The past three years have exposed both the importance and vulnerability of supply chains across industries around the world. There’s a growing realization that surviving and thriving through constant disruption requires greater supply chain agility and resilience – not the spreadsheets, processes and techniques used for decades. That’s why we believe the Gartner release of its latest comprehensive research comes at the best possible times – when many companies are looking to transform their supply chain planning.
We’re thrilled to share that the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning has positioned Kinaxis furthest on Completeness of Vision and highest on Ability to Execute. This makes us the only vendor positioned furthest and highest on both axes in this report and it also marks the ninth consecutive time we’ve been named a Leader.1
In our opinion, this recognition wouldn’t have been possible without the support and accomplishments of our customers – especially at a time when supply chains are being put to the test more than ever. We’re proud that leading companies, including Unilever, Siemens Healthcare and Mazda have placed their trust in us to maximize their business performance.
How Gartner evaluates supply chain planning solutions
According to Gartner, a supply chain planning (SCP) solution is “a platform that provides technological support to enable a company to manage, link, align, collaborate and share its planning data across an extended supply chain. An SCP solution supports planning, ranging from demand planning through to detailed supply-side response planning and from strategic planning through execution-level planning. It is the planning decision repository for a defined end-to-end supply chain. It is also the environment in which end-to-end-integrated supply chain decisions are managed. It establishes a single version of the truth for planning data and decisions, regardless of the underlying execution technology environment.”2
The report goes on to state:
The foundational capabilities of the SCP solution are:
- Demand planning (e.g., demand forecasting and consensus demand planning)
- Supply planning (e.g., inventory planning, replenishment planning, order promising, production planning, production scheduling)
- Support for aligning planning decisions across the enterprise and across multiple planning time horizons
- Support for financial impact analysis and planning
The optional capabilities of an SCP solution are:
- Advanced analytics and AI
- Digital supply chain twin
- Supply chain design and modeling
- Continuous planning
- Supply chain segmentation
- Multi-enterprise planning
The report evaluated a total of 20 vendors, and Kinaxis was recognized for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in the Leaders’ Quadrant.
- See what Gartner says on the state of the supply chain planning solutions market
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- And ultimately, select the platform that’s right for your organization
 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, A. Salley, T. Payne, P. Orup Lund – 2021, 2022, 2023 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record – 2014, 2016, 2018 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation – 2019, 2017, 2015
 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, A. Salley, T. Payne, P. Orup Lund – 2023
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