Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX:KXS), a leader in supply chain management software, announced today that Cardinal Health has selected Kinaxis to increase medical product visibility and delivery through improved supply chain agility.

Kinaxis will enhance Cardinal Health’s medical supply chain through concurrent planning and end-to-end network visibility and transparency. With Kinaxis, Cardinal Health can factor in seasonality and pandemic planning, instantly balance demand and supply while accounting for capacity safeguards and simulate product supply scenarios in seconds to create best-fit solutions for its customers. The Kinaxis RapidResponse® platform supports fast, confident decisions using advanced insights and analytics in real time.

Cardinal Health will focus on initial implementation efforts of Kinaxis RapidResponse within the Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions business, the largest direct-to-home supplier of disposable medical supplies, with an expected completion date of Summer 2022. A full implementation of the RapidResponse platform across the Cardinal Health medical business is anticipated for completion by the end of the calendar year 2023.

“Integrating Kinaxis RapidResponse allows us to view our entire supply chain in real time to proactively mitigate and minimise potential impacts to our customers – and ultimately, their patients,” said Paul Rodio, SVP Global Planning at Cardinal Health. “Kinaxis is a key enabler to driving optimisation in our end-to-end global planning process”

With the addition of RapidResponse, Cardinal Health will standardise medical planning within one platform, further improving overall planning, supplier management, risk management and inventory capabilities.

“Concurrent planning is becoming critical for the medical industry. Being able to monitor risks, adapt quickly and react to change in real time means people get their medical needs met, even if there’s disruption. Kinaxis RapidResponse is the world’s first and only concurrent planning platform,” said John Sicard, Kinaxis CEO. “We’re excited to collaborate with Cardinal Health to bring this advanced planning to healthcare customers and increase accessibility to the products they need most.”