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Executive Briefing

"Capturing the Value of the Extended Manufacturing Model: Beyond the Extended Enterprise: NBT=EEM+SOA."

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2004

By Mr. Eric Schlumpf, Principal and Global Manufacturing Practice Leader, Archstone Consulting & Corporate Sponsor, Silicon Valley World Internet Center.
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Reception
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Executive Briefing: Presentation and Discussion 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Continued Networking
Open to the Public. No fee to attend.
Pre-registration is highly encouraged.
Registration information below.
Please Note: This Executive Briefing will be held in the Cyprus Room at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

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Can companies conquer IT/data nightmares and enable communication and collaboration? The relatively easy stuff has already been done: eProcurement, back office financials, etc. - easily done with stand-alone applications. Now, organizations need to adopt ways of thinking about how their IT is structured to enable greater flexibility and a more robust use of data across the organization and with trading partners.

Companies are able to operate internally using enterprise solutions, but their connections to trading partners are often clumsy. This is because enterprise applications limit the amount and quality of intercommunication that can happen beyond the enterprise between businesses, trading partners and other third-parties.

However, EEM (Extended Enterprise Management) and SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture), when combined, can overcome this inherent shortcoming, providing greater flexibility, efficiency and consistency in interactions with customers and increasing collaboration.

Efficient information processing and exchange is powerful - especially when coupled with the Internet as a vehicle to connect and extend enterprise. Archstone Consulting asserts there is a right way to go about structuring to truly realize value. Simply put, SOA is the most effective way to drive to EEM.

In this interactive Executive Briefing, led by Archstone Consulting's San Francisco-based principal and global manufacturing practice leader, Mr. Eric Schlumpf, participants will explore a holistic view of business systems from a business process, information and decision-making perspective. Input from Valley companies that are grappling with these, and other timely issues will enliven the discussion.

Archstone Consulting, Silicon Valley World Internet Center's newest corporate sponsor, has reinvigorated the consulting business model, emerging as a leader in the industry with a unique approach to provide their clients viable alternatives based on their new-found focus on independence, focus and creativity.


With more than 23 years of manufacturing, industrial service, and consulting experience, Mr. Eric Schlumpf is a recognized leader in advanced supply chain topics. He specializes in the development of cost effective solutions that improve his clients' performance, speed to market, and working capital return on investments. Mr. Schlumpf has worked extensively with clients in the high tech, aerospace and defense, and consumer products industries. Prior to joining Archstone Consulting, Mr. Schlumpf served as a partner of Deloitte Consulting, where he developed the first comprehensive collaborative commerce methodology for the firm. He has held several industry leadership positions including vice president of marketing and sales for a major industrial services firm and vice president, operations for a major oil & gas services company.


Archstone Consulting ( is an independent business strategy and operations consulting firm specializing in manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, life sciences and business and consumer services sectors. Focused on innovation, growth and value, Archstone Consulting's expertise includes product development, complex manufacturing and supply chain operations, strategic sourcing and information technology effectiveness. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, the company has offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.


To pre-register for the Executive Briefing, please send your name, title, company name, telephone number and email address to:

Ms. Claire Kahrobaie
Manager, Client Services
T: 650.565.8070