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Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance
Kinaxis has always been known as a vendor with a solid value proposition around responding to demand changes that happen between planning cycles with a ’what-if

control tower  configure-to-order environments. RapidResponse Control Tower Another innovation, not particularly recent, is Kinaxis’ RapidResponse® Control Tower . Supply chain control towers have been talked about in the supply chain industry for awhile. Kinaxis’ Trevor Miles may be right that the talk of control towers goes back some 50 years to Jay Forrester’s work in industrial dynamics . My memory goes back only so far as the work that Bob Moffat did at IBM centralizing and rationalizing supply chain

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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Kinaxis delivers an enterprise cloud service that enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive multiple supply chain management (SCM), sales and operations planning (S&OP), and other connected functions from a single product—RapidResponse. Large manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments rely on RapidResponse to develop control tower solutions for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and coordinated response to plan variances.

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