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We are hiring: Senior Analyst and Consultant

We predicted a good start to the year and our predictions have proved correct to the extent that we are looking to recruit an additional Senior Analyst and Consultant for the European market.  It is a great opportunity to work with the leading sourcing and optimization platform and the successful applicant will gain exposure to all aspects of a high-tech software firm.

The role will be based at one of our Swedish offices (Uppsala, Göteborg or Helsingborg) but other locations will be considered for the right person. 

Full details can be found on our website here and if you are interested in applying please visit our LinkedIn page here.


Play 'The Beer Game' at Multimodal

We are continuing our sponsorship of the Shippers’ Village and Carriers’ Pavilion at Multimodal 2013 and in addition we are offering visitors the opportunity to participate in the classic supply chain challenge – The Beer Game.

For anyone working in supply and logistics The Beer Game has almost legendary status yet it is surprising how many people have never actually experienced it firsthand. We are putting that right and will be running seven sessions over the course of Multimodal.  The game simulates a simplified supply chain manufacturing and distributing beer with participants assuming one of four roles – Manufacturer, Distributor Wholesaler or Retailer  - and seeking to minimise their costs while fulfilling their orders.   Like all classic games it is a simple set-up yet it does a great job at demonstrating some of the fundamental challenges faced when managing supply chains.

If you want to play, you can indicate your interest when registering to attend Multimodal   -  On the day you can confirm participation by visiting the stand choosing a specific session.

Multimodal 2013 is the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition and  takes place at the NEC, Birmingham UK from 23 – 25 April 2013.  For more information and to register vist


Out of chaos comes order

It was very flattering of Spend Matters to describe us as 'brilliant mathematicians' and 'one of the most advanced firms in “market informed sourcing”'  when it reported our encouraging end of year results.  And, what's more, when our blushes had faded, we realised it was true.  

Some the projects that are run on the platform are truly mind blowing. As Spend Matters notes most of our customers tend to be 'huge, very top tier firms' so sourcing projects are generally on a global scale, involving thousands of suppliers and hundreds of millions of dollars/ euros/ pounds of spend. 

We have always been at the leading edge of sourcing and optimisation and when we started running tenders that allowed the entire supply chain to be sourced and optimised simultaneously it was ground breaking. 

In one example, a US bank simultaneously tendered all the components (design, paper, print, assembly, transport) required to deliver 1.8 billion letters to its customers. The project was huge: US$ 1 billion of spend;  65,000 items (including 60,000 transport destinations),  400,000 bids from over 100 suppliers.   

Many companies would struggle running that scale of project today, but continual development of the platform and its optimisation capabilities means users are solving challenges that are even more complex than this.

Read how sourcing and optimisation can generate maximum value in your supply chain.




19% growth makes 2012 a record year

2012 was a record year for Trade Extensions and we recorded a 19% growth in revenue and generated increased profits.    Even better is that the start of 2013 has been just as impressive and the predicted sales for the first quarter of the year are up 40% compared to the same period last year. 

The growth was largely down to attracting some major new customers while working even harder with existing users.  The other factor was the growth delivered by developing the platform to go Beyond Sourcing™.  Sourcing remains our core activity but being able to configure the platform to solve practically any resource allocation problem gives our customers the ability to look at areas of their business in entirely different ways.  Companies are already using the platform for supply chain and production planning projects and we expect this area to continue to grow. 

2012 was a good year and we are picking up new customers while our existing customers are staying with us and finding they can do even more with our platform than they originally thought.

Trade Extensions, CEO, Garry Mansell  


Read the full news release on the company website.


Trade Extensions is a top grocery supplier

Trade Extensions expertise in the grocery sector has been officially recognized and the company has been named in the current FL100 as one of top 100 software and technology providers for the food and grocery industries.

The FL100 is a group of companies selected by leading business magazine Food Logistics that help their customers differentiate themselves in the marketplace while simultaneously improving safety and traceability throughout the supply chain.  Trade Extensions has made the list for the second year running and Trade Extensions, Director of Consulting – Americas, Brian Pavlovich said,

The competitive nature of the grocery industry means it has always been at the leading edge of technology, and technology like ours increases competitive advantage by making the buying process more efficient and increasing transparency across the supply chain.

The FL100 are featured in the November/December 2012 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at


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