E2open Connects Value Chains through Web Services (TT)
Companies must manage end-to-end processes that extend outside of their company and across multiple tiers of their supply chains. This complexity has made it difficult for companies to get the right information at the right time to respond to changes, and make the informed decisions necessary to run their businesses. This complexity has also resulted in excess inventory buffers, expediting fees, high materials management costs, lost sales, and wasted hours spent on manual processes. The Network Service Provider model based on industry standard B2B integration with web services, as delivered by E2open, addresses these challenges that companies face when they work together.
Keywords: web services, XML, Internet, B2B, integration, EAI, business process, E2open, network, service provider, WebSphere, manufacturing, supply chain, SCM