Austin, TX – July 18, 2017 — Baxter Planning Systems (Baxter), the pioneer and recognized leader in inventory planning and optimization solutions for the service supply chain, today announced that DSL Northwest (DSL-NW) & Taylor Arizona (TAZ), food service companies distributing and supporting commercial restaurant equipment, have selected Prophet by Baxter to optimize their service inventory planning capabilities.

DSL-NW & Taylor Arizona needed help optimizing their service supply chain to support a growing list of customers in the western United States including major customers such as McDonald’s, Costco, and Wendy’s. This food service leader chose Baxter Planning Systems as their solution provider based on Baxter’s proven capabilities, planning expertise, and the continued success of Canadian sister company, DSL Ltd, as a Prophet by Baxter customer.
DSL-NW & Taylor Arizona will leverage Baxter’s technology to optimize Supply Order creation, automate replenishment to offices and technicians, and improve their key metric of First Time Fix Rate.

“We are excited to expand our business with DSL-NW & Taylor Arizona as we continue to develop industry-leading field service inventory planning capabilities,” commented Phillip Kennedy, President of Baxter Planning Systems. “Our ability to optimize service supply chains with a combination of proven technology and expertise continues to differentiate Baxter in this market.”

About DSL-NW, Taylor Arizona, and DSL Ltd.
DSL Northwest was founded in 2005 by shareholders of DSL Ltd (Canada). It is an exclusive distributor of Taylor Food Equipment. DSL NW’s exclusive territory for Taylor equipment includes Washington, Oregon, and parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. It has a service network of 15 technicians across its region.

Taylor Arizona was acquired in 2012 by shareholders of DSL Canada and DSL NW. It is an exclusive distributor Taylor Food equipment, and a distributor of Hoshizaki Ice Machines. TAZ’s exclusive Taylor distributor territory is the state of Arizona, and has a service network of 12 technicians in the state.

DSL Ltd. is the original company in the group, founded in 1916 in Edmonton, AB, Canada. DSL Ltd. is the exclusive distributor in Western Canada of Taylor Food Equipment and has been since 1957. In addition, DSL is a distributor of Henny Penny cooking equipment, and Franke Coffee Systems. DSL has a network of 70 service technicians across Western Canada, and is one of the leaders in service technology in North America.

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