New agreement for global supply chain models at Nestlé

Barloworld Supply Chain Software wins contract for global CAST implementation 12 January 2010 РNestl̩ has selected Barloworld Supply Chain Software for supply chain modelling, network design and optimisation. Barloworld Supply Chain Software will implement its CAST software on a global scale Рa powerful, desktop based application to evaluate and identify different supply chain strategies, leading to cost savings and service improvements. Businesses using CAST typically achieve a 10-15% saving on their supply chain costs through the application of network optimisation.

In addition, Barloworld Supply Chain Software will be providing ongoing support and training for the application.

Robert Vallender, Head of Physical Logistics Corporate Operations, Supply Chain, at Nestec(1) comments, “We have a highly complex supply chain network. And it is critical that we employ a strategy which is both lean for the business and delivers for our customers. We have been impressed with the benefits of CAST and have taken the decision to implement on a global scale.”

Ewan French, Chief Operating Officer at Barloworld Supply Chain Software, adds, “Barloworld has been working with Nestlé in the Philippines since July 2005, where we implemented CAST to help optimise supply chain operations in Asia. It was this success that was the basis for us working with Nestlé on a global scale. CAST is now the network modelling software of choice to be used globally across all product streams.”


(1) Nestec is Nestlé’s corporate operations in the supply chain

About Barloworld Supply Chain SoftwareBarloworld Supply Chain Software is a world class supply chain planning company, providing expertise, tools and solutions to help companies optimise their supply chain networks, inventory and transportation.

It has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain planning, with more than 400 software installations across over 600 international clients, supported from offices in the UK, South Africa, U.A.E, Spain, China and the USA, and partners worldwide.

Barloworld Supply Chain Software provides planning software and methodologies to support supply chain efficiency and continuous performance improvement. It offers global solutions in:

• Network design – optimising the warehouse and transportation infrastructure.

• Demand planning and forecasting – multi-level forecasting for complex environments.

• Inventory management – inventory planning and order execution.

• Inventory strategy – optimising inventory across the multi-echelon supply chain.

• Carbon emissions optimisation – measuring and optimising the carbon footprint of the supply chain.

• Transportation management – managing a company’s transportation planning and execution.

Barloworld Supply Chain Software is part of the Logistics arm of Barloworld Plc, a South African multinational with over 19,500 employees and a turnover of more than $6.3 billion.

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