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.
Systems , G-Log , MARC Global , Swisslog , Logility , etc. There are several reasons why SCE/WMS vendor consolidation has not followed the all too common occurrence of strong vendors gobbling up weaker competitors, like it has been the case in the ERP space. For a detailed examination of the differences between the merger and acquisitions phenomena within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and SCE markets see ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven . This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One