Aberdeen Group and Supply-Chain Council (SCC) Announce Strategic Partnership

SCC Founder Joins Ranks With Leading Industry Executives to Present at April 2-3 Summit

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces its partnership with the Supply-Chain Council (SCC) in support of Aberdeen's 2009 SCM Summit April 2-3, 2009 in San Francisco. The Supply-Chain Council (SCC) is a global non-profit consortium whose methodology, diagnostic and benchmarking tools help nearly a thousand organizations make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes.

In support of the Council's mission to continuously improve supply chain processes, Aberdeen's 2009 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit will convene supply chain leaders from around the globe to share insights, discuss strategies and engage with peers surrounding key challenges facing the supply chain today. For more information on the event or to register to attend, visit http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/SCM.html. For more information about the Supply-Chain Council, visit http://www.supply-chain.org or contact info@supply-chain.org.

"Supply chains have become increasingly complex and time-sensitive, and leading supply chain executives recognize the importance of benchmarking their SCM best practices against those of their peers," said Joseph Francis, Executive Director of the Supply-Chain Council. "The Supply-Chain Council values our opportunity to work with Aberdeen in support of this goal and in support of their Supply Chain Management Summit this April in San Francisco."

One of the founders of the Supply Chain council and renowned supply chain expert Richard Sherman will deliver a presentation on "Keeping SCOR with the Supply Chain" as part of the Supply Chain summit 2009.

Other confirmed Summit presenters include:

--  Cisco Systems - Angel Mendez, SVP Customer, Value Chain Management
--  Coca-Cola North America - Thomas Blackstock, Former VP, Supply Chain
--  Intel - Stuart Pann, VP, Sales/Marketing, General Manager, Business
    Management Group
--  Mutual Distributing Company - Jim Staton, VP, Information Technology
--  World Renowned Supply Chain Expert, General William "Gus" Pagonis,
    Retired US Army General, Business Leadership Author, Lecturer
--  BD - Larry P. Smith, VP, Global Supply Chain
--  USS-POSCO Industries - Michael Obermire, Global SCM Head
--  New York & Company - Sherwin Socaransky, VP, Information Technology
--  Hästens Sängar - Dominic Luzi, CIO
--  Land O' Lakes - Susan Grelling, VP, Commodities and Risk
--  Bayer Healthcare - Thomas Panzer, VP, Global Supply Chain
--  Swarovski - Robert Grant, VP, Supply Chain/Inventory Management
--  Disney - David Steele, Sr. Director, Supply Chain, Operations, &
--  Sara Lee - Bill Nienburg, VP, Sales & Operations Planning
--  GSGM Inc - Paul Macler, Founder & President
--  Celestica - Harvinder Sembhi, VP, Supply Base Solutions
--  Advance Auto Parts - Kevin Quinn, VP, Treasurer & Navdeep Gupta,
    Director, Treasury
--  Papa John's Food Service - Susan Kinder, Director, Supply Chain
--  H-E-B - Carlos Garza, VP, Supply Chain & Mike DeNisio, Director,
    Supply Chain
--  Del Monte Foods - Bill Pollard, VP, Customer Service & Transportation
--  Dimension Data - Michael Brown, Managing Director

"The goals of Aberdeen and the Supply-Chain Council are well aligned. Aberdeen is the leading fact-based research firm covering the Supply Chain space and SCC is the leading consortium of industry leading firms for benchmarking key performance metrics. The Supply Chain summit offers a great platform for this collaboration which will continue into the rest of the year and beyond through various research initiatives and projects," said Nari Viswanathan, Vice President/Principal Analyst of the Supply Chain Management Practice, Aberdeen Group.

Technology vendors and solutions providers can participate in the summit as event sponsors to get their products in front of the decision makers that matter. For sponsorship information, please visit: http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/Supply-Chain-Management-Summit/the-scm-summit-sponsorship.html.

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Contact Information: Media Contact: Nari Viswanathan Aberdeen Harte-Hanks (617) 854-5293 Nari.viswanathan@aberdeen.com