Spinnaker Executives Named to 2013 Supply Chain Pros to Know List Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine Recognizes Spinnaker Vice Presidents on their Annual Listing of Top Supply Chain Industry Professionals

DENVER, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker, a global leader in supply chain consulting and supply chain execution services, announced today that George Fowler, Jeff Jorgensen and John Sharkey, Vice Presidents and leaders in the firm's Supply Chain group, were named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine's 2013 Supply Chain Provider Pros to Know list.

Now in its 13th year, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider "Pros to Know" award recognizes individuals from software firms, service providers, consultancies or academia who have helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges. As leaders in supply chain consulting and execution services for Spinnaker, Mr. Fowler, Mr. Jorgensen and Mr. Sharkey have developed best in class solutions for their clients, enabling them to extract incremental value from their supply chains and drive results.

"The number of issues that can present themselves in one's business truly run the gamut—from a dysfunctional product component found within a manufacturer's tier three level of the supply chain to clarifying a business's procurement strategy for reduced costs," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "It's not always initially clear as to how broad the scale of the supply chain and its challenges really is. If there are those present in the industry who are working to overcome such issues and grow the global supply chain at the same time, they should get the recognition they deserve for their achievements."

George Fowler is an 18-year veteran in the supply chain industry and leads the firm's JDA® practice. His team specializes in the implementation and support of leading advanced planning software packages such as those produced by the JDA Software Group. Mr. Fowler and his team play a crucial role in helping companies extend the life of their supply chain software investments, reduce supply chain costs, and achieve incremental margin growth.

Jeff Jorgensen, a seasoned executive with 20 years of experience, leads the strategic direction and business operations for Spinnaker's Value Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) services. In addition to managing the account relationships with major outsourcing clients, he is responsible for supply chain and product returns services. His expertise in strategic planning, transitioning to shared services, business process integration and service management has helped numerous clients to rapidly transform their operations and deliver measurable business results.

John Sharkey, a supply chain veteran and graduate fellow in the prestigious Leaders for Manufacturing program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), leads the firm's Management Consulting practice, Mr. Sharkey's team of experts in Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics, Demand/Supply Planning, and Operations Management help multinational corporations across the globe to develop and implement strategies to reduce cost; improve customer service; and enable growth through improvements in business strategy, processes, organizational design, and systems.

"Spinnaker is honored to again have members of our Supply Chain Management practice leadership recognized on the Provider Pros to Know list. This industry recognition is an acknowledgement of the tangible results that our team continues to deliver to our clients," stated Rob Benson, Managing Principal responsible for the Supply Chain group at Spinnaker. "By leveraging the deep expertise and thought leadership of our practice leaders and their teams, we are enabling mid-sized and large organizations to drive competitive advantage, cost efficiencies, and resource optimization throughout their supply chains."

To learn more about the 2013 Provider Pros to Know visit, http://www.sdcexec.com/.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is a publication of Cygnus Business Media. Visit us on the Web at www.SDCExec.com and on smart phones and tablets at www.SDCExec.com/mobile.

About Spinnaker

Founded in 2002, Spinnaker leads the industry with innovative supply chain solutions that help clients remain competitive in the global marketplace. Spinnaker offers a comprehensive service/solution mix ranging from supply chain consulting services to logistics services.

Spinnaker has partnered with a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-up enterprises, most of whom are market leaders in their respective industries.  Spinnaker delivers supply chain excellence with world-class people, processes, technology and operational know-how.  Headquartered in Denver, Spinnaker offices are also located in Boston, Memphis, Singapore, Columbus and London. To learn more, visit www.spinnakermgmt.com or call 877-476-0576.

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