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Welcome to E2open Blogs!, an interactive forum where the E2open community can exchange ideas about the latest trends, technologies, and topics of contention in the supply chain world. Here's where we share relevant news, useful insights, industry best practices, and lessons learned in the field—and we welcome your feedback and participation. Comment, ask questions, make recommendations, and collaborate with us to solve today’s most pressing supply chain challenges.

Tariq Choudry, Vice President, Americas, Field Operations, E2open
Thursday 16 October 2014 0 Comments
Getting Back to Basics on VMI

In theory, VMI is a win-win for both the customer and supplier. The upside for both parties? An inventory process that becomes a competitive advantage. But how many of us are confident we’re actually doing it right? 

Nadjya Ghausi, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, E2open
Monday 29 September 2014 0 Comments
A New Era for Innovation in the Supply Chain: 2014 E2open Leaders Forum

Another year, another amazing set of speakers and attendees. It’s hard to believe that the 2014 E2open Leaders Forum, our annual closed-door gathering of E2open customers, partners, and industry thought leaders, has concluded. Each year, we continue to raise the bar for the event, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World
Friday 5 September 2014 0 Comments
What’s at the end of the S&OP journey?

It is a truism among supply chain people that sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a “journey”. Implicit in that notion is the promise of a reward once we get to the end. What does that reward look like and is it in tune with the supply chain reality we live with in 2014?

Bob Ferrari, Vice President and Managing Director, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC
Tuesday 15 July 2014 0 Comments
Gartner Revises Worldwide IT Spending Downwards- The Impact of the Cloud Taking Hold

According to a recent Gartner announcement, IT market dynamics are changing rather quickly. Despite a healthy IT investment climate, competition among vendors and services providers is driving down pricing, especially when it relates to cloud-based offerings. What does this mean for the worldwide supply chain management and procurement software market?

Mark Woodward, President & CEO, E2open
Monday 7 July 2014 0 Comments
Live and Die by NPI

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks at E2open, to say the least. We’re always looking for new ways to address the challenges your business is facing, which is what inspired our big announcement from last month: our acquisition of SERUS Corporation. This is big news, as the combined SERUS and E2open technologies will offer the broadest end-to-end view of your supply chain of any product on the market today.

Nadjya Ghausi, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, E2open
Thursday 3 July 2014 0 Comments
World Cup Complexity: Your Supply Chain Playbook

It’s official. World Cup fever has taken over our office. I recently read that almost one ninth of the world’s population (!) will be watching the final match of the World Cup next week, and it got me to thinking. For the world’s most watched sports event, (That’s right – it draws an even larger audience than the Olympic Games), there are countless moving parts that have to be in sync, which pose quite the unique set of circumstances for supply chains.

Rich Becks, General Manager, Industry Value Chains, E2open
Wednesday 28 May 2014 1 Comment
More, Faster and On Time: Addressing Today’s Supply Chain Challenges in Aerospace and Defense

There’s been quite the airshow happening lately in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. While aerospace is flying high with record profits, defense is staying closer to the ground in the general atmosphere of belt-tightening following the global financial crisis.

Rich Becks, General Manager, Industry Value Chains, E2open
Friday 9 May 2014 0 Comments
Supply Chain Centers of Excellence, Part Two: Technology’s Critical Role in Transformation

In my previous post about centers of excellence (CoE), I outlined some of the common challenges that we see having an impact on whether a CoE succeeds or fails. Now, I’d like to focus on the central role of technology in enabling successful CoEs and helping to deliver a single source of truth for all stakeholders, both internal and external, to work from.

Michael Schmitt, Chief Marketing Officer, E2open
Friday 2 May 2014 0 Comments
Clear Line of Sight: Intel on End-to-End Visibility

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a Silicon Valley APICs meeting, where Intel’s Strategic Planning Manager, John Dawson, shared his thoughts on how to reach the “holy grail” of supply chain management: end-to-end visibility across the entire supply chain. 

Sean Rollings, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Thursday 24 April 2014 0 Comments
S&OP for the Rest of Us

Even though enterprises have been implementing sales and operations planning (S&OP) programs to better anticipate and synchronize supply and demand for more than 30 years, the success of such initiatives still eludes many.

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