Our history

PearlChain has its roots in the automotive world. Frustrated by the suboptimal solutions available on the market, PearlChain developed a model which brought back economic and ecologic value previously lost by eliminating superfluous warehousing, transports and waste, rather than by pushing harder on the suppliers.

 

In 2004, PearlChain started with a concept which was successfully installed at NedCar. The basis of the PearlChain Solution was established and over the course of ten more projects in widely different sectors such as textile, production, chemicals, food and education, PearlChain has further generalised and extended the basic components so they are applicable to general principles.

 

PearlChain’s vision is disruptive and proposes a collaborative model which enables the customer to look at the entire value chain rather than inwards at the own organisation.

 

Using the same technology and the same release, updated in realtime, PearlChain provides all customers with their own unique model.

 

Below is an overview of how our solution took shape as it proved its value over the course of many projects in a variety of sectors such as automotive, consumer goods, food, textile and services.

  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
2002
Nedcar study

Start production of the first cars using PearlChain software.

Start PearlChain as a company

2004
Nedcar

Start PearlChain project Study SAP possibilities (negatives) Concepts Perlekette Daimler Possibility Perlekette - Pearlchain

2005
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge

Implementation of PearlChain

2006
Soudal

Single user Demo version => Multiuse version

In-memory calculations on application server

Shape-IT matures

2007
Elevator and Escalator Company

Global Architecture: Performance, LAN/WAN/internet, development framework.

Resources = people/technicians (planning)

Use of mobile devices (execution)

Further development of Shape-IT

2008
Santens

Not just planning & execution, also sales/stock/procurement/QC/contract management.

Further development of Shape-IT

2009
Flaris
IAC
Hayes Lemmerz
Inalfa
2010
Echo

Linear Programming

2011
Sibelco

Route planning

IBA

Construction Project Planning added

2012
Canon

Contract Mgt

Invoicing Engine

CPQ

2013
EDF

Construction Projects with bills of quantities

coffeeRoots

Full ERP+SCM FEFO (food)

2014
Vandervalk

Intervention and Mobile Team scheduling for planned and unplanned street maintenance

United Petfood

End-to-End ERP & Integrated SCM Solution

Exmar

Complete Ship mgt Solution with HR & wages module