Healthy Supply Chain GAINS

Melbourne, October 2010

Australian supply chain consulting firm GRA is achieving continued success in the pharmaceutical industry, with Clifford Hallam Healthcare Pty Ltd (CH2), Australia‟s leading wholesaler and distributor of healthcare products and services, joining its list of blue-chip clients. CH2 will begin using GRA‟s flagship forecasting and planning software, GAINS, later this year.

With revenues of approximately $800m and over 15,000 products, CH2 is Australia's largest pharmaceutical and medical healthcare service provider. The company's 8,000 plus customers are located throughout Australia in metropolitan, regional and country areas and include public and private hospitals, aged care, primary care and veterinarians.

"Building on existing success in the pharmaceutical wholesale industry, we're looking forward to working with our new client partner to deliver market leading results," said GRA Partner, Carter McNabb.

GRA teams with Ariba

Leading specialist supply chain consulting firm, GRA, today announced that it is teaming with Ariba, Inc., the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions to provide a complete suite of supply chain and procurement software solutions and professional consulting services across Australia.

“Building on our existing success in supply chain and inventory optimisation, we’re looking forward to working with Ariba to help our customers deliver market-leading results with even greater strength in the procurement field,” said GRA Partner, Carter McNabb.

“Focusing on the procurement and spend management elements of the supply chain can deliver significant EBIT improvement. Ariba’s market-leading sourcing and procurement solutions complement GRA’s existing inventory optimisation and supply chain consulting expertise,” said McNabb.

Used by more than 340,000 companies around the world, Ariba’s solutions combine industry-leading software as a service (SaaS) commerce technology with the world's largest web-based global trading community and expert capabilities and services to help companies buy, sell and manage cash more efficiently and effectively. Delivered as a cloud-based service, the solutions can be easily accessed and quickly help companies gain control of costs, minimise risk and optimize performance and profits.