We are pleased to once again announce to our global-wide Supply Chain Matters readership that Cloud based supply chain planning solutions provider Kinaxis will again serve as a Sustained sponsor of this blog in 2021.

We continue to value the ongoing collaboration of this recognized technology provider for our market-leading and universally recognized thought leadership insights during the coming year.

As the COVID19 pandemic and now the ongoing global product demand and supply network response can attest, eliminating volatility in your supply chain is impossible, but managing such volatility in more predictive planning capabilities can be achieved.

Trusted by top brands, Kinaxis is one of the leading and most recognized providers of Cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications that provide teams the confidence to know they are making the best supply chain planning decisions to maximize business performance. The company’s marketing theme of “Know Sooner and Act Faster” is anchored in the RapidResponse platform, concurrent planning technique and suite of applications for companies from leading global brands to small- and medium-sized enterprises leveraging recently announced entry level pricing and deployment configurations.

This technology provider allows multi-industry supply chain management teams to be able to address complex business problems in easy-to-understand ways by combining human and machine intelligence to plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities, as well as respond at the pace of business changes.

Among a growing list of customers who have adopted Kinaxis concurrent planning capabilities include those residing in Automotive, Consumer Products, High Tech and Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Life Sciences and Aerospace and Defense manufacturing sectors. A recent new industry vertical is that of AI/ML enhanced Retail industry supply chain and merchandise planning with the acquisition of technology provider Rubikloud Technologies.  

In 2020, the company reported in excess of $224 million in total revenues with $383 million in total backlog.

With the support of a peer community of networked supply chain experts and using a unique concurrent planning technique and single integrated planning platform, customers can realize higher revenue, lower costs and fewer risks.  One of the key strengths of the platform remains the ability to perform multiple iterations of scenario-based capabilities pegged to certain business metrics, and that capability has once again proven to be timely in the current uncertain global supply environment that continue to exist.

What continues to differentiate Kinaxis in the market has consistently been passionate and enthusiastic global-based customers and a dedicated employee base that remains committed to customer success.

Deployments are supported by a global-based network of experienced strategy and alliance partners. In 2020, Kinaxis introduced its RapidStart deployment best practices process combined with the ready-to-configure Kinaxis RapidResponse platform, that sets a path toward supply chain transformation in a period of 6 to 12 weeks. Further, the company acquired India based Prana Consulting to create the basis of an expanded services hub for global based Kinaxis customers and other consulting partners. Prana has long established a recognized competency in assisting with the most complex and wide scope RapidResponse implementations

Please join me in once again in welcoming Kinaxis as our continued sponsor of the Supply Chain Matters blog in 2021.

Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor

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