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May 7, 2019

LLamasoft, Dell and GM to Discuss Digital Supply Chain Success at 2019 Gartner Conference

LLamasoft hosting two sessions focused on the evolving needs of the modern supply chain and best practices for managing a digital transformation for ongoing business innovation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - May 7, 2019 - Today LLamasoft, a global leader in enterprise supply chain design and decision solutions, announced that LLamasoft executives will host two sessions during this year's annual Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, taking place from May 13-16, 2019 in Phoenix, Ariz.

The first event, a panel moderated by LLamasoft CEO Razat Gaurav, titled The Digital Supply Chain Journey: Hype vs. Reality, will take place on Tuesday, May 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PDT. Panelists and LLamasoft customers Jeff Faulkner, SVP Supply Chain at Dell, and Vijay Bharadwaj, Global Logistics Engineering and Strategic Solutions at General Motors, will join Gaurav to discuss the fundamental shifts shaping the vision and future of their global supply chains. Key topics will include the importance of data and advanced technologies as an enabler for companies to make smarter, faster decisions across strategic, tactical and operational time horizons.

LLamasoft Executive Vice President of Customer Success, Carlos Valderrama and Madhav Durbha, LLamasoft Group Vice President, Industry Strategy, will moderate a roundtable event, titled The Supply Chain Digital Twin - Foundation for Accelerating Innovation, that will take place on Thursday, May 16 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PDT. Valderrama and Durbha will lead attendees in a discussion on how organizations can increase the agility of their supply chain by using a digital representation of their network, including advice on new technologies, where to get started, and how to create organizational competency for data-enabled decisions.

The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference brings together the world's top supply chain leaders to discuss important new trends in the industry. This year's theme is "A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains," and the agenda will feature discussion of how leaders can deliver sustainable success as the lines between the physical and digital supply chain are increasingly blurred.

"The supply chain mindset in many companies, across all industries, remains stuck around the idea of supply chain as a cost center. LLamasoft continues to be the catalyst for change in organizations working to harness the massive value that can be realized by transforming their supply chain into a strategic weapon," said Razat Gaurav, CEO, LLamasoft. "Our solutions enable the world's largest brands to make smarter and faster decisions across functional silos, helping them reveal interconnected business insights and evaluate the effect of various trade-offs, and continuously evolve their complex supply chains against changing market conditions to maintain a competitive advantage. We are excited for the Gartner Executive Conference and a discussion of Dell and GM's successful digital transformation supply chain journey during our sessions."

LLamasoft is a premier sponsor of the event and will be located at booth number 205. Visitors to the booth will also be the first in the world to see LLamasoft's new brand and enhanced cloud offering that enables the world's largest companies to model, optimize and simulate their digital and physical supply chains to meet constantly evolving customer expectations and shifting external factors, such as evolving economic and trade policies.
Gartner will also release its annual Supply Chain Top 25 report during the conference.

In May 2018, 24 of the supply chains listed in Gartner's The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2018 used LLamasoft software to design their complex networks and gain a strategic advantage.For more information, please visit www.llamasoft.com.

About LLamasoft, Inc.
LLamasoft supply chain digital design and decision software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world's largest organizations.

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LLamasoft, Inc.
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