It is becoming increasingly important for supply chain execution (SCE) suppliers to have global implementation and service capabilities, while multinational user companies conversely benefit from working with global application providers. Now, the two merged vendors, RedPrairie Corporation and LIS, should have the critical mass and geographical breadth necessary to better serve the needs of their global customers, with local, multilingual support, and to compete for an ever-increasing number of multi-modal transport, multinational engagements.
of the Navision and Axapta products), and PeopleSoft will have also played its part. Conversely, founded in 1985 as Logistics and Industrial Systems , LIS was one of the first UK-based WMS vendors, which has since expanded its footprint within the SCE space, boasting a large installed base in the UK and mainland Europe (nearly 200 installations not including Online's base). Despite this, it only had limited progress in the US. Along the way, ownership of LIS had changed several times, and in 1996, it