Retail Grocer Smart and Final Chooses LLamasoft for Supply Chain Design

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Supply Chain Guru® Product Helps Companies Design Competitive Supply Chains

Smart & Final Extra

“Supply Chain Guru allows us to model our complex supply chain so that we can analyze it and make better business decisions about it.”

Smart and Final, the premier retail grocer of distinct, restaurant-quality product assortment and low warehouse prices, has chosen LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru® to help design and optimize its supply chain.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, where it was started 140 years ago, Smart & Final Stores LLC operates nearly 250 grocery and foodservice stores under the “Smart & Final”, “Smart & Final Extra!”, “Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice” and “SmartCo Foods” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and northern Mexico.

While Smart & Final stores target both the foodservice and household markets, Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice stores are focused exclusively on serving foodservice professionals, including operators of small restaurants, catering companies, businesses, clubs and civic organizations. For household customers, Smart & Final stores provide a convenient, low-cost source for cooking and cleaning needs and are seen as the preferred destination for stocking-up their kitchens and preparing for holidays, parties and events.

“Smart and Final offers thousands of items, which originate from hundreds or thousands of food manufacturers and farms,” said Scott Swanson, Sr. Logistics Engineering Manager at Smart and Final. “Supply Chain Guru allows us to model our complex supply chain so that we can analyze it and make better business decisions about it.”

Toby Brzoznowski, LLamasoft’s Executive Vice President added, “To stay in business over 140 years, Smart and Final has had to continuously evolve and improve their operations. We’re excited to work with Smart and Final to their ongoing supply chain improvement initiatives.”

About LLamasoft
LLamasoft provides software and expertise to design and improve supply chain network operations. Supply Chain Guru® is the leading supply chain design and predictive analytics application available in the market today. It enables companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability, and risk mitigation. For more information, visit or contact info(at)LLamasoft(dot)com.

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Bob Gallagher
VP Marketing
LLamasoft, Inc.
201 South Main Street, 4th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48104
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