commitment to IT

Permark Supply Network operates a state-of-the-art system based on an IBM i-Series platform utilizing IBM Client Access and MS Windows technology.

Permark Supply Network’s wide area network links all sales offices and distribution depots through a virtual private network, managed by TCM Networks.

Supply chain software has been customized to suit South African trading conditions and is designed to facilitate EDI conversations with trading partners and is compliant with the National Product Data Catalogue.

Business reviews are customized and give a real-time picture of sales performance and projections as well as inventory status.

Monthly business review statistics are generated using modern data warehousing techniques utilizing Cognos Powerplay analytical software.

Fully developed electrical and data communications redundancy utilizing on site UPS and generator as well as ISDN and broadband backup for data transmissions.