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Inventory Collaboration Helps You Increase Supply Assurance for All Supply Tiers

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Avoid high carrying costs and the risk of obsolescence. E2open Supply Inventory Collaboration gives you visibility into materials at all nodes in your network and enables contract manufacturers and suppliers to proactively manage shortages and excesses. The result is reduced safety stock requirements, carrying costs, and working capital liability.

Minimize inventory liability and disruptions in outsourced manufacturing

Manage Supply Shortages

Proactive identification and resolution of supply shortages

Effectively managing and resolving supply shortages requires advanced warning, collaborative resolution, and strategic engagement to minimize production downtime and ensure business continuity.

Three Key Parts to Parts Shortage Management
Excess safety stock

Poor supplier collaboration and inventory visibility

Brand owners often store excess inventory to hedge against suppliers’ shipment delays and quality issues. Lack of in-transit inventory visibility, especially within upstream tiers in the supply chain, requires them to maintain even higher levels of safety stock. However, excess inventory at brand owner and manufacturer warehouses, supplier plants, and vendor-managed inventory (VMI) hubs is a liability. High excess and obsolescence costs, expedite charges, and a poor on-time delivery record are some of the consequences.

Partners lack time and experience

Complete inventory optimization helps you reduce working capital

Get precise inventory information to avoid supply shortages, minimize excess inventory, and unlock precious capital. Let e2open manage the flow of component, work-in-progress, and finished goods inventory across all your supply tiers.

Manage inventory with confidence

Manage inventory with confidence

Real-time visibility into stock held at internal and external manufacturing sites, warehouses, and hubs—as well as inventory in transit between locations—keeps you informed.

Use simulation to plan

Use simulation to plan

What-if scenario planning in a real-time environment enables you to simulate the impact of forecast changes on inventory across multiple tiers of supply.

Mitigate supply shortages

Mitigate supply shortages

Proactively identify inventory gaps and resolve shortages through a collaborative ticketing process.

Resolve issues much faster

Resolve issues much faster

Contract manufacturers and suppliers can collaborate on inventory issues without brand-owner engagement, speeding resolution while saving you time and effort.

Multi-tier inventory management

Multi-tier inventory management

Right-sizing inventory across all tiers helps reduce inventory, increase turns, and minimize the “bullwhip effect” for your entire supply network.

Automate pull and replenishment

Automate pull and replenishment

Automating pull and replenishment cycles for VMI, consigned inventory, and unallocated inventory across the supply chain increases efficiency.

More applications in the supply ecosystem



VMware by Broadcom logo

We rebranded e2open Concierge Services as Help Desk Plus and it has become a real extension of our company. The Help Desk Plus has enabled us to meet our partners where we need them and where they need us and make it as seamless and as easy as possible for our partners to go to market for their customers.

Sarah Masessa
Global Partner Platform and Communications Manager
VMware by Broadcom
Sandvik logo

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.


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.

Vinny Moscatello

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.

Mailin Boeker

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.

John Wainwright
Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Geodis logo

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.

Laurent Rosa

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.

Sebastian Poehl
Head of Global Business Solutions

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.

Dan Jianu
Logistics Operations Manager

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.

Jean-Paul Verschoor
Origin Responsible Manager
Renault Group
Jabil logo

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.

Alan Brown
Vice President of Supply Chain, Technology and Transformation
Don’t let imbalances become disruptions

Proactively manage shortages and excesses across all tiers of supply.

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