The Center for Corporate Financial Leadership's (CCFL) Manufacturing Conference, to be held May 6 at The Standard Club in Chicago, aims to help companies strengthen their competitive advantage. Topics to be covered include the benefits of culture changes, doing business in Mexico and China, streamlining the supply chain and benefits that lean principles have on operations. The conference also will examine the future of manufacturing. The CCFL represents more than 40,000 corporate finance professionals from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Participants will earn eight Continuing Professional Education credits. For more information or to register, visit www.CCFLinfo.org or call 312-993-0393.