Retail Grocer Smart & Final Chooses LLamasoft for Supply Chain Design
August 23rd, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI U.S.A. – Smart & Final, the premier retail grocer of distinct, restaurant-quality product assortment and low warehouse prices, has chosen LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru® to help design and optimize its supply chain.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, where it was started 140 years ago, Smart & Final Stores LLC operates nearly 250 grocery and foodservice stores under the “Smart & Final”, “Smart & Final Extra!”, “Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice” and “SmartCo Foods” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and northern Mexico.
While Smart & Final stores target both the foodservice and household markets, Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice stores are focused exclusively on serving foodservice professionals, including operators of small restaurants, catering companies, businesses, clubs and civic organizations. For household customers, Smart & Final stores provide a convenient, low-cost source for cooking and cleaning needs and are seen as the preferred destination for stocking-up their kitchens and preparing for holidays, parties and events.
“Smart and Final offers thousands of items, which originate from hundreds or thousands of food manufacturers and farms,” said Scott Swanson, Sr. Logistics Engineering Manager at Smart and Final. “Supply Chain Guru allows us to model our complex supply chain so that we can analyze it and make better business decisions about it.”
Toby Brzoznowski, LLamasoft’s Executive Vice President added, “To stay in business over 140 years, Smart and Final has had to continuously evolve and improve their operations. We’re excited to work with Smart and Final to their ongoing supply chain improvement initiatives.”
LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru® is a market-leading Supply Chain Design application, and it is being adopted by more and more global organizations each day. These new regional support teams will help analysts use Supply Chain Guru to design competitive and efficient supply chains for their companies.