Kinaxis Supply Chain Event Recordings

Whether on the road or online, the Kinaxis Event calendar is full!  Missed a supply chain event? Not to worry, we record many.  Here is a selection of both webcast and live event recordings our Kinaxis Experts have participated in.

  • Why Bricks Matter - The Race for Supply Chain 2020

    Lora Cecere, founder, Supply Chain Insights
    Kirk Munroe, vice president marketing, Kinaxis

    Currently, companies are facing a supply chain plateau. Growth has slowed, inventories are rising, and operating margins are degrading. How do companies reverse these trends? They need to move from inside-out to outside-in and work horizontally across functions. The focus needs to be on the creation of value networks. Download this on-demand webcast as Lora Cecere discusses the principles of being market-driven and how it will differentiate companies in the race for Supply Chain 2020.

    • What is a market-driven value network and why does it matter?
    • How do we redefine supply chain excellence to move forward and make progress on this supply chain plateau?
    • How can technology help?


  • Collapsing the time between Planning and Execution across the Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain

    Michael Smith, director of product marketing, Kinaxis
    Andy Stinnes, evp products & strategy, GT Nexus

    In an increasingly volatile supply chain environment, the ability to rapidly "sense and respond" is often the difference between profit and loss. And the need for rapid response extends far beyond the company's own four walls to all of its suppliers, customers, and service providers.

    In this session, we will introduce the strategic partnership between GT Nexus and Kinaxis to combine demand and supply planning with supply chain visibility and execution in order to deliver the industry's first cloud-based multi-enterprise rapid response solution.


  • Santa Kinaxis delivers the right things under TriQuint's Christmas tree

    Laura Dionne, director worldwide operations planning, TriQuint
    Kirk Munroe, vice president, marketing, Kinaxis

    Burned by Software Past, TriQuint wasn't sure a software vendor could deliver the things they were hoping for this year. Learn how Kinaxis was able to check each item off TriQuint's wish list, while building a true partnership in driving supply chain excellence within the organization.

    Laura Dionne, director worldwide operations planning, TriQuint and Kirk Munroe, vice president, marketing, Kinaxis deliver an entertaining holiday-themed session where you'll hear them discuss the technology wish list, that prior to Kinaxis RapidResponse, had only been met with the equivalent of a lump of coal. From specific functionality to usability to implementation, find out what was on the list and why RapidResponse was different in how it delivered.


  • Increasing supply chain flexibility and managing risk: The secret of making information actionable in interconnected supply chains

    Arpad Hevizi, vp advanced customer solutions, Celestica

    The demand for speed, flexibility and efficiency are continuously increasing, causing many of today’s interconnected supply chains to fall short of meeting customer or performance expectations. Building on the experience of managing over 50 different, complex supply chains, this on-demand webcast will explore the key reasons for the execution gap in today’s global supply chains and introduce actionable steps to help supply chain executives manage risk, reduce reaction time and improve overall customer delivery performance.


  • Supply Chain Control Tower: Concept and Impact

    Bryan Ball, vp, principal analyst, supply chain management, Aberdeen Group
    Kirk Munroe, vp marketing, Kinaxis

    This on-demand webcast will address the concept and impact of Control Towers in the context of supply chains. A definition will be offered in terms of obtaining the research data and the findings will be presented utilizing the Aberdeen PACE methodology. In addition to basic findings the metric of "time to problem resolution" is presented as means of measuring the effectiveness of control towers. A comparison of those with control tower capabilities to those without those capabilities will be made with the intent of defining a summary list of possible technology elements required to enable a complete control tower solution. The fewer the elements involved in the complete solution the more effective the control will likely be due to the latency removed between separate pieces of the overall solution. Takeaways and recommendations will be made by organizational maturity class along with summary comments and direction.


  • Concept, Components and Consequences of Control Towers

    Kirk Munroe, vice president, product, Kinaxis

    How companies respond to change is where profit can be made or lost. Success depends not only on how fast manufacturers can act, but the effectiveness of the decisions they make. Hear how companies are extending their S&OP process into an enterprise control tower model to impact how market leaders synchronize their actions across several tiers of the extended value chain to respond quickly and profitably to customer demand.


  • The Myth of the One-Number Plan

    Trevor Miles, vice president, thought leadership, Kinaxis

    For some time, there has been a movement to drive the entire organization from a single operating number, usually the budget. In theory that is a good thing, as long as you have the right number. The budget is what the company wants or wishes to happen; very seldom is it what is going to happen. For that matter, so is the sales forecast. Learn how range planning can reduce supply chain risks and breed a more profitable operations performance by working on the premise that being 'roughly right' is far better than being 'precisely wrong'.


  • The Evolution of Sales & Operations Planning: Moving Beyond the Single Plan

    Andy Coldrick, president, Ling-Coldrick
    Patrick Bower, senior director, corporate planning & customer service, Combe Incorporated
    Trevor Miles, vice president, thought leadership, Kinaxis

    Acute volatility has led to the need for creating a range of plan possibilities through what-if analysis, rather than the traditional goal of creating a single plan. S&OP needs to evolve into a process in which teams can evaluate the full market potential and associated supply chain risks for multiple, varying scenarios.

    View this webinar to hear the following S&OP leaders discuss the origins and evolution of S&OP, as well as offer some practical applications for leveraging scenario planning in S&OP:

    • Dick Ling of Ling-Coldrick, and co-author of the original book on S&OP titled "Orchestrating Success: Improve Control of the Business with Sales and Operations Planning"
    • Patrick Bower, senior director of corporate planning & customer service, Combe Incorporated, and guest speaker on S&OP at many conferences
    • Trevor Miles, vice president of thought leadership, Kinaxis


  • Continuous Sales & Operations Planning

    Aamer Rehman, vice president, manufacturing solutions, Kinaxis

    Planning has long been segmented into different isolated activities that reflect organizational structures and functional goals, leading to long, ineffective, and inefficient planning cycles. For maximized value, sales and operations planning (S&OP) must be a truly cross-functional activity that can directly and simultaneously address both individual departmental goals and joint corporate objectives. In this recording, you will learn about the specific technology and process requirements to achieve a continuous and collaborative S&OP capability as it applies to the manufacturing industry in particular.


  • Virtual Fireside Chat: The promise and value of an Operational Control Tower

    Roddy Martin, supply chain thought leader, Kinaxis
    Trevor Miles, vice president, thought leadership, Kinaxis

    Disparate planning and performance management tools are no longer the answer (were they ever?). Executives need a 360-degree view of their business and real-time predictive analytics to maximize opportunities and to reduce risk. To achieve this organizations need "what-if" analysis capabilities that rapidly turn visibility into action across multiple functions and even across multi-tier supply chains.