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Schneider Logistics Helps Manufacturers Secure Competitive Advantage

GREEN BAY, Wis. Schneider Logistics help manufactures manage some of the most complex, efficient and profitable supply chain logistics networks in the world. The company will now offer Boston-based Optiant's PowerChain suite to help companies save millions of dollars with improved supply chain and inventory strategies. Schneider Logistics plans to target customers who choose to optimize inventories and improve performance to build competitive operations with the industry's leading solution for supply chain design.

"Supply chains -- from design to delivery -- ultimately determine market share," said Brian Hancock, vice president and general manager of Schneider Logistics. "Optiant's PowerChain solution has a proven track record of delivering bottom-line enhancing results in 90 days -- and that's great news for our customers."

Schneider Logistics' customers in key vertical markets, including automotive, electronics, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing and healthcare, can choose to expand their supply chain engineering engagement to include inventory optimization via Optiant's leading technology.

General Motors, Ford, CNH, Thomson Electronics, and Ocean Spray are among the Fortune 500 companies that rely on Schneider Logistics to lower distribution costs, reduce inventory, improve customer service, and increase the availability of working capital. Schneider Logistics Engineering Services has a 10-year record of accomplishment, successfully optimizing supply chain networks for the Global 2000. The addition of Optiant's PowerChain software to its suite of design tools enhances the breadth and depth of the offering that Schneider Logistics' team of more than 30 logistics engineers can deliver to current and future customers.

The agreement with Schneider Logistics will also help expand Optiant's footprint in Europe through the company's overseas operation. Companies worldwide are making supply chain optimization a top target as an effective strategy to improve performance while reducing costs -- the mantra for today's economy. The integration of inventory and logistics strategies with business goals helps companies to improve time-to-market, boost service levels, optimize safety stock and buffer against unforeseen disruptions.

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