Woolworths selects Business Modelling Associates for Supply Chain Network Design and Optimisation

Woolworths has selected Business Modelling Associates to conduct an extensive review of its entire supply chain network, spanning Clothing & General Merchandise (CGM) and Foods.

“Woolworths is in the process of optimising, aligning and transforming its supply chain. We aim to unlock synergies between CGM and Foods with a long term view of incorporating all business strategies, current and future growth, and the adoption of best practice principles across the business,” said Phil Davies, Supply Chain Director at Woolworths. “We selected Business Modelling Associates because of their niche focus on supply chain design, the experience and commitment of their team, and their world leading technology.”

Business Modelling Associates (BMA) is Southern Africa’s leading supply chain design and solutions development firm. With operations in South Africa and the UK, BMA helps clients compete and win by giving them the tools to visualise, analyse and optimise their key decisions. BMA is the exclusive distributor in the Sub Saharan region for LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions, and will utilise their market leading technology, Supply Chain Guru®, to perform the network design at Woolworths.

The network analysis study forms part of an investment decision journey that Woolworths has embarked on to analytically explore and quantify key supply chain decisions that will impact the business over the next 10 years and beyond.

BMA co-founder and director Rod Stout said, “We are proud to partner with Woolworths on this journey to further enhance their reputation as a supply chain innovator and leader in the retail sector. After a thorough selection process, BMA was appointed ahead of both local and internationally recognised consulting and logistics providers.”

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Rod Stout
Business Modelling Associates
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About Business Modelling Associates

Business Modelling Associates (BMA) is a consulting and solutions development firm, specialising in supply chain design and next generation business analytics applications. With operations in Africa and the UK, BMA helps clients compete and win by giving them the tools to visualise, analyse and optimise their key decisions. BMA is exclusive distributor in the Sub Saharan region for LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions.

www.businessmodelling.com

About Woolworths

Woolworths is one of South Africa’s leading retail chains with more than 400 stores throughout Africa and the Middle East. Woolworths core philosophy is underpinned by quality, offering customers consistently high quality merchandise at affordable prices and incorporating innovative developments across the business.

www.woolworths.co.za

About LLamasoft

LLamasoft supply chain design software helps organisations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimise and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world's largest organisations.

www.llamasoft.com

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