May 17, 2020

Largest software companies: Kinaxis

Supply Chain
Supply Chain
Sean Galea-Pace
3 min
Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at Kinaxis
The US-based software company, Kinaxis, specialises in streamlining processes, breaking down silos and planning for all parts of the supply chain.


The US-based software company, Kinaxis, specialises in streamlining processes, breaking down silos and planning for all parts of the supply chain.

Founded in 1995, Kinaxis’ headquarters is based in Ontario, Canada. Kinaxis offers just one platform — RapidResponse — but it consists of a full and unified set of capabilities. The platform provides the speed, flexibility and efficiency needed to manage today’s supply chain volatility with the Kinaxis RapidResponse platform. Kinaxis’ cloud-based integrated supply chain planning platform delivers all the capabilities for its customers to succeed without the need for custom code or bolted on modules.

RapidResponse allows for concurrent planning to enable collaborative business decisions to become 100x faster. There are eight key reasons why the platform’s technology is different from competitors.

  • Synchronization

Understand your current performance and instantly see and interpret the impact of change across the end-to-end network. Kinaxis’ single cloud-based platform, code base and data model allow its customers to synchronize all aspects of its supply chain.

  • What-next scenarios

Predict any future, from any past for any planning horizon. There is the opportunity to trial a variety of scenarios, create full supply chain replicas as well as capturing historical context in seconds.

  • Smart collaboration

Automatically find and engage the right people and information. Kinaxis’ responsibility matrix shows who to work with, delivers context and archives customers decisions within the platform.

  • Planning and execution alignment

The gap between planning and execution is reduced through Kinaxis’ ERP-agnostic solution that allows all internal and external data sources, including multiple ERPs, without duplication to be connected. This establishes a unified, connected, digital enterprise.


Augmented intelligence

Automate the routine and escalate the exceptions. Its predictive algorithms are constantly learning and always synchronized. This causes machines to do the hard work to allow humans to focus on the most essential tasks.

  • Personalised experience

Kinaxis’ responsive role-based user interface enables tailor metrics and data to be streamlined through workflows, playbooks and alerts. This enables a planning tool that customers want to use, with no coding required.

  • Practical innovation

With the importance of introducing real-world solutions into the supply chain fundamental, constant innovation is key to delivering key benefits.

  • Flexible maturity and scalability

Kinaxis’ single platform allows for capabilities to be added with ease and grow S&OP, demand, supply, inventory, capacity and start from anywhere to grow the way customers want. It means that the ability to mature and scale supply chains at customers own pace without the requirement of nay custom code.

Did you know?

Kinaxis ranked as ninth in Supply Chain Digital’s Top 10 software companies in October.


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Jul 30, 2021

The Ultimate Procurement & Supply Chain Event

3 min
Take a look at our agenda for Procurement & Supply Chain Live, where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

From September 28th-30th, network with C-level executives, gain insight from industry pioneers and walk away with actionable insights that accelerate your career. By the end of the week, we promise you’ll have the skills to solve the world’s most pressing supply chain and procurement challenges. 

The three-day show is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats. Whether you attend virtually or in person, you’ll strategise how to cope with global disruption, learn from industry leaders, and walk away with tips, tactics, and tangible connections. 


How to Attend


In a COVID-disrupted era, we know that the majority of people would rather avoid travelling for events─why take the risk, right? In response to the continued disruption, BizClik Media Group has decided that Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will offer the best of both worlds through hybrid accessibility. 

That means you and your peers can attend the event in person or virtually ─ with no disadvantages for people who choose not to make the trip to the Tobacco Dock venue. 




Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London, an industry-leading venue that is renowned for delivering world-class events. For attendees’ peace of mind, the venue is working to the government-endorsed AEV All Secure Framework, alongside mia’s AIM Secure and ‘Good to Go’ accreditation, they will ensure that we achieve a COVID-secure environment to facilitate all of your networking needs. 




Our physical venue is both historic and stunning, but it has no bearing on the information that you and your peers can gain from the event. You can still absorb it all, interact with other attendees, and enjoy the conference experience on your alternative, virtual platform. 

The platform will feature live feeds from all of the stages, as well as virtual networking areas. So, if you want to avoid travel, it’s not a problem! You can still get involved and enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your own home. 


What’s on the agenda?


With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, Procurement & Supply Chain 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach. 

Across the three-day event, a number of relevant topics and trends surrounding procurement and supply chain will be discussed. 


  • Tuesday 28 September - Digital supply chain
  • Procurement strategy (11:30 am)
  • Supply chain leaders forum (12:00 pm)
  • Women in supply chain (14:00 pm)
  • Procurement technology (14:30 pm) 
  • Wednesday 29 September - Procurement consulting
  • Sustainability (11:30 am) 
  • Supply chain management (12:00 pm) 
  • Digitalisation (14:00 pm)
  • Risk & Resilience (14:30 pm)
  • Thursday 30 September - APAC sessions (04:00 am)


Influential executives from around the world will give their insights and professional experiences surrounding these topics, allowing you and your company to leave with valuable information. 

The past year has shown how important supply chains are and the importance of managing them correctly. With increasing digitalisation across all industries, you won’t want to miss out on our great speakers and information surrounding this topic. Preparing your company for the future is key, and we are sure you will gain great insights at our three-day event. 

Order now to make the most of our early-bird offer. Ticket prices increase over 50% soon! For tickets and information, head over to our event site.

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