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UNILIN adds forecasting to their existing OMP Plus solution

February 12, 2015


UNILIN, a division of the global flooring company MOHAWK Industries Inc., has chosen OMP Plus to support the forecasting process within their flooring division (Laminate, Wood & LVT).

UNILIN and OM Partners share a long history together, starting in 1997 with the implementation of production scheduling. Later, scheduling was rolled out to other sites (including the US). Recently, UNILIN went live with the newest OMP Plus release and is now running integrated planning and scheduling in 6 sites worldwide.

The decision has now also been made to replace the existing SAP APO forecasting by OMP Plus. The forecasting tool will collect all forecast information (regular sales, promotions & campaigns and projects) in one single tool. OMP Plus will improve user friendliness by, for example, showing all relevant information on one screen. It will deliver Product Life Cycle Management, and be able to involve not only European, but worldwide operations. The OMP Plus Promotion Management framework will also be used to manage Promotions and other special events like Project-related volumes. Go-live is planned for June 2015.

Rik Blanchaert, Supply Chain director at UNILIN, division flooring, states: “By providing UNILIN with an integrated Supply Chain Planning solution, OM Partners continues to support our international expansion. The solution is also in line with MOHAWK company standards, since it is used by many other MOHAWK divisions.”

Wouter Blondeel, Senior Business Development Manager at OM Partners, says: “UNILIN’s choice to complete their OMP Plus suite with the Forecasting solution confirms that OM Partners possesses a complete functional footprint for the floor covering industry.” 

About OM Partners

OM Partners is a software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain Planning Solutions to metals, plastics, floor covering, glass, paper & packaging, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer goods and other industries worldwide. OM Partners has developed into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market since its foundation in 1985. OMP Plus is a comprehensive solution for all planning related issues, from the strategic down to the operational level. OMP Plus makes integrated demand planning, supply planning and scheduling a reality. OM Partners is headquartered in Belgium and operates offices in the USA, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.


Wouter Blondeel, Senior Business Development Manager
Phone: +32 3 650 22 11
E-mail: wblondeel@ompartners.com 

About Unilin

UNILIN produces laminate, engineered parquet and luxury vinyl flooring under the Quick-Step and Pergo brand as well as wood-based panels (particle board, MDF), decorative panels, roof systems and insulation boards. UNILIN employs 5400 people at 21 production sites worldwide. UNILIN had a turnover of 1.4 billion euros in 2013 and forms part of the international listed group Mohawk (NYSE: MHK).