Supply Chain Consultants Introduces Forecasting Software To Enhance Collaboration

Breakthrough Methodology Optimizes the Process for Combining Forecasts From Different Demand Sources

WILIMINGTON, Del., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Consultants (SCC), designer and supplier of the Zemeter suite of supply chain management software products, announced today the availability of Version 4.0. In addition to a number of features that provide a greater ease of use and flexibility, Zemeter 4.0 features the ability to optimally combine forecasting data from multiple sources.

Building on some innovative research pioneered by Professor Robin Roundy at Cornell University, SCC has developed a breakthrough method to optimize the process for combining different demand forecasts. These demand inputs include information statistically created by Zemeter, as well as information gathered on an exception basis through collaboration with users. This analysis allows companies to consider the "economic significance" of including additional demand inputs from such sources as customers, sales representatives, and marketing.

"Companies cannot put in place a collaborative forecasting process without the ability to effectively and intelligently combine inputs that come from different sources," said Sujit Singh, vice president of supply chain solutions at SCC. "This has been one of the major barriers to accurate collaborative forecasting in the supply chain and we believe Zemeter is the first commercial product that provides a viable solution to this challenge."

This latest version of Zemeter also features a new optimizer (COIN) as an option for the supply planner, as well as new methods to more effectively schedule operations. Zemeter 4.0 also provides users with an enhanced reporting and analysis capability.

The Zemeter software product suite includes Business Analyst, Collaborative Demand Planner, Supply Planner, Finite Scheduler, and Order Promising (ATP/CTP). Using these Zemeter software tools, manufacturing companies can capture data that will improve supply chain performance and help make more educated business decisions.

About Supply Chain Consultants

Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) is a 12-year-old professional services and software products company headquartered in Wilmington, Del., with European operations located in Antwerp, Belgium. SCC provides a wide range of technology solutions for enhancing productivity and reducing operating costs in the supply chain. SCC's Zemeter products are used by such major corporations as Akzo Nobel, Innovene, Sunsweet Growers, Atheros Communications, and Rhodia. For more information see

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