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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

black baud  the SCM market. The black eclipse shows the area of Inventory Planning and Optimization. click on image (Source: SCM applications marketplace source: Piper Jaffrey Inc.) Main vendors in this space, such as SAP APO (Advanced Planning & Optimization), i2 Technologies, JustEnough, E3, and Manugistics are referred to in this document. Whilst some of the above companies provide tools in other aspects of SCM, the document limits its scope to the Inventory Planning and Optimization area. This is Part One of a

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