New York and Atlanta March 20, 2001 B2B e-commerce firm Metiom and Logility, a supplier of B2B collaborative commerce solutions, today announced an alliance formed to improve collaborative commerce, supply chain management and e-procurement solutions. Goals of the alliance include greater supply chain visibility, reduced inventories, improved order fulfillment and increased sales for both direct and indirect materials.
"Efficient supply chains require visibility into each trading partner's demand needs and supply capabilities," stated Mike Edenfield, Logility CEO. "The combination of Metiom with Logility Voyager Solutions will provide a complete marketplace solution to service strategic trading partner relationships and direct material sourcing within a collaborative framework.
"Logility and Metiom both share the same focus and commitment to mid-market companies. While other e-commerce developers were quick to dismiss everyone below the billion-dollar-a-year mark, we saw the need and the opportunity in the 'backbone sector' of the U.S. economy. Our combined solution means mid-market businesses can now have the same powerful electronic business tools as much bigger companies, and they can get them in a package that is appropriate and useful for their size company at an affordable price," said Chris Wagner, president and CEO of Metiom.
Industries are increasingly calling for the seamless integration of direct and indirect materials planning and acquisition, supply chain logistics, and supplier enablement needs to be met by e-commerce providers. The Logility/Metiom alliance delivers e-marketplace, e-procurement, collaborative commerce and supply chain management (SCM) offerings in one solution, speeding customer implementation and a return on your investment.