Laboratoires Expanscience Selects DynaSys Cloud DSCP Modules for Global Supply Chain Optimization

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--()--DynaSys, a leading provider of demand and supply chain planning (DSCP) solutions, today announced that Laboratoires Expanscience (“Expanscience”), a pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics laboratory, has chosen the Demand Planning, Distribution Planning and Production Planning modules of the DynaSys Cloud DSCP suite to help optimize sales forecasting, inventory and procurement management. Laboratoires Expanscience, headquartered in Courbevoie, France, will implement the cloud-based solution for its French and international facilities. DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB).

“We need a solution that is both agile and flexible so as to ensure its sustainability within the company,” explains Johan Boutmar, CIO at Expanscience. “It has to be able to meet our current needs while also allowing us to address future demands. DynaSys fits in well with the expertise of our supply chain teams and supports our international growth. DynaSys gives our Supply Chain team an opportunity to optimize its processes while enabling the IT team to standardize its information system with a reliable and robust solution.”

Expanscience conducted extensive market research to identify a demand and supply chain planning vendor that could help them meet their goals. Laboratoires Expanscience chose the DynaSys solutions because they anticipate the following benefits:

  • Streamlined processes and enhanced visibility and cooperation throughout the company’s supply chain.
  • Increased reliability of forecasts between the company’s affiliates.
  • Optimized Master Production Schedule and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).
  • An intuitive user interface that enables users to quickly become proficient.

“We were attracted to the business features of the DynaSys solution because it met our supply chain optimization needs. We also knew that deploying in the cloud would facilitate global implementation,” said David Adoutte, Director of the Expanscience Supply Chain. “Our final decision, however, was based on the human factor - specifically the expertise of the DynaSys project team and their methodology, which focuses on skills transfer. We also liked the user experience of DynaSys Cloud DSCP, which we think will be a huge advantage for us as we deploy it to 14 affiliates in almost 100 countries. Finally, our choice of DynaSys fits well into our in-process core model project for IT systems, which we plan to complete by 2018.”

“We are particularly proud to participate in the evolution of IT systems at Expanscience,” said DynaSys Managing Director Ariel Weil. “Our cloud-based DSCP solution will be key to Expanscience supply chain planning. They can count on our innovative technology and our experience in the pharmaceutical and cosmetology industries to support their growth.”

About Expanscience:

Expanscience is an independent pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics laboratory which generated turnover of €272.3 million in 2015, with 51.3 percent coming from international sales. Expanscience employs 977 people. For more than 60 years, the company has earned an international reputation for its professionalism, innovation, and expertise in skin care and in the treatment of arthritis. Its products include two leading brands, Piascledine 300 and Mustela, which are sold in 99 countries (85 countries distributing our products and 14 affiliates). Expanscience also develops and sells active ingredients of natural origin intended for the cosmetics industry in France and internationally. The company incorporates the full value chain, from research to production to distribution. Its CSR policy, in place for 10 years, was acclaimed as being exemplary by Afaq 26000 in 2013.

Find out more: www.expanscience.com

About DynaSys – Effective Enterprise Demand and Supply Chain Planning

DynaSys, a division of QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), provides Demand and Supply Chain Planning solutions. With 30 years of experience, DynaSys provides an integrated and collaborative planning solution that allows businesses to optimize their supply chains, including sales and operations planning, demand planning, and network, inventory and business resources optimizations. DynaSys software enables customers and partners in the consumer goods, life sciences, food and beverage, high tech, automotive, distribution and wholesale verticals to meet their goals of better managing Demand and Supply Chain Planning, and becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about DynaSys, visit www.dys.com or email contact@dys.com.

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise, or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

For more information about QAD, call +1 805-566-6000, visit www.qad.com.

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Contacts

DynaSys
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03 88 19 42 33 / 06 09 01 82 56
arnaud_hedoux@dys.com
or
Symphony Communication
Françoise Fouquet
01 30 64 14 20 / 06 08 25 27 74
ffouquet@symphony-communication.fr
or
QAD Inc.
Evan Quinn, 617-869-7335
Analyst Relations
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Public Relations
publicrelations@qad.com

Release Summary

Laboratoires Expanscience Selects DynaSys Cloud DSCP Modules for Global Supply Chain Optimization

Contacts

DynaSys
Arnaud Hédoux
03 88 19 42 33 / 06 09 01 82 56
arnaud_hedoux@dys.com
or
Symphony Communication
Françoise Fouquet
01 30 64 14 20 / 06 08 25 27 74
ffouquet@symphony-communication.fr
or
QAD Inc.
Evan Quinn, 617-869-7335
Analyst Relations
industryanalyst@qad.com
or
Scott Matulis, 818-451-8918
Public Relations
publicrelations@qad.com