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Kurt Salmon and LLamasoft Continue to Build Momentum in Retail Supply Chain Design & Analysis Market

May 13, 2011

May 13th, 2011

Ann Arbor, MI – As the retail sector continues to adapt to the new realities of the economic conditions across the globe, Kurt Salmon and LLamasoft build upon their previous successes across a variety of sectors to strengthen their leadership and innovation in delivering supply chain design analysis.

“Our large retail clients are getting very sophisticated about how they look at the Cost To Serve and Net Profitability implications of their supply chain policies. We’ve found LLamasoft helps us get their organizations up and running with quick wins, leaving them with a software tool and organization that helps them answer increasingly sophisticated optimizations themselves” says Jack Horst, Principal at Kurt Salmon. “Using spreadsheets or gut feel to design a global retail supply chain and pushing vendors for price breaks just doesn’t cut it anymore.”

“We are seeing best in class retailers balance the ability to incorporate synergies in delivering products, while at the same time understanding unique product and customer characteristics that require tailored approaches for certain market segments” states John Ames, Jr., Vice President of Alliances at LLamasoft. “Understanding key market demands and the cost to serve are driving retailers to re-think their traditional delivery approaches.”

Recent initiatives have seen multi-million dollars in supply chain cost savings while improving service to customers. Kurt Salmon’s deep domain expertise in retail supply chain strategies coupled with LLamasoft’s optimization and simulation technologies provide retailers the ability to quantify the impact of supply chain design decisions and simulate the impact on margin and cost to serve.

About Kurt Salmon
Kurt Salmon, formed by the merger of Kurt Salmon Associates and Ineum Consulting, is a global management consultancy of more than 1,600 consultants in 15 countries across five continents.

Our clients are industry leaders who benefit from our deep industry and functional expertise. As trusted advisors, Kurt Salmon partners with clients to design, and then drive, strategies and solutions that make lasting and meaningful impact. We are committed to delivering measurable results for our clients through executional excellence. Kurt Salmon is a company of Management Consulting Group PLC.

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LLamasoft, Inc.
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