Kinaxis Corporation

Kinaxis Corporation

February 09, 2010 08:00 ET

Kinaxis Launches Free Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking Service

Find out how you measure up

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) -

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Kinaxis, provider of the on-demand supply chain management service RapidResponse(TM), launched a new Benchmarking Service, available at no cost, to any registered member of the free Supply Chain Expert Community powered by Kinaxis. This service provides a wealth of information to companies interested in comparing their supply chain performance against multiple companies and across various metrics.

What can I do with this service?

- Do an immediate competitive comparison against a specific list of companies selected from an up-to-date database of more than 15,000 public companies in the manufacturing sectors. Or group companies based on categories of peers, customers and suppliers.

- Rank your company on any of 24 standard financial and operational metrics, such as cash-to-cash, inventory turns, gross margin and return on invested capital.

- Private companies can manually and confidentially enter their metrics into the system to set up comparisons.

- With a few clicks of the mouse, companies can create customized benchmark reports and can elect to receive dashboard results directly via email on a monthly basis.

What's the value?

- Get meaningful benchmark results quickly, easily and at no-charge.

- Understand how other organizations are performing on the metrics that mean the most to you.

- Identify performance improvement areas for your business.

- Track short-term and long-term performance trends for your peers, customers and suppliers.

What does John say about it?

John Sicard, EVP, marketing, development and service operations, Kinaxis:

- "In this widely competitive and volatile economy, understanding how you are performing against others can be a critical piece of intelligence. While this type of information may be generally available, the process to compile it, calculate the metrics and graph it out is extensive; we offer a ready-to-view service that can provide immediate insight. We hope individuals will take advantage of this valuable tool to empower their supply chain performance."

- "This service represents the investment our Company is willing to put forth to ensure every registered member of our growing Supply Chain Expert Community receives a valuable incentive for their interest and participation."

How do I get started?

- The Benchmarking Service is being offered at no cost to any registered member of the free Supply Chain Expert Community.

- Register as a community member and then visit the Supply Chain sub-community to login to the benchmarking service.

About Kinaxis

Let's face it, there is a gap between what you plan and what actually happens. With RapidResponse - an all-in-one, on-demand supply chain management service - you can close that gap and balance demand and supply on a continual basis so you can deliver what your customers want. Mid-market and enterprise customers are using RapidResponse to manage to their S&OP and revenue objectives despite the daily risks and volatility inherent in today's increasingly unpredictable world. You too can join over 30,000 users already realizing a competitive advantage by using technologies exclusive to RapidResponse for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and rapid response to plan variances. For more information, visit www.kinaxis.com or the Supply Chain Expert community at: http://community.kinaxis.com/.

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