For more than 40 years, Reisenthel has been a most popular producer of accessories, bags and storage systems, famous for the successful combination of style, functionality and flexibility. The family owned company foremost gained reputation for its functional and flexible bags, such as the Carrybag, Carrycruiser or Easybag.
To further develop their market oriented goods availability, Reisenthel now implemented the software TIA A3® for sales planning and demand management. TIA A3® ensures optimal stock management in combination with the highest goods availability possible. Furthermore, the Reisenthel planning team is supported by TIA A3® prognoses.
With 69 furnishing houses in eight countries, a wide range of accessories and high tech solutions for comfortable living, the kika/Leiner group with 7,700 employees is one of Europe’s leading furniture merchants. Each month, 41,000 cubic meters of goods are distributed from the central warehouse with an overall size of 100,000 square meters kika/Leiner has established a highly sophisticated supply chain management as each furnishing house has a range of about 50,000 products. To ensure and develop the market leading position concerning goods availabilitiy and service, the traditional company now implements the material planning software MPD for market oriented demand planning.
Founded in 2012, windeln.de has developed from being an innovative start-up company to Germany’s largest online shop in no time. With a product range of more than 10,000 articles of over 160 brands, windeln.de can cover all needs of young parents who want to shop online for their day to day needs. While coping with their company’s rapid growth the windeln.de team had to face the challenge of combining demand-oriented stocks with optimum deliverability. Therefore the Software MPD for Demand Planning and automated dispatching has been implemented to support the purchasing department in storing the right products at the right time.
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LOG:IT GmbH headquartered close to the Danube in Regensburg benefits of its continuous growth and acquires 74,9 % of TIA A3 Forecast GmbH, located in Boebingen close to Stuttgart. TIA A3 had been founded already in 1976 and has well-known companies like Stihl, Steiff, Mexx, or Tommy Hilfiger among its customers. Target of the acquisition is a strong market position in the field of demand planning and advanced forecasting.
According to Prof. Dr. Alexander Soeder, product manager and shareholder of LOG:IT, both customer base and product portfolio benefit of this union: "By A3, TIA brings in a long-time noted product with unique solutions for planning and the textile industry. As a precursor in the field of demand planning, A3 has reached a high degree of user acceptance and product maturity. In contrast, our software MPD has been successful in the recent years due to innovative analytical prognosis tools and it´s automated disposition."
Both products usually are implemented as an "add-on" to the existing ERP-software like SAP, JDE, Navision, Axapta, and others.
The brand "TIA A3" will be continued according to Reiner Angermeier, CEO of LOG:IT: "Due to a strong product portfolio and together with the specialists of TIA we will extend our market profile in the field of demand planning."