LLamasoft and Esri® Partner to Offer Supply Chain Guru® Users Advanced Mapping, Geo-Coding, and Road Routing Capabilities
Ann Arbor, MIOctober 7, 2010LLamasoft, Inc., the leading provider of supply chain network design software has partnered with Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (Esri), a global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, to form a strategic partnership providing enhanced mapping and GIS capabilities for supply chain network design.
This new partnership will enable LLamasoft to embed Esri’s ArcGIS®, a collection of GIS components, within Supply Chain Guru. Guru users will immediately notice improved base maps, additional layers, and enhanced geocoding capabilities. This partnership will enable LLamasoft’s client base to interact with their data visually at an unprecedented level.
LLamasoft CEO Don Hicks noted, “Esri is the clear leader in Geographic Information Systems technology. Supply chain optimization problems cannot be separated from geography, so bringing in the best GIS technology brings a whole host of deep, powerful visualization and analysis capabilities that will immediately deliver value and exciting new capabilities to LLamasoft customers.”
“Recognizing that supply chain challenges are geographic problems is testimony to LLamasoft’s innovative approach to building high-value solutions. Supply Chain Design has become a competitive weapon for many global companies,” added Mike Johnson, Esri Commercial Sector Sales Director. “We are extremely excited to partner with LLamasoft to provide the world’s most comprehensive geographic information system embedded within their best-in-class Supply Chain Design application.”
LLamasoft provides software and expertise to design and improve supply chain network operations. Supply Chain Guru® is the leading supply chain strategic planning application available in the market today. It enables companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to major improvements in transportation, inventory, sourcing, and production.
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