New office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, to be led by veteran sales and
business development executive
OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Kinaxis, provider of RapidResponse Control Tower, a multi-enterprise planning and "what-if" simulation solution, today
announced that it has opened its first European office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company established this office to
better serve its existing customer base in the EMEA (Europe, Middle
East, and Africa) region and to meet the growing demand for supply
chain response and enterprise management solutions in the region.
"Like the rest of the world, the EMEA region faces unprecedented
economic volatility and demand uncertainty," said Bob Dolan, Kinaxis's vice president, Global Sales. "Kinaxis meets the needs of
today's unpredictable business climate like no one else can, providing
enterprise-wide planning, monitoring and response coordination through
one solution—RapidResponse. This kind of decision-making tool is in
high demand by large companies with complex supply chains in EMEA."
Chris van der Harst, a sales and services management professional with
20 years of experience in international business development, was named
as managing director, EMEA for Kinaxis. Prior to joining Kinaxis, van
der Harst held strategic executive positions in sales and general
management at Kewill, ServiceBench and Oracle.
"I am honored to lead the European activities for Kinaxis, because the
company presents a unique solution offering to meet the needs of the
chaotic environments enterprises face today," said van der Harst.
"RapidResponse enables our customers to quickly detect plan variances
and make intelligent course corrections that keep the company aligned
with business goals. Companies throughout EMEA are in great need of
this capability, and I look forward to helping them meet that need and
to expanding our existing customer base in the region."
Kinaxis delivers a multi-enterprise planning and "what-if" simulation
solution—RapidResponse Control Tower. Control Tower customers use this scalable, cloud solution for both
longer term and real-time demand and supply balancing. Large
manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile
business environments rely on RapidResponse for collaborative planning,
continuous performance management, and coordinated response to plan
variances across multiple areas of the business, including supply chain planning, demand management, S&OP, supplier collaboration, project management, workforce optimization and profitability management. Replacing disparate planning and performance management tools, Kinaxis
customers are realizing significant operations performance
breakthroughs, because from a single system, they can make decisions
quickly, collaboratively, and in line with the shared business
objectives of multiple stakeholders.
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Image with caption: "Bob Dolan, Vice President, Global Sales, Kinaxis (CNW Group/Kinaxis)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111117_C6642_PHOTO_EN_6768.jpg
Image with caption: "Chris van der Harst, Managing Director, EMEA, Kinaxis (CNW Group/Kinaxis)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111117_C6642_PHOTO_EN_6769.jpg
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