In a year that saw toilet paper become a precious commodity while sales of cars and other big-ticket merchandise plummeted, Kinaxis boss John Sicard has often said his company’s supply-chain management software is more relevant than ever.
It seems only fitting, then, that Sicard is being honoured as the city’s 2020 CEO of the Year by OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade.
Many Americans will celebrate Halloween this year sitting at home, costumeless, chowing down on candy. They might stand up every now and then to throw miniature chocolate bars at the neighbors.
Welcome to Halloween, Covid-19 edition.
Global disruptions in the wake of COVID-19 have IT leaders accelerating adoption of data analytics to ensure supply chain effectiveness and integrity.
Now. Now is the time: now we have the sense of urgency, now we have the spotlight. The global pandemic has ripped the rug out from under supply chains but has also shed light on how supply chain management IS strategy, giving supply chains more prominence than ever. We are thrust forward into an unknown future and cannot afford to invest in returning to the old normal. Crises create opportunities while also begetting casualties.
A new partnership brings together Kinaxis RapidResponse supply chain planning platform and concurrent planning technique with Pactera Consulting’s dedicated digital consulting team.
Managing the triple threat - how Life Sciences can build pandemic-ready supply chains
The medical systems division of Fujifilm has selected Kinaxis RapidResponse to gain supply chain visibility across its global supply chain.
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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.
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.