Sonoco Selects Optiant

Packaging manufacturer looks to design, implement optimized supply chain strategies

Boston — April 8, 2003 — Sonoco has tapped a solution from Optiant to help the global packaging company design and implement optimized supply chain strategies.

Optiant said that its PowerChain 4.0 solution will help Sonoco build highly efficient supply chains by allowing stakeholders to quickly identify, prioritize and capture the value of critical choices that affect enterprise performance.

The software makes it possible to identify key strategic levers, design and evaluate multiple supply chain scenarios, and quantify the impact on business metrics, including overall supply chain cost, time-to-market and customer satisfaction, according to Optiant. It also creates implementable plans and policies to help ensure that the benefits are realized.

"The supply chain is the backbone of any manufacturing organization, and maximizing its effectiveness is essential for success," said Bernie Campbell, vice president and chief information officer at Sonoco, headquartered in Hartsville, S.C. "Optiant's PowerChain 4.0 will help us extend the value that our supply chain delivers in meeting our overall business goals: world-class efficiency and superior customer service."

Sonoco, founded in 1899, is a $2.8 billion manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 32 countries serving customers in some 85 nations.