Optiant, GlobalReact Partner on Supply Chain Offering

Target manufacturers in CPG, apparel/textiles, pharma with optimization solution to rev up performance

Target manufacturers in CPG, apparel/textiles, pharma with optimization solution to rev up performance

Charlotte, NC — August 2, 2005 — Solution providers GlobalReact and Optiant are teaming up to assist manufacturers in food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, textiles, apparel and other discrete and process industries increase the performance and value of the supply chain.

As partners, Global React will deliver Optiant's PowerChain Suite to manufacturers seeking to improve return on inventory, mitigate the impact of demand fluctuations and achieve operational excellence.

The agreement comes as an increasing number of enterprises are reevaluating the way they manage their global and increasingly complex supply chains, in an attempt to eliminate common inefficiencies that can wreak havoc with top and bottom-line results.

"Manufacturers are learning the hard way that financial and operational success cannot be achieved without an efficient supply chain," said Russ Pierce, president of GlobalReact. "Optiant has developed a consistent track record helping manufacturers turn supply chains into world-class business drivers and we're pleased to bring this ability to our markets."

GlobalReact is a provider of services-centric offerings including business intelligence, enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management and logistics solutions.

"GlobalReact has proven leadership in helping manufacturers leverage technology to solve even the most complicated challenges," said Matthew Menner, Optiant's senior vice president of sales, marketing and alliances. "Together, we'll help customers capture the immense value found in building flexible, highly responsive supply chains."

Additional Articles of Interest

— How are outsourcing and supply chain tasks such as purchasing and inventory management tied to "network-centric operations?" What is a network-centric operation? Read the SDCExec.com article "The Future of Supply Chain Management: Network-centric Operations and the Supply Chain" to find out.

— Words of wisdom from one university professor go a long way to help business students excel in supply chain management. Read "Interview with Dr. John T. Mentzer: Teaching Supply Chain" in the June/July 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— Think your distribution operations have been put to the test? A closer look at the U.S. Army's multi-million-square-foot distribution center that was established in Kuwait two years ago to support Operation Iraqi Freedom provides some insight for companies looking improve distribution operations under harsh conditions. Read more in "Lessons from the Operation Iraqi Freedom Theater Distribution Center to Improve Your Supply Chain Operations," an SDCExec.com exclusive.