Supply & Demand Chain Executive Announces Its 2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

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Chicago — May 23, 2011 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, this week announced its ninth-annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, highlighting "100 Great Supply Chain Projects."

Ten years ago, Supply & Demand Chain Executive announced its first "100" list of supply chain solution providers, consultants and other organizations that were helping lead the way in transforming companies' supply and demand chains. This year the magazine focused the criteria for its "100" feature on supply chain transformation projects that have had a significant impact on the companies going through the implementations.

"Our readers count on Supply & Demand Chain Executive for intelligence and decision-making information on solutions and best practices for supply chain transformation," said Andrew K. Reese, editorial director of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we are featuring '100 Great Supply Chain Projects' that demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence in the supply chain."

Through an online submission process, Supply & Demand Chain Executive collected information on supply chain transformation projects, including information on the objectives, scope, timeline and results of the project. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project; creative application of technologies/solutions/services used; extent of the business results/impact; and clarity of submission.

"Our goal with this year's '100' is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain," added Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "The projects featured in the '100' article can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations."

After receiving nomination forms, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive editorial staff identified applicants that best fit the stated criteria for the "100." Final recipients are featured in the cover story of the June 2011 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at SDCExec.com.

2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Recipients

Client and project type listed in parenthesis. Note that some enablers have requested that the name of the client not be listed for reasons of confidentiality. In these instances, either a substitute descriptor was used or, where marked with an asterisk (*), we have withheld the name of the client. More detail on the project listed below will be available in the June issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and online at SDCExec.com upon the release of the June 2011 issue.

  • 4SIGHT Supply Chain Group (WMS & LMS implementation)*
  • Apptricity Corporation (U.S. Department of Defense; TMS)
  • Aspen Logistics, Inc. (WellPet; customized lot control solution)
  • Aspen Technology, Inc. (Plastic & Chemical Manufacturer; integrated supply/demand planning)
  • Avendra (Pillar Hotels & Resorts; implementing procure-to-pay solution)
  • Avercast (Markwins International; forecasting, planning and collaboration)
  • Axway (Con-way; B2B integration)
  • Basware (A global leader in the power industry; invoice automation)
  • Blue Sky Technologies, Inc. (Staples, Inc.; supply chain visibility)
  • Cadent Resources, Inc. ($10 million metal component manufacturer; demand planning and forecasting)
  • Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation (Hazen Transport; TMS, driver handheld)
  • Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. (Solution implementation)*
  • Celsis International Ltd. (Kao Worldwide; quality control project)
  • Cheetah Software Systems, Inc (Central Freight Lines, Inc.; digital dispatch management implementation)
  • Choice Logistics, Inc. (Hitachi Data Systems; service parts logistics)
  • CombineNet Inc. (Advanced sourcing solution implementation)*
  • Core Solutions (Kmart Australia; retail product lifecycle and global sourcing)
  • Corporate United (Vertis Communications; safety supplies contract implementation)
  • CSC (Defense Group) (U.S. Army; ERP project)
  • D&B Supply Management Solutions (Supplier risk management implementation)*
  • Datria Systems (Roche Diagnostics; voice-enabled picking solution)
  • Demand Solutions (Certified Transmission Rebuilders; rebuilding the manufacturing workflow)
  • Descartes Systems Group Inc. (KRAFT Foods; GPS enabled management of the Sales and Merchandising workforce)
  • DiCentral (Gamo Outdoor USA; EDI)
  • DSSI, LLC (Multinational Construction Equipment Manufacturer; procurement outsourcing – source to pay and integrated supply)
  • DW Morgan Company (Fortune 1000 Tech Manufacturer; logistics outsourcing)
  • Dyadem (Roche Genentech; supply chain risk management implementation)
  • E2open (End-to-end visibility)*
  • e-LYNXX Corporation (International Construction Equipment (ICE); automated vendor selection procedure)
  • Emptoris, Inc. (Global engineering and construction company; supplier performance management)
  • Enporion LLC (Duke Energy; ERP transition)
  • Epicor Software Corporation (Kwalyti Tool; ERP upgrade and implementation)
  • Exel Transportation (Leveraging TMS in the marketplace)*
  • eZCom Software (P2F Holdings; EDI project)
  • Fieldglass (BP; VMS implementation)
  • Flash Global Logistics, Inc. (Juniper Networks, Inc.; operations optimization in Brazil)
  • Fluensee, Inc. (Container Centralen US; returnable asset tracking solution)
  • Fortna Inc. (MSC Industrial Supply Co.; order fulfillment optimization)
  • Full Circle Wireless (AT Kearny; recycling/sourcing/procurement/corporate social responsibility)
  • Genpact (Inventory optimization)*
  • GEP (Global eProcure) (Indirect procurement, outsourcing, technology)*
  • Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) (The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC); complete supply chain transformation)
  • Global4PL Supply Chain (Fortune 500 Manufacturer; visibility)
  • Greybeard Advisors LLC (Fortune 500 retailer; procurement assessment and transformation)
  • GT Nexus (Fortune 100 Retailer; paperless supply chain)
  • HighJump Software (Richmond Cold Storage; WMS implementation)
  • Iasta (OfficeMax, Inc.; procurement transformation)
  • IES, Ltd. (Private; packaging optimization)
  • IHS (Global information and insight)
  • Inmar, Inc. (ADT Security Services, Inc.; returns processing and warranty dispositioning program)
  • Insight Sourcing Group (Cost optimization assessment & sourcing)*
  • INSIGHT, Inc. (Supply chain network redesign)*
  • Integration Point (Large U.S. Sporting Goods Retailer; global trade management software)
  • Intermec (Mission Foods; inventory tracking solution)
  • JDA Software (Demand & fulfillment, order optimization)*
  • John Galt Solutions, Inc. (Sales forecasting and demand planning)*
  • Kinaxis (Supply chain planning process improvement)*
  • LogFire (Top Three Retailer in Latin America; WMS implementation)
  • Logility (American Italian Pasta Company; supply chain planning and visibility)
  • Lucas Systems, Inc. (Voice-directed warehouse management)*
  • Management Dynamics, Inc. (Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F); visibility into global shipments)
  • Manhattan Associates (Urban Outfitters; WMS)
  • Metastorm (now an OpenText business) (CRM/ERP consolidation)*
  • MetricStream Inc. (Fortune Global 200 Consumer Electronics Brand and Medical Devices Company; supplier quality solution implementation)
  • ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (Provo Craft; supply chain outsourcing and optimization)
  • NFI (NFI; centralized distribution implementation)
  • NGC Software (Parigi Group; PLM software implementation)
  • Oildex, a service of Transzap, inc. (Williams Companies; early payment discount capture)
  • Omnify Software (Crystal Technology; product lifecycle management implementation)
  • Optricity (Slotting project)*
  • Pace Harmon (Fortune 500 Telecom Company; global supply chain optimization)
  • PINC Solutions (Yard management and visibility)*
  • Prime Advantage (Ultrafryer Systems; sourcing/procurement solution)
  • ProcureStaff Technologies (Fortune 500 Financial Services Company; VMS implementation)
  • Psion, Inc. (Powell's Books; barcoding and WMS implementation)
  • Puridiom (Worldwide Corporation - Top 100 Defense Contractor; e-procurement solution)
  • Reddwerks (Well-known Specialty Retailer; event-enabled logistics)
  • RedPrairie Corporation (ADS Logistic Services; enterprise WMS/on-demand WMS implementation)
  • Remsoft, Inc. (One of the World's Largest Pulp Manufacturers; asset lifecycle optimization solutions implementation)
  • ReSolve (National Multiple System Operator (MSO); product returns management)
  • Retalix Ltd. (ERP & WMS implementation)*
  • Riverwood Solutions (Fortune 500 Electronic Component Manufacturer; in/outsourcing decision and supplier selection)
  • Schneider Logistics, Inc. (International and domestic supply chain synchronization)
  • SciQuest, Inc. (KBR; e-sourcing/project-based procurement)
  • ShipXpress Inc. (Green Plains Trade Group; fully integrated collaborative commodities supply chain planning and execution platform)
  • Silvon Software, Inc. (Mid-market Producer and Distributor; supply chain business intelligence)
  • Smart Software, Inc. (Prestolite Electric; forecasting/S&OP)
  • Source One Management Services, LLC (Multi-billion Dollar, Publicly Traded Global Mining and Minerals Processing Corporation; MRO sourcing/spend reduction)
  • Spend Radar (Spend analysis savings allocation)*
  • StarCite (One of the World's Leading Pharmaceutical Companies; strategic meetings management solution)
  • Sterling Commerce, an IBM company (Transportation management system (TMS) implementation)*
  • Strive Logistics, LLC (Fortune 500 Shipper; consolidation and optimization project)
  • Tableau Software (Norfolk Southern Corp.; supply chain network redesign)
  • TAKE Solutions Inc. (Baker Hughes Inc.; e-procurement, supplier integration, e-invoicing)
  • Terra Technology (Forecasting and inventory optimization)*
  • Test Technology (DriveCam; Recycling/redeployment/refurbishment/repairs)
  • TMSi Logistics (Lean action workout)*
  • ToolsGroup (Global 2000 Electronics Distributor; demand planning & inventory optimization)
  • Trade Wings (Telenor Norway; integrated reuse program)
  • TradeCard, Inc. (A Major Global Outdoor Sportswear Company; supply network efficiency, visibility)
  • TradeStone Software (UK's Leading Direct Home Shopping Company; merchandise lifecycle management implementation)
  • Transplace (Supply chain network expansion)*
  • Treya Partners (Leading North American Manufacturer of Windows, Siding and Other Building Products; procurement cost reduction and process improvement)
  • U.S. Bank (U.S. Department of Defense; automating paper-based payments)
  • UpNet Technologies (Household Goods Importer; PO automation and inventory management)
  • Upside Software Inc. (International Pharmaceutical Company; contract lifecycle management solution)
  • Verian Technologies (e-Procurement solution)*
  • VHA Inc. (Scottsdale Health; multi-faceted supply chain cost reduction project)
  • Volt Consulting Group (Leading Provider of Health Insurance; business intelligence consultation)
  • Waer Systems Limited (Tier 1 Aerospace Manufacturer; replenishment solution using GPRS)
  • YRC Worldwide (Inventory management)*
  • Zionex Inc. (Fortune 500 Global Manufacturer; production planning solution implementation)



Special Mentions

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.; transforming from tactical to strategic procurement)
  • Next Level Purchasing, Inc. (Next Level Purchasing Association; free professional purchasing association)


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To view past editions of the "Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100," please see the respective articles for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

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