Center for Corporate Financial Leadership: Strengthen Your Competitive Advantage at the Center for Corporate Financial Leadership’s Manufacturing Conference

CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — Competitive pressure on manufacturing continues to intensify. Hear first-hand from industry experts and manufacturers who have overcome a variety of challenges to reap success in these tough times at the Center for Corporate Financial Leadership’s (CCFL) “Manufacturing Conference.”

This innovative executive education conference, co-sponsored by the Chicago Manufacturing Center, is being held May 6, 2004 at The Standard Club in Chicago, and will provide participants the opportunity to strengthen their competitive advantage in this skittish economy.

Attendees will learn to deliver the value customers demand and hear how culture changes can reap financial rewards. They’ll also understand the ins and outs of doing business in Mexico and China, as well as examine the future of manufacturing. The financial benefits that lean principles have on operations will be discussed, as well as tips to help streamline your supply chain for increased efficiency. In addition, participants will hear how various decisions affect corporate strategy and the bottom-line, and will discover innovative growth strategies for these tough times.

Participants will earn 8 Continuing Professional Education credits for a cost of $325 for Illinois CPA Society members and CMC invitees. Cost for nonmember is $395. For more information or to register for the Center for Corporate Financial Leadership’s “Manufacturing Conference,” visit or call (312) 993-0393 or (800) 993-0393 (within Illinois).

The Center for Corporate Financial Leadership is dedicated to meeting the needs of corporate financial professionals through high-quality executive education, knowledge resources and networking communities. It represents more than 40,000 corporate finance professionals from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.