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Kinaxis Names Charles Wehlage as Vice President of High Tech Solutions

Supply Chain Management Cloud Provider Gains Valuable Strategic Resource with New Hire

Ottawa, Canada, February 5, 2013 – Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, a cloud-based SCM and S&OP solution, is pleased to announce Charles (CJ) Wehlage to the position of vice president, high tech solutions. Guiding industry strategy within the high tech vertical, Wehlage joins a senior team of technical and industry experts that are a highly-leveraged resource for the company’s most critical initiatives across the sales, marketing and client services organizations.

“Wehlage brings to Kinaxis extensive experience, both as a supply chain practitioner and an industry research analyst,” said John Sicard, chief strategy officer for Kinaxis. “Given his work with, and at, various outstanding high tech companies, CJ brings a unique supply chain perspective and first-hand knowledge of the market dynamics and supporting technology needs. We are thrilled that Wehlage will serve as a strategic advisor, not only to Kinaxis but also to our customers and prospects as they define and pursue their supply chain strategy.”

"I am extremely excited to join this innovative company," stated CJ Wehlage. “I’ve always been impressed with the Kinaxis vision to deliver visibility, simulation and collaboration across the multi-tier value chain using a single product. I look forward to leveraging my experience to help companies achieve supply chain excellence using RapidResponse.”

Wehlage has over twenty years of industry experience as a supply chain professional and researcher. Before joining Kinaxis he was VP of High Tech Sales at Jonova, and prior to that, VP of Supply Chain at Sony. He was also Director of Research at AMR Research where he was responsible for high tech value chain research. In addition, Wehlage has held leadership roles at EMC, where he was responsible for third party enablement, outsourcing, and lean design; Apple, where he worked extensively in Asia and Silicon Valley; and, Bose where he led large scale Oracle and SAP ERP projects.

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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