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Kimberly-Clark Completes Move to Datalliance VMI

Vendor Managed Inventory Innovation and Customer Service Are Driving Factors

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - Datalliance today announced that Kimberly-Clark, one of the world's largest consumer products companies, has completed the migration of its North American Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program to the Datalliance VMI platform. Kimberly-Clark is now using Datalliance VMI to manage its consumer brands for 15 retail partners.

"We selected Datalliance due to their flexibility to understand the needs of Kimberly-Clark and our customers," said Liz Neuman, Kimberly-Clark Director of Consumer Supply Chain Solutions. "The transition to Datalliance went smoothly due to on-going dialog and their willingness to customize applications. We are seeing increased analyst efficiency due to the tool's ease of use, which has resulted in the ability to leverage data to make better decisions."

Carl Hall, Datalliance President and CEO, added: "We are excited to have Kimberly-Clark as a customer. They are very experienced with VMI and their insights have helped our on-going efforts to develop new capabilities that support the evolving role of VMI in both consumer and industrial markets."

Kimberly-Clark is recognized for excellence in supply chain management. They were named as part of Gartner's 2012 Supply Chain 25 -- a prestigious list of the top 25 companies across all industries that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business results. They were listed as the number 7 top company in the Consumer Products industry. 

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries.

About Datalliance
Datalliance is a leading provider of collaborative commerce services, and the world's largest independent VMI service provider. Delivered via the Internet using the 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) model, Datalliance solutions make it easy for suppliers and their customers to establish sales and inventory management relationships that fully align business objectives, improve collaboration, and streamline supply chain operations. Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and thousands of locations for leading Fortune 1000 companies in a number of industries. For more information about Datalliance, visit

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