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.
large data collection and barcode systems developer. Acquired as a complementary offering to Symbol's core products and services, the presence of LIS in the product portfolio had created conflict with other WMS vendors that also partnered with the company. As a result, promotion of LIS in the US had been impeded. Eventually, RedPrairie acquired LIS from the Permira Funds and management, whereas LIS' business has more than doubled in size since the buyout from Symbol Technologies in 1998. In the US