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Kinaxis Spotlights the Power of Human and Machine Intelligence at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

May 13, 2019

Joined by Kinaxis customers to present on their supply chain transformations

OTTAWA and PHOENIX, AZ, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the leader in empowering people to make confident supply chain decisions, is showcasing how companies see their supply chains in a new light with innovations that combine human and machine intelligence for better planning performance at the Garter Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Managing supply chains in the dark can lead to unanticipated and unwanted results. Yet many companies are still planning without the visibility, flexibility and agility to see what's hidden in their supply chains like risks, missed opportunities and unexpected events.

With continued innovation around visibility, advanced analytics and machine learning, Kinaxis empowers companies and planners to step out of the dark and see their supply chains in a new light with the ability to:

  • Spot potential issues sooner, project future impacts faster and leverage machine learning to automatically detect and correct inaccurate design inputs like lead times and yields so supply chains perform as they should.
  • Put customers at the center of the supply chain and keep them happy no matter how often or how fast their needs change with demand-driven inventory and capacity plans, and improved short- and long-term forecasting reinforced by machine learning.
  • Adapt quickly and easily to today's volatile world and close the gap between planning and execution by using the right blend of human and machine intelligence to maximize performance through S&OP all the way down to the production floor.

"By continuing to plan in the dark, organizations are setting up themselves, their teams and their businesses to fail," said John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. "We continue to innovate so companies can maximize the potential of their most valuable asset – their people – by strengthening the power of human intelligence through augmentation with machine learning."

Kinaxis customers to discuss supply chain transformation at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference on May 14

When it comes to change, the first step is often the hardest. And the most crucial. Join Kinaxis CEO John Sicard and customers from multiple industries as they take us beyond the hype and deliver insights based on their own end-to-end planning transformations (IBP/S&OP, demand, supply). They'll share best practices and lessons learned on how to build the business case, why innovation is key for continued success and what it's actually like taking that first step away from Excel-driven and siloed planning.

What: Kinaxis: Supply Chain Transformation – Going Beyond the Buzzwords with our customers

When: Tuesday, May 14 from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. MT

Where: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Kinaxis global biopharmaceutical customer to present on alleviating supply chain challenges at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference on May 13

This Kinaxis biopharmaceutical company has one mission: to cure cancer. That requires a supply chain agile enough to deliver its life-saving therapies to its patients when they need it. Join us to learn how the company is finding success through end-to-end visibility, collaboration and more confident decision-making.

What: Kinaxis: How this biopharmaceutical customer is alleviating its supply chain challenges

When: Monday, May 13 from 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. MT

Where: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Editor's Note: Kinaxis is a Premier sponsor of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 (booth #405), May 13-16, 2019. The company will have senior executives on hand for interviews at the event. To schedule interview times, contact Danielle McNeil Taylor at or 343-998-7284.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements as to Kinaxis' growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for, Kinaxis' products and services. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including our view of the relative position of Kinaxis' products and services compared to competitive offerings in the industry. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Kinaxis' actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of Kinaxis to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in the public documents filed by Kinaxis with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Kinaxis assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

About Kinaxis Inc.
Eliminating volatility in your supply chain is impossible, but managing it is not. Trusted by top brands, Kinaxis® gives people the confidence to know they are making the best planning decisions to maximize business performance. We solve complex business problems in easy-to-understand ways faster by combining human and machine intelligence to plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. With the support of our community of supply chain experts and using our unique concurrent planning technique and single integrated planning platform, customers can realize higher revenue, lower costs and fewer risks.  For more Kinaxis news, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

About the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 is the world's most important gathering of supply chain leaders. Disruptions large and small confront today's supply chains on a daily basis. At this year's conference, chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams focus how to recognize the impacts of disruptions and create transformational strategies that empower the organization to exceed performance expectations.


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