Experienced supply chain executive to drive strategy, thought leadership and identify new industry opportunities
OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, the recognized leader in digital supply chain management for concurrent planning, today announced that Dr. Anne Robinson has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer. Tasked to accelerate strategy development to help Kinaxis add further value for its customers, Robinson will work closely with customers, external stakeholders and the rest of the senior executive team on the strategic roadmap, emerging technologies, thought leadership and new industry opportunities. She will also support and enhance the company's continued leadership in its core market segments.
"We are thrilled to welcome Anne Robinson to the Kinaxis team," said John Sicard, Chief Executive Officer, Kinaxis. "Anne has an impressive track record of delivering supply chain excellence across large, complex organizations. Her deep knowledge of our market's challenges and proven leadership in digital transformation of supply chains provides a perfect foundation to develop new strategies to help our customers and our business grow."
Robinson has spent seven years at Verizon, most recently as Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Strategy, Analytics and Systems. In this role, she was responsible for the strategic vision of Verizon's global end-to-end supply chain, driving excellence through world-class data-analytics, process innovation and employee empowerment. Her work at Verizon markedly improved supply chain execution, working capital optimization and shareholder value.
Before Verizon, Robinson spent several years at Cisco Systems where she was responsible for managing advanced analytics, business intelligence and performance management teams. Notably, at Cisco, she developed and deployed sophisticated mathematical models to predict future product demand, enabled organizational transformation to focus on the customer value chain, and developed a customer-centric supply chain balanced scorecard resulting in improved operational performance and customer satisfaction.
"I'm impressed with how Kinaxis continuously demonstrates leadership in the supply chain industry, from innovative and unique planning solutions to its focus on people and putting the customer first," said Robinson. "I'm excited to be joining such a dynamic team and look forward to working with them to achieve success for our customers, partners and for Kinaxis itself."
Robinson is a past president of INFORMS (the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences), a seasoned industry speaker and has served on several advisory boards. Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Robinson has a BScH from Acadia University, MASc from the University of Waterloo and an MSc and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements as to Kinaxis' growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for, Kinaxis' products and services. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including our view of the relative position of Kinaxis' products and services compared to competitive offerings in the industry. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Kinaxis' actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of Kinaxis to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in the public documents filed by Kinaxis with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Kinaxis assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.
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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