Tarkett selects OM Partners for optimising its eight business units in Europe

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Tarkett, worldwide leader in flooring and sports surfaces, has gone live with OM Partners software in its business unit homogeneous vinyl. It is the first of eight business units in which OMP Plus will be used for forecasting and planning.

Tarkett produces a wide range of sustainable floors in different materials - vinyl, linoleum, rubber, laminate, wood, artificial turf and other sports surfaces. In 2007, the company produced 347 million m2 of floor surfaces. The forecasting module is used for achieving higher forecast accuracy, defining a replenishment level for orders delivered from production and for calculating safety stock.

With the planning module, Tarkett obtains lower inventory levels, increased availability on Make-To-Stock items and higher reliability on Make-To-Order deliveries. Gildas Merian, VP Logistics at Tarkett, says: Our goals were to increase the delivery speed to our customers and at the same to reduce our inventory level. In order to achieve that, we needed a tool that could give us an accurate forecast and an optimum plan.

A better visibility on the overall planning and the stock levels in all European warehouses was very important to us. Moreover, the software had to seamlessly integrate with our SAP environment. With OM Partners and OMP Plus, we have the right people and the right tool to achieve our goals. OM Partners has proven expertise in our industry and its integrated software modules offer us a very good view of what is happening in our supply chain.

Wouter Blondeel, senior business development manager at OM Partners: OM Partners clearly has the right solution for floor covering manufacturers. Tarkett is the third major group in the floor covering industry having implemented our software to optimize their supply chains.



About Tarkett

With 2007 revenues of 2.1 billion, Tarkett is a leading worldwide provider of innovative flooring and sports surfaces. 9,000 employees are at the service of Tarkett customers in 28 production sites and across some 100 countries.Tarkett is organized in four Divisions Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America and Sports. Everyday people all over the world experience Tarkett floors in different environments across housing, health, education, retail, hospitality, offices, sport. Tarkett is one of the seven official sponsors of the French National Sports Olympic Committee (CNOSF) for the Olympic Games. For more information http://www.tarkett.com

About OM Partners

OM Partners is a software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain Planning Solutions to chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer goods, metals, plastics, flooring, glass, paper & packaging and other industries.

Since its foundation in 1985 it has enjoyed steady growth, developing into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market. OMP Plus is a comprehensive solution for all planning related issues, from the strategic down to the operational level. OMP Plus introduces in memory integration making integrated demand planning, supply planning and scheduling a reality. OM Partners has headquarters in Belgium and offices in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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