Supply chain help on the way

Ferguson, Renee Boucher
September 2004
eWeek;9/13/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 37, p41
The article focuses on supply chain companies Seecommerce Inc. and Oracle Corp. The two companies are rolling out upgrades to their respective enterprise applications that give manufacturers the ability to better maintain control when dealing with partners and suppliers. SeeCommerce, of Palo Alto of California, last week unveiled Version 5.0 of its SeeChain software that has tools that enable users to maintain control over inventory. Oracle, at its OpenWorld event in London last week, announced the lli.10 version of its F-Business Suite, which includes a Channel/Partner Management Dashboard for more efficient and accurate communication. The Oracle F-Business Suite upgrade, available within two months, also includes radio-frequency identification support for sup- ply chain management processes, according to officials at the Redwood Shores in California. SeeCommerce's SeeChain 5.0 is designed to help manufacturers avoid overstocks and shortages with consignment inventories. Using a browser, users are automatically alerted when inventory thresholds are missed, or there is an issue with offsite inventory.


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