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Del Monte Implements i2 Solutions

for Sales and Operations Planning Processes. Solution aggregates and analyzes data from across the organization to provide accurate visibility to demand

i2 Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITWO) announced today that long-time customer Del Monte Foods (NYSE:DLM), has implemented new sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes with i2 solutions. Del Monte is one of the country's largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium branded food and pet products.

“By pulling together the data from across our organization: demand planning, sales, marketing, production planning, and finance, we can increase visibility and forecast our demand with better accuracy,” said Marc Brown, CIO, Del Monte Foods. “With improved forecast accuracy capabilities, we are able to ensure that retailers receive the appropriate supply in accordance with demand. This is an important step to help better serve our customers and the consumers of our products while minimizing inventory costs.”

Del Monte uses trade promotion and select retailer data together with i2 Demand Manager to provide a continuous and tightly integrated process to predict demand better at their customers' locations. The solution is based on i2's rich heritage from helping hundreds of market-leading companies build a best practice process and software solution for managing consumer demand.

“Thought leaders such as Del Monte understand that managing demand and creating visibility can drive bottom-line value by decreasing supply chain costs and increasing supply chain responsiveness,” said Chuck Kramer, senior vice president of Retail and Consumer Industries at i2. “Companies who tighten their supply chain belt will better weather the economic downturn as they have a keen focus on decreasing waste, keeping relationships strong and streamlining business processes for added efficiency, capabilities and profits.”

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