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Company: Kinaxis

Kinaxis delivers a cloud-based SCM and S&OP solution. Large manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments rely on RapidResponse® for collaborative planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated response to plan variances across multiple areas of the business.


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A tactical exchange of data node-by-node through the global supply chain is no longer sufficient to achieve true collaboration between brand owners and suppliers in today's volatile business environment.




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The supply chain best-of-breed vendors respond to SCCT needs from their position of business process functionality support strength, whether that is supply chain planning, response management, supply chain execution or fulfillment synchronization. The planning vendor will tend to extend and integrate supply and demand planning with supply chain execution flows, including order fulfillment, transportation, logistics and inventory movement. (July 04, 2014)

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There is a consensus that since women constitute over half of the workforce but just 10% of top supply chain executive positions in Fortune Global 500 companies that something needs to be done to address this imbalance. (June 08, 2014)

Gartner recently published their Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record and we take great pride in the fact that Kinaxis has been placed in the Leaders quadrant. (May 19, 2014)

Trends
Tesla is vertically integrating - or possibly taking an Apple/Foxconn funded manufacturing and supply chain partnership approach. (April 09, 2014)

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When the word "collaboration" is substituted for "social," we can see that B2B organizations made use of these technologies long before the word "social" came into vogue. Most supply chain planning (SCP) systems today are not social. Rather, they are oriented around the job of an individual planner, who works with a user interface that strongly resembles an Excel spreadsheet. (January 12, 2014)

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My predictions may be right, or they may be wrong, but one thing I think all will agree on is that 3D printing will make the supply chain more complex and more difficult to manage. The companies that succeed through this transition will be the ones that adapt early and leverage the tools they need in order to manage this more complex supply chain. (January 01, 2014)

Best Practices
An Interview by Dustin Mattison with Edith Simchi-Levi, VP of Operations at OPS Rules Management Consultants, who discussed The Role of Analytics in Supply Chain and Operations Strategy. (June 17, 2013)

Best Practices
Lora Cecere over at Supply Chain Insights has been writing for some time about Conquering the Supply Chain Effective Frontier. Lora characterizes this as a focus on long term resiliency of the supply chain, not just short term cost efficiency. (May 30, 2013)



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