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o9 Solutions Receives a Supplier of the Year Award from Premier Nutrition Corporation

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o9 Solutions, the premier AI-powered platform for driving digital transformation of integrated planning and operations capabilities, today announced it was named “Builder of the Year” by Premier Nutrition Corporation. Part of Post Holdings’ active nutrition business, Premier Nutrition presented o9 representatives with the award at its Emeryville, CA, headquarters as part of its Suppliers of the Year Awards ceremony.

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Premier Nutrition Corporation gives o9 Solutions the Supplier of the Year Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

Premier Nutrition Corporation gives o9 Solutions the Supplier of the Year Award. (Photo: Business Wire)

o9 is the first technology solution provider to receive the honor from Premier Nutrition. At the ceremony, Premier Nutrition executives recognized o9 for its ability to challenge the status quo, and for its speed in delivering capabilities including “what-if” scenario planning, real-time upload of transactional data, and production schedule commitments with the click of a button.

The partnership between the two companies began in January 2017, when Premier Nutrition selected o9 to deliver an integrated supply chain and operations planning platform. Demand planning went live in June 2017, followed by supply planning in January 2018 and sales and operations planning (S&OP) in April 2018. The o9 platform gave the nutritional food and beverage company visibility into demand, supply, and inventory, removing inefficiencies and enabling planners to move away from manual planning in spreadsheets.

During the awards ceremony, Steve Sernett, Premier Nutrition’s Vice President of Supply Chain, stated, “Like a true partner, o9 consultants worked nights and off-hours to ensure that our team’s concerns were addressed. They provided training to our employees to become o9 superusers so we can be independent and meet our needs faster. We believe that this is the tip of the iceberg as we extend the solution to our Procurement and Logistics teams. o9 Solutions is a great partner, and their actions show that their main goal is to build a positive, long-term relationship with Premier.”

Speaking on behalf of o9 Solutions, CEO Chakri Gottemukkala, stated, “We at o9 are deeply honored to receive the Builder of the Year award from Premier Nutrition. Throughout our two-year partnership, they have embraced o9 as an extension of their own team, making it a true pleasure to work with them. This award demonstrates success in our mission to digitally transform our customers’ operations, and I congratulate the entire o9 team who made it happen. We look forward to serving as a valued partner to Premier Nutrition for years to come.”

ABOUT Premier Nutrition Corp.

Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC), a subsidiary of Post Holdings, Inc., is a leader in nutrition products that bring good energy to people everywhere. Managing and growing the brands Premier Protein®, PowerBar®, Supreme Protein® and Joint Juice®, PNC has successfully made nutritious high protein products mainstream, and continues to expand its offerings in the everyday portable energy space. The company is fueled by sharing good energy in everything it does, from the way employees and customers are treated, to the products it makes and sells.

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ABOUT o9 Solutions, Inc.

o9 Solutions is the premier AI-powered platform for driving digital transformations of integrated planning and operations capabilities. o9’s clients span a variety of industries across manufacturing and retail supply chain. Whether it is driving demand, aligning demand and supply, or managing P&L, any process can be made faster and smarter with o9’s AI-powered digital solutions. Bringing together technology innovations—such as graph-based enterprise modeling, big data analytics, advanced algorithms for scenario planning, collaborative portals, easy-to-use interfaces and cloud-based delivery—into one platform, o9 empowers organizations with superior visibility and insights that are both predictive and prescriptive. With o9’s AI-powered solutions, enterprises can achieve faster, smarter decision making and execution.

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