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Australian firm Supply Chain Consulting acquires global supply chain vendor Viewlocity

  • 12 December, 2006 12:11

<p>Acquisition Provides Strategic Presence in United States, Europe and North Asia</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 12 December, 2006 – Supply Chain Consulting, a leading provider of SAP services and solutions, today announced the acquisition of Viewlocity, a global supply chain software provider, for an undisclosed value. The agreement, signed in Sydney on 8 December, 2006 takes effect immediately.</p>
<p>Supply Chain Consulting is a privately owned Australian company. The acquisition is part of Supply Chain Consulting’s strategy to extend its industry specific SAP solutions with value added offerings, as well as establish a truly global presence.</p>
<p>Tony Carr, Chief Executive and Founder of Supply Chain Consulting, said: “The acquisition of Viewlocity presented an opportunity to acquire a software business that was complementary in nature, particularly in the areas of manufacturing, automotive, retail and logistics. It also offered Supply Chain Consulting an established presence in three major new markets – the Americas, Europe and North Asia.</p>
<p>“Viewlocity, with its extended supply chain visibility and planning solutions, allows Supply Chain Consulting to better serve its customers in the manufacturing, automotive, retail and logistics fields, who are demanding increased visibility and agility in their extended supply chains. We are very excited about this announcement and the opportunities it presents.”</p>
<p>Supply Chain Consulting will operate Viewlocity as a separate business unit and will continue to develop, market and support all Viewlocity’s current products. The customers of both companies will benefit from the increased breadth and depth of offerings available as a result of the acquisition.</p>
<p>Fadi Geha, formerly Vice President of Asia Pacific Operations for Viewlocity, will assume the role of Business Unit Director of the global Viewlocity business.</p>
<p>Mr. Geha, who was actively involved in driving the global acquisition from Viewlocity’s Sydney-based Asia Pacific headquarters, said: “This acquisition gives Supply Chain Consulting access to intellectual property that can be leveraged across its existing client base. Forward thinking companies are increasingly outsourcing business components, with a critical need for tools that monitor all levels of supply chain at all times.</p>
<p>“With Supply Chain Consulting looking to expand further in Asia, Viewlocity provides a widely opened door and strong bank of contacts, on top of our strong business in North America and Europe. We are proud of the work we’ve done building Viewlocity globally and assisting some of the world’s biggest companies,” said Mr Geha.</p>
<p>In addition to providing business consulting and a complete range of SAP services from business analysis to system integration and support, Supply Chain Consulting has a software solutions business that provides industry specific solutions, based on SAP and other products.</p>
<p>The company has built up a substantial SAP customer base across the Asia Pacific region since first entering the market in 1998 and has recently become the first SAP Gold level partner in Australia.</p>
<p>Viewlocity has customers globally across the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, including Ford, DHL, Korea Post, Dell, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines, GEFCO, Patrick/Toll, Australia Post and Australian air Express.</p>
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<p>About Supply Chain Consulting
Supply Chain Consulting (www.supply-chain.com.au) is a leading provider of SAP services and solutions in the Asia Pacific region and offers a complete range of SAP services from business analysis to system integration and support, as well a number of qualified mySAP™ All-in-One solutions. Founded in 1998 the organisation has performed over 300 SAP implementations. The company is privately owned and has over 400 employees and operations that extend across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. The Supply Chain Consulting team is committed to a company philosophy of partnering with customers to work together and, with a common goal in sight, get the job done.</p>
<p>About Viewlocity
Viewlocity provides supply chain management software that helps enterprises execute operations more effectively. Our software suite is comprised of visibility, event management, and optimisation components that enable companies to optimise their use of assets and monitor supply chain processes for exceptions. When exceptions occur the optimal response can be determined, minimising disruption to the business. Viewlocity's customers can run their businesses with significantly smaller reserves of inventory, capacity and people, while improving service levels. To find out more, visit www.viewlocity.com.</p>
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<p>For More Information:</p>
<p>Duncan Journee
Marketing Director
Supply Chain Consulting
+61 2 9409 6100 or duncan.journee@supply-chain.com.au</p>
<p>Gerard Mansour
Red Agency
+61 2 9963 7703 or gerard.mansour@redagency.com.au</p>

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