Manugistics to unveil Web business-to-business software

Manugistics Inc., a vendor of supply-chain planning tools in Rockville, Md., next week plans to announce Internet-based software that supports business-to-business applications such as collaborative planning.

The new E-Chain line initially will include two packages: one for jointly forecasting demand and then preparing production schedules and distribution plans, and the other for doing online scheduling of deliveries to customers who are buying products that are built as individual orders are received.

The joint planning software is aimed at companies in the retail and consumer goods industries, and the online scheduling package is being geared to makers of electronic devices and automotive supplies, said Manugistics CEO Gregory Owens in an interview today.

Manugistics, which has lost money in four straight quarters, plans to ship the E- chain products in late June and hopes to have 50-plus installations by this time next year, Owens said.

This story, "Manugistics to unveil Web business-to-business software" was originally published by Computerworld.

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