Cardinal Health partners with Kinaxis to optimize digital supply chain planning

Feb. 10, 2022

Cardinal Health announced it will leverage the Kinaxis RapidResponse platform to increase medical product visibility and supply chain agility.

The press release stated that Kinaxis will enhance Cardinal Health's medical supply chain through concurrent planning and end-to-end network visibility and transparency while factoring 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 customers. The platform supports fast, confident decisions using advanced insights and analytics in real time. 

Cardinal Health will focus 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 calendar year 2023. 

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

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