(PRWEB) August 18, 2008
Supply chain consultants, GRA, have launched ORion-PI, an internationally recognised best-of-breed supply chain network optimisation tool, into the Australian and New Zealand marketplace.
ORion-PI is a powerful and proven tool that:
- determines the optimal supply chain network structure and operating policies from a cost, profit and/or service perspective
- assesses the opportunities, risks, feasibility and implications of different supply chain strategies
- simulates new supply chain models
- audits and benchmarks supply chain performance
- determines the optimal approach for responding to changes such as increased or slowing growth, increasing energy and carbon costs, acquisition of a new business, business disruptions, etc
GRA Partner, Carter McNabb, said:
'GRA recognised the gap in the Australian market for supply chain network optimisation tools. We went through an extensive global review process with fourteen different vendors over a twelve month period in the search of the tool that would deliver the greatest benefit to our clients.'
'ORion-PI was the stand-out. It was clearly superior to the others because of the quality of solutions and the breadth of the suite. It covers global and local supply chain network optimisation, inventory optimisation, production optimisation, capacity planning and transportation optimisation, and it provides tools for warehouse and distribution centre facility optimisation and design such as dynamic slotting, pick-path optimisation and workforce scheduling.'
'Much of this technology is new to Australia, and it represents an opportunity for Australian companies to raise the performance bar further. GRA are looking forward to helping our clients deliver superior service, cost and asset efficiency results through the application of the ORion-PI toolset. In the current economic environment, every dollar counts.'
The ORion-PI suite has been extensively researched and developed by Axxom Software AG, a leading global organisation based in Germany with certified SAP interfaces and key partnership with universities around the globe. Their clients include Adidas, BASF, BMW, DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline, Avon and Siemens. Of particular interest, ORion-PI was recently used to redesign the supply chain of WLS - logistics service provider of McDonald's Germany and Luxembourg.
The addition of ORion-PI to the GRA toolset gives further analytical capabilities to GRA's existing areas of expertise and creates new opportunities for our clients. GRA now offers an end-to-end supply chain service from supply chain network optimisation to operational improvement to facility and infrastructure design.
About Axxom Software AG
Axxom Software AG is an international provider of software solutions developed for the optimisation of value-add processes.
The company offers solutions for the design, simulation, planning and optimisation of all business processes and systems in all fields of supply chain and logistics. Axxom's solutions are used by leading organisations in over 25 countries around the world. Axxom is headquartered in Munich, Germany with additional support and development offices in Ireland and Romania.
GRA has the exclusive Australian and New Zealand rights to Axxom's ORion-PI supply chain network optimisation tool.
GRA is an expert supply chain consulting firm specialising in demand, inventory and supply chain optimisation. We combine expert knowledge with best-of-breed planning and optimisation systems to take your supply chain to the next level. Our experience is your experience, and we work side-by-side with our clients to ensure change is successful and benefits are sustainable. Guaranteed results are typically delivered within 8-12 weeks, and we aim for a minimum 3:1 ROI.