“PlanetTogether A Finalist for 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego”
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 28, 2012 – PlanetTogether, the leading independent provider of multi-plant manufacturing planning and scheduling software, was recently named a finalist for the 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in San Diego is brought to you by the San Diego Business Journal and Best Companies Group. San Diego County has the 5th largest population in the United States.
The 8-year-old software company advocates independence, open communication and a healthy work/life balance. The team enjoys regularly scheduled outings such as company bowling, Charger games, barbeques, pizza days and acai bowl parties. But more than that, the cooperative, positive culture and the employees’ love for the work they do is the true foundation of the encouraging and happy environment.
“Team Planet”, led by President and CEO Jim Cerra, shares a passion for problem solving and helping the world’s manufacturers – and having fun doing it.
According to Jim, “To deliver value to our clients on a consistent basis requires not only great software, but also the great people who make it happen every day. So it’s critical to our business that we recruit and retain people who are smart, driven, reliable, and a pleasure to work with. We’ve seen that happy employees mean happy clients.”
This county wide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in San Diego, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The rankings of the Best Places to Work in San Diego will be unveiled at the 13th Annual Best Places to Work Awards Ceremony on August 16th, 2012 at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla.
Companies from across the county entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in San Diego. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, which was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience, which was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.
“I’ve always been very proud to work here at PlanetTogether. This recognition just makes it even better!” expressed Amin Taheri, long-time Galaxy Programmer.
Staying true to their fun-loving attitude and scheduling roots, PlanetTogether is currently planning a party to celebrate this major achievement.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkSD.com
PlanetTogether serves the production scheduling requirements of leading multi-plant manufacturers in a wide range of vertical markets from electrical equipment and machinery to food and beverage processing and primary metals. PlanetTogether’s software integrates to a variety of ERP systems including Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle, and is a key component in productivity initiatives for such customers as Ancestry.com, Maximus Coffee, Sumitomo Electric and Coca-Cola Bottling companies.
PlanetTogether connects multi-plant operations with real-time visibility and collaboration to maximize throughput and on-time delivery. Customers report improved delivery performance, boosts in profit, reductions in inventory and labor costs, and a six-month return on investment. Users easily reschedule production orders, quickly solve bottlenecks, analyze what-if situations, and eliminate the need for manual data input or burdensome spreadsheets. PlanetTogether is a privately owned company based in San Diego, CA, with offices in Half Moon Bay, CA, Cambridge, MA and Philadelphia, PA.