SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
Rockwell Automation | August 16, 2022
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, finds that digital transformation, sustainability initiatives, and customer experience (CX) improvements are among the top priorities driving the development of new corporate supply chain strategies, according to a new study conducted by Forrester Consulting.
The study, Increase Brand Loyalty and Generate ROI with Improved Traceability, was commissioned by Rockwell Automation to understand the degree to which environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments, external regulatory demands, and brand reputation drive private-sector interest in supply chain traceability solutions.
According to the survey, Asia-Pacific companies (62%) are most focused on the digital transformation of their supply chain, and 59% said their company wants to implement or improve sustainability initiatives.
While compliance remains a key driver of new investments in supply chain management, demands related to sustainability and customer experience have propelled these strategic shifts. In fact, 57% of supply chain decision makers have already implemented or are expanding initiatives that will reduce waste within their supply chain.
Forrester Consulting's research on behalf of Rockwell Automation is based on a January 2022 survey of 307 global supply chain decision makers about their use of or interest in traceability and serialization solutions to optimize their supply chain. To download a copy of the full report, click here.
"While companies are already seeing some success from serialization initiatives, those that invest in more comprehensive traceability solutions often see improved data ownership, cost savings from reduced counterfeiting and grey market diversion, and higher customer satisfaction,"
-Christine Akselsen, CEO of Kezzler.
Rockwell Automation's supply chain capabilities combined with Kezzler's cloud-based traceability technologies help customers connect suppliers, manufacturing, logistics, and consumers into one real-time traceability platform. Rockwell and Kezzler have already created traceability solutions for customers like FrieslandCampina, one of the world's largest dairy companies.
About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 25,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise® to life across industrial enterprises, visit www.rockwellautomation.com
Kinaxis Inc. | August 09, 2022
Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, has been selected by NI to undergo a digital supply chain transformation, gaining end-to-end visibility and laying the foundation for continued business growth.NI, headquartered in Austin, Texas, has developed automated test and automated measurement systems for more than 40 years. By leveraging the Kinaxis RapidResponse® platform and concurrent planning technique, NI will enhance the company’s supply chain planning process and supporting technologies, resulting in a more flexible, agile, and resilient supply chain.
“A critical component of the NI growth strategy is targeting segments with powerful growth drivers, including electric and autonomous vehicles, wireless communication, and new space technology. Our highly differentiated technologies and offerings enable our customers to constantly evolve their testing systems to get to market faster, To ensure strong relationships with all of our customers, we are committed to modernizing our supply chain process for timely delivery. The unique capabilities offered by Kinaxis align with our priority to serve our customers with the speed and accuracy required. In return, our business will be more predictable and process efficient.”
-Adam Rutkovszky, Director of Supply Chain Transformation, NI
With Kinaxis, NI will have complete transparency across its supply chain and the ability to balance all aspects of the demand and supply plans instantly and continuously, taking into consideration material restrictions, geographical standards, and market volatility. When changes inevitably occur, the company will be able to run multiple scenarios, simultaneously, removing planner guesswork.
“Global supply chains are complex, and part of our people matter here approach aims to remove repetitive tasks and empower supply chain planners to be better equipped to handle disruption and make impactful business decisions We are thrilled to work with NI and support its supply chain, helping them to continue to innovate and provide solutions to their customers.”
-John Sicard, Kinaxis CEO
About Kinaxis Inc.
Everyday volatility and uncertainty demand quick action. Kinaxis® delivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across integrated business planning and the digital supply chain. People can plan better, live better and change the world. Trusted by innovative brands, we combine human intelligence with AI and concurrent planning to help companies plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. Powered by an extensible, cloud-based platform, Kinaxis delivers industry-proven applications so everyone can know sooner, act faster and remove waste. For more Kinaxis news, visit Kinaxis.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Vertex Software | July 16, 2022
Vertex Software, Inc., a pioneer in 3D manufacturing visualization and cloud collaboration technology, announces that they have been selected as a supplier to Deere & Company, a leading global manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, and other heavy equipment and an Industry 4.0 innovator.
John Deere employees will use Vertex to access the state of the factory, service needs for equipment, forecast planning, and gather information about how equipment functions in real time. They can access the content on any computing device in seconds, including tablets, laptops, and smartphonesBy pushing 3D information data beyond the engineering department, Vertex's purpose-built software will support John Deere's Industry 4.0 initiatives, including Smart Connected Factory programs, by delivering real-time, actionable 3D data across manufacturing and business operations.
The Vertex 3D Platform dramatically reduces the time, cost, and effort needed to use 3D visualizations across the manufacturing value chain. The platform will help John Deere build and deploy fit-for-purpose apps that deliver decision-making systems with rich, interactive 3D content.
The sheer size and sensitive nature of CAD data, the cost of 3D hardware and software, and the number of data formats and software systems have made it nearly impossible to use 3D product data beyond engineering.
Now, Vertex makes it possible to engage customers, employees, suppliers, and partners with 3D data wherever they are on whatever devices they use. Vertex extends the reach of 3D data to reduce supply chain bottlenecks, accelerate time-to-market, and increase sales by providing easy access to viewable 3D information that enhances productivity and reduces expenses.
"For the first time, manufacturers have a truly effective way to leverage their 3D data assets beyond engineering, We're like Netflix for CAD. You can now reach everyone, everywhere, instantly with 3D."
-Dan Murray, CEO & Founder of Vertex Software
About Vertex Software
Vertex Software offers cloud-based 3D solutions that enable manufacturers to unleash the full potential of their CAD and PLM investment. Vertex solutions drive customer satisfaction, grow market share, engage suppliers and partners, and energize employees with secure, cost-effective cloud-based solutions that eliminate the use of large data files. Vertex customers include industry-leading manufacturers, with several listed in the Fortune 500. Learn more at vertexvis.com.