Supply Chain Management and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
Provider Recognized in Annual List
OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications, is proud to
announce that it has been selected as one of the 2014 "100 Great Supply
Chain Projects" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The award recognizes leadership, as a solution or service provider, in
assisting the supply chain function move toward supply chain
Kinaxis was nominated for a customer's sales and operations planning
(S&OP) deployment project, which was designed to help increase the
robustness of their S&OP analysis, while simultaneously streamlining
the process. The supply chain team created a cross-functional, global
project to create an integrated supply plan inclusive of its six
manufacturing facilities and their EMS suppliers. The deployment and
use of RapidResponse has contributed to operations performance
improvements, including lower year-over-year inventory levels and a
reduction in their overall expedited freight spend by over 50%.
"As part of the S&OP process, the team now has the ability to rapidly
simulate multiple supply plans against different demand and supply
scenarios," said John Sicard, chief products officer at Kinaxis. "The
supply chain management breakthrough comes from being able to
concurrently and continuously plan, monitor and respond in a single environment and across S&OP and supply chain functions. We are delighted to once again be recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Top 100 Great Supply Chain Projects."
"Our readers count on Supply & Demand Chain Executive for intelligence
and decision-making information on solutions and best practices for
supply chain transformation," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply &
Demand Chain Executive. "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain
Executive 100, we are featuring '100 Great Supply Chain Projects' that
demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence
in the supply chain."
All 100 recipients are featured in the cover story of the June 2013
issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at www.SDCExec.com.
Kinaxis is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that
enables our customers to improve and accelerate analysis and
decision-making across their supply chain operations. The supply chain
planning and analytics capabilities of our product, RapidResponse, create the foundation for managing multiple, interconnected supply chain management processes. By using the single RapidResponse product instead of combining
individual disparate software solutions, our customers gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions, and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies.
SOURCE: Kinaxis Inc.