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  • SAP giving Ariba an in-memory energy boost with Hana

    SAP is making good on a promise to migrate its Ariba e-commerce software to the Hana in-memory computing platform, and says an initial step has already produced staggering performance improvements.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus29 April 14 23:31
  • ERP Systems Provide Visibility Into Food Safety

    As food production gets increasingly complicated, food manufacturers often struggle to track products from raw materials to packaged goods -- and, in the event of a recall, from packaged goods to raw materials. Even those with automated quality systems often find it hard to integrate supply chain data. That's why some food makers are turning to specialized ERP systems.

    Written by John Moore01 Oct. 13 20:07
  • RedPrairie buying JDA Software for $1.9 billion

    RedPrairie is merging with fellow supply-chain software vendor JDA in a deal worth roughly US$1.9 billion, the companies announced Thursday, just days after reports surfaced that JDA had put itself up for sale. The deal is expected to close this year.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Nov. 12 16:12
  • IBM, Epicor could be among potential JDA acquirers

    IBM, Epicor and other vendors could be eyeing a purchase of supply-chain software vendor JDA, analysts said Tuesday following a published report that the company was looking for suitors.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Oct. 12 18:48
  • Smart robot picks up three logistics awards for NestlĂ© Australia

    Smart robotic technology has helped Nestlé overcome the occupational health and safety issues of manually handing about four million cases of products in its consumer food and beverage, food service and pet food businesses.

    Written by Georgina Swan06 Dec. 11 14:03
  • Software vendor says partnership with SAP led to stolen trade secrets

    Former SAP partner Wellogix is accusing the vendor of stealing its trade secrets and swindling it out of lucrative software projects, according to a lawsuit Wellogix filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Nov. 11 06:26
  • The cloud solves those lingering supply chain problems

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by Greg Kefer, director of marketing, GT Nexus29 Oct. 11 07:53
  • Cotton On does e-commerce with Aussie open source apps

    Fashion retailer Cotton On has launched into global e-commerce with a rapid two-month project which leverages local open source apps developed with the Django framework, with point of sale and supply chain integration thrown in for good measure.

    Written by Rodney Gedda30 June 11 16:15
  • Supply chain management grows 10 per cent

    The supply chain management (SCM) software market grew 10 per cent over 2010 to reach a total value of $US6.8 billion, according to analyst firm Gartner.

    Written by Lisa Banks12 May 11 12:26
  • Supply chain talent: In demand and out of stock?

    One critical shortage in the supply chain right now has nothing to do with Apple iPhones, Nintendo Wiis or Zhu Zhu Pets being out of stock for the holidays: It's the people who manage companies' supply chains.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum16 Nov. 10 05:55