With more than 200 applications for just 100 available seats, it would be an understatement to say that interest was strong in the 2019 Kinaxis Supply Chain Innovation Forum, held recently in Tokyo, Japan. Kinaxis Japan invited Yoshinobu Ueno, Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology and CEO of Valuegrid Institute Co., to present the forum’s keynote. Entitled “Understanding the Leadership Required of Management in Supply Chain Innovation Through Case Studies,” the talk covered management leadership and how it can help drive supply chain innovation. Following this, Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which recently introduced Kinaxis’ RapidResponse® platform into it's operations, profiled a series of initiatives at the company that utilize RapidResponse to drive growth in overseas markets. Duncan Klett, Fellow and Co-founder of Kinaxis, presented “The Future of Supply Chain” using leading-edge case studies to introduce supply chain trends and the directions supporting technologies are headed. Isao Sugiyama, Business Consultant at Kinaxis Japan, also came on stage to give an overview of RapidResponse using a live demo of the platform. Join Kinaxis in Japan on December 4 as we present a selection of case studies featuring our Japanese and overseas customer, highlighting the latest supply chain industry trends. Details of this event will be posted soon to kinaxis.com/ja/events. Stay tuned!