Resources E2open in the News

Wednesday 19 March 2014 | Supply Chain Management Review

Research consistently shows that improving the S&OP planning process is a top three supply chain priority for most companies. The benefits are clearly compelling:  industry analysts estimate that S&OP systems can reduce inventories by 5-10%; increase inventory turns by 5-10%; and increase service levels by 5-10%. All of these combined improvements can help boost top-line growth by 2-5%. So why is S&OP so challenging?

Tuesday 18 March 2014 | Supply Management

Proactively planning for a natural disaster is a must for all supply chain and procurement-driven organisations. The recent floods in southern England are a reminder that while we can’t prevent these unplanned events, we can control our responses to them.

Tuesday 4 March 2014 | Supply Chain Digital

The best supply chains in the world recognize that supply chain visibility means a lot more than simply sharing forecast information with top-tier suppliers. In fact truly strategic supply chain visibility works on multiple levels to reliably counteract the effects of demand volatility by extending cross-network transparency with prescriptive analytics and algorithm-based decision support.

Wednesday 5 February 2014 | Supply Chain Management Review

Traditional planning systems lack timely, comprehensive data to create trustworthy plans that considers demand priorities and supply constraints. They also lack fast problem resolution, scenario and decision support capabilities to manage trade-offs. E2 Planning & Response was purposely built to overcome these challenges.

Monday 23 December 2013 | Manufacturing Business Technology

For supply chain professionals, the challenges multiply with each passing day. Like everyone else, I see disruptive events such as natural disasters, security breaches, technology failures, political unrest and economic instability in the news 24/7, and these events are greatly affecting today's global supply chains.

Monday 9 December 2013 | IndustryWeek

Companies are increasingly driving better supply chain performance by leveraging innovations that empower partners and customers so the whole supply chain ends up on the nice list.  As the year draws to a close, and our thoughts naturally wander to all things holiday-related, I can’t help but remember a child’s golden rules of Christmas, handed down from generation to generation.

Wednesday 4 December 2013 | Drummond Group

Twenty-one products from 14 global software companies have been Drummond Certified™ in the AS2-3Q13 automated interoperability test event, announced today by Drummond Group, Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing. New software applications from Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, E2open, Inc., EXTOL International Inc., GXS, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Liaison Technologies, Microsoft Corporation, /n software, SAP AG, SEEBURGER AG and TIBCO Software Inc., participated in this vendor-neutral test event held across multiple time zones over the last several weeks.

Tuesday 3 December 2013 | Supply Demand Chain Executive

The accelerating trends of supply chain globalization, and outsourced manufacturing and distribution have combined to increase clock speed, complexity and risk for brand owners. These trends have created a fundamental shift in the way companies’ source and distribute goods and services, leading to a more complex product and service delivery paradigm that increasingly relies on specialized, globally distributed trading partners to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and better serve markets at both local and global levels.

Monday 2 December 2013 | IMPO Magazine

What are some of the primary ways globalization has impacted supply chain management – in terms of planning and execution? Globalization has created both the opportunity and challenge of creating and balancing global, regional and local demand. The resulting demand volatility of that complex mix has pushed forecasting accuracy to its effective limits; and, therefore, is forcing greater execution agility to make up for planning’s shortcomings. This challenge is exacerbated by the parallel of globalization which is the move by product companies to outsource more and more of their manufacturing and distribution.

Thursday 28 November 2013 | Supply Chain Standard

In this years’ European Supply Chain Excellence awards sponsored by UK based Supply Chain Standard, the winners of the 2013 Supply Chain Operations category were Vodafone and E2open. The Supply Chain Operations award is aimed at finding excellence within the core processes within the supply chain, so the relatively high scores exhibited by the majority of the shortlisted companies were not entirely unexpected …

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