2009 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

100 ways to help your company respond to the downturn


PurchasingNet
(Red Bank, NJ )

A compelling ROI analysis alone cannot address an organization's need to reduce the risk involved in implementing an enterprise-wide procure-to-pay automation project. To help companies offset some of the risk involved, PurchasingNet launched PNet Education & Training Courses.

Puridiom

Puridiom
(Mechanicsburg, PA)
www.puridiom.com

Do more with fewer resources. Puridiom's procure-to-pay solution enables clients to experience more purchasing power while utilizing fewer resources, such as time and labor. The company's tools have been shown to reduce cycle processing times up to 80 percent.


Quintiq

Quintiq
(Den Bosch, Netherlands)
www.quintiq.com

Use an advanced planning and scheduling system to make supply chain data visible and constantly review supply chain performance to identify areas of inefficiency.

Real Time Freight

Real Time Freight
(Chicago, IL)
www.realtimefreight.com

See sidebar "Leveraging the Network."

Rearden Commerce
(Foster City, CA)

As the economy continues to exist in a recession, the technology Rearden Commerce has created allows for pared down spending that is crucial in the economic downturn, but also provides companies with a solution that will keep businesses running at maximum efficiency and capacity throughout all types of economic cycles.

RedPrairie
(Waukesha, WI)

Look into an ROI assessment before you implement the solution, and then clearly and concisely communicate the cost savings and added value that the supply chain application will provide.

RedTail Solutions Inc.
(Westborough MA)

The easier you make it for your trading partners to connect with you, the more you'll be able to automate the transactional aspects of your trade relations.

Retalix

Retalix USA
(Dallas, TX)
www.retailix.com

Don't be afraid to move forward with that big software purchase: Craig Setter, EVP and COO, Dunkin Donuts, said of his company's adoption of Retailx, "We're looked at as, by far, one of the best and are beating industry standards in every category."

River Logic, Inc.
(Dallas, TX)

Try integrated business planning now for cost containment, and also later to identify and evaluate growth-related strategies.

Riverwood Solutions
(Menlo Park, CA)

Are you a smaller OEM, lacking in supply chain sophistication? Check out Riverwood's Hybrid Outsourced Services Team, which can give you access to the same capabilities enjoyed by your larger rivals – but without the fixed costs.

Ryder
(Miami, FL)

Save on transportation costs by pooling shipments, leveraging a larger shipping population to get better rates. Also, invest in supply chain security to mitigate threats and disruption and to build a more resilient organization.

SciQuest

SciQuest, Inc.
(Cary, NC)
www.sciquest.com

The best of times in the worst of times: The State of Georgia tapped SciQuest for a fundamental change in the way it procures goods and services, helping to ensure that agencies are leaner and more efficient in the years to come.

Selected Services

Selected Services – POOL4TOOL
(Vienna, Austria)
www.pool4tool.com

The key factors for sustainable success in purchasing are the establishment of a holistic approach as well as the integration of IT applications as an inherent part of the overall purchasing strategy.

SigmaQuest
(Sunnyvale, CA)

Adopting an approach that effectively utilizes highly-effective product quality management tools to better manage product performance is one of the primary ways in which companies can avoid the cost and public disgrace of product recalls.

Smart Software, Inc.
(Belmont, MA)

Adopt supply chain management strategies that focus on the short-term and quickly produce improvements that deal with increased risk and financial pressures. As part of this effort, take the time to improve demand forecasting processes and implement inventory optimization procedures.

SmartTurn

SmartTurn
(San Francisco, CA)
www.smartturn.com

Winning business in today's competitive marketplace requires adaptability and agility. Demonstrate to potential clients that you have the right product within the timeframe needed – accurate inventory and fulfillment no longer happens after the fact and is now a precursor to winning new business.
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