Last week on Supply Excellence, Tim Minahan published a good list of sources to read to stay on top of supply risk. Along with AT Kearney's Jane Wanklyn, Tim recommends a combination of newsfeeds, newsletters, trade associations, publications and reports. Interestingly, sources of information on country and regional intelligence have significant play in Tim's and Jane's recommendations. This supports a thesis that I often posit in presentations and speeches. To wit, if you really only have the time to read one source of Spend Management information, the Economist and it's associated subsidiaries are far more valuable than blogs like this or the trade rags. After all, it's the big picture that counts -- and it counts even more when tackling supply risk on a global scale.