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Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance
Kinaxis has always been known as a vendor with a solid value proposition around responding to demand changes that happen between planning cycles with a ’what-if

control tower  configure-to-order environments. RapidResponse Control Tower Another innovation, not particularly recent, is Kinaxis’ RapidResponse® Control Tower . Supply chain control towers have been talked about in the supply chain industry for awhile. Kinaxis’ Trevor Miles may be right that the talk of control towers goes back some 50 years to Jay Forrester’s work in industrial dynamics . My memory goes back only so far as the work that Bob Moffat did at IBM centralizing and rationalizing supply chain

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Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance


In the supply chain software market Kinaxis faces stiff competition from the likes of SAP, Oracle, JDA, and Logility, among others, but with double-digit revenue growth for the past seven years the company is obviously doing something right. Supply chain analyst Bob Eastman brings us through Kinaxis' makeovers over the years to a look at the supply chain solution's architecture, then explores the company's innovation strategy as of late, including its pipeline of continual product updates and improvements and focus on its control tower and channel strategy.

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Kinaxis delivers an enterprise cloud service that enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive multiple supply chain management (SCM), sales and operations planning (S&OP), and other connected functions from a single product—RapidResponse. Large manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments rely on RapidResponse to develop control tower solutions for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and coordinated response to plan variances.

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