Logistics experts to meet in Fort Lauderdale Jan. 27-28, 2005

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2005 -- Top logistics executives from leading companies will examine strategies to improve efficiency and increase market share at The Conference Board's 2005 Logistics Conference. This meeting will be held January 27-28 at the Marriott Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This meeting is presented with assistance from CombineNet and Penske.

The keynote address, "Current and Future Challenges and Issues for Logistics Executives," will be delivered by Dr. John J. Coyle, Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Penn State University.

"Securing the Absolute Lowest Transportation Prices with Profit Maximization Tools" will be addressed by Tony Bonidy, CEO, CombineNet, Inc., and James Woods, Executive Vice President, Integrated Logistics, Perseco.

"Connecting Logistics to the Corporate "C" Level" will be examined by David Demers, President, Avicon Corporation.

"Enhancing the Customer Experience through Logistics" will be explored by Vincent Hartnett, President, Penske Logistics.

"Improving Supply Chain Efficiency and Effectiveness with Technology" will be addressed by John Metzger, Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer, A&P Stores.

There will be a panel discussion on "Rapidly Changing Your Supply Chain for the Competitive Advantage."

"Data Synchronization: Cleaning up the Dirty Data" will be the topic of a session featuring Joe Andraski, Managing Director of VICS and former Vice President of Nabisco Foods.

A full copy of the program is available on The Conference Board's website -

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Members of the press are invited to attend this meeting without charge. To
register, please call (212) 339-0231, or email 

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