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I2 Technologies, Inc.

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CONTENT


The i2 Company History



Enterprise Application



Production Innovation in
RHYTHM



Sales and Implementation



Future Plane



Q&A

The i2 Company History


I2 Technologies, Inc. is one of the main venders of SCM software.



In 1988, i2 Company was founded by Sidhu & Sharma, in Irving, Texas. Sidhu worked at Texas Instrument. And meanwhile Sharma work with Eliahu Goldraff, the well-known author of The Goal and had pioneered a concept called “bottleneck scheduling”.



In 1990s there are two concurrent changes made i2 sell its product easier :






Network technology enabled to support enterprise-wide data for the decision-making.
Company focus on better inventory management and product availability.

In 1996, i2 went public



Exhibit1 summarizes the financial performance
Exhibit2 track its stock price.

Enterprise Application


Major segment of the enterprise application industry
are depicted below:
EA

Enterprise Application

ERP

SCM

Enterprise Resource Planning

Supply Chain Management

SCP
Supply Chain Planning

SCE
Supply Chain Execution

ERP vs. SCP
ERP

SCP

Focus
User group

Transaction processing

Decisions making and support

Number of user

50-500

5-30

Implementation
time
Payback perior

18-48 months

6-12 months

24-60 months

6-12 months

Areas improved



Operational efficiency
 Control and visibility of
business transaction (customer
order fulfillment, financial,
etc)



Implementation
technology

Relation data storage and rule- Memory-Resident modeling
based transaction processing
and algorithms

People running daily operations Decision maker and planners
I the company
of the company

Demand planning,
 Manufacturing planning
 Warehouse management
 Transportation management

RHYTHM offerings


RHYTHM is the product of i2 SCM solution. It offers several functions as bellowed:
Function

Description

Demand
Planner

Use historical data, casual variable and strategic plans to generate and consolidate demand forecasts from different department and planning unit.

Think system

Factor Planer

Support short to medium term procurement, production, materials handling and capacity planning.

Optima System

Supply Chain
Planer

To develop a master plan that included, when, where and what quantities to purchase, produce, store and ship intermediate and finished goods at an aggregate level for entire supply chain

Distribution
Planer

Enabled logistics managers to create operating plans that met their supply chains’ global objectives.

Transportation
Planer

To plane the transportation resource needed to move material and goods within supply chain, to minimize cost while meeting deadline constraints.



Extended

Inter Trans
Logistic
Solutions

By 1998 company’s executives were quick to point that i2’s offering covered most of the operational decisions that had to be made in SCM.

Production Innovation in RHYTHM


RHYTHM not only reflects the needs of various clients, but
also incorporated the latest development in IT.



To distinguish its product from those offered in academic
papers and by other software company, i2:




Based its product on an in-depth understanding of client needs. Used cutting edge information technology.
Often augmented exiting, and development new optimization
technology, thus RHYTHM combined i2’s knowledge’s of
business process, information technology, and optimization
science.

Innovative Algorithms and decision
Technique of i2


Operation Research (OR) and computer Science were the basis
of i2s product.



65% Of the company’s 1500
employee had graduate degree.



50% of i2 work force were in the
“Advance Product Development “
and “Consulting” department,
within that 98% had master’s and
32%...
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