CIV (Industrial Glass Company) of Brazil Selects Zemeter Demand Planner to Improve Forecasts

Supply Chain Consultants (SCC), designer and supplier of the Zemeter Suite of supply chain management software products, announced today a contract with Companhia Industrial de Vidros (CIV), its first customer in South America.

CIV, the third largest manufacturer of package glass in Brazil, will implement the Zemeter Demand Planning solution to improve its product forecasting.

Headquartered in Recife, Brazil, CIV is a $100 million division of the ICAL/Cornelio Brennand Group. CIV has been in the business of manufacturing both blown and pressed glass since 1955. The company's more than 1,000 employees operate four manufacturing facilities, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, with the capacity to produce 1,000 metric tons of glass a day.

CIV is divided into two lines of business making both industrial and household containers. "Our industrial glass products were far easier to forecast than the household goods, which we sell to many small and large retailers throughout the country," said Odir Pedrazzi, Operations Director for CIV. "We knew we would vastly improve our business processes if we could more accurately forecast our demand in the retail market."

CIV also wanted a software solution that was user-friendly. "We selected Zemeter because of its ease of use and its fast and easy implementation," added Pedrazzi.

Zemeter software provides a wide spectrum of product functionality including demand planning, inventory planning, collaborative planning, finite scheduling, production optimization, margin optimization, and business intelligence.

The Zemeter sale to CIV was a joint sales and marketing effort with Modus and Qualilog, SCC's partners in Brazil. "We are very pleased that our partnership with Modus and Qualilog has lead to our first contract in Brazil," said Bibi Singh, president of SCC. "CIV fits the profile perfectly as far as the size and type of business most suited to benefit from our Zemeter supply chain solutions."

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