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.
vendors like LIS and MARC Global, which have even held the earlier entrant and the SCE leader, Manhattan Associates, to less than one hundred installations so far. The competition from SSA Global (following its acquisition of EXE Technologies), Catalyst International , FWL Technologies , and also from the ERP vendors, including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Business Solutions (due to native WMS capabilities of the Navision and Axapta products), and PeopleSoft will have also played its part. Conversely, founded