DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2022 – o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced that Gordon Food Service will leverage the o9 Digital Brain platform for integrated demand planning and to optimize business operations across its U.S. distribution business.
As a leading broadline food distributor serving restaurants, schools and universities, healthcare facilities, stadiums and more throughout North America, Gordon Food Service has a well-established track record of operational and service excellence throughout its 125-year history. To optimize its demand planning process to navigate today’s supply chain complexity and volatility, the company selected o9’s platform for the scope of its AI/ML-powered forecasting functionality, flexibility, configurability and highly scalable, future-proof architecture.
“The o9 platform will equip our planners with more accurate, automated forecasts and high-speed scenario planning, ultimately improving our ability to make smarter and faster decisions. We are confident that with o9, we’ll be able to deliver an even greater level of service to our customers amid a backdrop of ongoing supply chain disruptions, rising food costs, and labor shortages,” said Skip Tappan, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Gordon Food Service.
The addition of Gordon Food Service to o9’s rapidly growing customer base marks its entry into the broadline food distribution industry.
“We are honored that Gordon Food Service selected o9 to enhance its demand planning capabilities,” said Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO, o9 Solutions. “Our analytics-driven, collaborative platform will help Gordon Food Service better anticipate and respond to shifts in demand, allowing the company to respond quickly to changing market conditions while continuing to meet the needs of its large and diverse customer base.”
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o9 Solutions is a leading AI-powered platform for integrated business planning and decision-making for the enterprise. Whether it is driving demand, aligning demand and supply, or optimizing commercial initiatives, any planning process can be made faster and smarter with o9’s AI-powered digital solutions. o9 brings together technology innovations—such as graph-based enterprise modeling, big data analytics, advanced algorithms for scenario planning, collaborative portals, easy-to-use interfaces and cloud-based delivery—into one platform.