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Kinaxis RapidResponse Review

Product Snapshot

Technology

On-premise and SaaS

Customer Focus

Medium-sized businesses and large enterprises

Ownership

Private

Select Customers

Plexus, Ford, GoPro, First Solar, Nihon Kohden

About Kinaxis RapidResponse

Kinaxis RapidResponseWith RapidResponse, enterprises can attain a cloud-based control tower solution that integrates key functional processes such sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand planning, supply and capacity planning, supplier collaboration, and many other connected areas.

With the ability to replace multiple legacy demand and supply planning systems and the typical myriad of accompanying spreadsheets, a control solution using RapidResponse enables a company to leverage a single product to operate in an orchestrated fashion, driving optimal performance.

With a central system for multi-tier/multi-enterprise visibility, analysis, and collaboration, companies are able to compress the time to identify plan deviations, and more importantly, dramatically collapse the time to make profitable course corrections.

About Kinaxis
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.

Kinaxis RapidResponse Key Features

  • Order Promising: Determine achievable delivery dates that satisfy customers while still supporting the company’s business objectives by collaborating with the supply chain and instantly modeling, sharing and comparing projected results of various action alternatives.
  • Inventory Management: Ensure inventory analysis is a continuous, value-driven activity leveraged in a variety of ways across multiple business processes.
  • NPI: Model multiple product launch scenarios and apply appropriate risk mitigation strategies. Link your project plan milestones to your supply chain.
  • Integrated Project Management: Provide project management teams with resources to manage expectations and keep projects on track despite ever-changing demand and supply variables.
  • Profitability Management: Link costing information to “what-if” scenario analysis capabilities. Allow managers to immediately calculate the financial impact of demand and supply plan variances, and use profitability considerations as a factor in the options for course correction.

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