Technicolor, World’s Largest Manufacturer of Home Entertainment Products Implements Pelyco System’s Capacity and Demand Planning SmartSpreadSheet™ Solution

  Pelyco’s SmartSpreadSheet Solution Provides Technicolor Comprehensive Collaborative One View Planning Capability across Multi-Site Integrated Supply Chain

Ottawa, Ont. and Silicon Valley, CA; November 1, 2011 - Pelyco Systems, a global provider of web-based, collaborative supply chain/logistics visibility and spreadsheet management solutions, today announced that Technicolor, one of the world leaders in imaging and sound technologies, has chosen Pelyco’s collaborative SmartSpreadSheet™ solution to gain better visibility across the supply chain, determine capacity constraints and improve collaboration across their studios customers.  Pelyco’s SmartSpreadSheet application proved to be the ideal combination of visibility technology, integration and robust demand planning functionality for multiple Technicolor production facilities.

Technicolor offers a full spectrum of services to the entertainment industry.  The company provides video production and visual effects, post-production, and related services to content providers, such as filmmakers, movie theatre operators, and cable networks.  Technicolor is the world’s largest film processor; the largest independent manufacturer and distributor of DVDs (including Blu-ray Disc); and, a leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways.

Technicolor USA needed a Capacity and Demand Balancing system for the Home Entertainment Services (HES) North America division that would take customer’s forecasted demand and compare the demand against available resource capacity at Technicolor's HES facilities.  It was essential that the solution clearly identify capacity constraints and provide a robust,  user friendly interface that would allow the Technicolor team to quickly review and adjust the planned resources to meet studio demand.  Advanced forecast demand management, supply chain visibility reporting and constraint management were key components to the required solution in order to optimization profit in the dynamic world of physical media distribution.

Technicolor chose Pelyco System’s innovative SmartSpreadSheet™ solution to deliver their “One View Demand Management” solution.  The One View system is used internally by Technicolor and is also used to link Technicolor’s key studio customers into a true collaborative capacity and demand balancing process.  The One View system allows Technicolor to see where they are stressed for capacity; review and adjust the planned use of resources and provide multiple analytical views to improve response and communication.

For Technicolor a well-managed replenishment and execution strategy is enabled using a process focused on actual demand rather than market forecast.  The company works closely with their studio customers and retail outlets to carefully manage the balancing act of having the latest studio hit on hand at precisely the predetermined release date.  To achieve this success across multiple facilities requires multi-user, multi-site, constraint based capacity and demand balancing response enabled by SmartSpreadSheet.

SmartSpreadSheet™ fully leverages Excel's intuitive capabilities for data manipulation, business process management and provides visibility reporting in a multi-user, multi-site, centralized secure environment.  The intuitive One View SmartSpreadSheet solution provides Technicolor and the studios customers with powerful capabilities to collaborate on realistic demand planning, analyze capacity and allocate demand to the appropriate plant resource.  The Technicolor teams are able to easily share accurate demand and supply input with SmartSpreadSheet’s collaboration feature, to gain internal consensus and make informed decisions faster.  The SmartSpreadSheet solution has provided Technicolor with the ability to meet their key business objective of matching demand to capacity while managing cost and margin.  

About Pelyco Systems Pelyco Systems delivers collaborative supply chain/logistics visibility and spreadsheet management solutions that help companies improve business process efficiencies and streamline operations that directly result in cost reductions and improved cash flow.  Established in 1993, Pelyco develops and supports leading edge, web-based supply chain/logistics visibility solutions for manufacturers and their supply chains.  Pelyco is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, California.  For more information on the company and its products and services, visit Pelyco on the web at

About Technicolor Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world.  Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies.  Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways.  The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs. Euronext Paris: TCH 
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