OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 19, 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 free session based on recent Supply Chain Insights Research that discusses the increasingly acute issue of establishing consensus and unity between Supply Chain and IT priorities.
Session Details "Is Technology as a Priority Means for Achieving Supply Chain Performance Getting Short Changed?" Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Recent Supply Chain Insights research shows there is a disparity between supply chain priorities and performance, yet technology investment is rarely the first considered way to resolution. While the supply chain organization may understand their limitations and even the capabilities that are missing, they may not clearly know how to go about filling the gaps. Compounding the problem, the research shows that IT tends to overestimate their level of alignment with supply chain (and other groups). They believe there is more of a shared understanding and support across the organization than in reality there may be. This begs the question: If IT doesn't see the problem, how does the supply chain organization get support to solve it?
Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights will review key findings from the Supply Chain Alignment research, while
Laura Dionne, senior director worldwide operations planning for TriQuint will offer a practical perspective and an experienced view on how to gain better alignment between Supply Chain and IT as it relates to technology investments aimed at driving better business outcomes.
CJ Wehlage, an industry principal at Kinaxis will moderate the session.
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.