3C Software To Educate Manufacturing Leaders on Cost Management

8 November 2004
Atlanta, Georgia

3C Software’s CEO Matthew Smith has been invited as a presenter at the 2005 National Manufacturing Week Convention in Chicago. The session is designed to educate the audience of the benefits that an integrated cost management approach can improve profit margins. Themes include real-life examples of effective costing processes in industries including paper, semiconductor and food processing.

Session Description
Wednesday, March 09, 2005 9:30 am – 10:20 am

Session Track: Manufacturing & Management
Managing costs is a crucial activity for most manufacturers to remain profitable in today’s markets. Increased global competition, fluctuating prices of inputs and changing labor market are only a few considerations that companies must take into account when making key business decisions. Cost managers and plant leaders are left with the daunting task of interpolating production and financial data to develop a strategy for streamlining costs and improving profitability while still meeting customer demands.

While creating an effective business strategy is the first step in developing a sound costing strategy, it is not enough. Companies also need to understand whether their current technology supports the overall cost management goals. Buzzwords like ‘system integration’ and ‘centralized access’ become important in aligning goals for production facilities in different cities and often on different continents. The technology should enhance the improvement, not snarl it with expensive and overwhelming problems.

3C Software’s CEO, Matthew Smith, has a wealth of experience and relevant real life case studies to share with manufacturers across industry verticals regarding implementing technology to improve costing processes. During this session, Mr. Smith will highlight clients in industries ranging from pulp and paper to semiconductors, sharing real situations and solutions that manufacturing leaders will find both interesting and useful in their quest to manage costs and analyze business trends.

About National Manufacturing Week
The 15th Annual National Manufacturing Week Convention in Chicago (www.manufacturingweek.com) provides programs and sessions in a wide range of topics focused on all parts of the manufacturing process. The event, scheduled for March 7-10, 2005 at McCormick Place, will offer presentations from leading companies in Engineering, Automation, Management and Enterprise Technology.

About 3C Software
3C Software, developers of Impact:ECSâ„¢ and Impact:3C®, was founded in 1989 and is a leader in detailed cost management systems for process manufacturers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, 3C Software serves clients in several manufacturing industries including automotive, textile and apparel, pulp and paper, semiconductor, chemical and rubber, and food and beverage. 3C Software’s rapidly implemented solutions work with all accounting methods, are simple to maintain, and handle unlimited calculations and variables. For more information about 3C Software, visit www.3csoftware.com or call 800-226-2036.