OTTAWA, Ontario, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, a cloud-based solution at the heart of planning and response management for value chain operations, is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the SCM World Leaders Forum, which will be held June 17-19 at The Grove in London, England.
The SCM World Leaders Forum is an annual closed-door retreat for the world's supply chain and procurement elite, bringing together the most influential C-level executives from the global business community.
Speaking during the Kinaxis sponsored session is Jim Rowan, former COO of RIM, on the topic of:
Value Chain Architecture as a Competitive Weapon: A Discussion on the Future Design of Value Chains
As the saying goes, "The early bird catches the worm;" however, "the second mouse gets the cheese." Designing a supply chain that is fast and effective, yet protects against unforeseen risks is no longer a differentiator, it has become table stakes.
The value chains of the future will not only provide speed and risk mitigation, they will transform today's cumbersome weekly management meetings into "real time" S&OP discussions centered around exception-driven dashboards delivered via wireless technology directly to the CEO. This is beyond the cloud — this is using value chain architecture as a competitive weapon.
For more information on the SCM World Leaders Forum, visit: http://leadersforum.scmworld.org/
Kinaxis delivers a cloud-based solution at the heart of planning and response management for value chain operations. 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.
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