SynQuest‘s New Supply Chain Solution Bags First AS/400 Customer

Jim Martin

Longstanding AS/400 e-business and supply chain solution provider SynQuest Inc. (Atlanta) recently announced that Chesapeake Display & Packaging, a leading provider of global merchandising services, is the first major customer to implement its new supply-chain e-business software for the AS/400.

Targeting mid-sized to large AS/400 manufacturers, SynQuest Manufacturing Manager Software allows the manufacturers to use the Internet to more efficiently manage their inventories and increase product orders while reducing fulfillment costs. The package includes advanced planning and scheduling capabilities that are integrated with manufacturing execution to enable real-time management for improved customer responsiveness on every order.

“With the rise of e-business, product cycles are declining and customers are expecting faster, more efficient order fulfillment, which makes it even more critical for companies to have real-time management capabilities,” says Chris Jones, executive VP, marketing and corporate development at SynQuest. “By extending our proven manufacturing management capabilities to the AS/400 environment, SynQuest can help customers consistently cut costs and meet their profitability and on-time delivery objectives.”

Chesapeake Display & Packaging is using the new solution to reduce cycle times, inventory and work-in-process, as well as to improving e-business by linking suppliers via the Internet.

“At Chesapeake Display & Packaging, every order is 100 percent customized to the needs of our customers,” says Gary Cheimis, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Chesapeake Display & Packaging. “SynQuest supply chain software, combined with the high performance of the AS/400 platform, will provide the infrastructure necessary to synchronize our complex order fulfillment activities to meet profitability and on-time delivery objectives.”

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