Cincom Manufacturing Conference to Feature Speakers Ron Crabree and Louis Columbus

From: Cincom Systems, Inc.
Published: Thu Apr 28 2005

CINCINNATI, Ohio - April 28, 2005 - Cincom Systems is proud to announce that Ron Crabtree, CPIM, CIRM, RSC Consulting Corporation president and Louis Columbus, Cincom business development senior manager, will be speaking at the 2005 Cincom Manufacturing Conference, Accelerate. Each will be presenting topics on lean manufacturing and quote-to-order best practices on Monday, May 23, 2005, and Wednesday, May 25, 2005.

Crabtree is an internationally recognized expert in leading-edge business process improvement methodologies. He is an expert in communication and has spent several thousand hours providing training and facilitation for large and small groups in hundreds of organizations internationally on a wide range of topics. Crabtree holds a BA in Management and Organizational Development and is certified through the APICS.

Columbus has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, specializing in market and industry analysis, sales, product management and development. He’s held senior positions at Toshiba America, Lockheed-Martin, Intergraph, and immediately before joining Cincom, as senior analyst at AMR Research. Columbus is a frequent contributor to industry publications, is a columnist for, and has published 15 books on operating systems, peripherals, and industry analysis. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer in Webster Loyola-Marymount University’s graduate program on International Business.

About the Cincom Manufacturing Conference
Accelerate, a full three days of sessions, will take place at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on May 22-25, 2005. Presentations and events will center on the Accelerate theme that was chosen to reflect the importance of accelerating operational excellence in every aspect of manufacturing operations.
Manufacturers interested in attending this year’s conference can register and learn more at

About Cincom
For nearly 40 years, Cincom’s software and services have helped thousands of clients worldwide simplify the management of complex business processes. Cincom specializes in the five areas of business where simplification brings the greatest value to managers who want to grow revenue, control costs, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI better than their competitors: Data Management; Marketing, Sales and Customer Service; Application Development; Manufacturing Business; and Outsourcing/Hosting.

Cincom’s Manufacturing Business Solutions create a global advantage for complex manufacturers by delivering the lean technologies required to accelerate operational excellence. By identifying and automating complex manufacturers’ most critical business processes, Cincom enables you to streamline acquisition, production, delivery, and performance processes for solid profit growth. Cincom leads the industry with over three decades of experience, providing deep domain expertise for rapid and continuous return on investment.

Cincom serves thousands of clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, Northwestern Mutual, Federal Express, Ericsson, Penn State University, Messier-Dowty, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and Trane.

For more information about Cincom’s products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to, or visit the company’s website at


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