YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. GOES LIVE WITH JOHN GALT SOLUTIONS’ ATLAS PLANNING SUITE™ FORECASTING AND DEMAND PLANNING SOFTWARE
Leading manufacturer of zippers and other fasteners deploys the best-of-breed software to ramp up forecasting efficiency and improve supply chain visibility across the Americas.
(CHICAGO – August 9, 2006) John Galt Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of innovative software solutions for collaborative forecasting and demand planning, announced today YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. has completed the first phase in its implementation of John Galt’s Atlas Planning Suite.
YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reports that its forecasting and planning team is now up and running on the Atlas Planning Suite’s Demand Management Engine module for sales analysis and forecasting of products manufactured in the Company’s El Salvador plant. YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. is currently in the process of rolling out the solution for products made in the U.S.A. Headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America and manufactures a wide array of zippers, hook-and-loop tapes, and plastic notions for global markets.
According to the Company’s Planning Manager Edgardo Beltran, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. selected the Atlas Planning Suite because of its broad and deep functionality and its ease of implementation, use and maintenance. “John Galt’s Atlas Planning Suite has a very flexible and powerful forecasting module, as well as one of the sharpest inventory planning packages we have seen,” he notes. “Since implementation, we have not only gained speed and efficiency in our forecasting and planning processes, but also achieved a greater level of real-time supply chain visibility for improved decision support.” Beltran adds that YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. has plans to implement John Galt’s Inventory Management module in 2007.
About the Atlas Planning Suite
John Galt’s Atlas Planning Suite is comprised of a suite of business process applications designed to centralize and standardize key data from all of a company’s data systems to make real-time business information available in an intelligent reporting format. Better information enables managers in any department to better understand issues, forecast performance and plan actions for operational and business improvement. Currently, the Atlas Planning Suite offers seven business process modules: Demand Management Engine, Inventory Management, Promotional Performance Management, Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Sarbanes-Oxley Reporting, Sales & Operations Planning, and the Planning Portal.
About John Galt Solutions
John Galt Solutions, Inc., a privately held company, provides leading-edge demand planning, collaborative and forecasting solutions. It strives to improve mid-size businesses’ demand planning and collaborative processes through accurate, innovative solutions and customer partnerships. John Galt Solutions, Inc. provides a broad family of ForecastX products and services that meet the needs of any company at every level of growth, including companies such as Fidelity Investments, Hasbro Games, Syngenta Crop Protection and Huhtamaki. For more information visit www.johngalt.com.
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