Kinaxis Corporation

Kinaxis Corporation

February 08, 2010 08:00 ET

Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Community Expands and Improves

With over 1,400 members and growing, new community becomes the 'It' spot for supply chain management professionals

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2010) -

Editors note: 2 photos are included with this press release.

Just the Facts:

- Powered by Kinaxis, provider of the on-demand supply chain management service RapidResponse(TM), the Supply Chain Expert Community is a free, public forum for learning about and discussing supply chain.

- Since unveiling the Supply Chain Expert Community about six months ago, the community has quickly built a strong following with over 1,400 members and continues to grow daily.

- With a recent transformation, the site now boasts a sleeker look and feel and, most importantly, new content, added functionality and easier navigation.

- Come visit it again and see for yourself.

What's New?

Come meet the bloggers:

- The community has expanded its blogging component to feature regular third-party industry bloggers.

- You now have a central place to read multiple thought-leading blogs, including those of:

- Lora Cecere of Altimeter Group (formerly of AMR Research)

- Bob Ferrari of the Ferrari Group and author of Supply Chain Matters blog

- Joshua Greenbaum of Enterprise Applications Consulting (EAC) and author of Enterprise Matters blog

- Jan Husdal of (supply chain risk strategies)

- It's your one-stop shop for opinions that matter.

Let's laugh some more:

- The site boasts additions to its 'Just for Laughs' section with new comedy videos. Be sure to check out the video carousels for Uncle Jay Explains Supply Chains and the BOBI Institute (developed by RedPrairie).

- Stay tuned for more videos and new series!

Find out if you measure up:

- A new Benchmarking Service is now available to all registered members of the community.

- This service provides a wealth of information for companies looking to benchmark their supply chain performance against multiple companies and across various metrics.

- Tremendous value - no charge!

Learn what's new in the RapidResponse lab:

- Now open to the public, Channel 21 contains a host of videos providing insight into RapidResponse product development plans.

- See first-hand what the product is all about!

Win a Kindle!

- Start a new thread on the discussion board, and tell us your tale of sudden supply chain chaos. If your story tops the list, you will be eligible to win one of 10 Amazon Kindles!

- See more details here.

Why Should I Join?

Beyond winning a Kindle, there are a number of reasons the Supply chain Expert Community could be the place for you:

- You are a supply chain professional looking for perspectives from others facing similar challenges

- You are a supply chain consultant wanting to offer insight and advice

- You are an editor or blogger looking for hot topics and opinions to discuss

- You are an industry analyst looking for an audience to poll on a particular research question

- You are an IT or supply chain manager researching technology solutions

- You are a RapidResponse user looking for best practices and new ways to leverage the service

Quotes, Attributable to John Sicard, executive vice president, marketing, development and service operations, Kinaxis:

"We're thrilled to see how quickly people have found and joined the Supply Chain Expert Community. We've added creative new elements and robust new content to provide further value and encourage even greater participation."

"The online community we've created truly represents our confidence in the 'wisdom of crowds' theory. The updates we've made offer even more ways for industry professionals to learn, connect, participate and engage with others that share similar interests and insights."

What are you waiting for? Come LEARN, LAUGH, SHARE and CONNECT today. Register now!

About Kinaxis

Let's face it, there is a gap between what you plan and what actually happens. With RapidResponse - an all-in-one, on-demand supply chain management service - you can close that gap and balance demand and supply on a continual basis so you can deliver what your customers want. Mid-market and enterprise customers are using RapidResponse to manage to their S&OP and revenue objectives despite the daily risks and volatility inherent in today's increasingly unpredictable world. You too can join over 30,000 users already realizing a competitive advantage by using technologies exclusive to RapidResponse for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and rapid response to plan variances. For more information, visit or the Supply Chain Expert community at:

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