Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) November 6, 2007
Kinaxis™ Inc., the global leader in Response Management solutions providing visibility and coordinated response to change for manufacturing and fulfillment organizations, today announced that John Deere (Deere & Company-NYSE: DE) has chosen to deploy Kinaxis RapidResponse™ across all five manufacturing plants within its Consumer and Commercial Equipment (C&CE) division. Kinaxis RapidResponse™ will enhance John Deere's flexibility to dynamically align supply with volatile demand.
RapidResponse will integrate with John Deere's SAP ERP environment and facilitate effective and immediate impact analysis of shifting demand. With RapidResponse, users will be able to access accurate and detailed manufacturing information in an easy-to-use spreadsheet interface that is embedded with powerful analytics and automatically populated with live data feeds from SAP. As demand changes, Buyers and Planners across five manufacturing plants will now be able to model ERP data to instantly simulate inventory and component shortage conditions, determine alternate courses of action and implement appropriate production schedule adjustments.
With broad visibility into manufacturing operations and real-time "what-if" scenario simulation capabilities, John Deere will increase the flexibility of their manufacturing plants, minimize inventory risks and reduce manufacturing time fences and lead times. By being able to respond efficiently and effectively to constant change, C&CE will drive improvements in both operating performance and customer service.
"Our Response Management solution will help John Deere ensure their supply chain is as reliable as their products are so well known to be," says Randy Littleson, vice president of marketing for Kinaxis. "RapidResponse can provide the visibility, coordination and decision support tools required to empower front-line staff to respond to change with speed and confidence, ultimately impacting the company's top and bottom line."
Offering a rapid time-to-value proposition, RapidResponse is expected to be operational by early 2008, in time for the company's peak season.
Kinaxis delivers an on-demand Response Management service for visibility and coordination to drive rapid response to constant change across global supply and fulfillment networks, resulting in breakthroughs in customer service and operating performance. Kinaxis RapidResponse combines multi-enterprise visibility, collaborative "what-if" analysis and rapid decision support to empower front-line manufacturing and fulfillment teams to take quick and effective action when faced with constant changes in demand, supply and product. Global leaders such as Casio, Honeywell, Jabil, Raytheon and Benchmark Electronics use Kinaxis RapidResponse to empower their supply networks with superior responsiveness and gain competitive advantage. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at http://www.kinaxis.com or the company's blog at blog.kinaxis.com.