Kinaxis Corporation

Kinaxis Corporation

July 25, 2005 09:22 ET

Kinaxis Awarded for Delivering Substantial Return on Investment while Solving Supply and Demand Chain Problems, Response Management Chosen for Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 List

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 25, 2005) - Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, a leading industry periodical for executives leading supply chain transformation, recently honored Response Management solutions provider Kinaxis (formerly Webplan) as a top performer as a vendor solving supply chain problems.

The 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 provide supply and demand chain initiatives to small, midsize and large companies in a variety of industry sectors. The initiatives use technologies and/or services to address and solve pain points in the supply and demand chain, and the results of the initiatives produce a substantial return on investment. Submissions for the 2005 "100" were evaluated based on the pain point(s) addressed by the initiatives (The Challenge), the technologies and services used to address those pain points (The Solution), the results of the initiatives (Return on Investment, or ROI), and plans for taking the project forward (Next Steps).

Supply & Demand Chain Executive's goal with this year's "100" was to highlight a broad range of applications of technology and services to the challenges of supply chain improvement and transformation. The judging committee particularly sought innovative solutions that represent supply chain challenges at a variety of different types of companies.

The nomination cited Kinaxis' ability to provide global visibility and rapid response capabilities to a leading supplier for semiconductor, electronics and network systems companies to help the organization manage changes in demand, understand supply consumption and how to manage supply disruptions, shorten lead times and reduce excess and obsolete inventory. By deploying Kinaxis' RapidResponse solution, the company has been able to develop a core competency in Response Management that enables them to meet both customer and internal objectives by being able to respond effectively to ever present changes in its business. This, in turn, has helped the company save money by reducing excess and obsolete inventory and liability to suppliers resulting from unnecessary materials purchases.

"The increasing volatility that OEMs and contract manufacturers face creates significant demands on the organization to respond effectively to change,"said Randy Littleson, vice president of marketing at Kinaxis. "Response Management solutions such as our RapidResponse product are critical enablers of the next breakthrough in business performance improvements for OEMs and contract manufacturers alike. We are very pleased to receive this recognition that reflects the value delivered by our solutions."

Final recipients are featured in the cover story of the June/July 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at

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About Kinaxis

Kinaxis stands alone in delivering Response Management solutions that provide operations performance management for manufacturing. By rapidly responding to constant volatility at the point-of-action-where real world variances in demand, supply, product and capacity occur-Kinaxis RapidResponse goes beyond traditionally historic scorecarding and performance metrics to drive collaborative response and manufacturing action. RapidResponse allows global leaders such as Casio, Coty, Honeywell, Jabil Circuit, Raytheon and Solectron to access real-time information and quickly collaborate to reach optimal decisions that align with corporate objectives, and rapidly drive effective action.

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