Kinaxis Corporation

Kinaxis Corporation

March 24, 2009 08:00 ET

Kinaxis Co-Founder Named As "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Vice President of Analytics Research Duncan Klett Recognized for Vision and Next-Gen Innovation for Delivering Value to Customers

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For the fourth consecutive year, Kinaxis, provider of the on-demand supply chain management service, RapidResponse(TM) was recognized in Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Provider Pros to Know list. The Company's co-founder and vice president of analytics research, Duncan Klett was selected for his continued contributions to the supply chain industry and innovative approach to helping customers realize bottom-line savings and competitive advantages.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy, or analyst or research firm who have personally helped clients manage risk in the supply chain, provided competitive advantages and/or delivered value to the bottom line. The complete list of Provider Pros to Know is published in the February/March 2009 issue of the magazine.

At Kinaxis, Klett helps develop the tools supply chain professionals use to plan, monitor and respond to unplanned changes in supply and demand, empowering them to achieve improved customer satisfaction and operations performance. His philosophy is based on a belief that traditional planning and execution need to merge. Execution should be based on frequent, and virtually instantaneous, "re-planning" enabled by software that consolidates supply and demand data and provides visibility and analysis capabilities to a broad base of users throughout the extended supply chain.

According to Klett, "The key in such turbulent times is not to try and create THE optimal demand or supply chain plan - since they only exist in theory - but rather to monitor adherence to the plan and to provide an environment in which users can respond to deviations and surprises in a collaborative and informed manner. It's exciting to not only see how well this approach resonates with our clients, but to be recognized for it by Supply & Demand Chain Executive."

"This distinct honor is a testament to the industry-leading expertise Duncan Klett possesses," said Douglas Colbeth, CEO of Kinaxis. "Duncan is a true thought-leader in the supply chain industry, and takes an innovative approach to designing next generation product features that provide real value to our clients. Duncan has worked directly with many of our customers helping them realize significant competitive advantages using RapidResponse."

In today's economic climate, it is more essential than ever for organizations to streamline their supply chain processes and implement cost-effective methods for managing the risks associated with market volatility. With more than 30 years of experience with analytics and software solutions, Klett conceives of and builds the innovative product features that help brand owners and manufacturers manage the increasing complexity of their global supply chain network and realize significant supply chain successes.

The full 2008 Pros to Know listing is available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at www.SDCExec.com.

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 www.kinaxis.com, or the Kinaxis blog at www.21stcenturysupplychain.com.

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