(NASDAQ: EOPN), a leading provider of strategic, cloud-based solutions for collaborative execution across global trading networks, today announced its partnership with NS Solutions Corporation (TOKYO:2327), a subsidiary company of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, to expand its presence in the Japanese marketplace. Under the terms of this new partnership, the two companies will work together to deliver E2open’s cloud-based solutions to current and future NS Solutions customers.
“We are delighted to establish a new strategic partnership with E2open,” said Munetaka Shashiki, Representative Director & President of NS Solutions. “The globalization of Japanese manufacturers has increased the complexity of the supply chain, creating an urgent market need for more transparent, responsive supply chain management and business execution. E2open’s cloud-based solution enables collaborative process management and execution within a short time so that companies are able to more competitively manage supply chain operations across multiple tiers of partners. We are excited to work with E2open to introduce this strategic solution to the Japanese marketplace.”
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NS Solutions has implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions for more than 100 Japanese companies. However, as global manufacturing has become more complex, competitive, and volatile, the need for strategic supply chain solutions that extend beyond the four walls of the enterprise has become more pressing. E2open and NS Solutions have partnered to meet this growing market need.
By leveraging E2open’s cloud-based solutions, NS Solutions will be able to significantly extend the functionalities and overall value of its customers’ current global supply chain programs. E2open solutions offer flexible connectivity options across multiple systems and enterprises, as well as a sophisticated, cloud-based business process layer for collaborative process orchestration and issue resolution.
“We are pleased to announce a new partnership with NS Solutions Corporation, a company with a proven history of providing value to Japan’s leading brand owners and manufacturers,” said Mark Woodward, President and CEO of E2open. “The Japanese marketplace offers tremendous opportunity for E2open, and we look forward to working with NS Solutions Corporation to provide customers with a more strategic, profitable way to manage their end-to-end supply chain operations.”