SOURCE: Resilinc


May 03, 2011 07:30 ET

ISM Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Seminar to Address Disaster Planning and Disruption Management

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - In the wake of the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster and resulting factory shutdowns, many executives are asking the question: How can I be better prepared for the next big crisis to hit the supply chain? The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) sponsored seminar May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Hilton in Santa Clara, CA addresses this very question.

The Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Seminar will cover how operational excellence is imperative in today's complex global supply chain, and should address the control challenges during supply chain disruptions. The attendees will also learn about the essential requirements for adopting a comprehensive supply chain risk management program.

Seminar speaker Bindiya Vakil, President & CEO of Resilinc™ Corporation states, "The Japan crisis has exposed some real issues with how supply chains have evolved in the past two decades. Spend-driven analytics and practices have become so ingrained that becoming a resiliency-conscious organization will require fundamental changes in how organizations operate. This is why resiliency has to be embraced at the highest levels, and with a combination of incentives, processes and tools, a risk-conscious culture can be developed in the enterprise."

Ms. Vakil has led supply chain resiliency and flexibility efforts at leading global companies including Cisco and Flextronics. She is a thought leader, focusing on an information, analytics, tools, process and incentive-driven approach to enable companies to embrace the risks that are necessary for their business, without crippling their resiliency.

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About Resilinc™

Resilinc offers an end to end cloud based solution for proactive supply chain risk management deployed with large and mid-sized High Tech companies. Delivered on the platform, their highly scalable supply chain mapping solution helps capture global locations where parts originate and quantify revenue impact of losing a supplier, part, site or region as well as risk scores. Their crisis solution involves preparedness tools, disruption monitoring and response capabilities, as well as enterprise social networking to capture the collaborative elements of a truly effective risk management platform.

About ISM

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

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