Innovene Find Right Mix of Solutions for Supply Chain Planning

Chemical firm taps supply chain management software from Supply Chain Consultants to improve performance in competitive commodity chemicals manufacturing market

Wilmington, DE — March 13, 2006 — Supply Chain Consultants (SCC), designer and supplier of the Zemeter Suite of supply chain management (SCM) software products, announced today a contract with Innovene (part of INEOS) to provide and implement the full suite of advanced planning Zemeter software. The implementation of the software is already in progress at several Innovene locations.

Innovene was acquired by INEOS in December 2005 and now forms part of the third largest chemical company in the world. The company has a production capacity of 66 billion pounds of petrochemicals annually, and has revenues of $33 billion. The chemicals it makes are used in the production of consumer goods, wire and cable, flexible and rigid packaging, fibers, health and personal care products, and lubricants.

"We needed a sophisticated and robust planning tool like Zemeter to improve our performance in the highly competitive marketplace of commodity chemicals manufacturing," said Steve Vice, manager, global supply chain process.

The Innovene implementation of Zemeter includes advanced forecasting, collaborative demand planning, inventory planning, production planning, optimized resource planning, finite scheduling, and data visibility through Zemeter's business analyst and reporting modules.

"We are extremely pleased to have a world leader like Innovene using our Zemeter supply chain solution in such a demanding manufacturing environment," said Dominick Corigliano, vice president of sales and marketing for Supply Chain Consultants. "We believe Zemeter is perfectly suited for companies with numerous products and a complex supply chain."

— For an in-depth look at how agribusiness Syngenta is reducing inventory while maintaining customer service levels by building a demand planning process based on a collaborative forecasting solution, see the article " Forecasting Processes from the Ground Up ."

— Demand planners at glove manufacturer Wells Lamont have put their finger on a way to bring new value to the company by leveraging technology that allows them to plan by exception. Read their story in the article " Planning by Exception," in the December 2004/January 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.