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Kinaxis and mSE Solutions Establish Strategic Partnership

October 18, 2017

Leading supply chain planning software company and global consulting organization partner to help customers realize end-to-end supply chain optimization

October 18, 2017

Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, a leading cloud-based supply chain management solution based on concurrent planning, today announced a strategic alliance with mSE Solutions, a recognized expert in supply chain strategy and provider of the SupplyChain FingerPrint® methodology. The partnership will combine Kinaxis’ industry-leading concurrent planning solution with mSE Solutions’ consultative vision, strategy expertise and delivery capabilities to drive increased value for RapidResponse users.

“Expanding our reach through strategic partnerships with leading companies such as mSE Solutions provides access to some of the world’s largest organizations and continues to fuel our global growth,” said John Sicard, Chief Executive Officer, Kinaxis. “RapidResponse’s concurrent planning capabilities coupled with mSE’s expertise, experience and vision for next-generation extended supply chains will enable global organizations to unlock RapidResponse’s full potential, optimize supply chain processes and gain competitive advantage. With headquarters in Munich, Germany, mSE Solutions also provides Kinaxis with a strategic geographic advantage to help further drive our expansion in Europe.”

“We are excited to partner with Kinaxis and look forward to expanding their presence into new markets and geographies,” said Klaus Imping, Chief Operating Officer, mSE Solutions. “Through our investigative consulting approach, SupplyChain FingerPrint, we optimize all the elements in an organization’s end-to-end value chain — from the end customer and distribution to production and the supplier. As a Kinaxis strategic partner, we can further extend that value with the power of RapidResponse to help our customers accelerate their supply chain journey.”

Cloud-based RapidResponse bridges the gap between data, process and people, providing a more effective way to manage sales and operations planning (S&OP) and supply chain planning. The platform’s concurrent planning capability enables organizations to simultaneously and continuously plan, monitor and respond to supply chain changes in a single environment. Concurrent planning bridges functional planning silos and connects all nodes across the global supply chain for faster, more effective decision-making.

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