Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Arena Solutions CEO as a "2007 Pro to Know"

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Foster City, Calif., Mar 16 - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced that chief executive officer Michael Topolovac has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the "2007 Pros to Know" in the magazine's seventh-annual award program.

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from software firms, service providers, consultancies, and analyst and research firms who have personally helped raise the profile of Supply Chain and increase the recognition of the importance of Supply Chain as a strategic function within the enterprise.

"This year's Provider Pros to Know have shown themselves to be thought leaders in their respective supply chain segments," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools and processes necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, are helping raise Supply Chain's status within the enterprise and have earned them a place on this year's Provider Pros list."

Previously a founder and CEO of a manufacturing company, Topolovac understands first-hand the strategic importance of a well-functioning supply chain. This awareness was among the factors that led him to develop a PLM solution that would help eliminate disconnects in crucial supply chain interactions.

"I am honored to be named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know," said Topolovac. "In today's fast-paced environment, a company's supply chain team is critical to its success. That team must help effect a product's seamless transition from concept to launch and then ensure its global availability. They have significant influence on product costs and margins, and their ability to establish a responsive supply chain can make or break a product—or even a company. Arena PLM was designed from the ground up to help supply chain teams succeed in all of those areas. It's gratifying to be recognized for helping enable that success."

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at

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