Supply Chain Executive Briefing

A quick-read update on supply chain enablement projects and solutions for the busy executive


Demand Management Consumer Packaged Goods — The U.S. unit of Swiss water bottle company SIGG (www.sigg.com) has selected Web-based sales order management software iVendix from CenterStone Technologies (www.centerstonetech.com). When SIGG goes "live" on the application, dealers and sales reps will be able to view automated catalogs, check on the availability of product, place orders and track and monitor the status of those orders using iVendix because it is accessible 24/7 via the Web. (Go to www.sdcexec.com/10042 to read more.)

Sourcing/Procurement Hospitality — Birch Street Systems (www.birchstreetsystems.com) has signed an agreement to provide Omni Hotels (www.omnihotels.com) with a single online portal on which to conduct all procurement activity. In addition to streamlining the procure-to-pay cycle, the system and its built-in data warehouse will provide real-time visibility and analytics on all procurement activity across all properties, as well as top-down control over product choices, brand standards, supplier contract compliance and purchasing procedures and controls. (www.sdcexec.com/9983)

Integraion/ERP Education — Educational materials company Sally Ride Science (www.sallyridescience.com) is implementing Glovia Services' (www.gsinnovate.com) GSInnovate on-demand ERP manufacturing solutions, including Engineering, Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Inventory Management, Costing, eKanban, MRP and Financial Management, all of which will interface with salesforce.com's front-end customer relationship management applications, to manage its growing science education publications and programs lines of business. (www.sdcexec.com/10055)

SOLUTIONS UPDATES

Cross-enterprise Collaboration — Supply chain solution provider E2open (www.e2open.com) has rolled out new capabilities aimed at helping companies accelerate the cycle time of transformation initiatives in the supply chain, adding business intelligence, logistics, quality and demand management functionality to its flagship Multi-Enterprise Platform solution. (www.sdcexec.com/10034)

Payment — JPMorgan Xign (www.jpmorganchase.com) has taken the wraps off its new Procure-to-Pay service, a global solution for financial supply chain management that combines JPMorgan's financial infrastructure, treasury services expertise and on-demand technology with the goal of helping businesses integrate existing enterprise supply chain and financial operations. (www.sdcexec.com/9959).

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