Collaboration with customers and channels gives you valuable insight that helps you manage inventory more effectively. E2open Inventory Collaboration provides visibility into every item and downstream location so you can make better decisions about positioning and replenishing stock. The outcome is less inventory, more revenue, and better customer service.
Poor visibility and limited control over stock levels at partner locations
When sales are fulfilled by partners instead of a brand’s distribution centers and warehouses, brand owners lose control and visibility. Some partners may maintain excess safety stock to hedge against a lack of visibility into inventory in transit, delivery delays, and quality issues. Excessive stock at partners is costly for brand owners as it can lead to price protection payouts, product returns and write-offs, and the inability to sell other products. Yet, brand owners want to make sure partners have enough inventory to meet end-customer demand.
Better visibility for better decisions
Monitor demand and inventory and collaborate with partners to optimize replenishment by leveraging a powerful combination of visibility, analytics, exception management, and process automation. Multiple sell-side vendor-managed inventory (VMI) models are supported.
Manage and lower financial risk
Real-time visibility into inventory across partner facilities, internal locations, and VMI hubs enables you to manage and reduce financial liabilities and risks.
Gain visibility into all stock
Inventory visibility covers in-transit, stock-in-channel, sell-in, sell-through, and sell-out quantities to provide accurate tracking and keep you informed.
Minimize excess and obsolescence costs
Insight into inventory across your network helps you place the right inventory in the right locations to reduce excess and obsolescence costs.
With improved visibility and collaboration, you can save lost revenue from price protection claims and experience fewer stockouts.
Collaborate with customers and channels
Support for rapid customer onboarding, pre-built ERP interfaces, and common data exchange standards makes it easier to connect and collaborate.
Address issues faster with alerts and automation
You resolve issues quicker with exception alerts for potential inventory shortages, excessive inventory, late shipments, and demand-supply imbalances. For even faster resolution pull and replenishment cycles and price adjustments can be fully automated.
More applications in the channel ecosystem
Centralizing and automating our export control processes, and particularly our trade compliance, not only reduces risk for Sandvik, but opens new opportunities to do more business worldwide.
Working with e2open enables us to better fulfill short supplier lead times, reduce inventory levels, and dramatically improve inventory turns—all while lowering the total cost of ownership to our customers.
Once you can see the shipments moving in transit, you can predict any late shipments and adjust. NCR will see a seven-figure benefit from the implementation; it has added definite value for us.
Having visibility to the supply chain gives us and our suppliers the opportunity to plan. We talk about planning its capacity, its resources, its material—and it helps with the cost as well by having all those elements tied together.
With the e2open system, processes that used to take a whole calendar year now happen in a matter of days.
We know what stock we have in the channel, is it healthy, what our average days of stock are, do we ship in more or do we reduce what we are shipping? We are really in control of channel data.
By implementing an integrated international purchasing system, we have ensured that Leggett & Platt is maximizing its efforts to conduct its international procurement activities in a compliant manner.
E2open compliance capabilities are very important for the Geodis Supply Chain Optimization compliance risk management program. The digital information is key to providing timely and accurate visibility, streamlining our compliance check processes, improving their efficiency and reliability. We’re now very well-positioned for the next wave of growth and ready to offer our customers more value than ever before.
The vision for us is that the core activities of transportation should be running independently and smoothly without any interaction from ourselves so that we can really focus on the additional services that we offer to our customers.
We want to achieve world-class logistics, with teams able to leverage the best tools to overcome todays and future challenges. The benefits we are anticipating by using e2open’s TMS tool for intercontinental logistics are threefold: standardization, reduction of logistics costs, and end-to-end visibility. This should give us a competitive advantage in the market.
We consider e2open global trade software as a game changer. It has enabled us to gain in efficiency, follow the evolution of trade rules timely and accurately, and exploit the necessary free trade agreements. It enhanced our overall competitiveness.
The e2open capabilities through supplier collaboration have enabled Jabil to standardize and digitalize our forecast communication process for all suppliers, providing increased optionality for more efficient collaboration. This is undoubtedly providing us with a competitive advantage, ensuring we have near real time visibility into forecast status with our suppliers and helping us make more reliable commitments to our customers.