1400-member Supply Chain Expert Community expands and improves


As many of you might know, we launched the Supply Chain Expert Community about six months ago, and since then the community has quickly built a strong following with over 1,400 members and continues to grow daily.  Today we announced its recent transformation, whereby the site now boasts a sleeker look and feel and, most importantly, new content, added functionality and easier navigation.

Here are some highlights on the additions:

  • 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 & author of Supply Chain Matters blog
       Joshua Greenbaum of Enterprise Applications Consulting (EAC) & author of Enterprise Matters blog
       Jan Husdal of Husdal.com (supply chain risk strategies)

  • The site boasts additions to its ‘Just for Laughs’ section with new comedy videos, including Uncle Jay Explains Supply Chains and the BOBI Institute (developed by RedPrairie). Stay tuned for more videos and new series.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • And for the month of February, 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.

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.

Come visit it again and see for yourself.


John assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With over twenty years’ tenure at Kinaxis, John first started at the company as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis’ supply chain management solutions in early 1994, and has since held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, sales, marketing and customer support. Prior to his current appointment, John was Chief Products Officer, overseeing all aspects of the product life cycle, including product vision and strategy, design and development, product management and quality assurance.

Before joining Kinaxis, John held senior software architect and management positions in research and development at FastMAN Software Systems, Inc (also known as Promira before being purchased by Manugistics), and Monenco Agra.

John earned a Bachelor of Computer Science, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, with a strong focus on software architecture and UI Design. John is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

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