The Createch Group and ORTEC announce Strategic Alliance - Two industry leaders collaborate on bringing advanced logistics optimization solutions to the Canadian market

    MONTREAL, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Createch Group and ORTEC announced
that the companies have entered into a strategic relationship, to bring
ORTEC's logistics optimization solutions to the Canadian market. The alliance
will see The Createch Group distribute, implement and provide support services
across Canada for ORTEC's Route and Load Optimization Solutions.
    ORTEC's Routing Optimization Solution SHORTREC and Load Optimization
Solutions LOADDESIGNER (stand alone) and LEO (embedded in SAP), help companies
world wide with the reduction of their transportation costs and increased
productivity by streamlining the processes involved in the transport and
distribution of goods. The Createch Group brings extensive expertise in both
logistics performance improvement and SAP solutions implementation.
    "As a leading Canadian supply chain optimization and IT integration
service provider, The Createch Group is the best choice to bring our advanced
logistics optimization software solutions to enterprises across Canada",
explained Corné Aantjes, President ORTEC North Americas. "The Canadian market
will definitely benefit from the combination of The Createch Group in-depth
expertise in logistics best business practices, and ORTEC's proven
    "We are excited to become ORTEC's exclusive distributor of LEO in
Canada," commented Patrick Lambert, Senior Vice President, SAP Business Unit,
The Createch Group. "We are looking forward to provide the SAP users'
community with a proven solution, seamlessly integrated into their SAP system,
to further optimize their transportation, route and load space planning
    "This distribution agreement for SHORTREC and LOADDESIGNER is a great
addition to our service offering and products portfolio of logistics
solutions," said Michel Girard, Vice President, Logistics Performance
Improvement, The Createch Group. "The implementation of ORTEC's advanced
functionalities will allow us to further increase the efficiency in terms of
cost and service level of our client's logistics operations."

    About The Createch Group

    The Createch Group is a Canadian leader in supply chain optimization and
IT integration. Since 1993, the consulting firm offers services in
manufacturing and logistics performance improvement, process reengineering,
change management and information technology solution implementation. The
company integrates proven solutions and applies leading business practices. To
date, The Createch Group has carried out more than 2,000 projects and helped
over 700 companies improve their processes and boost their profitability. For
more information, please visit

    About ORTEC

    Founded in 1981, ORTEC provides optimization-based decision support
software and consulting services for fleet routing, vehicle and pallet
loading, network planning, workforce scheduling and order generation. The
company has over 800 customers worldwide and 600 employees located in North
America and Europe. For more information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Luc Poulin, Vice-President, Marketing and
Communication, The Createch Group, (514) 937-1188, ext. 433,,; Christiane Nielsen,
Marketing Manager, ORTEC, (678) 392-3100, ext. 3110,,

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