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Raytheon selects webplan to optimize its supply chain

webplan Corp. today announced that major defense contractor Raytheon has selected webplan CeO (Collaborative eSupply-Chain Optimization) to support real-time visibility across its supply chain and demand chain. webplan will enable Raytheon's Command, Control and Communication Systems (C3S), a division of Raytheon's Command, Control, Communications and Information Systems (C3I) business sector, to collaborate with customers and suppliers via the Internet by providing timely access to important production data. Raytheon C3S produces advanced technology products for U.S. forces, allies and commercial customers worldwide.

Response time to product orders and engineering changes is critical to Raytheon's C3S production team and to its suppliers and customers. webplan's CeO solution will provide Raytheon with collaboration within the demand and supply chains, giving trading partners visibility into critical production and demand data. This real-time collaboration is designed to improve Raytheon's customer satisfaction and cycle times while reducing operating costs.

We were looking for the best solution on the market today  one that would meet our needs as a manufacturer of extremely complex products. That solution is webplan, said Michael Campisi, director of supply chain for Raytheon C3S. We evaluated other offerings, and webplan was clearly the right choice because of its Web-native architecture, fast implementation time and seamless integration with our back-end systems.

Meeting customer demand while reducing production costs are key challenges faced by manufacturers like Raytheon, and webplan CeO is the solution that provides them with the tools necessary to successfully conquer these challenges, said Michael Ker, webplan president and CEO. webplan has a strong track record of helping customers meet their business objectives by integrating the demand chain with execution systems and the supply chain in a real-time, Web environment.