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Alstom Achieves Supply Chain Agility and Visibility with Kinaxis

July 8, 2020

Transportation and equipment services customer is extending supply chain planning resiliency for 30 locations worldwide

OTTAWA, ON, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, has announced that Alstom, a global leader in the mobility industry, has renewed the contract for the use of Kinaxis RapidResponse® to gain visibility and agility for its train manufacturing supply chain planning activities.

Building on a partnership approach, Alstom has rolled out the Kinaxis RapidResponse applications across 25 locations worldwide. With a renewed agreement, Alstom will expand its use of RapidResponse and concurrent planning to a further five locations, bringing the total number of users to more than 500 globally.

"Six years ago our goal was to find a solution that would enable us to ensure that every train manufacturing project we undertook would be planned in an optimal way," said Medhy Laiseau, Material Planning & Supplier Relationship Director, Alstom. "In Kinaxis we have found a planning solution that has become our standard across our train manufacturing sites."

Using the Kinaxis solution, Alstom simulates a wide range of planning scenarios alongside its business and operational constraints. This helps make certain that the company can plan its train manufacturing activities in the best and most efficient manner possible. Alstom is now evaluating how it could extend its end-to-end supply chain visibility to external suppliers.

"We are thrilled that Alstom has continued to expand its relationship with Kinaxis over the years and use our concurrent planning capability to help better manage its integrated business and supply chain planning agility and visibility," said John Sicard, CEO, Kinaxis. "In these difficult times in particular, being hyper agile is critical in order to absorb daily disruption and uncertainty, and to be able to obtain immediate insight on business risks and opportunities. That's exactly what our solutions are enabling Alstom to achieve."

Automation, digitization and make-to-order configurations can bring big benefits to industrial manufacturers, but also introduces complexity in the supply chain. Kinaxis helps these companies unify supply chain planning to streamline processes, break down silos, more accurately forecast and plan concurrently across every area of the supply chain to drive maximum flexibility and faster decision-making.

About Alstom

Leading the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, Alstom develops and markets integrated systems that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom offers a complete range of equipment and services, from high-speed trains, metros, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom's people innovate to create value for customers, worldwide. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries, employs 38,900 people and recorded sales of €8.2 billion in the 2019/20 fiscal year. For more information, please visit www.alstom.com

About Kinaxis Inc.

Everyday volatility and uncertainty demand quick action. Kinaxis® delivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across integrated business planning and the digital supply chain. People can plan better, live better and change the world. Trusted by innovative brands, we combine human intelligence with AI and concurrent planning to help companies plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. Powered by an extensible, cloud-based platform, Kinaxis delivers industry-proven applications so everyone can know sooner, act faster and remove waste. For more Kinaxis news visit Kinaxis.com, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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.

SOURCE Kinaxis Inc.

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