Keysight Technologies

Fighting fire with simulations

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies is the world’s leading provider of electronic measurement solutions. When a devastating wildfire stopped operations at its California headquarters, Keysight relied on Kinaxis RapidResponse to adapt on the fly and keep the supply chain moving.


The Challenge and Benefit

The Tubbs wildfire of October 2017 killed 22 people and destroyed 5,600 structures, including the homes of 119 Keysight employees and two auxiliary Keysight office buildings. All on-site buildings suffered smoke and/or water damage. For a company with a deep, complex global supply chain – 11,000 components assembled into more than 1,500 different products at 10 sites worldwide – the impact could have been devastating. But Keysight had built disaster preparedness into its operations, in part using RapidResponse. “Plans are necessary. Simulations are valuable,” says Technology Supply Chain Manager Jason Wisler. “And RapidResponse is a key enabler around this whole infrastructure.”

Kinaxis was absolutely essential. It enabled us to react immediately to the pressing issues of the next day, day two, day three.

Keysight Technologies saw great results – you can too

Kinaxis delivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across your integrated business planning and digital supply chain.

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