As scientists race to test coronavirus vaccines in humans, a parallel scramble is underway to produce billions of medical-grade vials and syringes that will be needed to inoculate the world’s population.
Logistics Business: Alstom Achieves Supply Chain Agility and Visibility with Kinaxis
Mobility specialist Alstom has renewed the contract for the use of Kinaxis RapidResponse to gain visibility and agility for its train manufacturing supply chain planning activities.
Software provider Kinaxis Inc. surged to a record high as it completed a deal for Rubikloud Technologies Inc. to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities.
In this age of digital transformation, organisations are increasingly seeking out new approaches that allow them to remove the time and latency between different processes and decision points, enabling people across the wider business ecosystem to collaborate on an always-on, synchronised supply chain.
Last week, Supply Chain Matters sponsor Kinaxis conducted a themed Big Ideas in Supply Chain Online Conference- Planning for the New Normal, an online delivery conference with thankfully, no program accessibility glitches.
Almost half (48%) of firms globally will overhaul their entire procurement and supply chain strategy in the case of a prolonged Covid-19 crisis, according to a survey.
Electronic commerce giant Shopify made so much noise crashing into the top ranks of Canada’s most valuable corporations you could be forgiven for not noticing the swift rise of another Ottawa software star.
Ottawa supply chain software provider Kinaxis Inc. is beefing up its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities by buying Toronto startup Rubikloud Technologies Inc. for $60-million in cash.
Toronto-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup Rubikloud will be acquired by Ottawa-based software company Kinaxis for $81.4 million CAD ($60 million USD).
Supply chain planning in life sciences has always been complex. It is a highly regulated sector; pharmaceuticals products typically have limited life spans, and supply chains are often based on functional silos. Planning cycles can sometimes extend over 5-10 years. Excess inventory can also be a problem but the overriding concern is getting products quickly out to end users to keep them well.
Supply chain leaders need to quickly assess the situation and build out short-, mid- and long-term plans to restore confidence and communities while managing highly fluctuating demand and supply flows.
Kinaxis, a specialist in driving agility for decision-making, is enabling manufacturers to accelerate their digital supply chain planning journey to gain hyper agility and visibility and realize value sooner.
Kinaxis is enabling manufacturers to accelerate their digital supply chain planning journey to gain hyper agility and visibility and realize value sooner.
The rug has been pulled out from beneath us. Doing things the same way we’ve always done them will no longer serve us, so we can’t simply put it back in its place. In fact, the definition of pulling the rug out from underneath someone is that doing so causes their plans to fail, because they have little recourse or time to respond adequately. It’s a fitting metaphor for the world’s supply chains, which have always had to figure out how to respond rapidly in the face of rug-tugging disruptions, although none at the scope of the current one. We can count on disruption occurring again, in some form, so the only way to respond is to build in the supply chain agility necessary to be able to respond more effectively next time our rug is yanked.
Supply chain planning in life sciences has always been complex. It is a highly regulated sector. Pharmaceutical products typically have limited lifespans and supply chains are often based on functional silos.
Supply chain resilience and agility will be the biggest priority in the next 12 month for almost half (48%) of senior supply chain professionals, according to the latest research from IDC.
While many events are canceled in light of the pandemic, others have moved online and though this could seem particularly challenging at first, experts say with the right tips and tools, you can make a smooth transition.
Supply chain planning is driving better business performance and helping companies realize the benefits of digital transformation, according to a study by supply chain management firm Kinaxis and International Data Corporation (IDC), released this week.
Making their supply chains more resilient will be the top priority for many companies over the next three years, new research – conducted before the Covid-19 pandemic – has found.
Supply chain resiliency and agility is the biggest priority for nearly half (48%) of organisations over the next 12 months. Rounding out the top three priorities are operational efficiency (46%) and improving product compliance, quality, safety or environmental sustainability (44%), according to an in-depth research study carried out by International Data Corporation (IDC) and sponsored by Kinaxis®
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions in the global supply chain as well as in the SCM operations of individual companies. Harish Iyer, VP, Industry and Solutions at Kinaxis shares 4 best practices to help mitigate the risk of such disruptions with a proactive approach.
“This disconnected approach rewards functional prowess over end-to-end supply chain excellence. Managing the whole chain is a team sport. The first step to building resilience in supply chains is to connect everyone and everything to a singular version of truth and to lift the fog between functions.” ~ John Sicard, chief executive officer.
Supply chain specialist, Kinaxis has worked with Technicolor on the first phase of its global deployment of Kinaxis RapidResponse® for its Technicolor Connected Home business.
Five Steps for a Proactive Approach
Supply chain applications from SAP Ariba, SourceDay and Kinaxis are helping companies find critical PPE, maintain manufacturing lines and plan for supply chain risk assessment.