The conference is expected to attract more than 150 ceos, presidents, senior executives and finance and IT professionals from leading distributors, manufacturers, broker agencies and third-party logistics providers servicing the food and beverage channel and other allied industries.
"Based on the current economic climate and ongoing input from our diverse client community, the focus of this year's Industry Conference and User Exchange will be on Profit Optimization," said Kurien Jacob, ceo of AFS Technologies. "Every enterprise in the food and beverage channel is seeking ways to optimize profits and increase efficiency in their operation. As the leading solutions provider in the channel, AFS has tailored the content of this year's conference to provide attendees with valuable insights from industry experts, best practice discussions and demonstrations of high-impact solutions to help all food and beverage trading partners achieve the goal of improved profitability."
Key areas of discussion during the conference will include best practice insights on the management of trade promotion and rebates, sales and order processing, price optimization, efficient replenishment, warehouse systems and logistics. Hands-on training will also be featured in break-out sessions during the conference, allowing AFS customers the opportunity to discover how to maximize the use of their existing AFS solutions... an important consideration in a time when most companies utilize less than 50 percent of the functionality available in their current technology solutions.
For more information on, or to register for, the 2009 AFS Technologies' Industry Conference and User Exchange, visit the company's web site at www.afsi.com.