03/05/05 CHEP Expands Relationship with Manugistics Through Global Implementation of Supply Chain Management Solutions
Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANU), a leading global provider of synchronized supply chain and revenue management solutions, today announced that CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, purchased an enterprise license to use Manugistics' solutions around the world. This recent agreement is an extension of the companies' four-year strategic partnership.
" With many Fortune 500 customers and millions of reusable pallets and containers, we need a dependable supply chain solution to assist in ensuring our pallets and containers are delivered to our customers on time and to the right location," said CHEP CIO Donna Slyster. "For the past four years, we have utilized Manugistics' tools in our supply chain planning process and are looking forward to expanding our partnership to other locations around the world."
CHEP partners with raw materials and ingredients suppliers, manufacturers, growers, transporters, distributors and retailers to move their products through their supply chains, improving efficiencies, reducing costs and meeting their customers' needs. Efficient and cost-effective supply chain solutions are critical to the success of CHEP's customers.
"We are pleased that CHEP has recognized the value of Manugistics' supply chain solutions," said Manugistics Senior Vice President of Consumer Goods Ron Kubera. "We look forward to furthering our strategic partnership to ensure that CHEP is successfully 'handling the world's most important products... everyday.'"
For nearly five years, CHEP has used Manugistics Demand Planning, Master Planning and Transportation Planning solutions. Recently, the company invested in Manugistics' Collaboration Suite to help build stronger relationships with their customers and better understand their pallet and container inventory levels.
CHEP is the global leader in pallet and plastic container pooling services
serving many of the world's largest companies. With Americas headquarters based
in Orlando, the company has more than 7,700 employees in 42 countries. Combining
superior technology, over five decades of experience and an asset base of more
than 265 million pallets and containers, CHEP handles pallet and container
supply chain logistics for customers in the consumer goods, produce, meat,
home improvement, beverage, raw materials and automotive industries. With global
partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestle,
Rich Products Corporation, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for Handling the World's
Most Important Products. Everyday.