Barloworld Supply Chain Software (BWSCS), provider of strategic and tactical supply chain solutions for demand, supply planning, network & transport design and optimisation, has entered into partnership with ISB Global.
ISB Global is a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of SAP software solutions and a Software Solutions & Technology Partner (SSTP), supporting customers with a range of tailored business and technical solutions, including Business Process Design, Project Management, Systems Implementation and Support. Its strong customer base includes key players within the oil and gas, recycling and waste management industries.
The partnership will strengthen BWSCS's presence in the energy, recycling and waste management sectors. Under the terms of the agreement, ISB Global will offer the Barloworld SCS CAST solution to address the increasing needs within its international customer base for a supply chain design and network modelling solution and expertise.
ISB will be able to extend the depth of its customer relationships by providing significant and strategic insight of customer's current supply chain performance, and identifying cost saving opportunities as well as providing direction and advice on network investment and/or restructuring.
CAST enables organisations to define their supply chain strategy and carry out supply chain modelling, while taking into account the many variables which can have a significant impact on effectiveness and efficiency. CAST also enables organisations to proactively plan for demand seasonality in order to maintain service levels. It also includes customs, tax, environmental and ecological aspects that are increasingly front of mind for many companies.
Chris Williams, Managing Director at ISB Global said; "All the solutions we offer are designed to ensure that our clients are able to service their customers in the most cost effective and efficient way. We identified that very few companies in the sectors we specialise in have formal supply chain modelling tools so we see this as a great opportunity. After researching the market we chose CAST to add to our portfolio as it offers the most comprehensive functionality in the marketplace that enables companies to extract benefits and costs from complex supply chains."
Fraser Ironside, Head of strategic Modelling at Barloworld SCS, commented: "Our ecosystem is an extension of our brand and we take great care to partner with like-minded companies who share our vision to deliver the best possible solutions for maximum value. We are delighted to welcome ISB Global into our network." He added: "Companies in all industries have requirements to design and model their "to be" network to make the right decisions, and our solution makes it possible for them to include location of raw materials and sourcing zones as well as the location and capacity of industrial and distribution sites and the subsequent flow analysis. Thanks to ISB this value can now further strengthen our position in this sector, and we look forward to working closely together".