Pan-European Supply Chain Consulting Firm Strengthens Demand-Supply Planning Capabilities

Atlanta, GAAugust 6, 2013 – Chainalytics, a recognized leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence, announced today its acquisition of ROCE Partners, a pan-European supply chain management consultancy with offices in Helsinki, Milan, and Stockholm.  With the addition of ROCE Partners, Chainalytics will both expand its geographic coverage and deepen its experience and capabilities in the areas of sales and operations planning (S&OP) and demand-supply planning.  Janne Salmi, former Chairman of the Board at ROCE Partners, will serve as the Managing Director of Chainalytics Europe and lead the global S&OP Practice.

For more than 15 years, ROCE Partners has served dozens of clients, delivering more than 200 supply chain consulting engagements. Through the combination with ROCE Partners, Chainalytics now offers expertise spanning supply chain strategy, planning, and execution across the globe.  The combined company will have extensive experience in several global industries, including Food & Beverage, CPG, Consumer Non-Durables, Hi-Tech, Industrials, Telecom, and Healthcare.

“Our mission is to partner with our clients to capture the maximum value from their supply chains – in every geography where they operate and serve,” stated Mike Kilgore, President & CEO of Chainalytics.  “With the addition of ROCE Partners, we now have a team that has worked with many of the leading supply chains across Europe, and is unmatched in the global marketplace in the areas of S&OP and demand-supply planning.”

“We are excited to become part of Chainalytics as this will enable us to deliver new services to our clients and to accelerate the growth of our combined company,” said Janne Salmi.  “ROCE Partners’ relationship with Chainalytics began more than six years ago, and I am confident of the excellent fit between our competencies and cultures.  Together we will be able to provide even more value to our clients’ global supply chains.”

In the coming weeks, Chainalytics will announce plans to launch its supply chain intelligence products in Europe.  European supply chain executives will soon have access to Chainalytics’ proven offerings including the Sales & Operations Variability Consortium, which enables companies to benchmark and explain the effects of demand variability on forecast accuracy, and the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, which provides market insights and benchmarking to buyers of freight transportation services to aid them in navigating a dynamic marketplace.
About Chainalytics
Chainalytics is a recognized leader in supply chain intelligence, analytics, and advisory services. Through a unique combination of best practice knowledge, exclusive benchmarking research, and advanced decision sciences tools and techniques, Chainalytics empowers fact-based decision making in the areas of Supply Chain Design, S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning), Logistics Operations, Transportation, Service Supply Chain, and Packaging Optimization. Chainalytics targets enterprises with a high degree of complexity created by their unique combination of scale, variability, and geography. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, Chainalytics serves companies globally in a borderless fashion.