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E2open inc., the consortium founded by IBM, Hitachi Ltd., Solectron Corp. and Seagate Technology LLC, is making it easier for users along an electronics supply chain to implement and integrate supply chain processes.

The company’s namesake SCCS (Supply Chain Coordination Solution), which became available last week, helps companies implement supply chain processes such as multitier visibility or multiparty, vendor-managed inventory. The software provides functionality for demand/supply planning; collaborative planning; forecast and replenishment; and automated procurement, including order and invoice management, according to E2open officials in Redwood City, Calif.

E2open SCCS includes a business-to-business integration platform and tools and methodologies to help partners use the system. An exception-based management system helps partners define, monitor, escalate and resolve supply chain issues. At the same time, reporting and analysis tools help users track and monitor performance indicators, officials said.

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