Eroski Group Selects i2 Solutions

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i2 Technologies, Inc. have announced that Eroski Group, Spains third-largest retailer with revenue of 9 billion, has selected the i2 Transportation solutions  as the foundation for network modeling, planning and execution of its inbound and outbound transportation operations.

Eroski Group has selected the i2 solutions to enable integrated planning, execution, and monitoring across the entire transportation lifecycle, allowing the company to minimize transportation costs, improve customer service levels and reduce environmental impact and carbon emissions.  In addition, the solutions can provide the basis for continuous improvement for all transportation processes, ensuring Eroski Group is able to identify and quickly react to changes in market conditions and real-world constraints.

Eroski Group has experienced large growth rates over the past 10 years. Today, it has 25 distribution centers delivering more than one million boxes and more than 20,000 pallets daily. By deploying i2 solutions, Eroski Group plans to shift from static to dynamic load planning and also combine inbound and outbound flows. Its goals also include increasing truck fill rates and reducing the number of trips while improving service levels to the stores.

We believe the roll-out of i2 Transportation solutions will ensure that we run our complex logistics operations more efficiently by lowering transportation costs and CO2 emissions significantly, while improving service levels, said Mikel Larrea, director transport Eroski Group. Before selecting i2, we reviewed other relevant solutions in the market and selected i2 for a pilot based on their profound expertise, richness of functionality, proven technology and the large number of successful customers. Based on a successful pilot we are rolling out the solutions across all of Eroski Group.

We are excited about working with the Eroski Group to significantly improve their transportation operations across their overall supply chain network, said Graham Newland, senior vice president, i2 EMEA. In todays volatile business climate, it has become very important for companies to focus on gaining control, visibility and intelligence across their logistics operations while having the flexibility to rapidly respond to changing market dynamics.


About Eroski Group
As Spains third-largest retailer, Eroski Group operates about 2,300 grocery stores throughout Spain and has more than 48,000 employees. Eroskis supermarkets operate under the monikers EROSKI/center and EROSKI/city while hypermarkets carry the EROSKI banner. It also runs grocery stores bearing the Caprabo brand. In addition to supplying foodstuffs, the company manages the Viajes Eroski travel agency through more than 200 outlets and mobile service provider Eroski/Mvil. Grupo Eroski, is owned by its employees.

About i2
Throughout its more than 20-year history of innovation and value delivery, i2 has dedicated itself to building successful customer partnerships. As a full-service supply chain company, i2 is uniquely positioned to help its clients achieve world-class business results through a combination of consulting, technology, and managed services. i2 solutions are pervasive in a wide cross-section of industries.

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