Supply Chain Consultants, Network Optimum Sign International Partnership Agreement

Network Optimum to market SCC's Zemeter S&OP Software Solution in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific Region

Wilmington, DE — December 11, 2006 — Supply Chain Consultants, designer and supplier of the Zemeter suite of supply chain management (SCM) software products, and Network Optimum, a division of the Optimum Group, today announced a strategic agreement regarding the sales, marketing and business development of Zemeter S&OP (sales and operations planning) in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia- Pacific region. Network Optimum is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Under the agreement, Network Optimum will re-sell, market and conduct business development activities with regards to the Zemeter S&OP suite in these designated regions. Using its experience in supply chain management and process industries, Network Optimum will continuously scan these regional markets with its partners for sales and integration opportunities for the Zemeter S&OP software suite.

"With Zemeter, we are addressing a global need for a scalable and rapid return on investment supply chain management solution in the process industries, such as oil & gas, chemicals and food," said Cornelis Heesbeen, CEO of the Optimum Group. "We are proud to be a partner with SCC and value their proven track record in supply chain management solutions."

Currently, Network Optimum is expanding its partner network globally, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. As a result of this focus, a high-level SCM event is scheduled in Shanghai for December 18-21, as a kick-off event for 2007 and a campaign in the region for the Zemeter S&OP suite.

Dr. Harpal Singh, co-founder and CEO of SCC, commented: "We are convinced the core-capabilities of our products and services are well suited for any manufacturing environment and believe Network Optimum can further strengthen our position internationally."