Celestica Wins Innovation in Technology Award

April 1, 2009
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.Presented at the Aberdeen Groups third annual Supply Chain Management Summit in San Francisco, the award is explained as going to

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Presented at the Aberdeen Group’s third annual Supply Chain Management Summit in San Francisco, the award is explained as going to those enterprises that have leveraged supply chain related technology solutions to solve pressing business issues to positively impact company performance.

Celestica, working with 5,000 suppliers worldwide, leverages the E2open, multi-enterprise, Software as a Service (SaaS)-based solution to help synchronize supply and procurement processes across its demand and supply network. Celestica brands the E2open platform as LiveShare. It provides real-time information on customer demand and improved visibility into inventory data.

“SaaS solutions offer a viable approach for enabling rapid business ROI with minimized Total Cost of Ownership in key areas of supply chain management such as supply chain execution, procurement and sourcing as well as supplier/customer collaboration,” says Nari Viswanathan, principal analyst, Aberdeen. “Celestica provides an example of such a successful use of SaaS technology.”

Mark Woodward, CEO and president, E2open, notes that, “Celestica’s use of E2open technology represents a breakthrough in how cutting-edge companies are closely linking global demand-supply networks through working business processes that achieve greater visibility and increased collaboration among business partners. On behalf of E2open, I would like to congratulate Celestica for being recognized for the company’s outstanding innovation.”

In accepting the award, John Boucher, executive vice president, Supply Chain Management Solutions and chief procurement officer, Celestica, said, "We're pleased to receive this award, honoring our LiveShare implementation, which helps us to shorten supplier lead times, reduce inventory levels and provide better visibility across our supply chain—all while lowering the total cost of ownership to our customers."