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o9 Solutions announces partnership with lixil

o9 Solutions today announced that LIXIL in the Americas, pioneer of water and housing products across brands including American Standard, GROHE and DXV, will deploy the next-generation AI-enabled o9 platform for demand planning.

The o9 platform is used by world’s leading companies across multiple industries including consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, oil & gas and technology for digital transformation of business processes in supply chain, revenue management, merchandising, supplier and customer engagement.   o9’s cloud-native, AI-powered Digital Platform enables companies to quickly automate mission-critical planning and operational processes, get deeper insights and collaborate with internal stakeholders, customers and suppliers.

Sanjiv Sidhu, o9 Chairman and Co-Founder, talking about o9 and lixil partnership

“The capabilities offered by the o9 platform are now increasingly mission critical for any global company”, said Sanjiv Sidhu, o9 Chairman and Co-Founder”

“LIXIL is focused on delivering clean, safe water to ensure health and hygiene for people everywhere, which is contingent on being able to provide availability of our products to consumers across multiple channels. This requires an accurate demand plan and agile response to fast-changing market conditions,” said Robert Scheible, head of SOIP, LIXIL Americas.

Robert Scheible, head of SOIP, LIXIL Americas talks about partnership with o9 Solutions

“AI-based demand capabilities that leverage future looking business drivers are critical to achieving LIXIL’s supply chain goals. We are excited to partner with o9 solutions in our journey of digital supply chain transformation.”

Speaking on behalf of o9 Solutions, Vikas Goel, Chief Customer Officer, stated, “o9 solutions is excited about the partnership with LIXIL and committed to delivering unparalleled business value two to three times faster than legacy solutions.” He added “o9’s AI-powered Digital Platform offers deep prescriptive insights, unprecedented flexibility and ease-of-use that is critical for delivering holistic user adoption.”

About Lixil

LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and TOSTEM, [as well as specialty brands such as DXV]. Over 75,000 colleagues operating in more than 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.

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o9 Solutions

o9 offers a leading AI-powered Planning, Analytics & Data platform called the Digital Brain that helps companies across industry verticals transform traditionally slow and siloed planning into smart, integrated and intelligent planning and decision making across the core supply chain, commercial and P&L functions. With o9’s Digital Brain platform, companies are able to achieve game-changing improvements in quality of data, ability to detect demand and supply risks and opportunities earlier, forecast demand more accurately, evaluate what-if scenarios in real time, match demand and supply intelligently and drive alignment and collaboration across customers, internal stakeholders and suppliers around the integrated supply chain and commercial plans and decisions. Supported by a global ecosystem of partners, o9’s innovative delivery methodology helps companies achieve quick impact in customer service, inventory levels, resource utilization, as well as ESG and financial KPIs—while enabling a long-term, sustainable transformation of their end-to-end planning and decision-making capabilities.