2009 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

100 ways to help your company respond to the downturn



Demand Solutions

Demand Solutions
(St. Louis, MO)
www.demandsolutions.com

With demand at peak volatility, if your company uses Sales & Operations Planning meetings to make strategic decisions based on your forecasts, ensure that your planning solution gives you the data you need to back up your projections and help your executives make decisions based on fact, not just "gut instincts."

Deposco
(Alpharetta, GA)

When the economy turns and demand begins to increase, SMB's will need solutions that are scalable, and software-as-a-service tools offer low cost-of-entry while the potential for future growth in the upturn.

Dyadem

Dyadem
(Richmond Hill, ON)
www.dyadem.com

Quality was "job one" in the 1980s but got hidden behind supply chain optimization priorities in 1990s. Quality Risk Management offers a proactive, knowledge-based approach to quality realization that allows the entire value chain to be heard and to share information. QRM allows information to be turned into knowledge and allows critical quality assurance processes to be automated, improving the quality and time-to-market for new products.

e-LYNXX Corporation

e-LYNXX Corporation
(Chambersburg, PA)
www.e-lynxx.com

Leverage solutions that match your buying needs to excess supplier capacity, says the holder of the patented Gindlesperger Method. William Gindlesperger invented and patented this methodology for automatically matching companies that are looking for suppliers with suppliers that are looking for work, a service that benefits organizations both when the economy is down and when it is up. The Gindlesperger Method identifies suppliers that can produce a product or provide a service based on specifications submitted by the buyer. Since the buyer pre-selects the suppliers to be in its network, quality and delivery requirements are not compromised with unknown vendors.

E2open
(Redwood City, CA)

Deploy solutions that give you the ability to execute demand and supply balancing "on the fly," based on real-time information from anywhere along the supply chain.

Emptoris, Inc.
(Burlington, MA)

Make sure your decisions are based on real-time, relevant information by using dashboard technology that allows drill down to an appropriate level of "actionable visibility."

Enporion, Inc.
(Tampa, FL)

e-Procurement success begins with buy-in among end users, but also suppliers – bringing the supply base into the initiative early can help ensure successful ROI.

Epicor
(Irvine, CA)

In today's increasingly borderless, real-time business environment, the lines that once distinguished ERP and SCM are becoming less defined. Consider a single source solution that unites ERP, SCM and CRM.

ET2C

ET2C International Inc.
(Shanghai, China)
www.e-trade2china.com

Sourcing in China? Consider leveraging a partner with an Asian-based buying office that, for a fixed monthly fee, offers a fully operational and fully staffed office on the ground in the world's fastest growing markets.

ezcom

eZCom Software Inc.
(Englewood, NJ)
www.ezcomsoftware.com

A luxury retailer contracted eZCom to help increase the number of vendors participating with EDI, with the net result of driving a significant increase in the percentage of electronically processed orders.

Fieldglass, Inc.
(Chicago, IL)

Now is the time for companies to begin thinking strategically about their workers. Make hiring decisions across all labor categories by leveraging a unified technology platform for acquiring all workers, including contingent labor, service providers and direct hires.

FORTE
(Mason, OH)

Even in tough times, outsourcing isn't always the answer. An analysis by FORTE for a global medical device manufacturer showed that outsourcing distribution operations to a 3PL would cost more and produce no efficiency gains.

FreeFlow
(Tralee, Ireland)

FreeFlow uses a "Progressive Disposition Process" to help clients dispose of the excess active inventory weighing down their balance sheets before the goods become obsolete.
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