Press Release

Kinaxis Continues to Gain Momentum in Japan

New data centers in Osaka and Tokyo in 2018 to provide world-class support for growing Japanese customer base

Kinaxis Inc. (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, a leading cloud-based supply chain management solution based on concurrent planning, today announced formal plans to deploy additional data centers in Tokyo and Osaka as part of the company’s ongoing global expansion to support the company’s growing customer base in Japan.

Leading Japanese companies such as Toyota, Nissan, ASICS, Lixil, Santen, and Olympus, the most recent Kinaxis customer to be signed, are among the many Japanese organizations in a wide range of industries including automotive, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods who have selected RapidResponse to better manage their supply chain operations.

To support the company’s sustained growth in Japan, Kinaxis, the first provider of a cloud-based, software as a service (SaaS) offering for supply chain and sales and operations planning (S&OP), will host supply chain operations for Japan’s largest and most successful brands from the new data centers starting in the company’s third quarter.

“We are excited to build on our reputation as a leading provider of supply chain management solutions to support our growing customer base in Japan. We are proud to include many prestigious Japanese brands as customers, each of which are known for managing some of the most highly sophisticated supply chain operations in the world,” said Kinaxis Chief Executive Officer John Sicard. “Our investment in the new Tokyo and Osaka data center facilities further strengthens our ability to support the scale, complexity, operational reliability and rigorous security requirements of our customer supply chains 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

As Kinaxis continues invest and grow in Japan, the company’s operational footprint will also expand accordingly. To support the ongoing acquisition of new customers, the company’s Shinagawa, Tokyo office plans to increase employee headcount, which have doubled over the previous 12 months.

Forward-Looking Statements

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About Kinaxis Inc.

As the recognized leader in digital supply chain management for concurrent planning, 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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