Austin, TX – February 23, 2018 — Baxter Planning Systems (Baxter), the pioneer and recognized leader in inventory planning and optimization solutions, today announced that three of its employees were acknowledged as esteemed Supply and Demand Chain Executive 2018 Pros to Know. All three individuals work directly with Baxter’s clients and were recognized for their exceptional service and dedication to both the company and its clients.

Baxter’s 2018 Pros to Know are:

  • Kris Anderson, Senior Supply Chain Consultant – 13 year Baxter veteran: As a Certified Supply Chain Professional, Kris is recognized for his expertise in implementing planning solutions and defining best practices for implementing Baxter’s technician planning functionality. Kris’s work in executing efficient and thorough implementations translates to faster realization of service supply chain optimization by customers deploying Baxter solutions.
  • Ava Grove, Supply Chain Planner II – 3 year Baxter veteran: Ava is recognized for her ability to develop strong relationships with customers across multiple industries, her forecasting expertise, and the work she has done to grow and enhance Baxter’s Mentoring Program. Mentoring is an expert-led 12-week program designed to advise new customers on effective utilization of Prophet and Ava strongly believes that Mentoring is a key factor in a customer’s success that will ultimately enable them to achieve their supply chain goals.
  • Morten Nordberg, Supply Chain Planner II – 3 year Baxter veteran: Morten is recognized for his global experience across various industries and has extensive knowledge in planning and project management. Morten continually works to ensure the successful implementation of new customers, provide exceptional support for his clients, and define requirements to further Baxter’s excess management capabilities.

“Combining proven technology with planning expertise to deliver service supply chain excellence is our mission as an organization” stated Phillip Kennedy, President, Baxter Planning Systems. “Our growing list of Pros to Know exemplifies the expertise we are able to provide to our customers.”

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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 solutions 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 Nokia, Verizon, Tokyo Electron, NetApp, Nutanix, Carestream Health and many others.