Kinaxis has announced today that Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis has selected Kinaxis RapidResponse as its supply chain planning system for their global TechOps organisation, as part of a wider supply chain transformation initiative.

Kinaxis will help Novartis enable next-generation planning capabilities to improve speed, efficiency and collaboration for more informed decision-making.

Novartis products reach nearly one billion people globally every year through a supply chain that includes thousands of suppliers and extends into most countries. Using Kinaxis, Novartis aims to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, respond more quickly to changing market demands, improve inventory management and drive down costs.

Once fully implemented, Kinaxis will help Novartis drive planning standardization across all divisions of the organization and use advanced analytics to help manage the complexity of business planning.