CARY, N.C. … SAS Institute has unveiled SAS Value Chain Analytics 6.0, a solution designed specifically for retailers, distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers in the consumer package goods and retail industries.

Significant new capabilities include the ability to quickly view and model distribution systems, as well as analyze complete distribution systems, including each product and customer or supplier. By providing financial transparency across the value chain, the SAS solution allows organizations working in the value chain to reduce product costs and increase profitability from post-production to retail check-out.

According to the 2002 Consumer Goods Technology/AMR Research Tech Trends Report, the two most important issues for companies are the pressure to reduce overall supply chain costs as well as collaborate more effectively with internal and external partners. Replacing often expensive, customized projects, SAS Value Chain Analytics 6.0 uses data access and analytics capabilities to determine quickly and accurately the financial impact of decisions on product cost and profitability.

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