturing team for more than 29 years and is responsible for thought leadership and innovation – scanning industry and technology trends and assessing their mid/longer-term effect on emerging MDI business opportunities. He is the linkage to the CTO community both inside HP and with customers and partners.

* David McMillan, director of sourcing, Europe IBM. A 25-year employee of IBM, McMillan has worked in a wide range of supply chain leadership positions. McMillan is currently the director of procurement for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in the UK and responsible for a spend of $7bn.

* Peter Surtees, European supply chain director, Kimberly-Clark. Surtees joined Kimberly-Clark in 1994, following 15 years working in the 3PL industry. In his role as European supply chain director – consumer products, Surtees is responsible for physical logistics, sales and operations planning and customer services in Western & Central Europe.

* Dirk Holbach, corporate vice president global supply chain operations, Henkel.

* Prof Alan Waller, president – Benelux, Leaders in Supply Chain.

* Cloe Zeng, demand flow director, Electrolux.

* Kris Van Ransbeek, vice president product supply & ingredients business Europe, Chiquita.

* Edwin Van Der Meerendonk, VP European supply chain, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

* Simon Williams, VP supply chain, Constellation Europe.

* Duncan Lowe, supply chain director, Pepsico.

* Chris Carden, head of food supply, Asda.

Extended Supply Chain, takes place from 24th – 25th March 2010 at the Sofitel, London Heathrow. Click here for more details.

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