Certified Transmission Selects Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling Software

The automotive remanufacturer chose Demand Solutions automated production scheduling system to increase production efficiency

Jan 28, 2010, 09:00 ET from Demand Management, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand Management, Inc., a global resource for managing the supply chain for small and midsized enterprises, today announced that Certified Transmission, a leading remanufacturer of transmissions, has selected Demand Solutions Advanced Planning and Scheduling to increase profits through optimization of its production scheduling.

Since its inception in 1979, Certified Transmission has grown from a small company operating in an abandoned two-bay gas station in Omaha, Nebraska into one of the largest independent remanufactured transmission repair and remanufacturing facilities in the country. At the heart of its success is its team of skilled associates that manually rebuild transmissions at the company's two state-of-the-art remanufacturing plants.  With each associate specializing in only a few automotive makes and models to ensure quality, the company struggled to manually schedule production. That's why Certified Transmission chose Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling — to optimize its scheduling process and increase resource efficiency.

"One in every 50 cars will need a new transmission this year, and our goal at Certified Transmission is to deliver affordable and reliable transmissions to our customers so that they can get back on the road as quickly as possible," said Certified Transmission owner Peter Fink. "We selected Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling software to ensure that we are remanufacturing transmissions as quickly and efficiently as possible to serve our customers."

The inventory scheduling system incorporates employee skill sets, tooling and inventory constraints into the production schedule, allowing users to adjust and respond to changes quickly with real-time tracking and performance indicators. Additionally, Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling enables manufacturers to visualize resource utilization and availability, and it identifies problems in advance with a red highlighting feature to flag bottleneck operations.

"Certified Transmission invested in Demand Solutions Advanced Planning & Scheduling because it allows them to simultaneously plan for capacity, labor and material planning," said Demand Management president Bill Harrison. "The ability to plan production based on an employee's expertise and availability affords the company an opportunity to better serve its customers and win additional market share."

About Demand Management, Inc.

Demand Management, Inc. is a global resource for software, support, services and training for maximizing profits in manufacturing, distribution and retail operations. More global supply chains depend on Demand Management's Demand Solutions than any other system for forecasting, demand planning and point-of-sale analysis. For more information on Demand Solutions, visit www.demandsolutions.com. Demand Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Logility which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software (Nasdaq: AMSWA).

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