Kinaxis Corporation

Kinaxis Corporation

July 29, 2009 07:30 ET

Kinaxis Launches Manufacturing Central as Source for News and Insights on the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Industry

Website Consolidates Industry News and Announcements to Single Source

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 29, 2009) -

News Facts:

- For manufacturing and supply chain professionals, keeping abreast of news and developments in the industry means sifting through multiple sources daily.

- Currently in beta, Kinaxis developed Manufacturing Central, to streamline this process and offer a single source for news and insights on the global manufacturing industry from the industry's top publications and blogs.

- Manufacturing Central finds and compiles relevant content from around the globe by filtering through internet news sources based on keyword tags including demand management, demand planning, inventory logistics, manufacturing operations performance, sales and operations planning, Six Sigma, supply chain, supply management and supply planning.

How to use Manufacturing Central:

For bloggers

- This free resource can easily be added to blogs to bring even greater value to readers.

- The widget is simple to install by inserting a line of code directly onto your blog.

For users

- For those interested in viewing daily manufacturing news top headlines, it's easy to subscribe to the RSS feed.

- Users can also view the content via a Vista or iGoogle gadget, which can be downloaded directly from the Manufacturing Central main page.

Quotes, attributable to Doug Colbeth, CEO of Kinaxis:

"With so much happening in the manufacturing and supply chain markets, keeping up with breaking news and developments can be a full-time job. We know this is vitally important to industry professionals and created Manufacturing Central to be a single resource for all the information they need to stay informed about their market."

"I hope to see bloggers using this site as a resource for finding news fodder worth discussing. It's also exciting to see bloggers already starting to include this in their blogrolls to share as a resource for their readers."

About Kinaxis:

Kinaxis(TM) helps manufacturers manage increasing business complexity and achieve operations performance breakthroughs with its proven solution for demand and supply chain planning, monitoring and response. Kinaxis RapidResponse is an on-demand service that enables collective risk tradeoff and response to change by empowering front-line decision makers with integrated tools for supply chain visibility, demand management, supply management, sales and operations planning (S&OP) and supply chain risk management. Global leaders such as Casio, Jabil, Qualcomm, and Raytheon are realizing superior customer satisfaction and a competitive advantage with RapidResponse. For more information, visit http://www.kinaxis.com/ or the Kinaxis blog at http://www.21stcenturysupplychain.com/.

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