Sun Microsystems Named 2007 "Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100"

Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine today named Sun to its top "100" list of supply chain solution providers, consultants and other organizations that are helping lead the way in transforming companies' supply and demand chains. In its sixth annual award, the magazine focused the criteria for its "100" feature on the 21st century supply chain. Sun Microsystems was one of the companies chosen for being at the forefront of supply chain innovation. See the full list here.

Sun was recognized for its "One-Touch Supply Chain" - a program that spans all aspects of the fulfillment supply chain, from order entry through to customer acceptance. By working with vendors to streamline and automate the company's manufacturing process, Sun enables suppliers to ship products directly to customers and thereby reduce the need to plan and hold stock in a distribution center.

This new model increased the predictability, reliability and speed of shipments to customers, while saving Sun money: logistics costs have been reduced by 20% and finished goods inventory has been reduced by as much as 40%. Sun's One-Touch Supply Chain was also named the winner of InformationWeek's Innovation category in the 2006 InformationWeek 500 awards. Read the article here.

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