The 2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

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


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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