Kinaxis Inc. has been selected by ESCO, a division of The Weir Group, to transform its global supply chain and provide the agility and responsiveness needed to deliver innovative and quality products that enhance its customer safety and productivity. ESCO is recognized as an industry leader in the engineering, manufacturing and servicing of mission-critical equipment used by companies in the mining and infrastructure markets. ESCO said it selected Kinaxis to enhance customer satisfaction by supporting its global sales and operations.

Using Kinaxis RapidResponse and its concurrent planning technique, ESCO will gain full connectivity and visibility across its end-to-end supply chain. This gives everyone in the ESCO supply-chain network a consolidated and up-to-date company-wide view of data to enable what-if scenario analysis so it can rapidly take action when changes happen, according to the company. It said this will also help the company improve forecasting and planning, reduce inventory obsolescence, and increase confident decision-making, all in real time.

“In the highly custom, often engineer-to-order landscape of industrial manufacturing, lead times can be long, but not having the right part at the right time can net huge losses,” Kinaxis CEO John Sicard said. “Using Kinaxis, ESCO will gain the best balance of ready-to-configure applications and a flexible platform that can grow and evolve with the company.”