The 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Putting innovative supply chain technology and services to the test for real-life, successful results


EDS EDS (Plano, TX). Customer: Large European regional government. Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Reduced operational costs, increased efficiency in cycle times

Elance, Inc. (Mountain View, CA). Customer: F100 transportation services company. Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement. Comments: Services spend cut 17%, services procurement cycle down >75%.

EnergyWindow Inc. EnergyWindow Inc. (Boulder, CO). Customer: Two F100 retailers (Southwest U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement. Comments: Cumulative savings >$9 million on energy supply costs.

Epicor Software Corp. (Irvine, CA). Customer: Rev-A-Shelf (Jeffersontown, KY). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Warehouse space cut 50%, nearly eliminated inventory write-offs.

ePlus ePlus, inc. (Herndon, VA). Customer: F100 CPG manufacturer. Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support. Comments: Better visibility into spending patterns, more effective sourcing.

Expense Management Solutions Expense Management Solutions (Southborough, MA). Customer: F500 technology provider (U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Decision Support. Comments: Suppliers' performance scores up 47.6%; average savings of 21.7%.

Frictionless Commerce Inc. (Cambridge, MA). Customer: Revlon (New York, NY). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing. Comments: Transparency into sourcing operations and total spend.

FullTilt Solutions FullTilt Solutions (Wayne, PA). Customer: McCain Foods Ltd. (New Brunswick, Canada). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Reduced product, packaging information errors; cut invoice errors.

Global eProcure (Clark, NJ). Customer: G1000 indust. mfg. company (U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support. Comments: Reduced direct, indirect costs 20%; negotiations time cut 50%.

GlobeRanger GlobeRanger (Richardson, TX). Customer: Beaver Street Fisheries (Jacksonville, FL). Area(s) of Enablement: Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Recognized as "textbook example" of approach to RFID technology.

G-Log (Shelton, CT). Customer: DuPont (Wilmington, DE). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Reduced days of inventory, transportation costs, saving millions.

GXS GXS (Gaithersburg, MD). Customer: Rohm and Haas (Philadelphia, PA). Area(s) of Enablement: Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Automated manual post and reconciliation process.

High Jump Software HighJump Software, a 3M Company (Eden Prairie, MN). Customer: Restaurant Equippers (Columbus, OH). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Increased shipping accuracy to >99%, cut picking time 66%.

Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc. (Columbus, OH). Customer: Royal Appliance Mgf. Co. (Glenwillow, OH). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: Cut labor, associated costs 70% without compromising productivity.

Iasta (Indianapolis, IN). Customer: Michael Foods (Minneapolis, MN). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing. Comments: Reduced costs through better competition, increased efficiency.

IBM(Armonk, NY). Customer: IBM Integrated Supply Chain (Poughkeepsie, NY). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: $20 billion in cost and expense savings since 2002.

ILOG (Mountain View, CA). Customer: Catalyst International (Milwaukee, WI). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Estimated productivity boost to 25% through optimization .

I-many Inc. I-many Inc. (Edison, NJ). Customer: F100 aerospace company (U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement. Comments: Ensured compliance; strengthened corporate governance.

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