The 2006 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Your comprehensive guide to today's leading supply chain solution providers on the forefront of innovation


Agistix (Redwood City, Calif.; Enables: Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics). First carrier-neutral heavy freight shipping solution to automate freight shipment processing and provide visibility into global freight shipments.

AIM Computer Solutions Inc. (Fraser, Mich.; Enables: Procurement, Order/Demand Management, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support/Consulting, CRM, PLM, Fulfillment/Logistics). First to integrate billing, shipping, ASN transmission and release accounting with AIAG labels.

Arena Solutions (Foster City, Calif.; Enables: PLM). First to bring the benefits of on-demand – faster deployment and more cost-effective solutions – to PLM market. Customer Strida Bicycles implemented the Arena solution in two days and doubled its business within one year.

ARGO Tracker (Tucson, Ariz.; Enables: Fulfillment/Logistics). Combining GPS and wireless communication technologies with add-on sensor capabilities to enable real-time asset tracking and visibility of goods in transit throughout the supply chain, resulting in reduced costs due to damage, vandalism and spoilage.

Ariba (Sunnyvale, Calif.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Procurement, Sourcing, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support/Consulting). Leader in solutions transforming procurement. Provides technology, services and expertise on a single, integrated platform.

Avendra LLC (Rockville, Md.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Procurement, Sourcing, Decision Support/Consulting). Formed to deliver leveraged procurement to the hospitality industry, determining specifications and ordering economically.

Avnet Logistics (Phoenix, Ariz.; Enables: Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support/Consulting, Order/Demand Management, Fulfillment/Logistics). Provides specialized supply chain and logistics services in the global electronic components industry.

Axway (Paris, France, and Scottsdale, Ariz.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Decision Support/Consulting, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP). Partnered with McKesson Corp. to develop an electronic pedigree solution allowing customers to meet regulatory mandates.

Baxter Planning Systems (Austin, Texas; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, PLM, Decision Support/Consulting). Integrated inventory planning software collects data from various consumption points and makes strategic recommendations, freeing users from manual data and transaction entry and providing visibility.

BigMachines, Inc. (Deerfield, Ill.; Enables: Sourcing, CRM). Leader in transforming the demand chain by enabling manufacturers to leverage on-demand Web technology to automate their entire customer facing processes.

Business Objects (San Jose, Calif.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Fulfillment/Logistics, Procurement, Decision Support). Business intelligence solutions provide built-in functionality particular to supply chain processes such as procurement, logistics or manufacturing, streamlining information flow across the organization and the supply chain.

CGI Group Inc. (Montreal, Canada; Enables: Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support/Consulting, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Payment). Solutions designed to improve the procure-to-pay process. Have been used for statewide spend management in Delaware and Oregon, curbing off-contract purchasing and ensuring correct pricing for on-contract purchases.

Chainalytics (Atlanta, Ga.; Enables: Decision Support/Consulting, Fulfillment/Logistics). Pioneered a statistical model-based benchmark of transportation rates and the impact of operational policies on those rates.

Choice Logistics (New York, NY; Enables: Sourcing, Order/Demand Management, Fulfillment/Logistics, Procurement, PLM). Helps such companies as EMC, HDS and Avaya manage their inventory assets, facilitating on-time operations and improved performance.

Click Commerce (Chicago, Ill.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Decision Support/Consulting, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, PLM, CRM). Among the first to identify benefits of offering software-as-a-service in the supply chain management space. Uses a service-oriented architecture to link return forecasting and planning solutions with dynamic decision-making capabilities.

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