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Junction Solutions Executive Named 2013 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Junction Solutions, a leading provider of vertical, market-specific on-premise and on-demand software applications and services for the food and beverage, and multi-channel retail sectors, today announced that Christian Hutter, senior vice president, Food & Beverage for Junction Solutions, was named to the 2013 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Now in its 13th year, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” awards recognize both ends of the supply chain. This includes honoring the “providers,” which includes individuals from software firms, service providers, consultancies or academia who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges. This also includes honoring the “practitioners,” e.g., those supply chain executives who demonstrated leadership by managing risk in the supply chain; provided competitive advantage; and delivered value to the bottom line.

“The efforts that a number of the industry’s leading executives continue to take to improve their business’s functionality and in turn, progress the global supply chain—this was one of the main reasons we started the ‘Pros to Know’ awards in the first place,” confirmed Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

“It’s an honor to be recognized in the 2013 Pros to Know,” said Hutter. “Rising costs, fluctuating demand and the complexity of government and industry regulations are all contributing to the growing supply chain challenges faced by food and beverage enterprises. Junction Solutions delivers products and services which not only address the evolving and complex supply chain challenges in the food industry but also help companies improve their performance, creating a competitive edge for long-term growth.”

Hutter is a leading technology expert on the Food & Beverage supply chain and has overseen and managed a variety of projects to drive process improvement, reduce waste and costs, protect margins, meet compliance requirements, improve visibility and create actionable intelligence throughout the supply chain - from source to consumer. Junction Solutions can provide manufacturers/distributors with enterprise applications specifically designed for the food and beverage manufacturing and distribution market that includes the complex area of field-to-fork traceability. Through his leadership, he took field-to-fork traceability even further and helped turn traceability into a marketing tool two years ago with the industry's first mobile traceability software application that enables food enterprises to communicate product information - including origin of product, expiration dates, packaging information, allergen facts, food recall information and marketing promotions, such as recipes and couponing - directly to the consumer at the point of sale.

The full list of 2013 “Pros to Know” awards winners are available: www.sdcexec.com. The expanded awards coverage and winners list will appear in the March 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.

About Junction Solutions

Junction Solutions provides vertical-specific on-premise, hosted and cloud-based software and services that enhance operational performance, reduce costs, expand delivery channels and strengthen relationships. Built in Microsoft Dynamics® AX and designed specifically for food and beverage and multi-channel retail companies, Junction Solutions' portfolio includes enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM−demand, warehouse, yard and transportation management), production and scheduling optimization, trade promotions management, direct store delivery management, merchandising, order entry and call center management and mobile/web-enabled product sourcing and traceability. For more information, please visit www.junctionsolutions.com.

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