News Release

Kinaxis RapidResponse Selected by Santen for Supply Chain Planning

Leading life sciences company to employ concurrent planning platform for end-to-end visibility across the entire supply chain

Ottawa, Ontario and Tokyo, Japan, June 19, 2017Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, the leading cloud-based concurrent planning solution, today announced that Santen Pharmaceutical Company has selected Kinaxis RapidResponse to plan concurrently across functions and time periods for end-to-end visibility across the entire supply chain.

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company sells ophthalmic pharmaceutical products in approximately 60 countries. Santen has begun a significant transformation of its global supply chain environment. Ultimately, the company wanted a single end-to-end planning platform that would reduce global planning cycle times and raise efficiency. Following a thorough evaluation, Santen selected Kinaxis RapidResponse because of its concurrent planning capabilities. With the deployment of RapidResponse, Santen will reduce global planning times, manual activity and eliminate the use of multiple disconnected spreadsheets. Having a consolidated view of the entire supply chain, Santen will plan for its expected performance, monitor its progress, and respond to variations to the plan as reality hits.

“We chose Kinaxis to develop a consolidated view of our entire supply chain to collapse decision cycle times by connecting all links in our supply chain,” said Frank Binder, PhD, Vice President, Head of Global Supply Chain Management, of Santen Pharmaceutical. “Through RapidResponse, we will remove supply chain planning functional boundaries and gain the critical capabilities to drive tangible business outcomes. We look forward to growing our partnership.”

“Global organizations appreciate that to achieve breakthrough results they need to leverage the capabilities of an innovative approach,” said John Sicard, Chief Executive Officer at Kinaxis. “We are excited that RapidResponse has been selected by Santen, our first Japanese headquartered pharmaceutical customer, as its supply chain planning system of record. RapidResponse is a powerful concurrent planning platform, used by many leading life sciences organizations, that will enable them to know sooner and act faster, revolutionizing how they perform supply chain planning functions to drive improved corporate performance.”

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About Kinaxis Inc.

Offering the industry’s only concurrent planning solution, Kinaxis is helping organizations around the world revolutionize their supply chain planning. Kinaxis RapidResponse, our cloud-based supply chain management software, connects your data, processes and people into a single harmonious environment. With a consolidated view of the entire supply chain, you can plan expected performance, monitor progress and respond to disconnects when reality hits. RapidResponse lets you know sooner and act faster, leading to reduced decision latency, and improved operational and financial performance. We can prove it. From implementation to expansion, we’re here to help our customers with every step of their supply chain journey. 

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