Optiant Inc. has announced the release of PowerChain Summit, an analytics software product it says will allow manufacturing companies' leadership teams to determine the impact of various supply-chain strategies on overarching business objectives. It moves "the power of supply-chain design from operations to the leadership team," according to the Boston-based technology provider. According to Optiant, the solution:
- provides visibility across global supply networks, highlighting interdependencies and potential negative ripple effects caused by particular decisions;
- weighs and prioritizes multiple supply-chain initiatives, employing real-world constraints such as shared resources, budgets, service-level agreements; and
- recommends the most desirable and profitable supply-chain opportunities.