Valizant, an innovator in real-time supply chain planning solutions tailored to a company’s business practices, today announced that Plastic Ingenuity, one of the largest custom thermoformers in North America, will deploy a suite of Valizant elastic connected planning solutions, running on the Anaplan platform. Plastic Ingenuity will drive enhancements to its circularity initiatives by optimizing use of materials in production, as well as support its rapid growth and the dynamic needs of its customers with Valizant’s demand, inventory and capacity planning solutions.
“Valizant is the key to becoming better global citizens, with solutions that help us optimize resource use through more accurate insights into the byproducts we can reuse, then account for that when making purchasing decisions,” said Michael Phy, chief information officer for Plastic Ingenuity. “These planning solutions also are paramount to future-proofing businesses like ours that face long lead times, as well as space and capacity constraints related to the materials we use in production and our finished products. With Valizant, we will be able to provide our customers with impeccable service, delivering exactly what they want, when they need it.”
Valizant solutions harness the power of Anaplan – recently named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning – to support end-to-end elastic planning, as well as Xentrl, Valizant’s proprietary real-time collaboration and process navigation tool that helps businesses make faster and better decisions on-the-fly. Built on Anaplan’s market-leading connected planning platform, Valizant’s demand planning solution eliminates disconnected data and siloed planning, improving demand planning and collaboration across the entire business based on seamless statistical forecasts, customer forecasts and more. Inventory planning provides seamless network inventory planning through real-time visibility across the entire network to optimize inventory flow. Finally, capacity planning offers real-time monitoring, as well as live recommendations and ‘what-if’ scenarios, to ensure optimal utilization.
“Anticipating demand and optimizing inventory in today’s dynamic market is no easy feat, especially with continued supply chain disruption and shifting buying behaviors,” said Karen Clarke, senior vice president and managing director of the Americas for Anaplan. “Agile, data-driven processes are now critical to success, which is why we’re thrilled to work with Valizant to help forward-thinking businesses, like Plastic Ingenuity, re-imagine their approach to planning in order to capture demand, drive growth and deliver value to customers.”
“We are honored to be the foundational element for Plastic Ingenuity's next stage of business growth," said Ed Lewis, president and CEO of Valizant. "With its unique vertically integrated design and manufacturing environment, along with its commitment to sustainability, Plastic Ingenuity has carved out a powerful and differentiated approach. We are confident that our next-generation solutions on the Anaplan platform will ensure Plastic Ingenuity can meet its circularity goals and achieve success with their customers long into the future.”
Valizant transforms supply chain planning for manufacturers and enables better alignment to customer demand and business objectives. By leveraging advanced technologies that provide actionable insights and automate routine activities, Valizant empowers companies of all sizes to embrace change, drive market-leading performance and deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction. Rooted in the power of the Anaplan platform and its own Xentrl real-time collaboration and process navigation tool, Valizant connects live information from diverse sources for seamless supply and demand planning. The result is an always-on planning environment with real-time insights that optimize actions to meet customer demand, execute planning policy and explore scenarios for upside alternatives. With time-to-value measured in weeks instead of months, Valizant delivers double-digit improvement in supply chain performance and greater customer satisfaction. With Valizant, supply chain planners can free up 15 hours per week and achieve 30% improvement in supply chain performance. Valizant is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif. For more information or to schedule a demo, visit valizant.com.
About Plastic Ingenuity
Plastic Ingenuity is one of the largest custom thermoformers in North America. The company provides innovative packaging solutions that encompass every stage of packaging design and manufacturing, from initial proposals to the finished product. Plastic Ingenuity controls almost every aspect of its manufacturing process with in-house design, extrusion, mold-making, tooling, and thermoforming. The company focuses on high volume, high quality, custom projects for the food, healthcare, and consumer goods industries. Plastic Ingenuity understands the unique challenges of each industry and are constantly researching and developing new approaches to ongoing problems. For more information, visit www.plasticingenuity.com.
Anaplan is a transformative way to see, plan, and run your business. Using our proprietary Hyperblock™ technology, Anaplan lets you contextualize real-time performance, and forecast future outcomes for faster, confident decisions. Anaplan enables connected strategy and planning across your enterprise to move your business forward. Based in San Francisco, Anaplan has over 200 partners and more than 2,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, visit www.anaplan.com.