What Kinaxis is saying…
- December 06, 2013
- Little Guy Packs a Big Punch: Kinaxis Named as One of Canada’s Best Small & Medium Employers for 2014
- November 19, 2013
- Event Alert: Kinaxis to Present Webcast, “Is Technology as a Priority Means for Achieving Supply Chain Performance Getting Short Changed?”
- November 14, 2013
- Event Alert: Kinaxis to Present “Speed as the Innovator in the Supply Chain” at Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America
- November 08, 2013
- Kinaxis to Host Kinexions Tokyo 2013
What others are saying about Kinaxis…
- December 2013
- The Enterprise System Spectator
Supply Chain Management in the Era of Social Business
The prototype coming out of the lab at Kinaxis gives a clear view of what is possible in in putting social business constructs into supply chain planning. It helps that Kinaxis has built a complete SCP solution from top to bottom as a single system, as opposed to building it up from acquired components. With a single in-memory system, Kinaxis can more readily provide all the information at the same time to all participants. There is no cascading of plans sequentially from one level to another: all levels are planned concurrently.
- November 2013
Kinexions 2013 Shows the Value of Adaptable Planning Systems of Record
Client companies at the conference demonstrated several ways in which they are adapting and improving their supply chains. These included speeding up time to value from deploying new software, and using embedded analytics and master data management (MDM). In doing so they showed how they were redefining their supply chain planning (SCP) application portfolios to support an adaptable and capable planning system of record (SOR).
Gartner sees companies having to redefine their mix of SCP capabilities to be less optimize-oriented and more design- and respond-oriented, to meet the challenges of planning in today’s supply chain environments. As companies mature their planning through Stage 3 and beyond, they need to deploy a capable planning SOR. This SOR needs functional breadth, access to the right mix of design, optimize and respond capabilities, and a host of nonfunctional capabilities (such as MDM, business process management, collaboration, integration and a single data model), to scale and perform well. Kinaxis’ supply chain solution, RapidResponse, will increasingly be able to perform the role of an adaptable SCP SOR, with an increasing number of more advanced capabilities (like systems of differentiation) available when users require them.
- October 2013
- Lora Cecere via The Supply Chain Shaman
In leaving the Kinaxis user meeting this week, I am struck by three things. First, their recent work on mobility and defining the user experience on a mobile application is very cool. Secondly, the flexibility of the Kinaxis solution makes the product hard to message, but the clients that have figured it out, are very happy. (Some of the happiest….) And, third, the solution is most often deployed in material-intensive supply chains for what-if simulation and visibility. It is a cloud-based solution that scales easily for hundreds of users. It has helped many clients that were too constrained by the inflexibility of the traditional APS platform.
- October 2013
- The Ferrari Group
Supply Chain Matters Coverage of 2013 Kinexions Conference- Part Three
In his keynote session, Kinaxis Chief Products Officer, John Sicard, showed a slide that traced the current history of the company from its origins as Web Plan, the “fast MRP company” to today’s far different Kinaxis that is tackling multiple dimensions of more predicative supply chain planning and decision support. We believe that this specific slide, along with the associated messages and implications to the future path of company growth is the most important takeaway from 2013 Kinexions.
The Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken, is sometimes cited as an analogy to a crossroads. Frost cites his conflict as to which road to take in the forest and decides to take the trail path less trodden as the chosen path.