News Release Details

Kinaxis to Host Kinexions JAPAN 2020 to Help Manufacturers Plan Without Limits

November 25, 2020

Annual event goes virtual, demonstrates the power of supply chain innovation to address challenges and respond to an unpredictable market

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, announced today that it is hosting its annual conference, Kinexions JAPAN 2020, virtually on Dec. 2, 2020. Registration for the event, an extension of the company's annual innovator conference, Kinexions'20, is free and open now.

Driven by the theme of "Plan Without Limits – Bringing Innovation into Supply Chain," Kinexions JAPAN 2020 focuses on the supply chain innovation needed to evolve business while addressing the risks that arise from increasingly disruptive markets. The event features customer case studies from global supply chain companies that are actively leveraging Kinaxis RapidResponse® and concurrent planning to overcome various supply chain challenges and enable optimal supply and demand planning through AI and machine learning.

Guest speakers include IBM, on how it uses S&OP process orchestration and statistical demand forecasting; Clorox, on its digital supply network strategy and its impact on working capital, business planning and customer service; and Buffalo Inc., to discuss its S&OP process transformation project. Additionally, Professor Ichijo, Kazuo from Hitotsubashi University Business School will talk about the alignment of corporate and digital transformation.

"With the increasing demand for supply chain transformation, we are very pleased to virtually bring together our customer and partners at Kinexions JAPAN," said John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. "We believe sharing our collective knowledge and experience will help manufacturers to leverage digital innovation for business growth and contribute to building strong supply chains that can manage uncertainty." 

Register here for Kinexions JAPAN 2020.

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 or 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.