Rijk Zwaan selects Demand Planning for Sales Planning process

Following an intensive selection process in May and June, Rijk Zwaan has selected Outperform Demand Planning to support the Sales Planning and Replenishment planning process worldwide. The project will deliver a tighter link between developments in the market and the Rijk Zwaan planning and supply operations.

The project scope involves all local logistical coordination centers worldwide, the sales representatives and the central logistical coordination center in De Lier. The system and revised business processes will be rolled out to 100 users spread over 20 countries across the globe.

The project kick off was held on 5 September. System validation is planned for November 2008, integrated testing for January 2009 and roll out to the first two countries will be completed by July 2009.

About Rijk Zwaan:
Rijk Zwaan is a world leading, high quality, highly innovative specialist in creating vegetables. They do this through innovative research & development, led by the needs and tastes of their customers.

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DP provides a very good match with our requirements, and it has a high quality user interface for interacting with our planning hierarchies and other complexities. Most importantly, Outperform could commit to our ambitious timelines and accepted responsibility for coordinating the integration of the solution with other elements of our IT landscape.

Arjan Vermeer, CIO of Rijk Zwaan