OTTAWA, Canada, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, a cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) solution, today announced that it will host a webcast Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET with Frank Scavo, CFPIM, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research.
"Seven Recommendations for Gaining Positive ROI and Strategic Benefits from SCM Technology"
Research indicates small and midsize organizations are investing in SCM technology at a slightly higher rate than are large organizations, signifying that SCM solutions are moving down market. With pervasive industry trends such as globalization and outsourcing, midsize organizations are facing similar planning challenges as larger enterprises, and thus are experiencing ever-increasing SCM and S&OP solution needs. Supply chain management systems can deliver concrete results and measurable financial benefits; however, it is important to recognize the challenges and plan accordingly.
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Frank Scavo, CFPIM
Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
Frank Scavo has over 20 years of experience in IT strategy, IT management metrics, enterprise applications and business process improvement in a broad range of industries, including process and discrete manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, high-tech, wholesale and retail distribution and information services. He is especially skilled at aligning business and IT strategy, developing the business case for new systems and facilitating the selection of enterprise systems, such as ERP, CRM and supply chain management. He is also an expert in benchmarking IT spending and staffing levels for end-user IT organizations.
Kinaxis delivers a cloud-based SCM and S&OP solution. Large manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments rely on RapidResponse for collaborative planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated response to plan variances across multiple areas of the business. With RapidResponse, enterprises are able to attain a control tower solution that encompasses a full spectrum of supply chain related business processes, including such functions as: S&OP, supply and capacity planning, demand planning, and supplier collaboration. As a result, Kinaxis customers have replaced disparate planning and performance management tools and are realizing significant operations performance breakthroughs. From a single product, customers are able to make both long-term and real-time demand and supply balancing decisions quickly, collaboratively, and in line with the shared business objectives of multiple stakeholders.