Kimberly-Clark, Dean Foods, Del Monte to Swap Business/IT Strategies

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Kimberly-Clark, Dean Foods, Del Monte to Swap Business/IT Strategies

Thought leaders from Kimberly-Clark, Dean Foods, Del Monte and E&J Gallo Winery will meet to share business and IT strategies at the 2011 Consumer Goods Business & Technology Leadership Conference on October 23-25, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Here, CGT shares a preview of these must-attend presentations:

-- Supply Chain Transformation at Kimberly-Clark

Julia Smith, Vice President, R&E and Supply Chain, and Cathy Fronek, Director, Supply Chain COE, will describe Kimberly-Clark's journey through a supply chain transformation in the face of the economic downturn and how the company emerged stronger, with reduced inventories and increased customer service levels. The discussion will include insights into the demand-driven initiative and how forecasting and demand sensing played a role in the turnaround.

-- Tech Trends Panel
Gartner Inc. and a panel of three consumer goods executives — Kevin Barnes, Vice President, Global Business Application, E&J Gallo Winery; Marc Brown, SVP/Corporate Service Center & CIO, Del Monte Foods; Ann Dozier, Vice President, Fresh Dairy Direct IT, Dean Foods Company — will discuss the findings of the 2011 Tech Trends Report (available later this month on The research survey covers the various technologies in the consumer goods industry, reviews the current state and looks to the future.

More about the Event
Over the past 12 years, the annual Consumer Goods Business & Technology Leadership Conference has built a solid reputation as the premier CG industry event. This 13th annual Conference will be no exception, touting speakers from PepsiCo, Tableforce, Gartner, Energizer, IDC Manufacturing Insights and more. Designed for senior executives in business and IT roles, the event provides a leadership forum for networking with peers, sharing ideas and experiences and analyzing industry trends.

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