Supply chain vendors merge

Supply chain vendors Synquest and Viewlocity have announced that they will merge, and that $13m (£8.3m) of cash assets from...

Supply chain vendors Synquest and Viewlocity have announced that they will merge, and that $13m (£8.3m) of cash assets from supply chain service company Tilion will be merged into the new combined company.

Following the mergers, the combined company will market financially focused supply chain planning and adaptive execution for customers with complex supply chains. SynQuest provides supply chain planning solutions, while Viewlocity focuses on supply-chain execution against the original plan.

The combined solution will support enterprises through adaptive supply chain capabilities such as integrating event management with planning to enable successful plan execution, said Jeffrey Simpson, chief executive officer of Viewlocity and of the new company.

"Companies not only want to have good planning systems but they also want to have visibility and alerting against those," Simpson said. "There's not a planning process and then an execution process. You're really continuing your execution."

The combined company will sell and service all existing products and initially focus on the automotive, consumer durables, industrial, high technology, printed packaging and consumer packaged goods.

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