J.D. Edwards boosts supply chain solution

Enterprise software maker J.D. Edwards & Co. released Monday supply chain event management (SCEM) enhancements to its real-time production and distribution planning (PDP) application.

The Denver based company said the PDP solution – part of the J.D. Edwards 5 application suite – enables users to simultaneously create supply chain reports for distribution, manufacturing, sourcing constraints and costs.

Among the enhancements include a revamped J.D. Edwards 5 user interface and two-way communication between the company using PDP and external trading partners, J.D. Edwards said.

The SCEM capabilities use a collaborative Web client to provide customers and suppliers access to PDP supply plans and applications over the Internet.

The supply chain event manager, the company continued, can also be integrated with tools such as Microsoft Excel.

The company is online at www.jdedwards.com.