Barloworld Supply Chain Software helps PwC Russia enhance supply chain consultancy service
Written by Molokini
Written on Monday, 11 June 2012
New CAST Aurora software from Barloworld Supply Chain Software is helping PwC Russia (a network of firms offering SCM (Supply Chain Management) logistics, auditing and consultancy), to enhance its business consultancy service.
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) is a global network of firms that has recently expanded its services in the Russian Federation to include supply chain management. The new business consulting team required specialist supply chain software and selected CAST Aurora from Barloworld Supply Chain Software (Barloworld SCS).
Having researched various supply chain software providers in Russia, PwC considered Barloworld SCS’s software and services (including training and consultancy, which has also been provided to PwC) to best meet the supply chain planning requirements of PwC Russia’s customers.
“We selected Barloworld SCS for a number of reasons” explains Vardan Gasparyan, Senior Manager, SCM Logistics at PwC Russia. “The new CAST Aurora software with its multi-time period functionality, and level of localisation met our operational criteria. Training and fast response support provided by Barloworld SCS were also essential factors in our decision making.”
CAST Aurora software, (a powerful, PC based application) has been designed to assist with global supply chain modelling, strategic network design and optimisation. It is used to evaluate and identify the ‘preferred’ or optimal supply chain configuration and to calculate the end-to-end supply chain costs leading to cost savings and service improvements.
“CAST Aurora, is widely recognised as one of the most successfully deployed supply chain modelling solutions available” says Fraser Ironside, Head of Strategic Modelling at Barloworld SCS. “CAST Aurora has been developed to facilitate multi-time period network optimisation with mapping, locations and road network databases for any combination of countries.”
Vardan adds that the company’s reputation for excellent service, support levels and powerful software also influenced PwC Russia’s decision, along with the breadth of its software offering, which could be useful for projects in the future. “While PwC Russia supply chain team had not experienced the service of Barloworld SCS previously, global PwC operations had positive experiences with the company on other projects with large retail companies. Barloworld SCS has a strong reputation and something of a legacy” he says.
Barloworld Supply Chain Software is a leading global supply chain planning company, providing expertise, tools and solutions to help companies optimise their supply chain networks, inventory and transportation. For further information please visit www.barloworldscs.com or call +44 (0)121 746 5350.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
“Barloworld Supply Chain Software develops flexibly deployed software solutions,
to enable clients to solve scalable & complex supply chain planning challenges,
at the Supply Chain Design, Deployment and Execution level,
supported by proven methodologies & processes, and international domain experts in Supply Chain Network & Inventory performance”
Barloworld Supply Chain Software is a leading global supply chain planning company, providing expertise, tools and solutions to help companies optimise their supply chain networks, inventory and transportation.
It has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain planning, with more than 400 software installations across over 600 international clients, supported from offices in the UK, France, USA, South Africa, U.A.E, China and partners worldwide.
Barloworld Supply Chain Software provides planning software and methodologies to support supply chain efficiency and continuous performance improvement. It offers global solutions in: Supply chain network design, Demand planning and forecasting, Inventory management, Inventory strategy & Integrated demand and supply planning.
Barloworld Supply Chain Software is part of the Logistics arm of Barloworld Plc, a South African multinational with over 18,600 employees and a turnover of more than $7.2 billion.
For further information please visit www.barloworldscs.com
- PwC Russia (www.pwc.ru) provides industry-focused assurance, tax, legal and advisory services to various industries. Over 2,000 professionals working in PwC offices in Moscow, St Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Vladikavkaz share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice for our clients.
- "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network, which includes over 169,000 employees in 158 countries. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any other member firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control the exercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.
"PwC Russia" refers to PwCIL member-firms operating in Russia.
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