Bristlecone Incorporated, Builder of Internet Supply Chain Software And Solutions, Announces a Major SAP APO Service Contract With Nestle USA, Inc.

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bristlecone, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristlecone, Inc., a leading
 provider of supply chain solutions, announced today that Nestle USA, Inc., the
 United States affiliate of the world's largest food company, has selected
 Bristlecone to implement SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO)(TM) at
 Nestle USA's headquarters and associated business units.
     "Bristlecone's broad knowledge of SAP APO and proven success in previous
 SAP implementations will add value to our company-wide SAP implementation,"
 said Mr. Richard Ramage, Vice President of Supply Chain at Nestle USA.
     SAP APO builds on the SAP business framework to improve information flow
 by incorporating real-time collaborative decision support, advanced planning,
 and optimization into the SAP R/3 System. SAP APO uses a powerful memory
 resident analytical engine and highly specialized, highly configurable data
 objects that offer demand planning, supply network, planning and deployment,
 production planning and detailed scheduling, and global available-to-promise
 services.
     "We are delighted to have been selected as a service provider for this
 exciting project at Nestle USA," said Mr. Padman Ramankutty, Chief Executive
 Officer at Bristlecone. "After successfully completing supply chain projects
 in high-tech industries, expanding Bristlecone's services into Consumer
 Packaged Goods is an important achievement in our efforts to expand our
 applications and service offerings."
     Bristlecone, Inc. ( http://www.bcone.com ), based in Santa Clara,
 California, is an industry-leading provider of integrated supply chain event
 management (SCEM) solutions that enable business-to-business eCommerce.
 Bristlecone helps companies build the technical infrastructure they need to
 bring the speed, ease and global reach of the Internet into their supply
 chains, thus creating "eSupply Chains." By leveraging Internet technology,
 advanced supply chain planning and management solutions, Bristlecone enables
 more time and cost efficient eCommerce while focusing on materials
 procurement, vendor management, transportation and distribution and inventory
 management.
 
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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristlecone, Inc., a leading
 provider of supply chain solutions, announced today that Nestle USA, Inc., the
 United States affiliate of the world's largest food company, has selected
 Bristlecone to implement SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO)(TM) at
 Nestle USA's headquarters and associated business units.
     "Bristlecone's broad knowledge of SAP APO and proven success in previous
 SAP implementations will add value to our company-wide SAP implementation,"
 said Mr. Richard Ramage, Vice President of Supply Chain at Nestle USA.
     SAP APO builds on the SAP business framework to improve information flow
 by incorporating real-time collaborative decision support, advanced planning,
 and optimization into the SAP R/3 System. SAP APO uses a powerful memory
 resident analytical engine and highly specialized, highly configurable data
 objects that offer demand planning, supply network, planning and deployment,
 production planning and detailed scheduling, and global available-to-promise
 services.
     "We are delighted to have been selected as a service provider for this
 exciting project at Nestle USA," said Mr. Padman Ramankutty, Chief Executive
 Officer at Bristlecone. "After successfully completing supply chain projects
 in high-tech industries, expanding Bristlecone's services into Consumer
 Packaged Goods is an important achievement in our efforts to expand our
 applications and service offerings."
     Bristlecone, Inc. ( http://www.bcone.com ), based in Santa Clara,
 California, is an industry-leading provider of integrated supply chain event
 management (SCEM) solutions that enable business-to-business eCommerce.
 Bristlecone helps companies build the technical infrastructure they need to
 bring the speed, ease and global reach of the Internet into their supply
 chains, thus creating "eSupply Chains." By leveraging Internet technology,
 advanced supply chain planning and management solutions, Bristlecone enables
 more time and cost efficient eCommerce while focusing on materials
 procurement, vendor management, transportation and distribution and inventory
 management.
 
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