News: Barloworld Supply Chain Software helps PwC Russia enhance supply chain consultancy service
New CAST Aurora software from Barloworld Supply Chain
Software is helping PwC Russia (a network of firms offering SCM
(Supply Chain Management) logistics, auditing and consultancy), to
enhance its business consultancy service.
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) is a global network of firms that
has recently expanded its services in the Russian Federation to
include supply chain management. The new business consulting team
supply chain software and selected
CAST Aurora from Barloworld Supply Chain Software (Barloworld
Having researched various supply chain software providers in
Russia, PwC considered Barloworld SCS's
software and services (including training and consultancy, which
has also been provided to PwC) to best meet the
supply chain planning requirements of PwC Russia's
"We selected Barloworld SCS for a number of reasons" explains
Vardan Gasparyan, Senior Manager, SCM Logistics at PwC Russia. "The
new CAST Aurora software with its multi-time period functionality,
and level of localisation met our operational criteria. Training
and fast response support provided by Barloworld SCS were also
essential factors in our decision making."
CAST Aurora software, (a powerful, PC based application) has
been designed to assist with global
supply chain modelling, strategic network design and
optimisation. It is used to evaluate and identify the 'preferred'
or optimal supply chain configuration and to calculate the
end-to-end supply chain costs leading to cost savings and service
"CAST Aurora, is widely recognised as one of the most
successfully deployed supply chain modelling solutions available"
says Fraser Ironside, Head of Strategic Modelling at Barloworld
SCS. "CAST Aurora has been developed to facilitate multi-time
period network optimisation with mapping, locations and road
network databases for any combination of countries."
Vardan adds that the company's reputation for excellent service,
support levels and powerful software also influenced PwC Russia's
decision, along with the breadth of its software offering, which
could be useful for projects in the future. "While PwC Russia
supply chain team had not experienced the service of Barloworld SCS
previously, global PwC operations had positive experiences with the
company on other projects with large retail companies. Barloworld
SCS has a strong reputation and something of a legacy" he says.