Kinaxis Names Donna McAllister as Vice President, Alliances

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Response management provider expands executive talent and aggressively pursues growth plan with introduction of strategic Alliances role.

I am impressed by the achievements and prospects for the company and look forward to contributing to the goal of expanding its business ventures through strong and strategic relationships.

Kinaxis™ Inc., the global leader in Response Management solutions providing visibility and coordinated response to change for manufacturing and fulfillment organizations, today announced that it has appointed Donna McAllister to the position of Vice President, Alliances. In the newly created role, Donna will focus on growing the Kinaxis Partner Program to further market and deploy the company's RapidResponse™ solution.

Donna brings to the Kinaxis management team more than 20 years of Enterprise Systems Sales and Strategic Alliances experience, specifically having held the role of Vice President, Global Alliances for i2 Technologies; a provider of enterprise software solutions focused on supply chain. Reporting to Kinaxis CEO Douglas Colbeth, Donna will develop and execute Kinaxis' partner initiatives to align the company with the industry's most prominent consulting and services firms. Supported by a strong ecosystem of partners, Kinaxis can enable its market leading customers to fully leverage their investment in RapidResponse on a global basis.

"In order to effectively scale our business in response to growing demand, it is critical we engage strategic partners to help us both deliver consulting and integration services, and further promote ourselves to large, global enterprises," said Douglas Colbeth, Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis. "Donna has a wealth of experience in this regard and we are keen to have her on our team to build upon our efforts and spearhead new initiatives that will cultivate the Response Management category and our leadership position within it."

In a business environment of increasing complexity and volatility, brand owners and manufacturers are looking beyond supply chain planning, to complementary competencies that enable rapid, collaborative resolution to ever-present change. As such, Response Management has emerged as a business imperative for demand-driven leaders. Kinaxis' Response Management solution -- RapidResponse -- empowers front-line manufacturing and fulfillment teams to take quick and effective action when faced with constant changes in demand, supply and product. Increasing recognition and traction of Response Management as a critical corporate capability and a new industry category is helping drive Kinaxis business.

"I am excited to join the very dedicated, innovative and energetic team at Kinaxis as it embarks on this next stage of growth and development," said Donna McAllister. "I am impressed by the achievements and prospects for the company and look forward to contributing to the goal of expanding its business ventures through strong and strategic relationships."

About Kinaxis:
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.

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