Supply Chain Innovators to Share Best Practices at Kinexions ’11

Kinaxis’ annual training and user conference to feature speakers from industry-leading companies, numerous solution training sessions and diverse entertainment

Ottawa, Canada, October 13, 2011—Kinaxis, provider of RapidResponse™, an on-demand service for supply chain management and S&OP, will host Kinexions ’11, its annual training and user conference, October 17-19 at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ. With hundreds of registered attendees from more than a dozen countries, Kinexions ’11 represents the largest user conference to date for Kinaxis.

The general session of the thought leadership event will feature presentations from Kinaxis’ president and chief executive officer Douglas Colbeth and vice president of marketing Kirk Munroe, as well as two keynote speakers and five customer speakers including:


  • Paul Carbonneau, partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Kevin O’Marah, Stanford Global Supply Chain Forum
  • Matthew Red, vice president, supply and demand planning, Barnes & Noble
  • Erwin Hermans, vice president, supply chain solutions, Celestica
  • Lalit Panda, chief information officer, D&M
  • Joe McBeth, vice president, global supply chain, Jabil
  • Mike Keltz, IT integrator, Lockheed Martin


A unique influencers panel takes a prominent place on the agenda, with insights to be offered by the following panelists:


  • Andy Coldrick, partner, Ling-Coldrick
  • Bruce Richardson, managing partner, Stellwagen Research
  • Russell Goodman, editor in chief, SupplyChainBrain
  • Predrag (PJ) Jakovljevic, principal analyst, TEC


The breakout sessions feature special presentations from Michael Dominy, research director, Gartner and Thomas LeBlanc, master scheduler, Varian, in addition to dozens of in-depth sessions delivered by RapidResponse experts from Kinaxis. With the goal to create equal opportunities for laughing and learning, the entire conference will be wrapped into an episode of the viral hitLate Late Supply Chain Show.” Additional conference entertainment will be provided by The Dan Band, illusionist Nick Ivory, and the Burnt Factory Band, which is comprised of members of the Cisco Systems Global Customer Value Chain organization.

“Kinexions represents the pinnacle of customer service for Kinaxis,” said Munroe. “We are laser-focused on ensuring that RapidResponse delivers maximum benefit to our customers, and Kinexions enables us to bring our valued user community together to celebrate their successes, learn from their best practices, and educate them on the latest functionality in RapidResponse. It’s an event that our entire team looks forward to and plans for throughout the year.”


Kinaxis delivers a comprehensive on-demand supply chain offering—RapidResponse—that enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) from a single system. Global leaders across a broad range of industries are using RapidResponse as a decision-making hub for the broader value chain and are realizing a competitive advantage as a result. Large manufacturing companies with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments rely on RapidResponse for collaborative planning, continuous performance management, and coordinated response to plan variances. Learn more about the RapidResponse editions, or join the industry discussions on the Supply Chain Expert Community at:

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