OTTAWA, Canada, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, a cloud-based SCM and S&OP service, today announced that Charles (CJ) Wehlage, vice president of high tech solutions, has been selected by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine as a 2014 Provider Pro to Know.
At Kinaxis, Wehlage's deep knowledge of the high tech industry and supply chain management practices has been instrumental in helping customers transform their end-to-end supply chain. He is known as a thought leader in the supply chain space having presented at industry events, appeared in several video and print interviews and has become a contributor to the Kinaxis 21st Century Supply Chain blog. Throughout his 20 year career, as a supply chain practitioner and an industry research analyst, CJ now serves as a strategic advisor to Kinaxis, while also supporting global field teams and working with prospects and customers as they define and pursue supply chain excellence strategies.
"These awards recognize CJ's unique blend of industry, business process and technology expertise," said John Sicard, chief products officer for Kinaxis. "He is passionate about championing advanced supply chain practices that drive value throughout our customers' operations. We are very proud to have him join the growing group of Kinaxis Pros to Know."
According to Wehlage, "The future role of high tech supply chains will be to manage the end-to-end network, with fast and extensive data and collaboration in complex global networks." In C.J.'s opinion, it's critical to establish a global view of the extended supply chain in order to keep demand and supply continuously aligned. He goes on to say, "It is exciting to be named as a 'Pro to Know' and I'm looking forward to continuing to help companies attain the end-to-end visibility and synchronization they are looking for."
Through his upcoming "High Tech Best Practice" blog series, Wehlage is interviewing supply chain leaders in the high tech industry, planning to share strategies and methods for instituting fundamental changes to solve these talent and company value challenges. Look for it to publish soon on the 21st century supply chain blog – sign up for the blog feed to receive the series' posts once they publish.
The complete list of 2014 "Pros to Know" awards winners is available on www.sdcexec.com and will be published in the March 2014 issue of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.
Kinaxis delivers cloud-based S&OP and supply chain solutions for discrete manufacturers and brand owners with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments. Leaders across multiple industry verticals, including A&D, Automotive, High Tech, Industrial and Life Sciences rely on RapidResponse for concurrent planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated responses to plan variances across multiple areas of the business. RapidResponse's configurable service solutions encompass a full spectrum of supply chain related business processes, including such functions as: S&OP, supply planning, capacity planning, demand planning, inventory management, MPS and order fulfillment. As a result, Kinaxis customers have replaced disparate planning and performance management tools and are realizing significant operations performance breakthroughs in planning cycles, supply chain response times and decision accuracy. From a single product, customers are able to easily model varying supply chain conditions 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.
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