OTTAWA, Ontario, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinaxis, provider of RapidResponse Control Tower, a multi-enterprise planning and "what-if" simulation solution, is sponsoring the IE Group' s Sales & Operations Planning for High-Tech summit, which will be held April 17-18 in the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel in San Francisco.
This summit will focus on innovative solutions for supply chain planning and business forecasting. It will focus on learning objectives, illustrated intermittently with a number of exploratory case studies.
Kinaxis, a Gold Sponsor of the event, will be exhibiting in booth #7. In addition, Trevor Miles, vice president of Thought Leadership for Kinaxis, will deliver the following presentation on April 18 at 11:30 a.m.:
The Myth of the One-Number Plan
For some time, there has been a movement to drive the entire organization from a single operating number, usually the budget. In theory, that is a good thing, as long as you have the right number. The budget is what the company wants or wishes to happen; very seldom does it represent what is going to happen. For that matter, neither does the sales forecast. Learn how range planning can reduce risks and breed a more profitable operation by working on the premise that being "roughly right" is far better than being "precisely wrong."
Miles will also serve as the conference chairperson on April 18.
Kinaxis delivers a cloud-based solution at the very 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 Control Tower for collaborative planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated response to plan variances across multiple areas of the business. RapidResponse encompasses a full spectrum of supply chain related business processes, including such functions as: S&OP, supply and capacity planning, demand management, 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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