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Kinaxis Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that enables companies to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain operations.
The supply chain planning and analytics capabilities of the company’s RapidResponse offering creates the foundation for managing multiple, interconnected supply chain management processes including such functions as sales and operations planning (S&OP), supply planning, capacity planning, demand planning, inventory management, master production scheduling (MPS) and order fulfillment.
By using integrated RapidResponse components instead of combining individual software solutions, users gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies. It ultimately enables them to rationalize operating and inventory costs, improve revenue and margin visibility and optimize overall service levels.
Kinaxis was founded and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. With a focus on North America, Western Europe and Asia-Pacific/Japan, the company serves a broad range of global customers in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, high tech and electronics, industrial, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and some consumer products segments.
Because RapidResponse holistically manages multiple supply chain processes in the cloud, it offers a distinct advantage over the legacy approach of implementing and maintaining a collection of loosely-integrated ERP modules. As cloud-based solutions become increasingly accepted in the marketplace—and with the S&OP market growing at 20% per year—the partnership between Cognizant and Kinaxis is well timed. Joint customers that use the Kinaxis solution and Cognizant services are especially prevalent today in the automotive and industrial domains where both companies offer extensive domain knowledge of business best practices.
Ultimately, RapidResponse and the Cognizant/Kinaxis partnership is about driving better business outcomes. RapidResponse gives Cognizant customers an added solution offering superior insight into their operations and more effective coordination of supply chain activities.