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RIVERWOOD SOLUTIONS AWARDED 2010 SUPPLY & DEMAND CHAIN EXECUTIVE 100
Company’s HOST Model Delivers Supply Chain Efficacy, Responsiveness and Competitive
Advantage to Clients in Post-Recession Economy
MENLO PARK, CA – May 17, 2010 – Riverwood Solutions, a leading operations consulting and
managed services provider, today announced that the company has been selected by Supply &
Demand Chain Executive magazine to the 2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The
2010 “100” listing recognizes outstanding supply chain solution and service providers that are
assisting their clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare for the post-recessionary
return to growth.
Riverwood Solutions‟ team of highly experienced operations professionals combined with the
company‟s HOST (Hybrid Outsourced Services Team) model helps clients optimize their
supply chain by gaining access to world-class operating talent in leading manufacturing
geographies. The team‟s breadth of experience working with hundreds of OEMs and thousands
of suppliers over the last two decades enables Riverwood to create the best possible solutions to
match customer needs across varying industries, products and geographies.
“By helping clients work towards a more „invisible supply chain,‟ wherein end customer
requirements, operations planning and customer service tools are seamlessly integrated,
Riverwood Solutions is helping to reshape supply chain excellence for its clients,” said Andrew K.
Reese, editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Especially in this post-recession economy, it
is more critical than ever for companies to quickly adjust supply to meet increasingly specific
customer demand, all while mitigating risk and cutting costs. To this end, Riverwood‟s unique
HOST model, which delivers the supply chain efficacy, responsiveness and continuity that its
clients seek, has earned them a place on the SDCE 100 list for the second year in a row.”
Over the last year, Riverwood Solutions has provided clients with manufacturing and operations
support that has delivered significant return on investment. This includes:
Reducing manufacturing cycle time by 84% and product lead times by 22% for an
enterprise storage company struggling with a new product launch and a “starter” supply
Restructuring an enterprise hardware company‟s product portfolio and reducing the
number of SKUs manufactured by 35%, leading to a total annual savings in excess of
Eliminating regional distribution centers and consolidating to lower risk vendors, leading
to a direct cost savings of $9.4 million and OCOGS savings of $6.8 million for an
industrial company‟s legacy supply chain.
“We are establishing a new gold standard in supply chain management that is helping companies
gain competitive advantage across the product lifecycle,‟” said Ron Keith, CEO of Riverwood
Solutions. “We are honored to be recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for our
experienced operations team and unique HOST model that will continue to contribute to more
client success stories.”
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demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case
studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet
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About Riverwood Solutions
Riverwood Solutions is an operations consulting and managed services provider that helps OEMs
design, implement and manage cost-effective, highly responsive supply chains. Riverwood's
team of OEM and EMS (electronic manufacturing services) industry veterans has negotiated
more than $7.5 billion in global supply agreements and launched nearly 200 products in 20
countries for numerous brand owning enterprises. The company's HOST (Hybrid Outsourced
Services Team) model provides clients at any stage of supply chain maturity with skilled project
management in the world's innovation centers and in-country operations and supply chain
expertise in the world's leading manufacturing centers. Riverwood's unparalleled experience,
proven processes and unique model allow OEMs to implement and manage more responsive
supply chains at a lower total cost with a long-term partner whose financial goals are aligned with
Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Riverwood (www.rwsops.com) has offices in Dallas Texas,
Guadalajara, Mexico, Stockholm, Sweden, and Shenzhen, China.
All products mentioned in the release are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverwood
Solutions. All other trademarks, trade names and/or product names are used solely for the purpose of
identification and are the property of their respective owners.
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