Once again during this rather busy September-October conference period, we have our suitcase in-hand are and are heading out for another cross-country journey, this time to Scottsdale Arizona to attend the 2012 Kinaxis User Conference which has sustained the name of Kinexions.

This will be our fifth year of this event which we genuinely look forward to attending each year. The Kinaxis team has consistently produced conferences that are both informative and entertaining, providing lots of opportunities for learning and networking.  Many of the company’s customers exist in industry environments that move at an incredible rate of external and internal business changes with a common need for more predictive response management capabilities.  This year’s conference features customer presentations from Agilent Technologies, Applied Materials, NCR, Celestica, Tri-Quint Semiconductor, among others. Kinaxis was one of the original sponsors of this supply chain thought leadership platform and thus started our partnership in providing coverage of this annual event.

As was the case last year, this author looks forward to again participating in the influencer interactive panel discussion scheduled on Friday morning.  This year’s conference will also feature an invitation only business briefing tract for industry analysts and market influencers, and readers can look forward to summary impressions of that briefing. If any readers plan to attend to event, please seek me out and say hello.

Stay tuned for our upcoming 2012 Kinexions conference commentaries.

Bob Ferrari

Disclosure: Kinaxis is one of other named sponsors of the Supply Chain Matters blog and has a business services relationship with The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC.