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Barloworld Supply Chain Software Partners with Kinaxis as Its Strategic Reseller of RapidResponse in Europe

Ottawa, Canada, March 1, 2010 – Supply chain planning company, Barloworld Supply Chain Software, today announced its’ partnership with Kinaxis. Barloworld Supply Chain Software will now include the Kinaxis on-demand supply chain software service, RapidResponse among its product offerings to the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets.

RapidResponse helps companies immediately respond to the changes in demand and supply that come from the volatility inherent in today’s increasingly unpredictable world.

Richard Forrest, CEO of Barloworld Supply Chain Software says, “Kinaxis RapidResponse helps manufacturers manage increasing complexity and react swiftly to unexpected events which impact their business. RapidResponse is a proven solution for demand and supply chain planning, monitoring and response. Our partnership with Kinaxis is part of our strategy to provide our customers with a comprehensive Supply Chain Planning Software offering.”

Donna McAllister, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Kinaxis adds, “Given the success of RapidResponse within North America, we are very pleased to partner with Barloworld Supply Chain Software to extend our presence within the EMEA market. Barloworld Supply Chain Software has a track record of not only providing world class supply chain planning tools to the market, but also ensuring their clients get a greater competitive advantage by supplementing these tools with effective processes and experienced supply chain planning advice. We are excited by the opportunities this partnership represents for both organizations.”

With over 30,000 users, innovative market leaders, such as Casio, Research in Motion (RIM), Honeywell, Jabil, Qualcomm, Raytheon and Toshiba have all turned to RapidResponse for better supply chain performance.

About Barloworld Supply Chain Software

Barloworld Supply Chain Software is a world class supply chain planning company, providing expertise, tools and solutions to help companies optimize their supply chain networks, inventory and transportation.

It has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain planning, with more than 400 software installations across over 600 international clients, supported from offices in the UK, South Africa, U.A.E, Spain, China, USA and partners worldwide.

Barloworld Supply Chain Software is part of the Logistics arm of Barloworld Plc, a South African multinational with over 18,900 employees and a turnover of more than $5.5 billion.

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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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