ORTEC Hosts Annual Customer Forum – OPTIMUS 2012 – at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta Celebrating Strong Growth and New Client Wins

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A privately held Atlanta-based supply chain software provider, ORTEC, is celebrating strong growth at its annual customer forum at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta, November 12-14, 2012. The growth has come from new customers such as Exide, Behr Paint, Quest Diagnostics and Caterpillar, and extending partnerships with long-term accounts, such as Coca-Cola, General Mills, MBCR, SIRVA and CHS. On a global scale, ORTEC achieved 20% year-over-year growth, celebrating large customer wins in markets such as Russia, Finland, France, Australia and Japan.

2012 has been a fantastic year been a fantastic year winning the Franz Edelman Award for operations research excellence and celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with Coca-Cola.

A privately held Atlanta-based supply chain software provider, ORTEC, is celebrating strong growth at its annual customer forum at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta, November 12-14, 2012. The growth has come from new customers such as Exide, Behr Paint, Quest Diagnostics and Caterpillar, and extending partnerships with long-term accounts, such as Coca-Cola, General Mills, MBCR, SIRVA and CHS. On a global scale, ORTEC achieved 20% year-over-year growth, celebrating large customer wins in markets such as Russia, Finland, France, Australia and Japan.

“We have tripled the number of customers over the past three years, doubled revenue, expanded our Atlanta headquarters and are opening offices in Houston and Brazil,” stated Corne Aantjes, ORTEC’s CEO of the Americas. “2012 has been a fantastic year winning the Franz Edelman Award and celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with Coca-Cola.”
Some of the world’s leading authorities on operations research, supply chain logistics optimization, change management and corporate transformation will share case studies and strategic insights at OPTIMUS 2012. ORTEC customers will be sharing their success stories including Walmart, General Mills, Clorox and TNT Express.

2012 Franz Edelman Award Winner
ORTEC received the 2012 Franz Edelman Award for Operations Research Excellence for a global optimization program for TNT Express which uses advanced operations research methods to optimize TNT’s transport network. The Edelman Award is considered the highest honor in the field of operations research, the discipline of applying analytical methods to help make better business decisions. Since its inception in 1972, cumulative dollar benefits from Edelman finalist projects have reached $180 billion. ORTEC solutions contributed to TNT Express saving $266 million in three years.    

ORTEC Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary with Coca-Cola
ORTEC is also celebrating a milestone in its partnership with Coca-Cola. Over the last ten years Coca-Cola has successfully implemented multiple ORTEC solutions, both in the U.S. as well as every other continent, which has resulted in very significant real-dollar savings as well as many other benefits. The ORTEC and Coke teams have worked hand in hand globally to deliver best of breed routing and load building solutions and sustainable results for one of the world’s most iconic and successful brands.

About ORTEC
ORTEC is the world’s leading provider of advanced planning and optimization software. ORTEC software solutions achieve optimal route plans, real-time fleet scheduling and visibility, more efficiently built pallets and fuller truckloads, driving down costs at every point in the supply chain. In addition, ORTEC solutions enable increased delivery forecasting accuracy and improved customer service. ORTEC provides best-of-breed, SAP-embedded and SAP-certified solutions. In the area of advanced planning solutions, ORTEC has over 1,650 customers worldwide, over 550 employees and offices in Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific Region. ORTEC was recently recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of Atlanta’s Top 20 Foreign-Owned Subsidiaries.” For more information about ORTEC visit http://www.ORTEC.com.

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