Bristlecone commences India operations

Monday, 27 January 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: US-based Bristlecone Inc., a business process and technology consulting company and leading provider of Supply Chain solutions to Fortune 500 companies, on Monday announced the commencement of its India operations.

Bristlecone India will provide off-shore services to the parent’s current and potential global customers. The India operations would act as a catalyst for the companies plans to foray into the Asia Pacific region. The India operations would start with 25 engineers and about 100 would be added by 2005. The India operations would have an initial investment of 3 crores.

Bristlecone provides software solutions for implementation of supply chain planning systems, such as SAP APO systems and modeling of supply chain scenarios, implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and Customer Relationship Management Systems and development and implementation of custom solutions to bridge the gap between standard software package offering and customer business needs.

Padman Ramankutty, CEO, Bristlecone Inc, said, "We are now seeing increasing opportunities and ways to expand our business by performing and delivering supply-chain related services off-site with further reduction in cost to customers. Initially our India operations would focus on providing offshore services to our current and potential customers. We would also be looking at the Asia Pacific region through our presence in India."

Sham Afzalpurkar, VP – Supply Chain Management Practice, Bristlecone Inc, said, "Bristlecone's target markets reside in the High-Tech, Consumer Products, and process industries. Our clients tend to be either divisions of global enterprises or enterprises. Bristlecone is also aggressively expanding its offerings to Small and Medium Businesses with pre-defined package offering of ERP solutions."

Bristlecone’s clients include SAP America, Palm Computing, Nike, Nestle USA, Pennzoil, Motorola, HP, Shell, Dow Corning, Owens Corning.
Source: IANS
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