Posts tagged as 'Supply chain management software'

Part 3: My thoughts on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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I was recently asked three questions on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. As I said earlier, I want to share these videos with our readers…

The three questions I was asked were:

  1. What do you think of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for supply chain planning system of record?
  2. In your opinion, how does RapidResponse differentiate itself as a supply chain planning system of record?
  3. From your experience, what is the level of understanding of planning systems of record in the market?

Here’s my response to question #3. If you haven’t checked out my response to question #1 and question #2, you may want to view them first. Enjoy!

The report positions vendors based on completeness of vision in the supply chain planning system of record market and on their ability to execute to that vision. If you’re interested in reading the full report, the Gartner document is available upon request at http://kinax.is/Gartner.

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Know Sooner. Act Faster. Not just a supply chain software conference theme

JohnWesterveld

We recently held our user conference, Kinexions, in Scottsdale Arizona. Attendees from around the world gathered to learn, laugh, share and connect. The event was kicked off by an address from Kinaxis CEO, Doug Colbeth. And, followed by an inspiring talk by Sir Ken Robinson discussing finding your passion: how you need to find what you love to do and then you’ll never have to work a day in your life. That was followed by several customer presentations describing how they’ve used RapidResponse to know sooner and act faster. And actually, that was the theme of the show…“Know sooner, act faster”.

If you are a Kinaxis customer, you know what this tagline means. For those who aren’t, this is what we are talking about:

Know sooner: Imagine that you have a supply chain disruption. Your supplier’s line has gone down and they’ve decommitted the next few weeks of orders while they make repairs and get caught up. Imagine you found this out first thing Monday morning. With your current ERP system, how long would it take you to understand what that delay would do to your production schedule? What customer orders would be impacted? What does this do to your weekly, monthly, quarterly revenue targets? Maybe the supply delay really only impacts safety stock and minimally impacts actual customer orders. Perhaps the supply delay impacts millions of dollars of revenue.

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Bricks Matter Book Review: Part 1

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
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I received my personally signed copy of Lora Cecere’s Bricks Matter and it immediately had me thinking that I have always wanted to do a book review. As for reviewing this particular text, I also thought it might be nice to bring a perspective that was not steeped in traditional supply chain knowledge and experience.  […]

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What’s The Coolest Place to Work?

CJWehlage
  • by CJ Wehlage
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CJ Wehlage recently joined Kinaxis as vice president, high tech solutions. Wehlage joins a senior team of technical and industry experts that are a highly-leveraged resource for the company’s most critical initiatives across the sales, marketing and client services organizations. Wehlage brings over 20 years of industry experience both as a supply chain practitioner and […]

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My number one prediction for enterprise software in 2013 is … New user experiences (UX) will finally start to emerge

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
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Over the holiday break from work, two interesting and time-consuming events occurred that really made me reflect on just how bad the UX of most enterprise software continues to be. Up front, I am not just talking about user interface (UI) in this regard.  The rise of mobile platforms, visualizations of big data and many […]

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Has hyperbole in enterprise software marketing gone beyond the point of no return?

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
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I was recently reading an excellent blog post from Josh Greenbaum, where he had a great take on Larry Ellison undermining Oracle’s Cloud strategy (and execution) with his outlandish statements.  Although not explicitly the point Josh was making, it did make me think that the marketing of enterprise software may have gone too far to ever come […]

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On the road again…upcoming events for Kinaxis

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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‘Tis the season for events, and Kinaxis folks are raking in the frequent flyer miles as a result!  Here’s where we are at in the coming week. Happening right now, we’re exhibiting at the APICS Best of the Best S&OP Conference in Chicago. If you are there, be sure to stop by table #12 – we’ll be […]

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When a customer recognizes your hard work….

KirkMunroe
  • by Kirk Munroe
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Last week, we had the great pleasure of being awarded a 2011 Total Cost of Ownership (TCOO) Supplier Award from Celestica, which recognizes suppliers that support Celestica’s TCOO sourcing strategy to provide its customers with the best possible supply chain solution for their products.  Kinaxis was honored with the “Best IT Technology Partner” award. It […]

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