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"MediaFirst helped raise the awareness of our company to compete with companies that are much bigger. They are a professional group and work very hard to generate publicity for us. I would add that MediaFirst has been very creative in developing new ways of generating publicity (e.g., issue-based press releases) for Optiant." — Fred Lizza, CEO of Optiant

Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know"

Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine selected Optiant CEO Fred Lizza as a Provider Pro to Know in 2009. Fred was chosen for helping many clients during the current economic downturn with inventory optimization strategies that offer a competitive advantage and deliver value to the bottom line.

Inbound Logistics "Top Logistics IT Provider"

Optiant was recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine as one of the Top 100 Logistics Information Technology (IT) Providers for the second consecutive year. Compiled by the magazine's editors with input from readers, the Top 100 list profiles best-of-breed logistics, transportation, ERP, and SCM technology providers.

Food Logistics Top 100

In December 2008, Optiant was selected as a Top 100 Technology Supplier by Food Logistics magazine. Each year, the editors of Food Logistics recognize 100 technology and solution providers that help grocery and foodservice distributors and manufacturers reach their business goals. Optiant was chosen for its award-winning PowerChain® product suite, which applies multi-echelon inventory optimization to create least-cost supply chains with increased customer service levels for food industry companies such as Nestlé, Kraft Foods, and Hershey.

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies Names Optiant Among "100 Great Supply Chain Partners"

This latest honor for Optiant is especially rewarding as its inclusion is a direct result of independent endorsements from its growing customer base, which includes Fortune 1000 companies like Sonoco, Elmer's and Gillette.

Tapping Optiant's award-winning technology and unmatched services, consumer packaging, high-tech and industrial equipment manufacturers have reported savings of millions of dollars, rapidly improved time-to-market and double digit gains in market share. As one Fortune 500 nomination put it, "Optiant's new generation of analytical capabilities has taken operations research out of the hands of consultants and academics and put it into the toolboxes of everyday practitioners. Everybody can invent and everybody can add value."

Optiant Customers Recognized as Visionaries

With a higher degree of mandates from retailers, corporate legislation like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and a crowded product marketplace, it would appear that the consumer goods landscape is an unforgiving atmosphere full of revenue roadblocks. In truth, the opposite is true, as many of today's forward-thinking consumer goods executives are turning the aforementioned challenges into strategic opportunities.

Consumer Goods Technology's "25 Most Influential"

Consumer Goods Technology's "25 Most Influential, now in its third year, profiles the movers and shakers who are driving change and innovation. From spearheading massive information technology deployments, to inspiring cultural change, the winners also understand that technology, by itself, means nothing. It's what you do with the technology that literally makes a world of difference.

Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc. and Optiant Win Supply-Chain Council's "Technology Excellence" Award

Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc., the marketer of Duck® brand duct tape and many other innovative do-it-yourself products, and Optiant, the leader in supply chain design and inventory optimization, have been recognized for supply chain excellence, winning the Supply-Chain Council's prestigious 2005 Technology Excellence Award.

Optiant congratulates two of its blue chip customers, Henkel Consumer Adhesives and Gillette, for winning this prestigious award. This distinction is a testament to their vision and leadership and the power of supply chain design and inventory optimization to impact global manufacturing.

Manufacturing Business Technology Names Optiant Among "Top 40 Emerging Software Vendors"

In October 2005, Optiant was recognized for its comprehensive inventory planning and optimization solutions. Designing and implementing world-class operational strategies, Optiant continues to build on its successes in high-tech, CPG, industrial equipment, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Companies were selected based
on such factors as growth statistics and recent customer wins. Attention also was paid to companies that are impacting enterprise, production, product development and supply chain management processes.

Optiant Customer Black & Decker Recognized for Supply Chain Excellence by Aberdeen

Black & Decker receives Aberdeen's award for "Best Practices in International Logistics" for achieving multi-million dollar inventory reduction, while maintaining high service levels with Optiant's inventory optimization solutions. "Supply chain design is critical to our business," said Dan Harmeyer, global value chain leader for Black
& Decker. "Optiant's solutions have enabled us to continually monitor our supply chain and take supply and demand variability into account to uncover the optimal cost-savings strategy for reducing inventory
and keeping service levels high."