E2open Customer Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

  E2open Customer Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas Wins Manufacturing
  Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

   Leading Global Technology Distributor Recognized for Enhanced Visibility
 around the Delivery of Converged IT Infrastructure Solutions in the U.S. and

Business Wire

FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- March 18, 2014

E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN), the leading provider of strategic, cloud-based
solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading
networks, today announced that one of its customers has received a 2014
Manufacturing Leadership Award (ML Award) from industry analyst firm Frost &
Sullivan. Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution
leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., was recognized in the “Customer
Value Leadership” category for a new supply chain system it developed based in
part on E2open’s solutions. The new system enabled Avnet to improve the
predictability and visibility around the delivery of the converged IT
infrastructure solutions it integrates for Avnet’s solution provider partners
in the U.S. and Canada.

“Customers expect that deliveries should arrive on time, in the timeline that
they anticipate – even with significant variation in product availability and
today’s complex supply chains,” said Mark Woodward, President and CEO, E2open.
“At E2open, we take tremendous pride in helping our customers commit with
confidence, and their success remains our highest priority. Avnet continues to
demonstrate a commitment to supply chain excellence and innovation, and we are
pleased that they have been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for their

The multibillion-dollar technology industry is transforming to respond to
rising customer expectations by driving new sales and operations planning
(S&OP) strategies. With a goal of putting its solution provider partners front
and center, Avnet developed a new approach to fulfillment to align with the
unique needs of the rapidly growing converged IT infrastructure market. The
organization engaged E2open to assist in the planning and execution of the new
system, which has significantly improved visibility and predictability around
the delivery of custom-integrated converged IT infrastructure solutions and
collaboration with Avnet’s industry-leading suppliers.

“The integration of converged IT infrastructure solutions is a highly complex
process, and Avnet must be able to seamlessly manage significant variation in
product availability across multiple suppliers and complex supply chains,”
said Chuck Fries, Vice President, Material Operations, Avnet Technology
Solutions, Americas. “By focusing on supply chain innovation and automation
with tools from E2open, we have been able to improve the visibility for our
partners into the process and accelerate the delivery of converged IT
infrastructure solutions. The Manufacturing Leadership Award underscores our
commitment to continually improving our processes to help our partners excel
in the market and profitably expand into new markets.”

The ML Awards are now in their tenth year. “Each year, the Manufacturing
Leadership Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future
of global manufacturing,” said Heather Holst Knudsen, President, Manufacturing
Leadership Council. “This year’s winners demonstrate the enormous amount of
innovation that is taking place in the supply chain and manufacturing
industries on a global scale.” Nominations for breakthrough projects are
entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. ML
Award winners will be honored on June 5, 2014 at a gala celebration following
the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, a gathering of manufacturing leaders from
around the world. For more information, go to:

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About E2open

E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN) is the leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand
software solutions enabling enterprises to procure, manufacture, sell, and
distribute products more efficiently through collaborative planning and
execution across global trading networks. Enterprises use E2open solutions to
gain visibility into and control over their trading networks through the
real-time information, integrated business processes, and advanced analytics
that E2open provides. E2open customers include Celestica, Cisco, HGST, HP,
IBM, Lenovo, L'Oréal, LSI, Motorola Solutions, Seagate, and Vodafone. E2open
is headquartered in Foster City, California with operations worldwide. For
more information, visit www.e2open.com.


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