August 18, 2022

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Columbus Consulting International joins partner ranks of o9 Solutions

Software provider O9 Solutions has named Columbus Consulting International a consulting and implementation partner for North America.

Founded in 2009 by Sanjiv Sidhu and Chakri Gottemukkala, O9 Solutions is a leading global provider of software that helps companies optimize their supply chain management. The firm’s platform digitizes and streamlines supply chain master planning, control tower operations, demand planning, sales & operations planning, and inventory management.

The partner system of O9 Solutions comprises dozens of leading consulting firms and technology companies, with Columbus Consulting the latest to join the ranks.

Headquartered in Ohio, Columbus Consulting is a 100-strong consulting firm dedicated to the retail and consumer goods markets. The consultancy offers a range of management services, including operations and supply chain management, finance, and data analytics.

Commenting on the partnership, Jon Beck, CEO of Columbus Consulting, said, “As our clients accelerate their digital transformation, O9’s modern platform allows them to understand and integrate demand signals throughout all supply chain processes, enabling them to harmonize and improve decision-making.”

As part of the partnership, Columbus Consulting will integrate O9’s platform into its offerings, and meanwhile, organizations adopting solutions from O9 will be able to bring in consultants from the consultancy to support with the design and implementation.

Igor Rikalo, COO of O9, said, “Innovative technology designed to improve decision-making has the power to provide retailers and consumer brands with the insights needed to improve fulfillment and on-time in full performance. Our platform and solutions combined with Columbus Consulting’s industry credentials will help our customers make big progress in their digital transformations.”

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Other management consultancies that are part of O9 Solutions’ partner ecosystem include: Accenture, Capgemini Invent, Cognizant, Deloitte, Efeso, Kearney, IBM Consulting, Publicis Sapient, and PwC.