Kinaxis Honored for Fourth Consecutive Year as Leading Supply Chain Innovator

On-Demand service provider named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

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This honor further validates the merits of the Kinaxis RapidResponse on-demand service as an innovative solution, empowering multi-enterprise manufacturers with integrated demand-supply planning, monitoring, and collaborative response capabilities to achieve breakthroughs in sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand management, supply management, and supply chain risk management.

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) July 31, 2008

Kinaxis™ Inc., provider of the on-demand RapidResponse service that empowers multi-enterprise manufacturers with the integrated demand-supply planning, monitoring, and collaborative response capabilities required in today's complex and dynamic world, has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for providing customers with the "next wave" of supply chain innovations and has been named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for the fourth consecutive year.

The 2008 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 identifies supply chain solution and service providers that are helping to drive supply chain innovation by providing their clients with unique software, solutions and services that address those clients' primary current and future supply chain challenges. The publication's goal with the "100" is to highlight a broad range of solutions and services targeted at a variety of industries, addressing the needs of companies of varying sizes, and assisting in the transformation of the diverse mix of the functions that make up the supply chain.

Based on submissions from end users and solution providers, the judging committee, which included the editorial staff of the magazine in conjunction with its editorial advisory board, again recognized Kinaxis as a company that is driving supply chain innovation.

Building on the success of RapidResponse for supply chain and manufacturing operations, Kinaxis introduced demand management capabilities to the solution earlier this year. These capabilities are purpose-built for the unique challenges faced by sales, customer service and demand management organizations as they respond to daily, unexpected change while balancing customer satisfaction and operations performance objectives. Kinaxis now offers an integrated end-to-end RapidResponse service providing supply chain teams tools for risk tradeoff, from the individual order or forecast change, down to the component supply level. Front-line decision makers are empowered to quickly sense demand and supply misalignments, and drive more profitable responses by shaping demand and rapidly allocating finished-goods supply accordingly.

"We are delighted to be selected for a fourth consecutive year as an industry innovator by Supply & Demand Chain Executive," said Randy Littleson, vice president of marketing at Kinaxis. "This honor further validates the merits of the Kinaxis RapidResponse on-demand service as an innovative solution, empowering multi-enterprise manufacturers with integrated demand-supply planning, monitoring, and collaborative response capabilities to achieve breakthroughs in sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand management, supply management, and supply chain risk management."

The 2008 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 and accompanying editorial can be found in the June/July issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and online at http://www.SDCExec.com .

About Kinaxis
Kinaxis™ RapidResponse is a single on-demand service that empowers multi-enterprise manufacturers with integrated demand-supply planning, monitoring, and collaborative response capabilities. RapidResponse embraces human judgment to enable planners and front-line responders to handle unpredictable changes. Global leaders such as Casio, Honeywell, Jabil, Qualcomm, and Raytheon use RapidResponse to achieve breakthroughs in sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand management, supply management, and supply chain risk management. The results are superior customer service, improved operations performance, and a competitive market advantage. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at http://www.kinaxis.com or the company's blog at http://www.21stcenturysupplychain.com .

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