Jonathan Katz Cambridge, Mass.-based Aspen Technology Inc., a supplier of integrated software and solutions for process manufacturers, announced the availability of the Aspen eSupply Chain Suite, designed to enable process manufacturers to integrate, automate, and optimize all critical components of their extended supply chains. The program's features include:
Modeling capabilities for byproducts and coproducts.
Planning and detailed scheduling for multi-plant intermediates.
Campaign scheduling and product-change-over management. "Aspen eSupply Chain Suite rounds out the Enterprise Optimization of our customers by enabling them quickly, easily and accurately to share, develop and act on real-time knowledge gained throughout extended value chain and the enterprise, right down to the plant floor," says Larry Evans, CEO and chairman of AspenTech. Borden Chemical Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based producer of industrial resins, has implemented the suite to complement its Performance Resins Group. "Our decision to implement components of the Aspen eSupply Chain Suite for our Performance Resins Group was based on their outstanding performance during the pilot phase of the project," says Edward G. Huller, vice president, Global Supply Chain for Borden Chemical. "AspenTech proved themselves to be the only vendor with the deep process knowledge and capabilities required to address the unique scenarios encountered in our industry."