Kinaxis Academic Program

Start shaping the future of supply chain – today.

Industry and academic collaboration is the key to success

At Kinaxis, we recognize the critical role that higher education plays in ensuring we have the ideas, innovation and skills necessary to propel the modern supply chain forward.

By partnering with our academic colleagues, we can share the fascinating and complex problems supply chains are facing today. Together, we can characterize relevant topics and problems for the classroom, highlight rewarding careers paths in supply chain, and identify challenges and the research required to address them.

We believe it is our responsibility to contribute current, practice-based examples to academia so students can enter the workforce better prepared and professors can contribute to research with an understanding of today’s trends and challenges.

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Set students up for success by helping them develop the skillsets needed by the modern supply chain.

Educators
Empower students with rich content that can be seamlessly integrated into your course curriculum.
Students
Explore learning and career paths.
Customers
Offer your expertise as a guest lecturer or contribute a real-life case study for classroom use.
Participation in the Kinaxis Academic Program is free and it's designed to help.

 

 

 

Academic case studies.

Our academic case studies reinforce supply chain management strategies and encourage students to apply analytics and critical thinking skills to relevant supply chain practices. Each case has been reviewed by top-rated professors and includes easy-to use teaching assets.

 

Guest lectures.

Guest lectures that bring practitioners with industry examples into your classroom. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate and support you and our next generation of supply chain and analytics talent. Our standard lecture is about 60 minutes including Q&A.

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Supply chain thought leadership.

Big Ideas in Supply Chain – Many of our faculty partners have benefitted from integrating our Big Ideas in Supply Chain podcast into their course curriculum. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to bring the latest supply chain topics of interest from experts and industry professionals into your classroom.

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Podcast
Want to integrate sustainability into your supply chain planning? Stefano Picasso, former VP of Integrated Supply Chain at Carlsberg, talks with Matt Spooner, Industry Though Leader at Kinaxis about the importance of sustainability today.
How supply chain planning can drive sustainability
Podcast
Supply chain innovator Angel Mendez and Chief Strategy Officer at Kinaxis, Dr. Anne Robinson, cohost a new video podcast series. Join them in their first episode as they discuss valuable supply chain lessons they learned from the pandemic.
​Turning supply chain disruption on its head ​
Podcast
In this video podcast, Beth Morgan, Founder & CEO at boom! shares insights from a recent supply chain talent survey with Kinaxis Chief Strategy Officer Anne Robinson regarding what people need to succeed in supply chain management careers, rangin...
Secrets for a thriving supply chain career: What leaders need to know
Podcast
Rogerio Branco, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Eaton, joins Dr. Anne Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer at Kinaxis to discuss the culture and commitment at Eaton to foster supply chain innovation, diversity, and inclusivity....
Supply chain innovation at Eaton
Video
Tune into our panel of thought leaders, academics and practitioners to hear their thoughts on ensuring that bold corporate commitments on sustainability translate into action on the ground that will lead to results – now and in the future.
Supply chain sustainability is critical to a greener future
Video
Learn how Sandoz embraced digital transformation to build a more resilient, responsive pharma supply chain in this video podcast with Sandoz VP of Supply Chain North America, Kevin Cook and Kinaxis Industry Thought Leader Allen Jacques.
How advanced planning is changing the supply chain game for Sandoz

Testimonials

Pascal Van Hentenryck
Kinaxis, in collaboration with AI Institute for Advances in Optimization (AI4OPT), is exploring how the fusion of machine learning and optimization may bring a step change in capabilities for the next generation of supply chain management systems,"
Pascal Van Hentenryck
Director AI4OPT
Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
Morgan Swink
Kinaxis has been a fantastic partner! Our students, faculty, and other industry partners have benefited tremendously from Kinaxis subject matter experts speaking in class and at events, sponsorship of our graduate case competition, participation on our Center for Supply Chain Innovation advisory board, joint development of course materials, and more! Through engagement with Kinaxis, all of us have gained a greater understanding of cutting-edge technology and supply chain planning excellence.”
Morgan Swink
Professor, Eunice and James L. West Chair of Supply Chain Management
Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Neeley Business School, TCU
Arkajyoti (Arka) Roy
The topics you covered fit seamlessly into points we discussed recently in my courses. I look forward to continuing this experience into future semesters.”
Arkajyoti (Arka) Roy
Assistant Professor of Management Science & Statistics, Core Faculty at the School of Data Science
University of Texas at San Antonio
Niles Perera
We exposed our undergraduates to the SCM vs. Mother Nature case. I’m especially appreciative of Kinaxis for sharing the learning cases with us which we plan to use in our modules, your resources are making an impact on the ground."
Niles Perera
Department of Transport Management and Logistics Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Katubedda 10400, Sri Lanka

 

Looking for an internship or employment?

Internships at Kinaxis are an excellent opportunity to gain professional skills and hands-on experience in your field of study. If you’re ready to graduate from student to employee, you can search our open positions or simply learn more about careers at Kinaxis. 

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Coming Soon! elevate your expertise with Kinaxis certifications

Embark on a transformative learning journey with the Kinaxis Academic Program and be among the first to seize our upcoming certification opportunities—your gateway to mastering the future of supply chain innovation!

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Kinaxis Supply Chain Game

Jumpstart your students’ understanding of supply chain planning with the Kinaxis Supply Chain Game. This engaging, educational simulation introduces students to supply chain planning and why concurrency matters. Players are challenged to collaborate and make supply chain decisions with real-time financial impact. The game offers a unique perspective, placing students in the dynamic role of a supply chain planner. Learn more about the Kinaxis revolution in education!

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Interested in collaborating with us?

We're committed to elevating the next generation of innovative supply chain leaders through active academic engagement.

Have a question for the academic program team? Please contact: academicprogram@kinaxis.com

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