TAKE Supply Chain Advances Supplier Collaboration, Lean Processes with Xtended Process Control Enhancements

TAKE Supply Chain Advances Supplier Collaboration, Lean Processes with Xtended Process Control Enhancements

Austin, Texas – Nov. 18, 2009 – TAKE Supply Chain (formerly ClearOrbit), innovator of software solutions to power demand-driven value networks, today released Xtended Process Control (X.PC) 5.7d, an upgrade to the company’s software that accelerates and streamlines supplier collaboration and extends lean processes by connecting manufacturers and distributors with supply chain partners worldwide to procure goods and services. To date, dozens of organizations have cut hundreds of millions of manufacturing and supply chain dollars by automating their supply networks with TAKE’s X.PC.

X.PC 5.7d includes a variety of new features and modules that improve operational efficiencies and user experiences, including:
-- Web labels, which enable the printing of package tracking numbers (PTN) and advance shipment notice (ASN) labels without a dedicated label printer;
-- A quick search toolbar, which quickly finds and jumps to POs, invoices, shipments, or quality documents by displaying a dynamic list of search results, eliminating the need to execute multiple queries;
-- An Engineering Quality Collaboration module, which manages the workflow of supplier deviation requests and corrective actions;
-- An expanded Accounts Payable module that allows suppliers to create credits as well as invoices, print Invoice PDFs, and view invoice holds; and
-- Additional enhancements to existing purchase order and ASN functionality.

“As many corporations turn to collaboration to gain supply chain efficiencies, the speed at which a solution can be used to on-board external entities becomes an important factor,” said Dusty Knight, TAKE Supply Chain vice president of professional services. “This release of X.PC enables the rapid on-boarding of suppliers, contract manufacturers and other critical supply chain partners so that corporations can see faster time-to-value for the solution.”

Knight added that with X.PC, TAKE Supply Chain provides the ability within the demand driven supply network to manage demand visibility and improve communications across any size global partner network. The solution, he notes, enables organizations to reduce inventory discrepancies by better managing the freight of inbound material and control visibility to all parts not normally tracked in the ERP, as well as ensure product quality through part non-conformance.

For more information about X.PC 5.7d, call 512-231-8191 or email info@takesupplychain.com.

About TAKE Supply Chain
Formerly known as ClearOrbit, TAKE Supply Chain’s real-time supply chain execution solutions improve the speed, visibility and control of extended manufacturing and distribution supply chains. Since 1994, Austin, Texas-based TAKE Supply Chain has assisted more than 450 clients in automating and controlling process execution within their extended supply networks. TAKE Supply Chain delivers on the promise of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems such as those provided by SAP and Oracle with fully integrated supply chain mobility and collaboration solutions that address “last mile functionality” issues while complementing the existing infrastructure. TAKE Supply Chain customers include market leaders such as Alcoa, Canon, Cisco and Motorola. TAKE Supply Chain is a division of TAKE Solutions. For more information, visit www.takesupplychain.com.

About TAKE Solutions
TAKE Solutions is a technology-enabled Business Solutions company with recognized industry leadership in Microsoft-based Solutions, Regulated Life Sciences, and Supply Chain Management. TAKE Solutions has U.S. offices in Princeton, NJ, Research Triangle Park, NC, and Philadelphia, PA. TAKE Solutions conducts business today with hundreds of the world’s largest companies. TAKE Solutions is SEI-CMMI Level 5 Certified, Microsoft Gold Certified, a member of the Microsoft Global BioIT Alliance and is a Registered CDISC Solution provider. TAKE Supply Chain is a division of TAKE Solutions. For more information about TAKE Solutions visit www.TAKESolutions.com.