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2011

If you haven’t been watching the “New Kinexions” video series on the Supply Chain Expert Community, you’ve been missing out on some great laughs at the expense of bad software. The sixth and final episode of the series, which focuses on rapid results—or a lack thereof—went live yesterday. Be sure to check it out, along with the first five episodes of “New Kinexions.”

There’s also a new poll on the community, which asks: What do you find most frustrating about enterprise software? You can find the poll on the left-hand margin of the community home page, or on the polls page.

In the past few weeks, the community has hosted some great discussions around practical challenges that supply chain practitioners face today. If you have a challenge you want advice on, or have some best practices to share with the community, start a discussion thread in the in Supply Chain Discussion area. And don’t forget to share your job postings and industry events in those sub-communities. You have more than 4,100 professionals waiting to read them!

What do supply chain skills, safety stock, and a high-maintenance ex-girlfriend have in common? They’re all featured topics on the Supply Chain Expert Community this week!

The latest poll asks: What is the most important skill for a supply chain professional? Respond to the poll on the community home page or on the poll page.

Take a moment to check out this discussion thread that poses the question: Is it appropriate to add safety stock to forecasted finished goods demand? Be sure to weigh in with your opinion today!

Check out “New Kinexions,” the hilarious new supply chain comedy video series that compares bad software to an annoying ex. The latest episode finds Sally Ann Perkins showing what high maintenance is all about when she recites a to-do list as long as her arm, just to get ready for a night out. Ouch! Speaking of supply chain comedy, be sure to watch the new episode of the Late Late Supply Chain Show!

Have you entered our current contest on the Supply Chain Expert Community? It challenges you to complete the following sentence: "Software is like an annoying ex because..." To see the entries that have already been submitted, and to learn how you can win an Xbox 360 console with Kinect bundle, click here.