DynaSys, a leading provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, today announced that LSDH (Laitière de Saint Denis de l’Hôtel), a French producer, packager and seller of liquid foods, has selected DynaSys Demand Planning. LSDH chose DynaSys Demand Planning to improve sales forecasting, increase demand visibility and enhance promotions management. DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB).

“We wanted to professionalize our processes,” said Christophe Bavais, Supply Chain Director of LSDH’s production sites at Saint Denis de l’Hôtel and Varenne sur Fouzon. “The spreadsheets we used could no longer meet our needs and were hindering the company’s growth. We needed to improve our agility and responsiveness to meet the needs of our customers, many of whom are among the biggest names in distribution and the food and beverage industry.”

LSDH produces, packages and sells a wide range of liquid foods including milk, fruit juices, baby products, soups and carbonated drinks. Recently, rapid growth, combined with the demands of the company’s busy around-the-clock delivery schedule, convinced management to replace the custom developed solution with a strategic, reliable and flexible solution to optimize its supply chain. LSDH was particularly interested in the planning and sales forecasting functions and cited the following reasons for selecting DyanSys Demand Planning:

  • DynaSys’ extensive experience in the food and beverage industries and in demand and supply chain planning
  • The advanced features of Demand Planning, including its comprehensive promotions management and collaboration capabilities
  • The solution’s user-friendly interface
  • Dependable support and guidance from the DynaSys project team
  • The ability to quickly and easily implement other modules from the integrated DynaSys DSCP (Demand and Supply Chain Planning) suite in the future
  • The ability to quickly deploy Demand Planning at other LSDH locations

“We have taken the first step in structuring and optimizing our supply chain, which will have a positive impact on our master production schedule,” said Bavais. “Depending on the results, we will consider implementing other DynaSys manufacturing resource planning modules in the future.”

“Over the last 30 years, we have developed extensive expertise in the food and beverage industry,” said Ariel Weil, Managing Director at DynaSys. “Our DSCP solution is well known in the food and beverage industry and we are delighted to add LSDH as a customer. Our team is there to support them, both in the Demand Planning implementation and in future projects.”

About LSDH
LSDH, Laitière de Saint Denis de l’Hôtel, produces, packages and sells liquid food including milk, creams, culinary aids, fruit juices, vegetable beverages, infant products, dietary and high protein products, syrups, soups and carbonated beverages. Founded by dairy farmers in 1909, LSDH has deep roots in the dairy industry and is one of the last remaining independent French milk producers. It is also the leading French packager of fruit juices. The company operates from two production sites in France, employs 600 people, including 380 dairy farmers, and has revenues of 440 million Euros.

For more information, visit http://www.lsdh.fr/.

About DynaSys – Effective Enterprise Demand and Supply Chain Planning
DynaSys, a division of QAD Inc., (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), provides Demand and Supply Chain Planning solutions. With 30 years of experience, DynaSys provides an integrated and collaborative planning solution that allows businesses to optimize their supply chains, including sales and operations planning, demand planning, and network, inventory and business resources optimizations. DynaSys software enables customers and partners in the consumer goods, life sciences, food and beverage, high tech, automotive, distribution and wholesale verticals to meet their goals of better managing Demand and Supply Chain Planning, and becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about DynaSys, visit www.dys.com or email contact@dys.com.

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise, or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

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