E2open has a complete range of solutions to address the key supply chain challenges high tech manufacturers face.

The high tech industry, including consumer electronics, enterprise computing and networking, electronics components, and cloud-computing providers, has been at the forefront of supply chain innovations for several decades. Before any other industry, it relied on a global network of suppliers, contract manufacturers, logistics providers, and other partners to design, assemble, ship, sell, and repair its products. It was one of the first industries to leverage e-commerce. And, for both the consumer and business markets, constant product innovation remains the driving factor in maintaining competitiveness.

E2open was founded in 2000 by a consortium of high tech giants as an industry trading exchange. With its roots in the high-tech industry, E2open has a complete range of solutions to address the key supply chain challenges high tech manufacturers face.

Many leading high tech manufacturers are leveraging the E2open network and supply chain solutions to operate their multi-enterprise supply chains in real-time, helping them become more agile and efficient. 

Challenge
Running a largely outsourced supply chain, with multiple supply chain partners
Solution
Multi-Enterprise Cloud Connectivity to connect all supply chain partners in real-time
Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration to synchronize all information across the supply chain to provide one version of the truth
Analytics and Visualization to provide an integrated, end-to-end supply chain cockpit, showing exceptions with their impact on KPIs, and with drill-down capabilities
Challenge
Ensuring continuity of supply
Solution
Forecast Collaboration to exchange forecasts and commits with suppliers and contract manufacturers
Supplier Collaboration to collaborate on orders, shipments, and receipts as well as track issues with suppliers and contract manufacturers
Inbound VMI to enable various replenishment models with suppliers
Challenge
Responding to demand and supply changes as they occur in real-time
Solution
Demand Sensing to accurately predict near-term demand by using current information to better reflect market realities across different channels
Constraint-based Supply Planning to automatically generate a best feasible plan that optimally balances supply and demand and maximizes customer service level, with scenario planning/what-if analysis
Challenge
Ensuring high finished goods availability
Solution
Order Promising & Allocation to optimally and profitably allocate the right products to the right channels and make reliable commitments
Outbound VMI to enable various replenishment models with retailers
Inventory Collaboration to provide accurate inventory visibility across the supply chain
Inventory Optimization to best position inventory for optimal service levels
Drop/Ship capabilities to enable new fulfillment models
On a strategic level it helps us shorten the cycle time of communication and ensure resolution. And in the long term we see E2open as a strategic platform for multi-tier collaboration.
Arpad Hevizi, Senior Vice President and CIO
Celestica