March 1, 2013

Haarlem, The Netherlands – JBS, Brazil’s largest multinational food processing company (revenue of $34 Billion), is working closely with AIMMS and AIMMS’ partner UniSoma to optimize various core processes of their organization. JBS embraces optimization by choosing AIMMS and the AIMMS PRO platform to roll out various solutions to their supply chain, starting with their application OCC (In Natura Meat Chain Planning Optimizer) and soon to be added applications OCI (Processed Meat Chain Planning Optimizer) and PDC (Slaughterhouses’ Daily Programing).

The intent of JBS is to not only support and enrich its own organization with technology-based optimization solutions, but also to roll out optimization into subsidiaries like Vigor (dairy), Frangosul (chicken) and Swift (US-based food processing).

Joao Batista Rocha de Souza, Integrated Planning Manager at JBS, explains: “Thanks to the flexibility of AIMMS, the evolution of OCC and the development of new optimization modules (like OCI and PDC) can be done with the agility compatible to the dynamism of our company and its market. With the adoption of AIMMS PRO, JBS will make the best use of a corporate solution that brings optimization to business users through a central enterprise app store.”

Eduardo Milanez, partner at UniSoma, says: “With the adoption of a corporative solution like AIMMS PRO, JBS reaffirms its commitment to using optimization as a strategic way to improve its operational performance to excellence”.

Gertjan de Lange, VP at Paragon says: “Since releasing AIMMS PRO, we are happy to see that JBS, and many companies like JBS who were waiting for a solution that allows them to quickly embrace optimization and reap its benefits, have found it in AIMMS PRO and the AIMMS Partner network”.

About JBS

JBS is the largest animal protein processing company in the world, working in the areas of food, leather, products for pets, biodiesel, collagen, cans and cleaning products. The company is present in all continents with production platforms and offices in Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Australia, the USA, Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico, China, Russia and othe countries. JBS has 140 production units worldwide and more than 120,000 employees dedicated to the success of the company, supported by a pioneering and enterprising spirit. www.jbs.com.br

About UniSoma Matematica para Produtividade

UniSoma, established in 1984, is a Brazilian consultancy company specializing in the development and implementation of integrated production and logistics planning solutions. UniSoma develops supply chain management (SCM) solutions, also known as Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), using multidimensional representations of physical, economic, and management attributes and constraints. www.unisoma.com.br

About AIMMS and Paragon Decision Technology

Paragon Decision Technology is an innovative technology company with offices in The Netherlands, Seattle (US), Singapore and Shanghai. For more than 20 years, Paragon has been developing and selling AIMMS, a unique mathematical optimization platform. AIMMS clients can create optimization engines and solutions that enable optimal decision-making on complex strategic, tactical and operational problems. www.aimms.com

Media Contact: Tanya Van Kirk, Marketing Manager, AIMMS B.V., tanya.van.kirk@aimms.com, +31 023 5511 512

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