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i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story
i2 Technologies completes another stellar quarter. Does success ever become boring?

scm story  of an enterprise. Rival SCM vendors must look on i2 with a mixture of envy and gratitude. As a high profile supply chain company that successfully transitioned into e-commerce and B2B, i2 legitimizes their own marketplace offerings. A notable example is Manugistics Group, which has secured large B2B network optimization deals with Amazon.com and Deere, among others. Though Manugistics would justifiably balk at giving all the credit for its revival to i2, having a superstar from its own SCM ranks in the

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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