Award winners

Kinaxis® Inc., a leader in supply chain management software, and Bell, an 85-year global manufacturer of military and commercial vertical-lift aircrafts, have been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a recipient of the Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2021.


Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Bell has employees in 90 countries and offers breakthrough innovations and exceptional experiences to customers from 120 countries. As the only helicopter Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in Canada, Bell celebrates 35 years of building aircraft that are truly Canadian.

Bell wanted to eliminate its manual, spreadsheet-centric process to manage its extremely complex aerospace and defense supply chain in favor of a solution that allowed it to monitor and respond to changes in real time and improve its S&OP process. The company selected the Kinaxis RapidResponse® platform and concurrent planning to boost the speed and efficiency of its processes and provide better information for planning decisions. Bell utilized the supply, demand and S&OP planning capabilities within the platform and leveraged the expertise of the Kinaxis professional services team to deploy.