Motorola Taps i2

Seeks to standardize global supply chain processes, reduce planning cycle time

Dallas  November 8, 2002  Motorola has tapped software company i2 Technologies to be its application supplier in a project intended to streamline and standardize Motorola's global supply chain activities.

Under the two companies' agreement, i2 will be Motorola's supply chain supplier for one of its next generation supply chain projects. The project will involve i2 solutions designed to enhance global visibility and improve forecast accuracy to reduce planning cycle time at Motorola, which notched up $30 billion in sales in 2001.

By gaining enhanced visibility into its global supply and demand, Motorola is looking to better allocate supply and ultimately reduce its finished goods inventory to improve its bottom line.

The company will use i2's Supply Chain Planner, Demand Fulfillment, Factory Planner and Demand Planner applications in order to gain insight into its supply chain.

"It is our goal to enhance customer satisfaction through streamlining business processes across factories worldwide," said Toby Redshaw, corporate vice president for information technology strategy at Motorola. "The collaborative i2 SCM solutions offer the security and visibility Motorola requires to leverage its supply chain for streamlined business processes, efficient operations and competitive advantage worldwide."

Pallab Chatterjee, president of solutions operations for i2, noted, "Our long-term initiative is to link together Motorola's supply chain activities on a global level."