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Yamaha Motor to Realize End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility with Kinaxis

July 24, 2019

Japanese motorcycle, marine and motorized vehicle company to gain greater flexibility and faster response times to changing supply chain landscape

OTTAWA, July 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the leader in empowering people to make confident supply chain decisions, today announced that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has selected Kinaxis to gain end-to-end visibility of its motorcycle and land traveling products supply chain to plan, monitor and respond instantly to changing customer needs and expectations.

Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Japan, Yamaha Motor's core areas of expertise include powertrain technology originating for motorcycle development and the chassis/hull technology that complement the performance of its vehicles and boats.

Looking for a planning solution that will connect and give insight into their global supply chain, Yamaha Motor turned to Kinaxis to help them balance demand fluctuations, increase visibility to understand the potential impact of changes across the supply network, and identify and respond to opportunities or mitigate risk sooner.

"Kinaxis will give us the visibility to see what is happening in our supply chain in near real-time, and the flexibility and agility to respond just as quickly," said Takahiro Imanishi, General Manager Demand Chain Innovation Division, Yamaha Motor. "Yamaha has a rich history of performance innovation under constantly changing market conditions. With the ability to build what-next scenarios based on both financial and operational metrics, we will align our end-to-end supply chain to respond faster to a changing market landscape and ensure customers have great experiences making memories with Yamaha Motor products for years to come."

"We are excited to be working with Yamaha Motor to help them further its mission to provide products and services that bring joy and enrich lives," said John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. "By connecting its end-to-end supply chain, we provide the alignment and insight needed to accelerate confident decisions and drive continuous value for the company and its customers. We're thrilled to welcome Yamaha Motor into our growing community of automotive manufacturing customers."

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