- Forecast by SKU, cost, item, currencies, margin, country, channel, customer location, etc.
- Drive inventory and safety stock levels according to customer requirements using the Service Level Optimizer
SKF USA and Paper Island will be honored at the Progressive Manufacturing Awards June 11, 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL
ST. LOUIS (April 23, 2009) – Demand Management, Inc., a global resource for managing the supply chain for small and midsized enterprises, today announced that its customers SKF USA and Paper Island were selected as winners of the fi fth annual Progressive Manufacturing 100 (PM100) Awards for their projects with Demand Solutions® supply chain management software.
Managing Automation Media, a Thomas Publishing Company, LLC publication selected the nominees, and an independent judging panel chaired by Managing Automation Media editor-in-chief David R. Brousell and Managing Automation executive editor Jeff Moad reviewed project nominations.
“In the face of one of the worst economic downturns in history, these winning companies dramatically underscore how the manufacturing industry will not only get through this period but emerge in an even stronger position once a recovery takes hold,” said editor-in-chief of Managing Automation Media David R. Brousell. “The projects that enabled these companies to become PM100 winners reflect great creativity and inventiveness, a determined willingness to take risk, and an enduring resilience to continually improve every aspect of their business. These companies are leading the way to a better future for all industry.”
SKF is the leading global supplier of products, customer solutions, and services in the business of rolling bearings and seals. Managing Automation selected SKF as a PM100 winner because of the company’s thriving sales & operations planning (S&OP) process using Demand Solutions Forecast Management and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software.
Winning the PM100 award for its auto-replenishment process, Paper Island Ltd designs and produces creative greetings cards and giftware through its Fizzy Moon and Angels at Heart brands. The company is a key supplier to a major UK retail chain and uses Demand Solutions Retail Planning software to drive its auto-replenishment process.
“We would like to congratulate SKF and Paper Island on their Progressive Manufacturing 100 awards. It is truly an honor to have two customers win this prestigious award for their projects with Demand Solutions,” said Demand Management president Bill Harrison. “The goal of our company for the past 24 years has been to increase our customers’ profitability. SKF and Paper Island are prime examples of companies that will emerge from the recession stronger because of their focus on supply chain planning.”
Demand Management, Inc. is a leading global supply chain planning software company that offers affordable, easy-to-use tools for manufacturers and distributors who want to increase forecast accuracy, improve customer service levels and reduce overall inventory to maximize profits and lower costs. The company offers the Demand Solutions supply chain planning suite for forecast management, demand planning, collaborative forecasting and inventory planning as well as modules for advanced planning and scheduling (APS), sales and operations planning (S&OP) and point of sale analysis. Demand Management, Inc. has over 25 years of experience working with supply chain professionals and has incorporated best practices and real-world business requirements in its software from its extensive customer base in 76 countries. Demand Solutions customers include Lonely Planet, Trek Bicycle and Avery Dennison. For more information on Demand Solutions visit www.demandsolutions.com. Demand Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA).
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