Engineering Change Management

Because timing is everything.

Minimize E&O inventory risk resulting from engineering changes

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to engineering change management. Implement too early and you can wind up with obsolete inventory. Implement too late and you can be caught short, unable to meet demand. So how can you determine exactly the right time to make engineering changes?

Test the change before you make it

Kinaxis Engineering Change Management enables you plan and implement smoother transitions for engineering changes, minimizing the risks of having too much old inventory or not enough of the new. Simulate multiple cutover dates to determine the most effective time for the change to be implemented. With the data and insights at your disposal, you can make change decisions with full confidence.

Improved outcomes for your business

  • Maximize business opportunities and minimize supply chain disruptions with properly timed changes 
  • Analyze projected impacts of change with full view of all implementation options
  • Evaluate unreleased changes quickly and collaboratively to evaluate timing impacts against key performance metrics

Workflow Process Components

While every company’s supply chain is unique, certain best practices still apply. Our workflow process templates help you get started fast, while offering the flexibility and personalization you need to meet your goals.

Engineering Process


Fulfill complex reporting needs

RapidResponse helps our operations team easily and accurately identify buildable orders. We often use it to identify short-term shortages, project E&O, fulfill complex reporting needs and meet unique planning requirements that would require tremendous effort in a traditional ERP system.

IT Professional, Large Enterprise Electronics Company
Completed what-if analysis in half the time

We have reduced the time it takes to complete a what-if analysis by 50% while improving the accuracy of our data.

IT Project Manager, Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

What’s next on your supply chain journey?

You can achieve significant added benefits by using Kinaxis Engineering Change Management with one or more related solutions to ensure synchronization across planning processes.

Organizations using Engineering Change Management also subscribe to Inventory Management, and see even more value by adding Aggregate Supply Planning or Supply Action Management.  

The world’s best companies use RapidResponse to manage supply chain volatility.