Program with Silicon Graphics earns a spot on “100 Great Supply Chain Projects”


Austin, TX – June 9, 2015 — Baxter Planning Systems (Baxter), the pioneer and recognized leader in inventory planning and optimization solutions for the service supply chain, announced today the company’s inclusion in Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s (SDCE’s) 2015 “100 Great Supply Chain Projects”. Baxter was recognized for its supply chain planning project with Silicon Graphics International (SGI), where Baxter helped SGI refresh its use of Prophet, Baxter’s service parts forecasting and planning application and identified opportunities for additional supply chain optimization.

“Baxter helped us recognize changes to drive inventory reduction and service level improvement, making sure we have parts at the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost,” commented Mike Ho, Service Supply Chain Manager for SGI. “In addition to those short-term quick wins, we identified long-term goals for continuous improvements. More importantly, a partnership was established to make sure our Planning team is proactive as an enabler to our growing business needs.”

SGI is a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management. Their solutions enable customers (financial institutions, governments, manufacturers, the healthcare industry, retail, universities, automakers, research facilities, even those in the entertainment industry) to accelerate time to discovery, innovation and profitability. SGI’s support services range from telephone technical support to two-hour on-site service with Customer Replaceable Units (CRU’s) and Field Replaceable Units (FRU’s). Baxter’s solutions help plan and forecast CRUs & FRUs in SGI’s central distribution center, regional, and forward stocking locations to ensure the right parts are available to meet their customer requirements.

About the SDCE 100
Supply & Demand Chain Executive selects supply chain solution and service providers who are helping their customers achieve supply chain excellence for its annual Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. Providers have supported their clients achieve measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency in various supply chain categories and evaluated based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project; creative application of technologies/solutions/services used; extent of the business results/impact; and clarity of submission.

About Baxter Planning Systems
Since 1993, Baxter has developed solutions that meet the specific demands of aftermarket service and repair. Baxter’s suite of integrated forecasting and planning applications enables companies to achieve industry-leading customer service levels while significantly increasing profitability. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Baxter is privately held, self-funded, and profitable. Fortune 500 enterprises and growing startups deploying solutions from Baxter include Alcatel-Lucent, Maintech, NetApp, Nutanix, Kawasaki, Carestream Health, Illumina and many others. For more information, visit