Smart Software Selected as a "Great Supply Chain Partner"
Customers nominate Smart Software for recognition by industry publication Supply Chain Brain
Belmont, Mass., August 9, 2012 - Smart Software, Inc., provider of
industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization
solutions, today announced that Supply Chain Brain, a well-respected
supply chain industry publication, has again chosen the company as one of the
world's "100 Great Supply Chain Partners." Smart Software was nominated by
its customers and selected, for the seventh year, as a leader in supply chain
management, its technical achievements, and its ability to meet customers' needs
for demand forecasting and demand planning solutions.
Supply Chain Brain published its findings in its July/August 2012
issue. The magazine cites Smart Software customers' reasons for nominating
"After benchmarking several forecasting software products, SmartForecasts
became the obvious choice for us. We have been using it for years as a key
element of our MRP process."
"Their software has enabled us to increase availability while reducing
"Coupling their forecast with our fleet retirement schedule, we were able to
more accurately reduce replenishment at a proportionate rate. Cost avoidance for
these fleets alone was approximately $1.6m."
"They have provided outstanding customer support outside of the normal
According to Brad Berger, publisher of Supply Chain Brain, "Supply
Chain Brain's 10th annual list of "100 Great Supply Chain
Partners"is the result of a six-month on-line poll in which supply chain
professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose
solutions have made a significant impact on their company's efficiency, customer
service and overall supply chain performance. Thousands of nominations were
received for hundreds of trading partners in every aspect of supply chain
management. This year's list represents companies whose solutions and services
have been so impressive, that their customers took the time to write and let us
know. Our compliments to Smart Software on making this select list of
"We work very hard to deliver exceptional value to our customers - value that
enables them to effectively forecast, plan, and optimize their inventory needs."
said Nelson Hartunian, president of Smart Software. "Our solutions have helped
hundreds of companies reduce inventories, cut costs, and increase service levels
at a time when these capabilities are critical to business success. It is
especially gratifying to be nominated by our customers, and to get such strong
affirmation from a leading supply chain publication."
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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