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Kinaxis- A Continuing 2013 Lead Sponsor of the Supply Chain Matters Blog

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Supply Chain Matters is pleased to once again announce to our readers that supply chain technology provider Kinaxis will continue as one of the Lead sponsors of this blog.    Kinaxis was the very first sponsor of this blog in 2008, and we look forward to continuing our close relationship that has occurred over the past four years.  Kinaxis recognized early on that supply chain professionals would increasingly turn to social media channels for their educational needs and that blogs such as Supply Chain Matters would play an increasing role in how technology users seek out thought leadership and gather insights on business process and technology needs. Kinaxis has successfully designed and continues to support a highly successful supply chain focused social-media community. The Supply Chain Expert Community web site garners multiple accolades, including a recent interview and citing conducted by the American Marketing Association.  The Expert Community is now approaching […]

World Economic Forum Research Report Reflects on Global Supply Chain Risk

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The World Economic Forum has released a new January 2013 research report, Building Resilience in Supply Chains, (download web link) which provides interesting data on how important supply chain risk mitigation has become on the global stage. This report was aided by contributions Accenture and Zurich Insurance Group. This World Economic Forum Supply Chain Risk Initiative began in 2011, and has since fostered a series of workshops among industry and governmental leaders throughout 2012.  This latest Phase II report explores government and multi-industry sector views on systemic supply chain risk with recommendations for building a resilience framework to manage such risks. It includes results from an annual survey of over 1000 experts who were asked to review the landscape of 50 global risks. What makes this report of further interest is its inclusion of global-wide viewpoints, including those from Asia based countries which represent many tiers of current global supply […]