Inspirage announces the expansion of their Extended Planning Organization – EPO™ offering

Inspirage announced today an expansion of their Extended Planning Organization – EPO™ offering. EPO™ enables Inspirage clients to achieve success in transforming processes and realizing significant improvements after the initial software implementation is complete and consultants would typically leave the project. The Inspirage EPO program is intended to energize these improvement activities by augmenting our client’s internal capabilities, knowledge, and ability to adopt and fully leverage Oracle Value Chain Planning applications.

The Extended Planning Organization™ program originated in response to Inspirage clients seeking post implementation help in continuing to improve supply chain processes. After a year of program refinement with six clients, EPO is now a proven and well structured process where Inspirage employees serve as an extension of our client’s supply chain planning organization and act as “One Team” reporting up to the business champion.

Kirk Kroft, Director of Information Technology – Zebra Technologies, had this to say about Inspirage’s EPO program:

“Inspirage provided Zebra with a cost effective, offshore support model for our production VCP solution over the past 10 months. This has allowed our internal staff to focus their efforts on our strategic initiatives, rather than the day-to-day support. The key benefit to having Inspirage as our partner is the access to the deep Oracle Value Chain Planning expertise that is resident in their company. Their Oracle VCP and business process knowledge has provided us the benefit of a higher quality solution in less time, allowing us to do more with less.”

The benefits of the EPO™ offering include:

  • Empowering the Supply Chain Champion’s transformational efforts by bolstering critical skills and capabilities within the organization for a sustained time period
  • Improving Change Management support by having senior resources available for training, process support, and encouraging further improvements
  • Reducing risk by having experienced resources bounded by SLA available 24×7 to assist in maintaining and running of new systems
  • Reducing the upfront investment in implementing planning tools and processes leading to more immediate ROI and a lower overall cost of ownership

To find out more about how Extended Planning Organization – EPO™ can help you take your supply chain performance to the next level, please contact Inspirage at

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About Inspirage

Inspirage is the premier full service global consulting firm specializing in the implementation of Oracle Value Chain Planning applications. We offer a rare combination of in-depth industry knowledge of best practices coupled with superior application and technical expertise. Our singular focus on achieving real business results is evident in our methodology, our solution design, and our follow through practices. We want to be your partner in these efforts and will measure success by the same standard that you do; your business results.

Julie Legrand | Key Contributor

Julie oversees global marketing for Inspirage. Making her home in San Francisco, Julie has been working in the enterprise software field for nearly 20 years, as both a consultant and marketing professional.