Cincom Manufacturing Conference Draws Worldwide Audience

From: Cincom Systems, Inc.
Published: Tue Jun 14 2005

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Hundreds of customers from around the world, including representatives from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and the USA, gathered at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona from May 22-25 for the 2005 Cincom Manufacturing Conference. "Every year our objective is to raise the bar on the value delivered," said Ian Lockwood, Cincom Manufacturing’s Director of Business Development, "and this year’s conference feedback received to date, reveals the best event ever!"

Presentations and sessions centered on the "Accelerate" theme, chosen to reflect the importance of accelerating operational excellence in key areas of a complex manufacturing business. "Accelerating operational excellence refers to an organization’s drive to streamline its processes, and to do so quickly and continuously to achieve and maintain competitive advantage. It is an idea born out of necessity to assist today’s manufacturers as they work to compete on the global playing field," said Lockwood.

In order to help its complex manufacturing customers gain the greatest value from the conference content and accelerate their operational excellence, Cincom organized the conference around four critical business areas:

1. Streamlined quote-to-order processes
2. Integrated product and process development
3. Comprehensive enterprise management
4. Fact-based performance management

Key presenters on these topics at the conference included:

· Thomas M. Nies, Cincom Systems, Inc.
· Jim Shepherd, AMR Research
· Don Richardson, Microsoft
· Ron Crabtree, CPIM, CIRM, RSC Consulting
· Scott Hamilton, Ph.D.
· August M. Cianciolo, United States Army (Retired)
· Kevin Parker, MBT Magazine
· Louis Columbus, Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions
· Jim Wilson, Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions

The conference provided a venue where executives and senior managers could gain valuable business and technical information while interacting with their peers. Many of the presentations at the conference were from customers and showed how they were using Cincom technology to help accelerate their operational excellence.

The site of the conference, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, was ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top 25 resorts in North America. Located on a plateau above the city of Tucson and in the beautiful Catalina Mountain foothills, Loews provided a first-class experience with two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses, a full-service spa and tennis center, nestled on 93 picturesque acres of beautiful Sonoran desert.

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; and Outsourcing/Hosting.

Cincom 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 them 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 Manufacturing Business Solutions serve thousands of clients on six continents including Boeing, ASC, ABRO, Rolls Royce, ATK, GKN Aerospace, Ericsson, 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

Media Contacts:

Linda Nelson
Marketing Manager
Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions
Cincom Systems, Inc.

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