Epicor Software Corp. (Irvine, Calif.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Fulfillment/Logistics, Sourcing, Procurement, Payment, CRM, PLM, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support/Consulting). Portal solution is satisfying need for collaboration among consumers, suppliers, partners and employees, while delivering better management of distributed information.
Eqos (Burlington, Mass.; Enables: Sourcing). Offers companies and users working on complex sourcing projects a Web-based collaboration platform and "rapid application development" (RAD) environment that is configurable and flexible to change as processes change and as business grows.
FORTE (Mason, Ohio; Enables: Decision Support/Consulting). Distribution consultant and system integrator offering single-source design/build methodology. Software has developed into a Distribution Intelligence System that organizes, accesses and manipulates distribution performance information for current and future-state performance analysis.
Global eProcure (Clark, NJ; Enablex: Sourcing, Procurement). Pioneered the bid optimization feature in the reverse auction tool, allowing clients to view different savings scenarios before making their final award decision. Helping lead "insourcing" trend, enabling clients to supplement existing procurement resources with external personnel and resources to match procurement needs over time.
GXS (Gaithersburg, Md.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Fulfillment/Logistics, PLM, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Payment). Providing low-cost, easy-to-use solutions that bring B2B e-commerce to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Hand Held Products Inc. (Skaneateles Falls, NY; Enables: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Payment, CRM). Offers data collection technology capable of reading any bar code, including damaged and poorly printed labels, plus capture digital images and signatures — all with one solution.
Hewlett-Packard (Palo Alto, Calif.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Fulfillment/Logistics). Currently has a customer-driven supply chain model consisting of just five supply chains, each providing unique capabilities to meet different customer needs. This "portfolio of supply chains" strategy serves as a model for other companies looking to streamline the supply chain.
HighJump Software, a 3M Co. (Eden Prairie, Minn.; Enables: Fulfillment/Logistics). With a belief that no two supply chains are alike, HighJump develops and provides configurable supply chain execution solutions. Ensures all applications are integrated to support the real-time flow of information between suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and transporters.
Iasta.com Inc. (Carmel, Ind.; Enables: Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support/Consulting). Iasta brings what it calls "Fortune 500" sourcing technology to any size company at affordable prices. Building on self-service decision optimization tools.
IBX (Stockholm, Sweden; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support/Consulting, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Payment, Fulfillment/Logistics). In addition to its "green-yellow-red" methodology of designating suppliers, IBX focuses on making customers self-sufficient as soon as possible.
ILOG (Mountain View, Calif.; Enables: Order/Demand Management, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support/Consulting). CPLEX and PowerOps Suite integrate manufacturing's planning and scheduling functions, synchronizing planning departments and the plant floor.
I-many Inc. (Edison, NJ; Enables: Decision Support/Consulting, Procurement, Sourcing). Contract management solutions employ a centralized repository of contracts with terms and conditions that is accessible to all supply chain participants. Visibility and control of contractual commitments help ensure regulatory, obligation and transaction compliance.
Indus International Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.; Enables: Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Infrastructure/ERP, CRM, Payment). Drove evolution from computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) to enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions, expanding asset management to suppliers, service personnel and other outside partners.