LogicTools Inc. develops optimization-based decision support software for logistics and supply chain management. The company's solutions provide supply chain professionals with optimization capabil...
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3
Published On: October 10 2008
Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms, in part due to the capabilities of archrival Oracle.
What About ILOG's SCM Products?
Whether as a sort of “collateral damage” (given IBM’s foremost interest in beefing up its SOA/BPM infrastructure product) or
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III
Published On: September 12 2008
Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) suite's name is that a "99+ percentage" represents the gold standard in customer service levels, and it takes a product purposely built to achieve service level excellence and to support such a high standard
SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last
Published On: March 12 2013
This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February 2013, SAP announced plans to acquire SmartOps, a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions. Founded in 2000, SmartOps released its first multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) product in
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Published On: September 23 2009
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. The
The Rapid Response Solution Continues to Improve
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic
Published On: March 26 2008
Kinaxis’s latest response management product releases deliver even more refined software system tools to help global manufacturers with capacity planning and scheduling, including monitoring and alerting, action team selection, and inventory liability reduction capabilities.