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Plan4Demand Practice Manager Named Among Industry 'Pros To Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Patrick Bower recognized as demand planning innovator, educator, thought leader

PITTSBURGH, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives with Plan4Demand Solutions, the consulting services firm specializing in supply chain planning, execution, and education, today announced that Patrick Bower, manager of the company's Supply Chain Planning practice, was recently named to the annual listing of supply chain Pros to Know by the editors of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Featured in the March 2007 issue of the magazine, which targets industry executives in charge of supply and demand chain management, the annual Pros to Know listing spotlights individuals who have personally helped raise the profile of supply chain and increase recognition of supply chain as a strategic business function.

As a hands-on professional with deep expertise in both technology and business processes, Mr. Bower has distinguished himself as an international presenter, educator, and the prolific author of numerous white papers and articles published by Plan4Demand and various nationwide industry publications, specializing in areas like demand planning and excellence, production scheduling, and sales and operations planning.

Mr. Bower, who was acknowledged for his work in the Consulting/Analysis/Education category, also developed Plan4Demand's Demand Curve Analyzer (TM) and is currently a comparable tool set for supply planning.

"Pat's accomplishments exemplify Plan4Demand's dedication to drive thought leadership based on the vast expertise of our industry-veteran supply chain professionals," said Plan4Demand CEO Lisa M. Kustra. "That's one of our hallmarks, and Pat embodies that company culture - to help business leaders capture strategic value based on our experience as innovators and industry leaders."

According to Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "this year's Provider Pros to Know have shown themselves to be thought leaders in their respective supply chain segments. Their efforts in developing the tools and processes necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, are helping raise supply chain's status within the enterprise."

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Plan4Demand Solutions Inc. is a consulting services firm that helps Global 500, Fortune 1000, and mid-market companies around the world increase profitability and reduce operating costs through its holistic People - Process - Technology approach to maximizing efficiencies across their supply chains.

In addition to providing operational, strategic, and tactical guidance in areas like demand planning, fulfillment, warehouse management, and transportation management, Plan4Demand specializes in sales and operations planning. As a "technology-neutral" client advocate, the company also provides highly customized training to help organizations drive knowledge retention and capture the full value of their technology investments by ensuring long-term self-sufficiency.

Founded in 2000 and privately owned, Plan4Demand is a federally certified women-owned business and has a client base spanning multiple industries, including food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, high tech/medical, industrial/automotive, chemical/pharma, retail/apparel, and more. For additional information, visit http://www.plan4demand.com/.

Plan4Demand Solutions

CONTACT: Mark Kenny of Plan4Demand Solutions, +1-412-733-5026,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.plan4demand.com/

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