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ToolsGroup and LLamasoft Ally for Supply Chain Optimization and Planning

September 20, 2012

September 20th, 2012

ToolsGroup and LLamasoft today announced a new strategic alliance to bring their complementary best-in-class supply chain optimization and planning solutions to the market.

Both companies are seen as innovators and leaders in their respective fields, with LLamasoft focusing on supply chain design and ToolsGroup on supply chain planning. This new alliance will help both companies provide their customers with a wider range of solutions to fit their specific supply chain optimization requirements and provide clients an increased ability to operationalize Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) decisions.

One joint customer who is already deploying both companies’ software at a single client site is Optilon, a partner in Scandinavia to both ToolsGroup and LLamasoft. “We are working together with both solutions providers to drive a holistic supply chain planning and optimization approach for our customer,” said Optilon CEO Richard Barkevall.
“Many global companies have deployed both LLamasoft and ToolsGroup solutions side-by-side for years,” stated Pat Smith, General Manager – North America, ToolsGroup. “By aligning ourselves with LLamasoft, we can offer our clients truly complementary capabilities to enable a best-in-breed design and planning solution.”

Jason Brewer, LLamasoft’s Director of Global Alliances added, “ToolsGroup’s planning capabilities in the areas of demand analytics and inventory management are impressive, and their approach to innovation and product excellence matches LLamasoft’s culture extremely well. We are very excited to be collaborating with ToolsGroup to help promote cutting-edge supply chain optimization solutions to our customers and prospects.”

The alliance was announced at ToolsGroup’s North American User Forum in Boston, attended by executives from the consumer goods, apparel, medical equipment, internet retailing and other manufacturing, retail and distribution industries.

About LLamasoft, Inc.
LLamasoft supply chain design software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world’s largest organizations.

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LLamasoft, Inc.
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