Sue Lines Named Vice President At Saphran Solutions: Susan Lines has been named vice president of operations at Saphran Solutions, a Michigan-based developer of next-generation management software systems. Previously a senior manager at Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, Lines will be responsible for analyst relations, alliances, marketing communications, delivery and operational support.  She has extensive experience including supply-chain management, demand forecasting, strategic business planning and information systems. A former director of forecasting and retail services for Western Publishing, Lines has implemented just-in-time supply-chain management systems; has an extensive background in marketing and sales systems, and served in account management, program management, business analysis, systems planning and development positions with Gedas Inc., Volkswagen of North America’s IT Division, SuperValu Inc. and Cummins Engine Co. Lines holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University. Founded in 2004, Saphran Solutions is located in Franklin. An independent software provider of management planning, demand forecasting and costing solutions, the company helps automotive suppliers and other manufacturers achieve dramatic efficiencies and increased profitability by narrowing the gap between business planning and performance. Saphran software modules are designed for original equipment manufacturers with sales of between $50 million and $20 billion. The company’s software programs can be implemented quickly; pay for themselves within three to six months; provide significant competitive advantages, and help protect and increase profit margins. More information about Saphran is available at