What value does responsiveness offer to the organization?


I am putting the final touches on my presentation for SCM World Live on February 24th – a free virtual event for cross-industry global supply chain executives.   SCM World Live is bringing together an impressive group of global supply chain, operations and procurement industry leaders in an interactive format.  There will 20+ speakers participating in the day.

I have the great privilege to present alongside Dr. Hau Lee of Stanford on a topic that I am particularly passionate about:  Matching Supply and Demand with ‘Sensible Sense and Responsive Response’

It’s a timely discussion aimed at answering questions like:

  • How can we correctly interpret demand signals and make sense of them smartly?
  • How can we enable the entire supply chain to react accurately and quickly?
  • What are the key elements of agility?
  • What value does responsiveness offer to the organization?

I recognize that there are individuals who might still believe they can plan their way out of a volatile or chaotic supply chain. It is my hope that this presentation will serve to highlight the new innovations in process and technology that make response management a far more potent cure for companies living with supply chain pain.

Find out all the details here.  Why wait? Register today!


John assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinaxis in January 2016. With over twenty years’ tenure at Kinaxis, John first started at the company as a key contributor to the architecture and development of Kinaxis’ supply chain management solutions in early 1994, and has since held a number of senior management roles in development, professional services, business consulting, sales, marketing and customer support. Prior to his current appointment, John was Chief Products Officer, overseeing all aspects of the product life cycle, including product vision and strategy, design and development, product management and quality assurance.

Before joining Kinaxis, John held senior software architect and management positions in research and development at FastMAN Software Systems, Inc (also known as Promira before being purchased by Manugistics), and Monenco Agra.

John earned a Bachelor of Computer Science, from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, with a strong focus on software architecture and UI Design. John is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

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