A SupplyChainDigest article from earlier this year noted that "IBM is building a formidable portfolio of supply chain software solutions that has the potential to shake up the existing market."
Now that IBM has completed the Sterling Commerce acquisition, IBM has much more to offer to the ILOG Supply Chain customers.
The IBM ILOG supply chain group provides supply chain planning capability (LogicNet Plus XE), inventory planning (Inventory and Product Flow Analyst), strategic transportation planning (Transportation Analyst), and production planning and scheduling (Plant PowerOps).
Sterling provides a strong set of supply chain execution and visibility products. These products include:
- Transportation Management System (TMS), offered as a Software as a Service (Saas)
- Warehouse Management System (WMS)
- Supply Chain Visibility
- Yard Management System (YMS)
The supply chain products from Sterling and ILOG complement each other and allow our customers to make better plans and efficiently execute against those plans.