Foster City, Calif.—May 28, 2014—E2open, a provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, announced that it signed a strategic alliance agreement with KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm.
KPMG services, combined with E2open’s software platform, can help automate and accelerate demand-driven supply chain initiatives, and enable companies to better align their planning, procurement and replenishment processes to actual consumption and demand changes. A demand-driven supply chain involves transforming the traditional supply chain into a highly integrated multi-tier supply network to eliminate information latency, reduce operating costs, and improve profitability and customer service.
“The pace of change in today’s global economy has placed a sense of urgency on organizations to adopt new technologies to drive faster growth and better proficiency,” said Mark Woodward, president and CEO, E2open. “E2open and KPMG bring together a wealth of supply chain knowledge and technology experience. With the recent addition of our joint client, Timken, a global bearing designer and manufacturer, we are working together with KPMG to help Timken achieve improved efficiencies and collaboration for the customer order process.”
“Teaming with E2open as part of our demand-driven supply chain service offerings provides our clients a platform for both supply and demand-driven challenges,” said John Cummings, advisory partner, and head of strategy and operations at KPMG.