Kinaxis Corporation

Kinaxis Corporation

March 11, 2009 08:01 ET

Kinaxis: 21st Century Supply Chain Blog Launches Expert Interview Series Featuring Q&A With Notable Supply Chain Thought Leaders

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) -

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News Facts:

- The Supply Chain Expert Blog Series launches as the premier roundup of thought provoking ideas and unique perspectives on today's most pressing supply chain management issues from the industry's top supply chain thought leaders.

- The series is hosted on the 21st Century Supply Chain, a popular industry blog, and will feature a weekly Q&A with experts including top research analysts, consultants and key members of industry associations, academia and press.

- The Q&A series kicks off with insight from Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer, AMR Research. In his post, Richardson comments on the declining economic climate and what specific supply chain initiatives can be applied in the short term to have greatest effect on a company's financial performance and sustainability.

- Consistent with the mission of the 21st Century Supply Chain blog, the expert Q&A series will explore relevant and compelling industry issues, such as:

   - The economic downturn and its affect on the supply chain and supply 
     chain risk management strategies

   - The government stimulus package and its impact on the industry 

   - Supply chain management trends including outsourcing, integration and

   - On-demand / Software-as-a-Service

- The blog series is brought to you by Kinaxis, providers of an on-demand supply chain management service, RapidResponse(TM) which empowers multi-enterprise manufacturers with the collaborative and integrated demand-supply planning, monitoring, and response capabilities required in today's complex and dynamic business environment.

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For free access to the entire Supply Chain Expert Blog Series, please visit the 21st Century Supply Chain blog and sign up for email, twitter or RSS updates.

Featured Guests:

Some of the experts that will be featured in the Q&A series include:

Corey Billington, Professor, Procurement and Operations Management IMD Global Business School

David Blanchard, Editorial Director Material Handling Management and Outsourced Logistics

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer APICS The Association for Operations Management

Clarence Chen, Principal PRTM

Colleen "Coco" Crum, Managing Principal Oliver Wight Americas, Inc.

Simon Ellis, Practice Director, Supply Chain Strategies Manufacturing Insights, an IDC Company

Bob Ferrari, Managing Director The Ferrari Research and Consulting Group

Mary Hayes Weier, Editor At Large

Robert D. Kugel, CFA, SVP & Research Director, CFO and Business Research Ventana Research

Larry Lapide, Ph.D., Director, Demand Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics, and Research Director, Demand Management Solutions Group (DMSG)

Gary Lynch Global Leader, Supply Chain Risk Management Practice Marsh

Andrew K. Reese Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer AMR Research

Nari Viswanathan, VP, Principal Analyst, Supply Chain Strategy & Planning AberdeenGroup

About Kinaxis:

Kinaxis(TM) helps companies achieve operations performance breakthroughs with a unique solution for planning, monitoring and responding to the unpredictable changes in their increasingly complex supply chains. Kinaxis RapidResponse is an on-demand service that embraces human judgment and empowers supply chain decision makers with integrated tools for supply chain visibility, demand management, supply management, sales and operations planning (S&OP) and supply chain risk management. Global leaders such as Casio, Jabil, Qualcomm, and Raytheon are delivering superior customer service and gaining competitive market advantage with RapidResponse. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company's blog at

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