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Honda chooses Canadian supply chain software

Honda has selected Kinaxis to streamline supply chain planning and response processes for its automobile business in Japan


September 17, 2019
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OTTAWA – Honda has selected Ottawa-based Kinaxis to streamline supply chain planning and response processes for its automobile business in Japan.

Honda will use the Kinaxis unique end-to-end concurrent planning technique to strengthen the supply chain plan and use Kinaxis RapidResponse to provide visibility into its supply chain planning, including S&OP, capacity planning and inventory management.

“The Japanese automotive market has matured, with manufacturing and supply chains becoming increasingly complex. In this environment, in order to optimize overall production, sales and inventory, and improve the enterprise value, while understanding customer needs, we needed to have an information infrastructure that supports scenario analysis necessary for planning,” said Hirokazu Hara, assistant corporate project lead at Honda.

“Kinaxis RapidResponse is expected to be a powerful tool that provides us with the perspectives needed to make decisions quickly in our supply chain planning.”

Kinaxis helps automotive companies like Honda predict and respond to customer needs and global disruption like tariffs and outsourcing, and meet environmental obligations while staying profitable through end-to-end supply chain visibility.

“The pace of innovation makes it an exciting but challenging time for the automotive industry. From increased personalization in product features to emerging technologies like autonomous driving, the industry needs to adopt more sophisticated supply chain practices to manage for success,” said John Sicard, CEO, Kinaxis.

“We are proud of the opportunity to work with Honda to provide a true end-to-end view of their network and to foster faster decision-making and better supply chain management.”