SSA Global Touts Supply Chain Planning Apps

Demand-driven solutions are used for forecasting, managing inventories, collaborating with partners

Chicago — February 3, 2005 — SSA Global, a provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today said that it has seen an increase in the amount of manufacturers, distributors and retailers that are using its demand-driven supply chain solutions.

AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, Schratter Foods Inc., Regal Corp. and Leg Avenue are among the companies that have signed on with SSA Global's supply chain planning solutions for demand-based forecasts, inventory management and reduced cost of ownership of their software applications.

"S.P. Richards has been using SSA Distribution Replenishment to better manage replenishment in our multi-level operations, internal redistribution of product and forecasting," said Lenny Rinaldi, director of inventory management, S.P. Richards. "The efficiency and reliability of SSA Distribution Replenishment has enabled us to become more demand-driven and, as a result, improve our inventory metrics."

Some of the SSA Global supply chain solutions that are being deployed by these customers include SSA Demand Planning, which generates and consolidates demand forecasts; SSA Inventory Planning, which allocates inventory and tests the business impact of a variety of inventory policies to meet demand; and SSA Distribution Replenishment, which manages order generation and review, promotions, and inventory balancing. Other solutions are the SSA Supply and Replenishment Planning and the SSA Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling.

For more information on the supply chain execution market, read "Demand Management," part of the Global Enabled Supply Chain Series, in the December 2002/January 2003 issue ofiSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive) magazine. And watch for The Analyst Corner on Demand Management in the February/March 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

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