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Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 3
Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long-struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain

optiant  inventory  optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing  supply chain management (SCM)  provider Logility . I then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join.The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand Solutions brand was especially valuable as it provided more than 800 active customers in the growing  small and midsize enterprise (SME)  market for Logility. Today, Logility’s customer base

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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 3


Part 2 of this blog topic continued to analyze IBM’s rationale behind acquiring ILOG to bolster its service oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms, in part due to the capabilities of archrival Oracle. What About ILOG's SCM Products? Whether as a sort of “collateral damage” (given IBM’s foremost interest in beefing up its SOA/BPM infrastructure product) or

optiant  relationships with SmartOps and Optiant , so I doubt it would want to jump in the fray.  I doubt the offering is big enough to make much of an impression on Oracle. I could see a venture capital (VC) firm getting its hooks into and merging it with something or trying to make a business around it.  I doubt IBM would want to sell it to another big consulting firm, even the ones in India that might have fun with it.  I’d say it is 80/20 that IBM keeps it versus spinning it off.” This statement made Read More

SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last


This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February 2013, SAP announced plans to acquire SmartOps, a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions. Founded in 2000, SmartOps released its first multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) product in

optiant  S&OP solution with former Optiant MEIO (Optiant had been SmartOps’ fierce competitor in the past). In addition, Logility already has a strategic network planning (SNP) piece from Optiant (so that now companies can even do what-if scenarios on inventories and strategic network nodes during strategic planning), which SAP offers via a Llamasoft partnership. SmartOps and SAP SCM solutions have traditionally been major implementation projects with long durations and efforts in terms of money and human Read More

Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 2


Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain management (SCM) provider Logility. The blog post then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join. The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand

optiant  inventory  optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing  supply chain management (SCM)  provider Logility . The blog post then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join. The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand Solutions brand was particularly valuable as it provided more than 800 active customers in the growing  small and midsize enterprise (SME)  market for Logility. Today, Logility’s Read More

Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse


Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and depth of expertise is on par with or stronger than that of its competitors for the markets it serves. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of Logility’s capabilities and interviews Logility’s vice president of marketing, Karen Bursa.

optiant  capital considerations).‬‬‬ ‬ The Optiant Acquisition: MEIO Logility acquired Optiant in 2010 for a great price. The value that Optiant’s multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) capabilities have added to Logility’s S&OP, Demand Planning , and Supply Planning modules is apparent: the combined capabilities have garnered a dozen new customers since the acquisition. Clearly Optiant, which previously might find a couple of new customers a year, if any, now has an effective vehicle for its Read More

The Rapid Response Solution Continues to Improve


Kinaxis’s latest response management product releases deliver even more refined software system tools to help global manufacturers with capacity planning and scheduling, including monitoring and alerting, action team selection, and inventory liability reduction capabilities.

optiant  of inventory liability capability, Optiant , SmartOps , ToolsGroup , MCA Solutions , and LogicTools all have inventory optimization solutions that create plans to minimize inventories across the network (but with achieving desired customer service targets), which can nibble at Kinaxis’s potential customers. Also, in many markets, Kinaxis is far from a household name, owing in part to its relatively small size, its name changes, its budding install base, and its lower visibility typical of a privately Read More

SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM


SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in

optiant  suspect competitors: Logility (formerly Optiant ), ToolsGroup, Manhattan Associates , JDA, etc. Your views, comments, opinions, and experiences with SmartOps and its products are, as usual, welcome in the meantime. Further reading: TEC Article (April 2012) “Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse” TEC Article (February 2012) “ToolsGroup—Going Back to Its SCP Roots” Read More

Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


Webplan appears to be ahead of the pack in applications for concurrently optimizing demand, order promise, and inventory management, taking constraints into consideration. Yet, in many markets, Webplan is far from a household name.

optiant  by the likes of Optiant , SmartOps and LogicTols has been to use inventory optimization techniques that create plans to minimize inventories across the network, but with achieving desired customer service targets. Therefore, owing to the plethora of solutions with no immediate or apparent differences, Webplan needs to more aggressively spread the message of offering much more than glorified event management applications, whose stand-alone application provider days are numbered. Even without the Read More

A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I


As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with their neighbors and relatives (while discussing sports, weather, world politics, and the neighborhood gossip) I would sometimes naively ask for a sip of coffee. The deterring line (a bogey-man tale) from my folks would be that “kids that drink

optiant  , ILOG Logic-Tools , Optiant , SmartOps , Terra Technology , and certainly ToolsGroup for inventory optimization and warehouse replenishments. I would dare to add here i2 Technologies , Manhattan Associates , Barloworld Optimus , JDA Software (including former Manugistics ), Adexa , Invistics , Smart Software and Logility . In AMR's opinion, the solutions like Retail Solutions (formerly T3Ci ) and True Demand for retail outlet sensing, and Market6   and Prescient to build inventory strategies from Read More

ToolsGroup-Going Back to Its SCP Roots


What has ToolsGroup, the expert in demand-driven SCP, been doing to address demand and supply variability? Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how ToolsGroup has developed sophisticated software that analyzes demand history across multiple dimensions, enabling companies to obtain more accurate forecasts and inventory targets for driving outstanding customer-service levels with less global inventory in their supply chains.

optiant  the recent acquisitions of Optiant by Logility and Logic-Tools by ILOG (and then IBM ), the stand-alone IO market is being subsumed by SCP ( SmartOps remains independent on paper, but most of its revenues come via the SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization by SmartOps solution).  IO is (and always has been) a subset of ToolsGroup’s SCP solution, but over the past two years or so, ToolsGroup’s new corporate positioning, particularly in the North American market, has been one of transitioning from IO Read More