Baxter Planning Systems and Clients Join Service Industry Thought Leaders at INTERLOG

Austin, TX – May 13, 2015 — Baxter Planning Systems (Baxter), the pioneer and recognized leader in inventory planning and optimization solutions for the service supply chain, announced today that it is sponsoring INTERLOG, the globally recognized event for aftermarket service parts executives, for the 12th consecutive year. INTERLOG 2015 is produced by Worldwide Business Research (WBR), and held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California June 1-3.

 

“INTERLOG is an important meeting spot for service industry executives,” said Phillip Kennedy, Vice President of Product Management for Baxter Planning Systems. “It gives Baxter, and our clients, the opportunity to share best practices and industry trends, including opportunities to optimize the service supply chain through solutions like ours.”

 

Each year, WBR uses proprietary benchmark data to forecast the most influential trends shaping global parts supply chains and how they will be addressed at INTERLOG. This year, WBR incorporated its ongoing research gathered through interviews with industry leaders to identify the key agenda topics:
• Optimizing demand planning to create lean supply chains
• Leveraging IT solutions to unify disparate systems
• Increasing the effectiveness of remote diagnostics

 

“It’s no surprise that 2 of the 3 main INTERLOG agenda topics are directly related to Baxter’s solutions,” said Greg Baxter, founder and CEO of Baxter Planning Systems. “We have found more and more interest in our software and services to create service supply chain efficiencies in various industries. We look forward to discussing these topics and collaborating with other industry thought leaders at the event again this year.”

 

Don’t miss these, and other, Baxter clients at INTERLOG 2015:
• NetApp: Bruce Shadmehri, Vice President, Customer Success Services – Strategies To Improve Return And Repair Management workgroup, Coordinating And Collaborating With Partners To Deliver Excellent Service To The End Customer panel
• F5 Networks: Eric Clopper, Director, Global Services Logistics – Repair Strategies To Improve Quality, Cost And Reduce Inventory: Third Party Repair Versus Internal Repair roundtable

 

About INTERLOG 2015
Now in its 14th year, INTERLOG is the only service management event completely focused on the post sales service lifecycle. Spare parts management topics ranging from service inventory pricing and planning through reverse logistics will be addressed both tactically and strategically. Learn more about INTERLOG 2015, June 1-3, 2015 in San Diego, CA at http://interlog.wbresearch.com/.

 

About Baxter Planning Systems
Since 1993, Baxter has developed solutions that meet the specific demands of aftermarket service and repair. Baxter’s suite of integrated forecasting and planning applications enables companies to achieve industry-leading customer service levels while significantly increasing profitability. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Baxter is privately held, self-funded, and profitable. Fortune 500 enterprises and growing startups deploying solutions from Baxter include Alcatel-Lucent, Maintech, NetApp, Nutanix, Kawasaki, Carestream Health, Illumina and many others. For more information, visit www.baxterplanning.com.

Leading Network Control Provider Infoblox Selects Baxter Planning Systems

Austin, TX – May 5, 2015 — Baxter Planning Systems (Baxter), the pioneer and recognized leader in inventory planning and optimization solutions for the service supply chain, today announced that Infoblox Inc., a leader in automated network control, has selected Prophet by Baxter. Infoblox will implement Prophet to support its global customer base of over 7,900 enterprises and service providers in its pursuit to provide available, secure, and automated networks.

 

“Our customers rely on our solutions for their overall business health to compete and excel in today’s highly connected world,” stated Paul Schaffer, Senior Manager, Global Logistics and Fulfillment at Infoblox. “Serving some of the world’s largest banks, manufacturers, retailers, and oil and gas industry leaders, these organizations cannot afford a moment of downtime, so neither can we. Prophet and Baxter’s experts will be key in assuring Infoblox’s ability to support our clients’ service requirements as we continue our global expansion.”

 

Infoblox bloxCare Premium Maintenance Program helps keep customers’ mission critical network services up and running. Currently in 35 geographies, the program’s core is its 24x7x365 Technical Assistance Center staffed with the industry’s most highly qualified technical team. The program also provides advanced exchange, next business day replacements for hardware units covered under the program, which Prophet, enabled by Baxter’s Planning as a Service support, will forecast, optimize, and execute globally.

 

“Network availability is not a new concern, but it is more relevant in today’s complex business landscape than ever before,” commented Phillip Kennedy, Vice President, Product Management with Baxter Planning Systems. “With a growing number of Fortune 500 companies depending on Infoblox, Prophet and our expert planning team will help Infoblox manage and control its inventory while ensuring that customer service and business objectives are met.”

 

About Baxter Planning Systems
Since 1993, Baxter has developed solutions that meet the specific demands of aftermarket service and repair. Baxter’s suite of integrated forecasting and planning applications enables companies to achieve industry-leading customer service levels while significantly increasing profitability. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Baxter is privately held, self-funded, and profitable. Fortune 500 enterprises and growing startups deploying solutions from Baxter include Alcatel-Lucent, Maintech, NetApp, Nutanix, Kawasaki, Carestream Health, Illumina and many others. For more information, visit www.baxterplanning.com.