Kinaxis Helps Hollister Incorporated Deliver on Customer Commitments with Innovative Approach to Supply Chain Management
Global medical device company leveraging Kinaxis to gain supply chain visibility and scenario planning capabilities to better serve healthcare professionals and patients around the world
OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX:KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, today announced that Hollister Incorporated (Hollister) has selected Kinaxis as part of its larger technology innovation strategy to drive best-in-class supply chain management across the organization. Using Kinaxis, Hollister will be able to collapse planning silos to be able to deliver better on customer commitments and achieve business outcomes.
Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, Hollister is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services worldwide. With manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents, Hollister has been serving healthcare professionals and patients for nearly 100 years — making a difference in the journey of life for people throughout the global community. In 2019 and 2020, Hollister was ranked #5 on the Crain's Chicago Business list of Most Innovative Companies.
"At Hollister, our goal is to ensure we fulfill Our Mission to make life more rewarding and dignified for the people who use our products and services," said Peter Smith, Senior Director Global Supply Chain, Hollister Incorporated. "To do this, we take an innovative approach to everything we do from product design, to how we orchestrate our supply chain through our operations to ensure delivery of our products to patients. We selected Kinaxis RapidResponse because of its leadership in providing holistic visibility and scenario-planning to enable us to proactively manage the entire global supply chain and take action when changes arise to meet customer needs."
Hollister turned to Kinaxis, in partnership with mSE Solutions, end-to-end supply chain procss optimization consultants, to connect its supply chain network leveraging the Kinaxis RapidResponse® platform and concurrent planning technique. This means everyone is making decisions based on the same, real-time data and is focused on a balanced scorecard to achieve business metrics such as revenue, capacity, inventory and service-level agreements. This connectivity gives Hollister visibility of its end-to-end supply chain to pre-emptively identify and manage risk and ensure daily production and capability plans are feasible and adaptable as changes are made.
"From getting the right products into the hands of patients when they need them to keeping up with regulations, the life science supply chain can be as complex as they come, making end-to-end coordination and orchestration vital to success," said John Sicard, CEO, Kinaxis. "We are honored to be selected by Hollister to take a future-looking approach to its supply chain. We can help them leverage industry best practices and tools to reach their business objectives and make a huge difference for their customers."
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