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CINNCINATI, Ohio -- Kroger Co. selected LLamasoft Inc. as a partner for supply chain modeling and strategic planning. The company will license LLamasoft's strategic planning software, Supply Chain Guru, and will contract LLamsoft's consulting services to assist with network design and inventory analysis, according to a company release.
"After a detailed market evaluation, we determined that LLamasoft's Supply Chain Guru will provide Kroger with the most comprehensive strategic planning capability," Paul Pridemore, General Manager of Kroger Logistics said in a released statement. "The integration of network and inventory optimization, combined with product flow-path analysis and simulation will enable Kroger to systematically improve our total cost-to-serve for all key supply chain segments."
The analysis will focus on improving end to end supply chain operations and reducing the total cost-to-serve from suppliers and manufacturing through distribution centers and out to the Kroger retail stores.