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Toyota Is Switching From Manual To Digital Planning

Toyota Motor Corporation is packing in its manual planning systems and opting for a cloud-based supply chain management system to manage its automative demand and supply chain processes.

The system, RapidResponse by Kinaxis Inc, will unify the company’s global demand and supply planning between its sales and production divisions and help better manage vehicle and unit volume.

“We are looking forward to working with Kinaxis to optimize inventory and enable more flexible responses to customer demand. RapidResponse will help us unify sales and production and will become the foundation upon which we can continue to realize improvement in demand and supply planning,” said Iwao Nakano, General Manager Corporate IT Division at Toyota.

“We are excited to help drive breakthrough results for one of the world’s most prestigious brands,” said John Sicard, Chief Executive Officer, Kinaxis. “With a proven track record of increasing supply chain efficiencies for automotive manufacturers, we’re looking forward to deploying our revolutionary cloud-based concurrent planning platform to help Toyota instantly create what-if scenarios and better understand the impact of various supply change management strategies to create positive outcomes.”


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