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April 2, 2014

Enabling and Promoting Supply Chain Excellence

During his time at Kinaxis, Westerveld has held myriad positions—everything from sales support to product management. Today, he is part of the company’s marketing organization. “My primary role is the creation of demo environments to allow our sales organization to show how our product, RapidResponse, can be used to solve various supply chain problems. I also create marketing collateral and contribute to the 21st Century Supply Chain Blog,” he says. “Working at Kinaxis has been a real joy over the past 12 years. There’s always something new, always something to learn. Best of all, the people I work with day in and day out are just amazing.”

April 1, 2014

Top 20 Sustainability And Supply Chain Blogs

The 21st Century Supply Chain
Kinaxis delivers a comprehensive on-demand supply chain offering, which enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive supply chain management. This blog features various members of their team and the occasional guest writer with the purpose of providing insights on supply chain trends and issues affecting the business world.

April 1, 2014
SaaS Journal

Kinaxis Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

"We believe this important recognition by Gartner underscores our success in helping clients achieve supply chain excellence through our transformational supply chain solution," said Douglas Colbeth, CEO, Kinaxis. "We differentiate ourselves in the market by offering a planning system of record founded on a single product, supported by a single data model and analytics engine. It is this breakthrough that enables companies to concurrently plan across functions and planning horizons, and facilitate continuous orchestration of their enterprise's operations. We are extremely proud to receive this third-party recognition."

March 26, 2014
CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

The power of RapidResponse control tower

Tan says that the control tower can very quickly predict the revenue impact from any possible deal as well as the company's ability to meet a delivery date before promising it to a customer. "Because of the wide range of products, it was quite a challenge to do this manually in the past within a short time," he says. "The control tower lets you know how much you have on hand and how fast you can get these parts into the factory that produces the product for the final customer."

... Given Agilent's positive experience, would Tan recommend that other companies with complex supply chains consider the use of a control tower to manage inbound supply? He's a firm believer in the concept. For one thing, he says, end-to-end supply chain visibility on a single platform will give companies the ability to manage their supply chains across regions and across time zones. "This will help the company to perform proactive and effective collaboration with suppliers and also enable speed in decision making in the shortest turnaround time," he says. That's key for avoiding unnecessary inventory and expediting costs. But just as importantly, he adds, "it will enable the company to win deals as well as provide customers the best customer experience in terms of delivery responsiveness."

March 12, 2014
Saas Journal

Supply Chain Management and Sales and Operations Service Provider Deepens Expertise with Former Chairman of the Board and CEO of St. Jude Medical

"I am excited to join the Kinaxis board of directors," said Ronald A. Matricaria. "As many life sciences' companies are placing a stronger emphasis on end-to-end value chain performance, I believe Kinaxis fills a critical supply chain planning technology gap. As multiple life sciences market segments mature, I believe the focus on supply chain efficiency and effectiveness will continue to gain momentum. It is a pleasure to join an innovative software as a service (SaaS) company with an experienced management team and board of directors."

March 1, 2014
DC Velocity

The power of a control tower

Given Agilent's positive experience, would Tan recommend that other companies with complex supply chains consider the use of a control tower to manage inbound supply? He's a firm believer in the concept. For one thing, he says, end-to-end supply chain visibility on a single platform will give companies the ability to manage their supply chains across regions and across time zones. "This will help the company to perform proactive and effective collaboration with suppliers and also enable speed in decision making in the shortest turnaround time," he says. That's key for avoiding unnecessary inventory and expediting costs. But just as importantly, he adds, "it will enable the company to win deals as well as provide customers the best customer experience in terms of delivery responsiveness."

March 1, 2014
Amir Tabei's Blog

Relieving the Pain Points of Supply-Chain Management – Kinaxis & SupplyChainBrain Series

Amanpreet Singh, senior director of strategy and operations with Motorola Mobility, discusses his career in supply chain, and outlines the major "pain points" that companies face today, in attempting to gain full visibility of supply and demand.

Throughout his years in supply-chain management, Singh has seen companies grapple with several "pain points," both at the customer and supplier end. They've had particular difficulty achieving visibility of second- and third-tier suppliers. Meanwhile, as the lifecycles of high-tech products grow increasingly brief, manufacturers are finding it more difficult to meet ever-shifting customer demand.

March 1, 2014
Invest Ottawa

Kinaxis Names Ronald A. Matricaria, Life Sciences Advisor, to its Board of Directors

Mr. Matricaria has over 35 years of medical device and pharmaceutical experience at St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company Inc. He currently is chairman of the board at Volcano Corporation Inc., a medical device company; is a member of the board at Phoenix Children’s Hospital; and, most recently served on the board of directors of Life Technologies Corporation, a life sciences company that was recently acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific for over $13 billion.

February 10, 2014
Computer Economics

Supply Chain Management in the Era of Social Business

  The prototype coming out of the lab at Kinaxis shows what is possible in putting social business constructs into supply chain planning. It helps that Kinaxis has built a complete SCP solution from top to bottom as a single system, as opposed to building it up from acquired components. With a single in-memory system, Kinaxis can more readily provide all the information at the same time to all participants. There is no cascading of plans sequentially from one level to another: all levels are planned concurrently.

February 10, 2014
SupplyChainOpz: Supply Chain Simplified

Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

At the beginning of each year, many supply chain blogs/sites publish the articles about their most popular contents of the year or make predictions for things that might happen in the coming year. For SupplyChainOpz, we will do something a bit different, we will uncover the most outstanding supply chain blogs and their contents.

The end result is the rankings of the best supply chain blogs of 2014 or "Supply Chain Power 50"