CHICAGO, March 14, 2006 – SSA Global (NASDAQ: SSAG), a leading global provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today announced that Newgistics, Inc., the leader in intelligent returns management solutions for retailers, wireless providers, and the cable/satellite TV industry has implemented SSA Supply Chain Network Design to improve the company’s pricing, routing, network design and contingency planning processes.
SSA Supply Chain Network Design is providing Newgistics with an intuitive user interface and advanced analysis tools to model and adapt its supply chain network design, enabling Newgistics to quickly respond to demand fluctuations based on customer behavior. With SSA Supply Chain Network Design, Newgistics’ business efficiencies are improved by more effectively modeling returns handling, transportation and postage across multiple products, facilities and modes of transportation.
“Returns management is a complex and ever-changing environment where demand changes constantly,” said John McAlpin, vice president of Operations for Newgistics. “While we looked at other solutions in the marketplace, SSA Supply Chain Network Design is the one that we trust to our mission critical business and network design decisions to gives us a competitive edge in the marketplace. SSA Supply Chain Network Design is helping Newgistics route returns to the optimal processing facility based on business volume. In addition, the contingency planning capabilities in SSA Supply Chain Network Design are helping Newgistics more effectively respond to fluctuations in demand based on peak periods and unplanned disruptions.”
“SSA Supply Chain Network Design is helping many of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers, distributors, logistics firms and retailers better respond to customer demand,” said Jim Handy, global president SCM, SSA Global. “The successful implementation of the solution at Newgistics illustrates how the solution also is helping to support a leader in returns management.”
SSA SCM, which includes SSA Advanced Planning and Scheduling, SSA Warehouse Management and SSA Transportation Management, is a comprehensive solution utilized by leading retailers, logistics and distribution companies, and manufacturing firms to fuse the demand chain with the supply chain. SSA SCM provides companies with the ability to forecast demand; take an order; give an accurate promise date; source and manufacture the right goods; position inventory properly; and pick, pack, and ship efficiently while maintaining a minimal finished goods inventory.
Based in Austin, Texas, Newgistics, Inc. (www.newgistics.com) is the leader in returns management solutions. Newgistics` patent-pending Intelligent Returns Management sm solution delivers the most convenience for customers while maximizing control of the returns process for retailers. Newgistics` SmartLabel® drives customer loyalty and increases profitability for leading retailers like Neiman Marcus, J. Crew, Eddie Bauer and Abercrombie & Fitch.
About SSA Global
SSA Global™ (NASDAQ: SSAG) is a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and public organizations worldwide. In addition to core ERP applications, SSA Global offers a full range of integrated extension solutions including corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has over 50 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at www.ssaglobal.com
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