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SoftBrands has successfully implemented the company’s lean automation software product Demand Stream at automotive components and systems manufacturer Alfmeier Corporation. Alfmeier purchased Demand Stream to reduce purchasing and planning labour, inventory and inbound freight.
By implementing Demand Stream, Alfmeier has significantly reduced days of inventory stock, while also reducing the time required to process daily releases to suppliers, by 80 per cent (from four hours per day to 45 minutes per day).
SoftBrands Inc. provides manufacturing solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide and is currently focused on the hospitality and manufacturing industries. With more than 5,000 customers in over 60 countries now actively using its products, SoftBrands has established a worldwide infrastructure for distribution, development and support of enterprise software. The company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has over 500 employees with branch offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
For more information, see www.softbrands.com