EY allies with Kinaxis to modernise client supply chains

15 January 2019 Consultancy.uk
Big Four firm EY and supply chain software firm Kinaxis have joined forces to drive supply chain reinvention for the digital age. The two firms will now work to help common clients modernise their end-to-end supply chain capacities.
Kinaxis is a supply chain management and sales and operation planning software company based in Ottawa, Canada. It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and is a S&P/TSX Composite Component. The company was founded in 1984 by Duncan Klett and two others as Cadence Computer Corporation. It has since grown to more than 500 employees world-wide.
As it looks to push forward with global growth efforts, the firm has announced it has formed an alliance with Big Four professional services firm EY, aimed at modernising the end-to-end supply chain capabilities of common clients, and drive broader digital transformation. The partnership combines EY’s experience in supply chain and operations, consulting, digital transformation and intelligent automation with the Kinaxis supply chain planning platform, including augmented intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

EY allies with Kinaxis to modernise client supply chains

Under the alliance, EY UK and Kinaxis will aim to help clients achieve considerable supply chain efficiencies by adopting a concurrent planning approach that connects people, process and data to offer faster and better decision-making. The agreement is also designed to aid clients as they look to address challenges in supply chain and help them achieve ‘supply chain excellence’, according to a release on the deal.

Commenting on the move, Jolyon Austin, Supply Chain Transformation Leader, Advisory, EY, said, “This is a truly exciting time to be a supply chain practitioner. We are seeing the greatest wave of transformation ever in the supply chain planning area, and we are working with EY clients to help them capitalize on the latest trends. Through our relationship with Kinaxis, we are able to offer our clients an expanded, market-leading approach that will help revolutionize the way they operate.”

Paul Carreiro, Chief Revenue Officer, Kinaxis, added, “The complexity and continuing evolution of supply chain planning require experienced change management, process re-engineering, data integration and implementation capabilities. The integrated and collaborative EY approach to serving their clients aligns with our philosophy and our capabilities to help achieve a consolidated view of the entire supply chain so that clients can plan expected performance, monitor progress and respond to disconnects.”


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