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CORRECTING and REPLACING GCS Optimizes its Global Supply Chain with DynaSys

By Business Wire News   


Please note edits to David Le Roy’s quote and also to the GCS boilerplate in release dated September 16, 2015.

The corrected release reads:


Demand Planning and Production Planning strengthen Sales & Operations Planning processes

DynaSys, a leading provider of demand and supply chain planning solutions, today announced it has signed a contract with Global Closure Systems (GCS), one of the world’s market leaders in the closure and dispensing systems sector. DynaSys is a division of QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB).

GCS decided to replace its existing system with a solution capable of improving its capacity planning at a global level, a fundamental requirement in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes.

“It’s a global S&OP process. We want to standardize our demand and supply chain planning solution throughout all of our global facilities,” explained GCS Project Manager, David Le Roy. “The DynaSys solution allows us to use the same process at all of our 23 manufacturing sites on three continents. Our entire enterprise will be able to collaborate more easily and share the right information at the right time and better anticipate our supply chain needs.”

After thoroughly evaluating the major demand and supply chain planning and advance planning solution providers, GCS selected the DynaSys demand planning and production planning solution. In addition to providing all of the advanced features required for managing a global enterprise, the solution’s positive reputation and flexibility and the expertise of the project team attracted the GCS selection team. GCS selected the DynaSys solution for several reasons:

  • The ability to establish a collaborative process for a multi-site implementation centralized at GCS global headquarters
  • A powerful Demand Planning solution able to quickly and easily generate sales forecasts and optimize inventory levels
  • A proven finite capacity planning solution
  • Easy integration with the company’s existing IT infrastructure

“We are pleased to have Global Closure Systems among our community of DynaSys solution users,” said DynaSys Managing Director Ariel Weil. “The robust functionality and durability of our Demand and Supply Chain Planning solutions will enable GCS to efficiently manage its global supply chain and accommodate anticipated future growth.”

About GCS

With 591 million euros revenue in 2014 and 40 billion closure systems produced each year in 23 production sites around the world, Global Closure Systems (GCS) is one of the world’s largest providers of plastic closure solutions for the FMCG market. GCS offers a wide range of plastic and metal closures and dispensing systems for the global beverage, food, household & industrial, health care, personal care and wine & spirits markets. With its several long recognized brands, including Astra Plastique, Bender, Massmould, Obrist, UCP and Zeller Plastik, GCS offers over 2,700 designs of standard and custom closures and dispensing systems worldwide.

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 or email

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, or visit

“QAD” is a registered trademark of QAD Inc. All other products or company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to Investors: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements regarding projections of revenue, income and loss, capital expenditures, plans and objectives of management regarding the Company’s business, future economic performance or any of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “could,” “will likely result,” “estimates,” “intends,” “may,” “projects,” “should,” “would,” “might,” “plan” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: risks associated with our cloud service offerings, such as defects and disruptions in our services, our ability to properly manage our cloud service offerings, our reliance on third-party hosting and other service providers, and our exposure to liability and loss from security breaches; demand for the company’s products, including cloud service, licenses, services and maintenance; pressure to make concessions on our pricing and changes in our pricing models; protection of our intellectual property; dependence on third-party suppliers and other third-party relationships, such as sales, services and marketing channels; changes in our revenue, earnings, operating expenses and margins; the reliability of our financial forecasts and estimates of the costs and benefits of transactions; the ability to leverage changes in technology; defects in our software products and services; third party opinions about the company; competition in our industry; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; delays in sales; timely and effective integration of newly acquired businesses; economic conditions in our vertical markets and worldwide; exchange rate fluctuations; and the global political environment. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the company and factors that may affect our forward-looking statements, please refer to the company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and, in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” therein, and in other periodic reports the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission thereafter. Management does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

For additional DynaSys information, contact:
Arnaud Hédoux, +33 03 88 19 42 33
Corporate Marketing Manager
Symphony Communication
Françoise Fouquet, +33 01 30 64 14 20
For additional QAD information, contact:
Markit Strategies
Patrick McLaughlin
QAD Inc.
Evan Quinn
Analyst Relations


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