Monday, September 21st, 2009 - LIfe In Half A Second
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 21 September 2009 – SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling, announced today that Amcor has selected SolveIT Software’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) system for implementation in its glass division. SolveIT Software's APS system will be used by Amcor Glass to plan and schedule the production of more than 1 million bottles per day.

“After reviewing a number of software packages for constrained production planning and scheduling, we ultimately selected SolveIT Software's APS system,” said Mr Tim Johnson, General Manager of Amcor Glass. “During the tender process SolveIT Software was able to demonstrate the functionality of its APS system using Amcor data, proving it could handle all of our business rules and constraints in a very easy-to-use graphical environment. Overall, SolveIT Software’s APS system represented the best value and best fit for our business.”

Key optimisation objectives of Software Software’s APS System will include maximising customer service levels (i.e. DIFOT), maximising production efficiency, and minimising cost. The implementation of SolveIT Software's APS system will commence this month, with full integration with Amcor Glass' ERP system and go-live scheduled for late January.

"We are very pleased to add one of the world's largest packaging companies as a customer," said Dr Arvind Mohais, Director of Technical Delivery at SolveIT Software. "The addition of Amcor Glass to our customer base also strengthens our position in the wine sector, which is a key vertical for SolveIT Software. Customers already include several large wineries and wine industry suppliers, such as Orlando Wines, Australian Vintage, and Visy Industries. Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard Pacific went live with SolveIT Software’s APS system for production scheduling optimisation across its bottling plants at Rowland Flat, South Australia, and Tamaki, New Zealand."

The Amcor Glass Packaging plant is located near the Barossa Valley north of Adelaide and commenced production in May 2002. The plant incorporates two of the largest dedicated Glass manufacturing furnaces in the world. Servicing the wine industry of Australia and New Zealand, Amcor Glass is currently producing approximately 1 million wine bottles a day. For more information about Amcor Glass, please visit www.amcor.com/businesses/australasia/aa_glass/amcor_glass.html

Amcor Glass is a wholly-owned division of Amcor, a leading global packaging manufacturer offering a broad range of corrugated boxes, flexible packaging, cartons, paper, cans, closures and glass packaging products, along with packaging-related services. In financial year ended 30 June 2009, Amcor recorded revenue in excess of AU$9.5 billion, and employed more than 21,000 employees worldwide across 226 sites in 34 countries. For more information about Amcor, please visit www.Amcor.com

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