Industry Leaders to Share Best Practices at i2 Planet 2006 Las Vegas; IBM, JFE Steel, Krones AG, Panasonic Consumer Electronics and WE EUROPE B.V. to Present Supply Chain Management Expertise.DALLAS -- i2 Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ITWO ITWO I2 Technologies (stock abbreviation, AMEX) ) today announced that executives from AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. Research, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , JFE JFE Journal of Financial Economics
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JFE Justification for Expenditure Steel, Krones AG, Panasonic Consumer Electronics and WE EUROPE B.V. will be the featured General Session speakers at i2 Planet 2006. The event is scheduled for May 10 - 12 at the Wynn Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. .
Supply chain vision, innovation and best practices will be shared from the General Session main stage by the following speakers:
--Kevin O'Marah, vice president, Strategic Research, AMR Research, Inc.
--Tim Carroll, vice president, Supply Chain Operations, IBM Integrated Supply Chain
--Hiroyuki Kikugawa, fellow, Information Technology, JFE Steel Corporation
--Dr. Michael Kranz, senior vice president, Information Management, Krones AG
--Michael Aguilar, senior vice president, Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
--Roel Brand, IT and Program director, WE EUROPE B.V.
In addition, Michael E. McGrath, i2 chief executive officer and president, will present i2's strategy for the next generation of i2 supply chain management solutions.
During i2 Planet, attendees can also benefit from information-packed breakout sessions, industry-specific general session meetings, and numerous networking opportunities. Methods for improving communication and increasing visibility across the extended supply chain will be discussed as well as how the i2 Agile Business Process Platform can be used to support external collaboration with suppliers, customers and partners through a common integrated user interface.
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For example, the fall of the Berlin Wall was an inflection point in global politics and the commercialization of the Internet was an inflection point in technology. in supply chain process and technology; the next generation of supply chain management is now. i2 Planet 2006 is a conference companies cannot afford to miss," said i2 Chief Marketing Officer John Cummings For other persons named John Cummings, see John Cummings (disambiguation).
John Scott Cummings (born July 6, 1943) is a British politician. He is the Labour Member of Parliament for Easington. . "Visionary business leaders are already setting the standard for the next generation of supply chain management and many are using i2 solutions as part of their strategy to take them there. i2 Planet is the place to learn about these visionary supply chain best practices and the benefits to be realized from adoption of i2's market-leading solutions."
Kevin O'Marah, vice president, Strategic Research, at AMR Research has worked with hundreds of companies on product development, product life-cycle management (PLM (Product Life cycle Management) A comprehensive information system that coordinates all aspects of a product from initial concept to its eventual retirement. Sometimes called the "digital backbone" of a product, it includes the requirements phase, analysis and design ), and supply chain strategy. Kevin launched AMR Research's PLM practice and is a seminal author on PLM. He has also contributed to the firm's definition and coverage of demand driven supply networks (DDSN DDSN Demand Driven Supply Network
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Tim Carroll is vice president, Supply Chain Operations for IBM's $40 billion Integrated Supply Chain. In this role, he manages IBM's global supply chain strategy and operations including worldwide manufacturing, inventory, demand/supply, business transformation, and he managed IBM's PC business divestiture to Lenovo.
Hiroyuki Kikugawa, fellow, Information Technology, at Japanese steel maker JFE Steel has focused his award-winning career on the improvement of steel production technology and production control processes, and the development of new equipment and processes for plate rolling, shape and bar rolling, and hot rolling The metallurgical process of Hot rolling, used mainly to produce sheet metal or simple cross sections from billets describes the method of when industrial metal is passed or deformed between a set of work rolls and the temperature of the metal is generally above its . He played a key role in quickly and effectively integrating management concepts and systems during and after the merger of Kawasaki Steel Corporation and NKK NKK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
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As senior vice president of Information for European packaging manufacturer Krones AG, Michael Kranz is responsible for the strategic value and successful operation of the enterprise IT architecture. With more than 10 years of experience in IT, he has broad knowledge ranging from infrastructure to high-level applications, as well as in IT project management.
In his role at Panasonic, Michael Aguilar directs the company's strategic supply chain initiatives and is responsible for coordinating those efforts with its Channel Partners, the Panasonic sales organization, and the Panasonic factories that manufacture products for the U.S. market. Under his leadership, Panasonic has set new standards in supply chain management and in collaborative relationships with consumer electronics retailers.
As IT and Program director of retailer WE EUROPE BV, Roel Brand focuses on implementing integrated planning In amphibious operations, the planning accomplished by commanders and staffs of corresponding echelons from parallel chains of command within the amphibious task force. See also amphibious operation; amphibious task force. systems as part of the company's overall supply chain optimization Supply Chain Optimization is the application of processes and tools to ensure the optimal operation of a manufacturing and distribution supply chain. This includes the optimal placement of inventory within the supply chain, minimizing operating costs (including manufacturing costs, project. Roel also serves as IT and Program Director of Waalwear, the wholesale division of WE International, where he is responsible for supporting business transformation through business process redesign and implementing supporting systems.
Michael E. McGrath has been chief executive officer and president of i2 Technologies, Inc. since February 2005, overseeing the strengthening of i2's financial position and launching the company's next-generation supply chain solutions. He has been a member of the i2 Board of Directors since August 2004 and has broad-based experience in managing application software companies. In addition, he is considered an expert in product strategy, product development, and supply chain management. McGrath co-founded Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM PRTM Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
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For additional information on i2 Planet or to register to attend, please call 1-877-4PLANET or 469-357-3720, send an e-mail to email@example.com or go to www.i2.com.
About i2 Planet
i2 Planet 2006 Las Vegas is a three-day forum for thought leadership, designed to provide a continuous learning experience through a series of live events and collaborative online resources. i2 Planet is a series of educational forums and online resources that provide comprehensive strategies and tools to transform an organization's integration and business processes. i2 Planet provides information such as how to enable business agility, leverage the supply chain and utilize the latest technology. i2 Planet Las Vegas is scheduled for May 10 - 12, 2006 at the Wynn Las Vegas. To learn more, visit www.i2.com.
i2 helps business leaders make better supply chain decisions. i2's flexible next-generation solutions are designed to synchronize demand and supply across ever-changing global business networks. i2's innovative supply chain management tools and services are pervasive in a wide cross-section of industries; 20 of the AMR Research Top 25 Global Supply Chains belong to i2 customers. Learn more at www.i2.com.
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