Extreme Networks & Kinaxis

About Extreme Networks

In 2013, Extreme Networks was the 13th largest company in the software-driven network solutions market. Just a few years later, it had leapt to the number-three position – and with continued expansion, the company’s climb is far from over. To manage the supply chain complexity resulting from such rapid growth, Extreme Networks turned to Kinaxis®.

The Challenge and Benefit

In the space of nine months, through a number of acquisitions, Extreme Networks grew from a $500 million company to a $1 billion company with 3,000 employees and more than In 2013, Extreme Networks was the 13th largest company in the software-driven network solutions market. Just a few years later, it had leapt to the number-three position – and with continued expansion, the company’s climb is far from over. To manage the supply chain complexity resulting from such rapid growth, Extreme Networks turned to Kinaxis®. Cutting through the complexity that comes with acquisitions and rapid growth 30,000 customers around the world. The acquired companies came with their own systems and processes, making data sharing a challenge. The only way to share data between some systems was to download it into spreadsheets and then upload it into another system.

One of Extreme Networks’ acquisitions was of Avaya’s networking assets. Avaya had been using Kinaxis RapidResponse® for years. They knew almost immediately they had found the solution they had been looking for. Once the company decided to switch to RapidResponse, it was all in. Contract agreements with some of the acquired companies made it necessary to prepare for implementation within a year and go live all at once. 

Expansion with RapidResponse

We’ve doubled in size, and because of RapidResponse, we haven’t had to bring on a lot of new resources to manage our expanded supply chain. 

Gerry Hanrahan, Senior Director, Supply Chain Process and Technology, Extreme Networks
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