Can a Single Cloud-Based Offering Change the Way Billion-Dollar Companies Manage Their Supply Chains?
YES. And it can transform supply chain management (SCM) for you, too.
The operational core of a business is its supply chain. Today's velocity of change magnifies the "cause and effect" relationship between the individual functions within supply chain management, and its impact on other parts of the business. In order to achieve true performance breakthroughs, companies must change how they make decisions and coordinate efforts across processes, department and company lines.
Supply chain planning isn't like it used to be. Thanks to globally outsourced manufacturing operations and the changing marketplace, the supply chain is now unrecognizable. Demanding customers require you to be more responsive than ever, yet with a complex, multi-enterprise supply chain network, it has never been more difficult to do that.
Accumulating static data and passing it around is easy. Analyzing and acting on supply chain data in a way that makes you more efficient and more profitable is proving to be incredibly difficult for many companies. Supply chain visibility is never enough.
Core to RapidResponse® are comprehensive supply chain planning and management capabilities that drive effective coordination of internal and outsourced manufacturing operations through rich and fast data analysis and complete supply chain visibility.
Founded on an extensive and fully integrated analytics engine, a control tower solution using RapidResponse supports multiple supply chain management functions from a single product:
Capable to Promise
Clear to Build
Line of Balance
Master Production Scheduling
New Product Introduction (NPI)
Supply Chain Response Management
Supply Chain Risk Management
Supply Chain Visibility
Kinaxis customers have replaced disparate planning tools and are achieving a competitive advantage. Specific benefits include:
An agile supply chain that can respond to unexpected change and volatile customer demands requires a supporting technology solution that is equally as agile. Learn more about the technology behind RapidResponse.
We are consistently chosen by the best of the best—That's because we're doing something different…and right.
Because a control tower solution using RapidResponse makes it possible for you to:
- Create an integrated demand and supply chain plan
- Actively monitor your performance to that plan
- Immediately course correct with confidence when the plan is at risk
- Tie adjacent corporate functions to supply chain operations to understand and manage the cross-functional impact of actions
- Track plan variance over time, and trace who took what actions as a result.
How fast and how effective is your organization at responding to demand and supply chain changes?
If it's not as fast as you like, take heart. You're not alone.
Why is responding so difficult?
Because ERP systems and their SCM suite of modules just don't deliver. They were never designed to handle the complexities of today's multi-enterprise supply chains. They simply lack the prerequisite capabilities and features required to succeed:
- They require significant and time-consuming integration across different data silos (internal or external to the organization). Silos of data create process complexity and latency, computational inaccuracy, and have no collaboration framework.
- They have no concept of what is different in your supply chain over time, nor what the net impact of a change is on your performance.
- Their tools are too slow. Why wait hours for the wrong answer when instant analytics will allow you to do rapid "what-if" analysis? Witness RapidResponse's speed for yourself…and then compare.
- They don't offer a real-time collaborative decision-making environment for all stakeholders across multiple enterprises. Why create weak links by keeping some stakeholders out of the equation?
Ultimately, they fail to provide your teams with the right supply chain planning and response management tools to balance demand and supply with confidence in both the long and short term.
Isn't it time to do something about it?