The 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

When the readers of Supply & Demand Chain Executive consistently say in surveys and face-to-face interviews that they use both the print magazine and SDCExec.com to learn about new solutions and best practices for enabling the supply chain, to understand trends in supply chain technology, and to benchmark their own companies' enablement initiatives with those of other enterprises across industry verticals, the editorial staff listens.

For this reason, the criteria for this year's "100" feature focus on the end users of supply chain technology to learn how enterprises are working with top solution providers to enable their supply and demand chains.

Based on submissions to the "100" from end users and solution providers, the judging committee for the "100" identified a list of the top supply and demand chain initiatives at small, midsize and large companies in a variety of industry sectors, highlighting the pain point(s) addressed by the initiatives (The Challenge), the technologies and services used to address those pain points (The Solution), the results of the initiatives (Return on Investment, or ROI), and plans for taking the project forward (Next Steps).

Supply & Demand Chain Executive's goal with this year's "100" was to highlight a broad range of applications of technology and services to the challenges of supply chain improvement and transformation. The judging committee particularly sought innovative solutions that represent supply chain challenges at a variety of different types of companies.

How best can readers use the 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 as a resource for enabling their own company's supply and demand chain for competitive advantage? We suggest reviewing the information included in this article (please see the downloadable PDF below, or the text following this intro) to determine which solution providers can help enable those specific areas of the supply chain that are current priorities at your enterprise, as well as consulting the additional online information including the Global Enabled Supply and Demand Chain Directory of solution providers and our Best Practices Forum in order to assemble a list of appropriate enablers. The rest, of course, is up to you, but we hope you will find this year's "100" an educational place to start.

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The following companies, highlighted by their innovative supply chain implementations, were selected to be the 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.

AcquireX (Long Beach, CA). Customer: Top 30 U.S. bank holding company (South U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Procurement, Decision Support. Comments: Replaced paper-based processes, 10-week deployment.

Adonix (Pittsburgh, PA). Customer: Russell Sigler Inc. (Phoenix, AZ). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Customer Relationship Management, Decision Support. Comments: Wide-scale deployment completed on aggressive schedule.

ADR North America LLC (Ann Arbor,MI). Customer: Creativity Inc. (West U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Supply chain transformation in response to accelerating market.

AFMS Logistics Management Group (Portland, OR). Customer: Multi-national automobile manufacturer. Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: Significant savings on ground, air and international contracts.

Agile Software (San Jose, CA). Customer: Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ). Area(s) of Enablement: Product Lifecycle Management. Comments: Built virtual manufacturing/supply network model.

AIM Computer Solutions, Inc. (Fraser, MI). Customer: The Grant Group (Fraser and Clinton Township, MI). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: 30% growth in business without need to hire additional staff.

American Express (New York, NY). Customer: F500 textile products company (Southeast U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Gained visibility into $50 million in travel & entertainment.

Aras Corp. (Lawrence, MA). Customer: Freudenberg-NOK (Plymouth, MI). Area(s) of Enablement: Product Lifecycle Management. Comments: Improved development process, met quality reporting compliance.

Arena Solutions (Menlo Park, CA). Customer: Color Kinetics (Boston, MA). Area(s) of Enablement: Product Lifecycle Management. Comments: Helped reduce engineering change order cycle time 75%.

Ariba Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA). Customer: Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support. Comments: Helping company meet goal of $1.2 billion in savings for 2004-07.

Avendra LLC (Rockville, MD). Customer: Hyatt Hotels Corp. (Chicago, IL). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement. Comments: Helped drive compliance with corporate procurement contracts.

Avolent Inc. (San Francisco, CA). Customer: Office Depot (Boca Raton, FL). Area(s) of Enablement: Payment. Comments: $1 million in annual hard savings .

BAX Global Inc. (Irvine, CA). Customer: Leading hair-care and cosmetics supplier (So. Calif.). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Exceeded requirements for on-time delivery, order accuracy.

Best Software (changing to Sage Software) (Irvine, CA).Customer: KUKA Robotics Corp. (Clinton Township, NJ). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Single source for critical data; automated, streamlined processes.

Cactus Commerce (Gatineau, Canada). Customer: Energizer Battery Inc. (St. Louis, MO). Area(s) of Enablement: Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Met retailer mandate to become UCCnet compliant.

CenterStone Technologies (Denver, CO). Customer: F500 apparel company (U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Order processing cost down 75%, while retailers increased orders.

Choice Logistics (New York, NY). Customer: Hitachi Data Systems (Santa Clara, CA). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: On-time deliveries up to 99%, inventory accuracy level at 99.9%.

Commerce One LLC Commerce One LLC (San Ramon, CA). Customer: Major oilfield services company (New York, NY). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Long-term e-procurement solution covers 75% of overall spend.

Cube Route Cube Route Inc. (Toronto, Canada). Customer: Arctic Glacier Inc. (Winnipeg, Canada). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: Reduced incomplete deliveries from 17% to

http://www.demandsolutions.com/ Demand Management Inc. (St. Louis, MO). Customer: Under Armour (Baltimore, MD). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture. Comments: Solution "changing the way we plan business," says customer.

diCarta (San Carlos, CA). Customer: Software provider for retail industry (West Coast U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Customer Relationship Management, Decision Support. Comments: Time spent creating, negotiating, approving contracts cut ~ 60%.

DSSI LLC (Southfield, MI). Customer: Metaldyne Corp. (Plymouth, MI). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Indirect procurement cost savings of 27%.

DW Morgan Co. (Pleasanton, CA). Customer: Redback Networks (San Jose, CA). 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: Global inventory visibility, depots to serve customers cut >50%.

EC Sourcing Group Inc. (South Orange, NJ). Customer: Connell Purchasing Services (Naperville , IL). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing. Comments: Sourcing cycle times cut 40-60%, in addition to hard savings.

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.

Infosys Technologies Ltd. Infosys Technologies Ltd. (Bangalore, India). Customer: U.S. supermarket chain. Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: Reduced inventory at warehouse; improved service levels, forecasts.

Inovis Inovis (Alpharetta, GA). Customer: Levi Strauss & Co. (San Francisco, CA). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Complied with Global Data Synchronization Network initiatives.

Insight INSIGHT Inc. (Manassas, VA). Customer: Otis Spunkmeyer (San Leandro, CA). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Net reduction in combined warehouse and transportation costs 5%.

Integrated Warehousing Solutions (Downers Grove, IL). Customer: JMK/IIT (Bridgeview, IL). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: 33% reduction of labor cost, 20% increased throughput capacity.

Intentia Americas (Schaumburg, IL). Customer: CGR Products Inc. (Greensboro, NC). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Fulfillment/Logistics, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Productivity gains >30%; customer queries resolved more quickly.

IQNavigator (Denver, CO). Customer: Large financial institution (New York, NY). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Automated contract labor processes; services spend cut average 15%.

IQS, Inc. (Cleveland, OH). Customer: MTD (Cleveland. OH). Area(s) of Enablement: Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: 100% defensible supplier scorecard, millions in cost recovery.

John Galt Solutions (Chicago, IL). Customer: Syngenta Crop Protection (Greensboro, NC). Area(s) of Enablement: Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Standardization, automation reduced manual workload, planning.

JRG (San Mateo, CA). Customer: Wise Foods (Berwick, PA). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Changeovers cut 10%; reduced finished goods 28%.

Ketera Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). Customer: Top tooling solutions supplier (Northeast U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support. Comments: Reduced maverick spend 90%; 150% ROI in one year.

Kinaxis Kinaxis (formerly Webplan) (Ottawa, Canada). Customer: Teradyne (Boston, MA). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Reduced lead times, enabled more flexibility with customers.

LeanLogistics LeanLogistics (Holland, MI). Customer: Orange Glo International (Denver, CO). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment. Comments: Improved transportation planning; freight transaction cost cut to $9.

LeftBrain (McLean, VA). Customer: F500 power systems manufacturer (Atlanta, GA). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Decision Support. Comments: Savings >$30 million in first year; better procure-to-pay visibility.

Logility Logility (Atlanta, GA). Customer: Remy International (Anderson, IN). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture. Comments: Finished goods inventory down 17%; service levels up to 99.6%.

MARC Global MARC Global (Atlanta, GA). Customer: Fosters Brewing (Melbourne, Australia). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Reduced labor 25%; inventory hold cost cut 62%.

Metreo Inc. (San Mateo, CA). Customer: Owens Corning (Toledo, OH). Area(s) of Enablement: Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Eight-figure ROI to date on six-figure investment.

MfgQuote Inc. (Atlanta. GA). Customer: Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Sourcing process shortened 95%.

NewlineNoosh Inc. NewlineNoosh Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). Customer: G100 CPG manufacturer (Greenwich, CT). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: Cut print spend 20%; reduced internal resources to manage print.

NextLinx Corp. (Rockville, MD). Customer: Fairchild Semiconductor Intl. (South Portland, ME). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Fulfillment/Logistics, Decision Support. Comments: Compliance with export/re-export law; 90% shipments pre-cleared.

Nistevo Corp. Nistevo Corp. (Eden Prairie, MN). Customer: Tractor Supply Co. (Nashville, TN). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: Transportation management costs down 20%; on-time deliveries up 10%.

Orbian Corp. Orbian Corp. (Norwalk, CT). Customer: Global mfg. of tools, hardware products (Northeast U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Reduced payment processing costs 95%.

Perfect Commerce (Lee's Summit, MO). Customer: Honeywell (Morristown, NJ). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement. Comments: Established global procurement process; transaction costs cut >80%.

Procuri Inc. (Atlanta, GA). Customer: Blyth Inc. (Greenwich, CT). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing. Comments: Streamlined sourcing process; 10-15% cost savings in first year.

Prorizon Corporation (Kennesaw, GA). Customer: Computer Sciences Corporation (Dallas, TX). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Consolidated IT purchasing for seven countries in Latin America.

Provia Software (Grand Rapids, MI). Customer: Spencer Gifts (Egg Harbor Township, NJ). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Established automatic replenishment; back order rate down to 1%.

Quadrem Quadrem (Plano, TX). Customer: Rio Tinto (Australia). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Automated procure-to-pay processes with key supplier.

Rearden Commerce (San Mateo, CA). Customer: Mfg. of major home appliances (Benton Harbor, MI). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement. Comments: Reduced employee business services spend; increased compliance.

RF Code (Mesa, AZ). Customer: pH Europe Ltd (Huddersfield, UK). Area(s) of Enablement: Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Improved asset utilization, tracking for intermediate bulk containers.

Ross Systems Inc. (Atlanta, GA). Customer: Litehouse Foods Inc. (Sandpoint, ID). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Product fill rates up >20%; finished goods inventory down 6%.

SAQQARA Inc. SAQQARA Inc. (Pleasanton, CA). Customer: F500 mfg., elect. products, tools, hardware (Houston, TX). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement. Comments: Improved buyers' ability to identify "best spend" decision.

SciQuest SciQuest (Morrisville, NC). Customer: Research-based pharmaceutical company. Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement, Payment. Comments: $2 million savings in first year; contract compliance rose to 71%.

Servigistics (Atlanta, GA). Customer: Sun Microsystems (Santa Clara, CA). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Created worldwide parts visibility; saved/avoided $40 million.

Silver Oak Solutions Silver Oak Solutions (Boston, MA). Customer: F150 diversified conglomerate (Northeast U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement, Decision Support. Comments: 21% savings (7:1 ROI); diversity spend accuracy up 75%.

Silvon Software, Inc. Silvon Software, Inc. (Westmont, IL). Customer: M.J. Pipe & Supply (Rochester, NY). Area(s) of Enablement: Decision Support. Comments: Fill rates up to 99.27%, inventory down 14.2% in less than 4 months.

SmartOps Corp. SmartOps Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA). Customer: Deere & Co. Commercial & Consumer Equip. (Moline, IL). Area(s) of Enablement: Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: $1 billion inventory reduction; increased on-time delivery to 92%.

Smart Software Inc. (Belmont, MA). Customer: No. American division of $6.3 billion European company. Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: Reduced net value of inventory >$1million; 95% service levels.

SSA Global SSA Global (Chicago, IL). Customer: Averitt Express Inc. (Cookeville, TN). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Increased customer satisfaction; decreased customer status inquiries.

Staples Contract Division (Framingham, MA). Customer: Financial services company (Midwest U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement. Comments: Procurement efficiency up; ensured lowest total delivered cost.

Stellent Inc. Stellent Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN). Customer: Emerson Process Management (Marshalltown, IA). Area(s) of Enablement: Product Lifecycle Management. Comments: $20,000 annual savings per supplier.

SupplyWorks Inc. (Bedford, MA). Customer: Danaher Sensors and Controls (Gurnee, IL). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Increased inventory turns; 56% reduction in expedites.

Swift Technologies, Inc. (Elgin, IL). Customer: DSFI, LLC. (Addison, IL). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Order and line item volume increased >35% without adding staff.

Symbol Technologies (Holtsville, NY). Customer: Ocean Spray (Lakeville-Middleboro, MA). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Fulfillment/Logistics, Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Inventory accuracy >98%; inventory levels cut 121,000 cases.

SYSPRO (Costa Mesa, CA). Customer: Chocolate Potpourri (Glenview, IL). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Enabled small company to compete on with large competitors.

System Design Advantage System Design Advantage (Bloomington, MN). Customer: BancTec (Irving, TX). Area(s) of Enablement: Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management. Comments: ROI in first month; moved to variable per use parts cost model.

Technology Group International (Toledo, OH). Customer: West Coast Novelty (Alameda, CA). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Peak season shipments up 40%; better sales order flow, fill rates.

TECSYS INC. (Montreal, Canada). Customer: Focus Products Group LLC (Vernon Hills, IL). 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: EDI compliance with retailers drove 100% increase in business.

Terra Technology Terra Technology (Norwalk, CT). Customer: Campbell Soup (Camden, NJ). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture. Comments: Near-term weekly forecast accuracy up to 80%; safety stock reduced.

Tompkins Associates (Raleigh, NC). Customer: Williams-Sonoma (Memphis, TN). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: ROI within few months; shipping accuracy at 100%.

ToolsGroup (Boston, MA). Customer: BP Castrol (Milan, Italy). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: Reduced total network inventories 35%; service levels up 9%.

TradeBeam TradeBeam (San Mateo, CA). Customer: Neiman Marcus (Dallas, TX). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Reduced duties paid; maintain "low risk" shipper status.

System Design Advantage Transplace (Plano, TX). Customer: AutoZone (Memphis, TN). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Transportation costs down 20%; private fleet utilization up 20%.

TrenStar (Greenwood Village, CO). Customer: Carlsberg UK (Northhampton, U.K.). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Payment, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Reduced asset losses 50%; 10% reduction in costs.

UGS (Plano, TX). Customer: Major CPG manufacturer (U.S.). Area(s) of Enablement: Product Lifecycle Management. Comments: Increased innovation, reduced time-to-market and costs.

Verian Technologies (Charlotte, NC). Customer: Whayne Supply (Lexington, KY). Area(s) of Enablement: Procurement, Decision Support. Comments: Eliminated $500,000 in maverick spending in first year.

Verticalnet Verticalnet (Malvern, PA). Customer: Delta Airlines (Atlanta, GA). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement. Comments: $500 million in cost savings since 2000.

Viacore, Inc. Viacore, Inc. (Irvine, CA). Customer: F500 electronics mfg. (Silicon Valley, CA). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP. Comments: 1100% ROI in first 2 years of project; reduced global landing cost.

Vitria Technology Vitria Technology (Sunnyvale, CA). Customer: MasterBrand Cabinets (Jasper, IN). Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Fulfillment/Logistics, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Cut customer service rep telephone traffic 40%; ROI in

WhereNet Corp. WhereNet Corp. (Santa Clara, CA). Customer: NYK Logistics (Long Beach, CA). Area(s) of Enablement: Fulfillment/Logistics. Comments: ROI in Xelus (Recently acquired by Click Commerce. Fairport, NY. Customer: Jabil Global Services St. Petersburg, FL. Area(s) of Enablement: Order/Demand Capture, Sourcing, Supply Chain Integration & Technology Infrastructure/ERP, Decision Support. Comments: Higher throughput on shop floor and supporting inventory.

Xign Corp. (Pleasanton, CA). Customer: Payless ShoeSource (Topeka, KS) Area(s) of Enablement: Payment. Comments: Reduced order-to-pay cycle 60%; operational cost reductions 80%.

Zycus Inc. (Princeton, NJ). Customer: F100 chemicals company (Wilmington, DE). Area(s) of Enablement: Sourcing, Procurement. Comments: Established repeatable global spend analysis process to reduce costs.

Is there a company you'd like to nominate for the 2006 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100? e-Mail Andrew Reese:areese@sdcexec.com.

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