Located in Redwood City, Calif., E2open is a privately held company that provides supply chain management software-as-a-service for visibility and control over global supply networks. The company s solutions are used to manage inter-company processes, such as inventory management, order management, demand and supply synchronization, spend consolidation, logistics visibility, manufacturing visibility and material composition declaration. Its software-as-a-service model offers faster payback and reduced risk while requiring less information technology and business resources. E2open assists companies in reducing direct materials costs, increasing supply assurance, reducing cycle time and buffer inventories, improving operational efficiencies and increasing flexibility. Its customers include leading companies, such as Agere, Hitachi, IBM, LG Electronics, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Seagate Technology, Solectron and Wistron.