The company is also announcing continued progress on its goal to positively impact 100 million lives by 2022. Through partnerships with humanitarian organizations, governments and other innovative companies, LLamasoft solutions have been used to design, build and operate optimized supply networks for life-saving medical supplies in multiple countries in Africa. Innovations have included the use of alternative delivery methods including drone delivery that have positively impacted an estimated 3.75 million lives in the first half of 2019 and enhancing traditional medical supply networks and broadening the reach of these health systems.
The company was awarded a Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant of over half-a-million dollars that complements its private investment of $10.7 million into the expansion of its Ann Arbor, Michigan global headquarters. This investment supports LLamasoft’s business growth plans, which includes hiring additional software developers, data scientists, engineers, customer success and sales representatives to accelerate execution on the company’s product roadmap and expand support for additional customers. LLamasoft is on target to grow the global employee count by more than 20 percent into 2020.
“The world’s largest companies rely on LLamasoft to answer some of their most complex supply chain questions,” said Razat Gaurav, CEO, LLamasoft. “In times of accelerating change and continued economic uncertainty, global businesses need a systemic approach to continuously develop data-driven insights and make smart decisions leveraging advanced algorithms. With more rapid access to answers, agility, insight and the ability to rapidly operationalize decisions become a competitive weapon for these organizations. LLamasoft’s continued momentum is proof that more companies are committing to leveraging data and advanced algorithms to achieve healthier business results.”
Customer momentum fueled by need for strong data-driven decision making capability
LLamasoft’s software helps businesses assess how external and internal forces—such as tariffs, Brexit, evolving customer expectations and a desire for sustainability—will impact their supply chain. Businesses that use LLamasoft have the capability to analyze the impact of potential actions before they commit their resources to a course of action, keeping their global supply chain running optimally and resilient to volatility.
LLamasoft saw customer growth across multiple industries and geographies. Customers that have signed new agreements or expanded their existing relationship with LLamasoft in the first half of 2019 include:
- USA: Acco Brands, American Eagle, Chamberlain Group, Eaton, FedEx Ground, Footlocker, Goodman, KBX Logistics, Koch Industries, L Brands, L’Oreal, Oatly, Phillips 66, Radial, Reckitt Benckiser, Sonos, The Chamberlain Group, Wells Enterprises
- EMEA: Adama Agricultural Solutions, Cherkizovo Group, DHL Supply Chain, Müller Wiseman Dairies, Nestlé, NVD National Vehicle Distribution Limited, Ricoh Europe, Titan
- LATAM: Copagaz, Martin Brower, OXXO, Panasonic, SurKarne, Ternium
- APAC: Anji Automotive, BOC Limited, Ebara, GNS Trading Trust, Porsche
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About LLamasoft, Inc.
Over 750 of the world’s most innovative companies across multiple industries rely on LLamasoft to answer complex supply chain questions. Powered by augmented analytics, LLamasoft technology helps business leaders design operational strategies to achieve profitability and growth goals. The company creates a true end-to-end view of global supply chains to enable decisions among strategic, tactical and operational time horizons. Its customers have identified more than $13B in value. Partnering with humanitarian organizations, government entities and the World Economic Forum, LLamasoft’s solutions are used to optimize health supply chains to increase reach and resiliency and positively impact 100 million lives by 2022.