It is time to re-charge the creative juices, and thus Supply Chain Matters will be in hiatus for the next ten days taking a rather overdue vacation in Europe.

During this short hiatus, please feel free to review all of our published commentaries, content and insights regarding multiple industry supply chain developments. Again, 2012 has been rather eventful for global supply chains and we have amassed a dedicated collection of industry-specific supply chain commentaries. Supply Chain Matters also provides a wealth of content related to global supply chain disruption and risk mitigation.

The remainder of September and October promises to be rather busy for us at Supply Chain Matters as the Fall conference season ramps-up.  We will moderate the industry analyst panel held in conjunction with the Supply Chain Council’s Executive Summit being held from September 18-20.  At the end of September, we look forward to attending Oracle’s Annual Open World Conference being held in San Francisco, which is a massive event. In October, we travel to Scottsdale to attend the annual Kinaxis sponsored Kinexions Conference being held from October 17-19, Supply Chain Matters Blog logowhere we contribute as a panelist on the program.  If readers are planning to attend any of these events, please take the time to introduce yourselves.  We have invested in some spiffy Supply Chain Matters logo attire that will help recognize our presence.

During the remainder of 2012, our blog will feature additional educational commentary related to the concepts and capabilities being contemplated for supply chain control tower initiatives, culminating in a two-part webinar series that this author will be delivering for Accenture’s Supply Chain Academy series in the November and December timeframe.

Thanks again for your continued Supply Chain Matters readership and please continue to provide feedback on how we’re doing.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor