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Industry Analyst Joe Barkai Presents on The Future of Manufacturing at Aras ACE 2013 Conference April 30 – May 2

Presentation Outlines Trends and Strategies that will Transform Manufacturing and the Supply Chains in the Global Economy

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – April 18, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced industry analyst Joe Barkai guest keynote at ACE 2013, Aras’s global conference which takes place April 30 – May 2 in Troy Michigan, USA.

Mr. Barkai’s presentation, The Future of Manufacturing, explores trends in manufacturing and supply chain strategies to realize a virtual global plant floor, cutting edge manufacturing innovations in new materials and processes, and methods to capture and retain new markets, all of which are instrumental and critical for the future of the manufacturing economy.

April 30 – May 2
Detroit Marriott Troy, Michigan, USA
Free to Attend - No Fee (Space is Limited - Registration Required)
Details and Registration:

Joe Barkai, former Vice President, IDC Manufacturing Insights, is an industry veteran whose deep experience includes engineering and manufacturing product lifecycle strategies in the high tech, automotive, industrial, consumer, medical and healthcare industries.

“Even with unprecedented economic uncertainty, global manufacturers are optimistic and see new ways to spur profitable growth,” noted Barkai. “Manufacturers everywhere are moving to capitalize on these opportunities by taking advantage of advancements in processes, products and materials. A key component of their success includes a strong underlying platform, such as PLM, to support and fully realize these efforts.”

About ACE 2013
ACE 2013 provides business and technology professionals from around the world with the opportunity to meet, discuss and benchmark PLM best practices for addressing the rapidly growing complexity in global product development, manufacturing, quality and the supply chain. Sessions are designed to encourage peer-to-peer interaction and networking. Business and Technical tracks are complemented by a Getting Started track design specifically for people new to PLM and Aras, as well as round-table discussions, and live solution demos by end users.

Full Agenda, Speakers, Conference Details and Free Registration at:

About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm