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Fire Alarm Extinguisher Manufacturer Uses S&OP Solution from ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup, which specializes in demand-driven inventory optimization solutions, will provide Kidde Residential & Commercial the solutions needed to drive its sales and operations planning process.

Kidde R&C is a global leader in fire detection and suppression, and manufactures products ranging from portable fire extinguishers to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

"The net effect of our ToolsGroup partnership is a common data set and workflow across our S&OP process, including forecasting, supply chain optimization, replenishment and production planning," says Suresh Krishna, Kidde's director and head of global operations, supply chain and IT. "In addition, ToolsGroup's Service Optimizer 99+ will help us provide our commercial and residential customers with the best possible customer service."

The S&OP solution is being developed and implemented by Supply Chain Process Improvement (SCPI), a consulting firm that specializes in optimizing S&OP and other supply chain processes. The total Kidde solution includes process definition and implementation of the SO 99+ technology, which includes demand modeling, service level optimization and inventory optimization, and replenishment planning.

Visit www.toolsgroup.com, www.kidde.com and www.scpiteam.com

ToolsGroup, which specializes in demand-driven inventory optimization solutions, will provide Kidde Residential & Commercial the solutions needed to drive its sales and operations planning process.

Kidde R&C is a global leader in fire detection and suppression, and manufactures products ranging from portable fire extinguishers to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

"The net effect of our ToolsGroup partnership is a common data set and workflow across our S&OP process, including forecasting, supply chain optimization, replenishment and production planning," says Suresh Krishna, Kidde's director and head of global operations, supply chain and IT. "In addition, ToolsGroup's Service Optimizer 99+ will help us provide our commercial and residential customers with the best possible customer service."

The S&OP solution is being developed and implemented by Supply Chain Process Improvement (SCPI), a consulting firm that specializes in optimizing S&OP and other supply chain processes. The total Kidde solution includes process definition and implementation of the SO 99+ technology, which includes demand modeling, service level optimization and inventory optimization, and replenishment planning.

Visit www.toolsgroup.com, www.kidde.com and www.scpiteam.com