Supply Chain Publications Select Smart Software and its President for Prestigious Industry Awards
Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Supply Chain Brain recognize the company for exceptional contributions to its customers and the industry
Belmont, Mass., February 29, 2012 - Smart
Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and
inventory optimization solutions, today announced that two respected supply
chain industry publications, Supply & Demand Chain Executiveand
Supply Chain Brain, have again chosen the company and its president to
receive noteworthy industry awards. In the July 2011 issue of Supply
Chain Brain, Smart Software was nominated by its customers and selected as
one of the world's "100 Great Supply Chain Partners." In its
February/March 2012 issue, Supply & Demand Chain Executive selected
Charles Smart, President and CEO of Smart Software, as a "Provider Pro to Know."
These awards recognize Smart Software and its president as leaders in
supply chain management and acknowledge their strengths in thought leadership,
technical innovation, and the ability to meet customers' needs for forecasting
and demand planning solutions.
"It's always an honor to be selected as one of the supply chain industry's
leaders," said Charles Smart, president and CEO of Smart Software. "But
it's even more special to be nominated by our customers. We are very
pleased to be recognized for helping users of SmartForecasts® reduce
inventories, cut costs, and improve customer service through improved inventory
planning. These awards make me very proud of everyone at Smart Software
who work so hard on behalf of our customers."
Provider Pros to Know Award
Supply & Demand Chain
Executive's "Provider Pros to Know" recognizes a select group of individuals
from a software firm or service provider, consultancy, or analyst/research
firmwho have helped clients or the supply chain community address the major
challenges facing organizations in the year ahead as the economy turns from
recession towards recovery. This is the seventh year in a row that Mr.
Smart has been selected for this prestigious supply chain industry award.
According to the publication, "the men and women included in the 2012 Pros
to Know exemplify the talent, knowledge, skills and effort necessary for supply
chain leadership. They are an elite group leading the industry and their own
enterprises into the evolving future."
"Our annual list of "Provider Pros to Know" highlights the many
thought-leaders who are helping to shape the supply chain industry and advance
supply chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise," said Barry
Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their
efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for
supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain
enablement, have earned them a place on this year's Provider Pros listing."
Mr. Smart, a co-founder of Smart Software, has managed the company's growing
role in developing innovative solutions to supply chain challenges for more than
twenty-seven years. He has helped pioneer numerous forecasting
innovations, including the development of a patented solution for forecasting
intermittent, or "slow moving", demand. He has written a variety of
articles for professional and trade publications, and speaks to industry groups
about effectively using demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization
solutions to reduce costs, improve customer service, and make better use of
100 Great Supply Chain Partners Award
Supply Chain Brain
magazine chose Smart Software for its list of "100 Great Supply Chain
Partners" for the sixth year in a row. Smart was nominated for this
distinction by several of its customers from manufacturing, distribution, and
service parts organizations that use its flagship product, SmartForecasts, to
achieve outstanding demand forecasting and inventory planning results.
"We received thousands of nominations this year, including many multiple
nominations for the same company," said Russell Goodman, editor in chief of
Supply Chain Brain. "That no one can compel anybody to take time
from their busy workday to send a message to us in itself says something very
important about the services these nominees provide: their clients appreciate
what they do for them. But here's the point: Each has strengths that
it brought to bear on the needs and challenges of its customer. And each
did its job so well that the customer clearly feels it emerged as a winner."
About Smart Software, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Smart Software, Inc.
is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting,
planning and inventory optimization solutions. Smart Software's flagship
product, SmartForecasts, has thousands of users worldwide, including customers
at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Abbott
Laboratories, Otis Elevator, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Disney, Nestle, GE and The
Coca-Cola Company. SmartForecasts gives demand planners the tools to
handle sales seasonality, promotions, new and aging products, multi-dimensional
hierarchies, and intermittently demanded service parts and capital goods
items. It also provides inventory managers with accurate estimates of the
optimal inventory and safety stock required to meet future orders and achieve
desired service levels. Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont,
Massachusetts and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.smartcorp.com.
SmartForecasts is a registered trademark of Smart Software, Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information, please contact Smart Software, Inc., Four Hill
Road, Belmont, MA 02478.
(800-762-7899); FAX: 1-617-489-2748; E-mail: email@example.com
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