Posts by John Sicard

Introducing our inaugural guide to concurrent planning

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Download our guide Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning: The Case for ConcurrencyA transformation is taking place. Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges hit without warning. If your job is supply chain management, how on earth do you plan for the unplannable?

At Kinaxis, we devote our time to the innovative technologies, processes and methods that help our customers and partners navigate the changing landscape of supply chain planning. Forecasting specific disruptions has become increasingly futile, but if you set your business up to deal with the process of disruption you’ll be set up for success.

Today we’re releasing a new guide to help you in this process: Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning: The Case for Concurrency

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Kinaxis Receives Two Awards at the Best Ottawa Business Awards Gala: Deal of the Year and Outstanding Company

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Kinaxis Best Ottawa Business Awards Company of the YearLast night I had the pleasure of attending the Best Ottawa Business Awards in Ottawa, Canada where Kinaxis was recognized for Deal of the Year and as an Outstanding Company.

As an Ottawa headquartered company and a business that has been very successful over the past few years, we are delighted to be a part of the business growth and success of Ottawa.

I believe our success over the years can be contributed to our strong value proposition to our customers, as supply chain becomes increasingly important to large companies.

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In-memory…In-style

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There was no avoiding the buzz surrounding SAP’s recent announcements and demonstration of its newly available in-memory database technology at the SAPPHIRE 2010 conference. There’s a good description of Hasso Plattner’s vision here, and some deep and relevant commentary from Dennis Moore here.  Having read previously that SAP acquired Sybase in part to gain access to […]

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And that’s a wrap!

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I can’t believe it’s already been 6 weeks, but it must be true because the last “Suitemates” webisode is out – Speak E.A.S.Y. Have you been following Bilk-Moore executives (played by notable actors Kevin Pollak and Ray Wise) as they navigate the perilous world of prison life and legal appeals?! So… was their guilty verdict […]

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Guess who won BtoB Magazine’s 2010 Social Media award alongside Cisco?

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Please forgive the self-promotion but we wanted to share some exciting news that we are quite proud of. BtoB Magazine‘s inaugural 2010 Social Media Award recently recognized Kinaxis for our use of social media. And we are in great company being honored alongside Cisco Systems and Microsoft Corp. in the category of Best Integrated Campaign […]

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BILK Moore makes “suites” sour! Isn’t acknowledgment of the problem the first step?

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As we announced last week, we launched “Suitemates” – a new comedy video series with accomplished actors Kevin Pollak and Ray Wise, who play two imprisoned executives of the fictitious ERP vendor, BILK-Moore. Episode 2 (“Suites are Sour”) of the 6-part series is out today. “Suitemates” parodies some of the experiences and frustrations with big […]

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