E2open works with leading industrial manufacturers to help them become more responsive and flexible.

After decades of improving their engineering and production functions, industrial manufacturers – such as machine tools, automotive, and consumer durables manufacturers – are now focusing on the performance of their supply chains. The challenges are daunting: faster innovation, highly engineered products, multiple suppliers across the world, distributed manufacturing with increased externalization, a global business requiring global logistics, aftermarket as a strategic business on its own – all of this in the context of globalized competition and extremely demanding customers. However, with these challenges come opportunities. 

E2open works with leading industrial manufacturers to help them become more responsive and flexible to customer demand and meet these challenges through better orchestration of collaboration and processes across multiple tiers of supply chain partners. 

Leading industrial manufacturers leverage the E2open network and supply chain solutions to operate their multi-enterprise supply chains in real-time, helping them become more responsive and efficient. 

Challenge
Running an increasingly outsourced supply chain, with multiple tiers of 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
Streamlining procurement processes across many partners and/or subsidiaries
Solution
Supplier Collaboration to replace manual or email-based procurement processes with an electronic procure-to-pay process
Spend consolidation all the way to full centralized Buy/Sell Order Management procurement model
Challenge
Ensuring the delivery schedule will be met
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 tracks issues with suppliers and contract manufacturers
Quality Collaboration to ensure the exchange of critical quality information and the detection of non-conformance exceptions with suppliers
Inbound VMI to enable various replenishment models with suppliers
Challenge
Dealing with unpredictable demand (Aftermarket and consumer markets)
Solution
Demand Sensing to accurately predict near-term demand by using current information to better reflect market realities
Demand Planning that leverages advanced pattern recognition to create more accurate long-term forecasts and automate the planning process to improve planner productivity
Inventory Optimization to best position inventory for optimal service levels at the lowest cost and with minimal waste
Challenge
Responding to demand and supply changes as they occur in real-time
Solution
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 efficient repairs and returns
Solution
Returns and Repairs solution to handle supply chain activities for returned products

The industrial manufacturing industry needs a platform that can keep track of and coordinate all of the moving pieces and parties that compromise the modern extended industrial enterprise. E2open provides the network that can get the data when you need it, as well as planning and process management capabilities to turn that data into actionable information so you can better meet your customers’ needs.