Event Alert: Kinaxis to Host Session at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference: "Supply Chain Control Towers-Defining an Approach and Driving Results"

Supply Chain Executives to Explore Control Tower Initiatives during Panel Discussion on May 22

May 14, 2013, 07:00 ET from Kinaxis

OTTAWA, Canada, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, a  cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) solution,  today announced that, as a premier conference sponsor of the 2013 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, it will host a panel discussion with senior supply chain professionals during a talk-show style session on Wednesday May 22nd at 3:15 PM - 4:15PM.  

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Solution Provider Session -Details
The Late Late Supply Chain Show Presents: "Supply Chain Control Towers-Defining an Approach and Driving Results"
22 May 2013 3:15 PM - 4:15PM, Grand Canyon, Room 6

Join us for a live "Late Late Supply Chain Show" with host and Kinaxis business consultant, Bill Dubois.  Bill will moderate an interactive panel discussion with three supply chain professionals everyone should get to know.  They are candid, persuasive, experienced…and fun!

Control Towers initiatives can be called different things, its evolution can follow different paths, the measures of success can even vary, but ultimately the fundamental goal is to view and operate the supply chain, end-to-end.  It's about replacing siloed goals and disconnected processes to finally break through the plateau of supply chain performance.  Whether it is to optimize inventory productivity, shorten planning cycles or maximize profit, rethinking the approach – both from a process and technology perspective – to how you run the supply chain is table stakes for moving up the supply chain maturity model and achieving the corresponding business results.

Presented in a late night show format, this high-energy session will be equally entertaining as informative.  Come be part of the audience and hear compelling stories about what a Control Tower takes and why it's worth it.

Panelists include:
Laura Dionne, Senior Director, Worldwide Operations Planning at TriQuint
Don Gaspari, Director, Global Inventory Management at NCR
Roddy Martin, Managing Director at Accenture
C.J. Wehlage, Vice President, High Tech Solutions at Kinaxis

Find out more about the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference and this year's theme of: Re-Imagine Supply Chain: Fast, Forward, Focus.

Visit Kinaxis at the conference at Booth #101 in the Solution Showcase area. Follow @Kinaxis on Twitter or the 21st Century Supply Chain Blog to get updates from the event. For more Kinaxis news, also follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook.

About Kinaxis
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.

Melissa Clow

SOURCE Kinaxis