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YKK 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, IL., 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.

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About the Atlas Planning Suite

John Galt's Atlas Planning Suite provides a comprehensive end-to-end supply chain planning solution to increase forecast accuracy, optimize inventory levels, and maximize supply chain performance. Key differentiators are superior value, rapid implementation, and the flexibility to support a wide range of business goals. Atlas’ modular design and extensive configurability empower customers to quickly solve their immediate challenges and grow to an end-to-end solution as their process matures. Companies across many industries use Atlas daily to optimize their supply chains and increase profits.

About John Galt Solutions

Since its founding in 1996, John Galt Solutions has built a proven track record of providing affordable, automated forecasting and inventory management services for consumer-driven supply chains. We have an unmatched ability to configure tailored solutions for customers, regardless of size or business challenge, that save both time and money by compressing implementation periods and delivering intelligent information that positively impact your bottom line.

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