Kinaxis Names Monique Rupert as Vice President, Professional Services
Response Management Provider Strengthens Services Leadership to Support Global Customer Growth
Ottawa, Canada, April 8, 2008 — Kinaxis™ Inc., the leading provider of an on-demand Response Management service to drive rapid and more profitable response to daily changes in demand, supply and product inside the sales and operations planning (S&OP) horizon, today announced that it has appointed Monique Rupert to the newly created position of vice president, professional services. Monique will lead the company’s deployment, training and consulting services teams for North America and Europe. The appointment of this executive leadership role was necessary to support the company’s global customer growth through the development of scalable services backed by a strong partner ecosystem.
Monique brings to the Kinaxis management team more than 15 years of professional services experience, including executive positions with PeopleSoft and Lawson. With a strong history in software implementations and consulting, specifically within supply chain management, Monique’s industry experience and knowledge combines to provide a unique skill set that will be fully leveraged in her new role with Kinaxis.
“Monique is an innovative business leader with a record of success in the professional services industry,” stated John Sicard, executive vice president, development and service operations. “Monique’s depth and breadth of experience is a great fit for this position and will be of immense value during this exciting time of growth and development for the company. We are delighted to welcome her to the Kinaxis team.”
Driving competitive advantage by rapidly responding to daily changes in demand, supply and product requires not only the right software solution, but an implementation plan that promises quick ROI and a user community with the know-how to employ the solution to its fullest potential. The mission of the Kinaxis Professional Services group is to help global leaders to quickly integrate Response Management capabilities into their business to reap the operations performance and customer satisfaction benefits of real-time supply chain management and rapid response to change.
“I take on this new role with much excitement for the possibilities and opportunities ahead,” said Monique Rupert. “I look forward to helping fully capitalize on the strong product knowledge and manufacturing experience of the Professional Services team to help Kinaxis customers continuously increase the value of their RapidResponse investment. Likewise, I am also looking forward to working closely with our Alliances group in successfully engaging strategic partners to help us deliver consulting and integration services as we continue to aggressively grow our business.”
Kinaxis delivers an on-demand Response Management service that enables customer-focused companies to achieve breakthroughs in operations performance and customer satisfaction by rapidly and more profitably responding to constant changes in demand, supply and product. Kinaxis RapidResponse combines personal alerting, multi-enterprise visibility, collaborative “what-if” analysis and rapid decision support to empower front-line supply chain staff with tools for risk tradeoff and response to daily changes inside the sales and operations planning horizon. Global leaders use Kinaxis RapidResponse to establish superior responsiveness within their fulfillment networks and supply chains and gain competitive advantage. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at www.kinaxis.com or the company’s blog at blog.kinaxis.com.
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