SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — September 29, 2015 — DynaSys, a leading provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, today announced it has signed a contract with Naturex, an international group specializing in natural ingredients. Naturex has chosen the DynaSys Demand Planning solution to support sales and operations planning (S&OP), to optimize supply chain processes and to help Naturex manage growth. DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB).
"Operational excellence means optimizing our supply chain processes based on accurate forecasts across our 15 sites around the world," explained Eric Villain, Deputy COO, Naturex. "Demand planning is the starting point of any properly designed and structured supply chain."
The goals for the Naturex demand planning project include:
- Improving forecasting results
- Reducing inventories
- Optimizing customer service
- Extending the consistency of information across the company to enable strategic and informed decision-making
After an extensive evaluation of demand planning solutions, Naturex chose DynaSys to help optimize its supply chain. The intuitive interface and comprehensive functionality of the DynaSys Demand Planning solution were the determining factors in the choice made by Naturex.
"By structuring our operations, we have ensured that we have the means to efficiently manage global growth," stated Villain. "It is well understood that natural ingredients are attractive to consumers. Naturex is committed to providing high quality, pure ingredients as efficiently as possible through an optimized supply chain.”
"We are proud that Naturex selected DynaSys to optimize its demand planning efforts,” said DynaSys Managing Director Ariel Weil. “We are committed to helping Naturex manage the worldwide growth of its excellent product line with our proven solution and expertise."
Naturex is the global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients. Through its dedicated business units, the group addresses the specific needs of three strategic markets: Food and Beverage, Nutrition and Health, and Personal Care. The company offers its customers a full array of high quality ingredients, responsibly sourced from nature for food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic applications. Naturex’s head office is in Avignon, France. The company employs more than 1,700 people and benefits from eight sourcing offices around the world and high-performance manufacturing operations across 15 sites in Europe, Morocco, the United States, Brazil, Australia, India and Chile. It also has a global commercial presence through a dedicated network of 25 sales offices. Naturex’s turnover was 327.4 million euros in 2014.
About DynaSys – Effective Enterprise Demand and Supply Chain Planning
DynaSys, a division of QAD Inc., (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), provides Demand and Supply Chain Planning solutions. With 30 years of experience, DynaSys provides an integrated and collaborative planning solution that allows businesses to optimize their supply chains, including sales and operations planning, demand planning, network and inventory and business resources optimizations. DynaSys software enables customers and partners in the consumer packaged goods, life sciences, food and beverage, luxury, high tech, automotive, industry, distribution and wholesale verticals to meet their goals of better managing Demand and Supply Chain Planning, and becoming more Effective Enterprises.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise, or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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