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Kimberly-Clark migrates to new suppy chain platform

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Kimberly-Clark has completed the migration of its North American Vendor Managed Inventory program to the Datalliance VMI platform, on which it will manage its consumer brands for 15 retail partners.

"We selected Datalliance due to their flexibility to understand the needs of Kimberly-Clark and our customers," said Liz Neuman, Kimberly-Clark director of consumer supply chain solutions. "The transition to Datalliance went smoothly due to on-going dialogue and their willingness to customize applications. We are seeing increased analyst efficiency due to the tool's ease of use, which has resulted in the ability to leverage data to make better decisions."

"We are excited to have Kimberly-Clark as a customer. They are very experienced with VMI and their insights have helped our on-going efforts to develop new capabilities that support the evolving role of VMI in both consumer and industrial markets," added Carl Hall, Datalliance president and CEO.

Kimberly-Clark is recognized for excellence in supply chain management. They were named as part of Gartner's 2012 Supply Chain 25 — a prestigious list of the top 25 companies across all industries that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business results. They were listed as the number 7 top company in the Consumer Products industry. 

Kimberly-Clark’s brands include Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend. 

Datalliance is a leading provider of collaborative commerce services, and the world's largest independent VMI service provider. Delivered via the Internet using the 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) model, Datalliance solutions aim to make it easy for suppliers and their customers to establish sales and inventory management relationships that fully align business objectives, improve collaboration and streamline supply chain operations.