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Kinaxis Named as a 2010 National Capital Region’s Top Employer

Annual Award Recognizes Kinaxis as an Exceptional Place to Work

Ottawa, Canada, October 21, 2009 – Kinaxis™, provider of the on-demand supply chain management service, RapidResponse™ has been selected by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers as a National Capital Region's Top Employer. This special designation recognizes those Ottawa-area employers that offer an exceptional place to work. This year's winners were announced by the Ottawa Citizen - the largest newspaper in the National Capital Region - in a special editorial supplement published today.

Now entering its fifth year, the National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition where winners are selected based upon a detailed review of their operations and HR practices. The winning companies were compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

The selection criteria were based upon several factors, including:

  • Company workplace and social environment
  • Health, financial and family benefits
  • Employee communications
  • Performance management
  • Training and skills development
  • Community involvement

According to Megan Paterson, director of human resources at Kinaxis, “This appointment is a testament to the talent and commitment of the individuals that make up this organization. It has always been a priority for the company to foster a positive corporate culture and sense of community. Our desire to invest in each individual at Kinaxis has enabled us to recruit and retain some of the most talented individuals in the supply chain industry. We are truly delighted to receive this prestigious endorsement and third-party validation of our efforts.”

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About Kinaxis

Kinaxis delivers cloud-based S&OP and supply chain applications for discrete manufacturers and brand owners with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments. Leaders across multiple industry verticals, including A&D, Automotive, High Tech, Industrial and Life Sciences rely on RapidResponse applications to create a foundation for concurrent planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated responses to plan variances across multiple areas of the business. All founded on a single product, RapidResponse’s configurable applications encompass a full spectrum of supply chain related business processes, including such functions as: S&OP, supply planning, capacity planning, demand planning, inventory management, MPS and order fulfillment. As a result, Kinaxis customers have replaced disparate planning and performance management tools and are realizing significant operations performance breakthroughs in planning cycles, supply chain response times and decision accuracy. From a single product, customers are able to easily model varying supply chain conditions to make both long-term and real-time demand and supply balancing decisions quickly, collaboratively, and in line with the shared business objectives of multiple stakeholders.

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