NATO States to Use Manugistics E-Business Solutions

[London, ENGLAND] The NATO Consultation, Command and Control
Agency (NC3A) has awarded a basic order agreement to
Manugistics Group, Inc. for intelligent supply chain
and e-business solutions.

As a result, NATO’s 19 member nations, 27 partner countries,
and various governmental agencies will be able to simply
issue a purchase order for the solutions, the contract
terms and prices having been pre-negotiated between
Manugistics and NC3A.

Jeff Holmes, Manugistics’ senior vice president of
government and aerospace, said his firm had to meet
NC3A’s highly stringent standards before being awarded
a basic order agreement.

“The award gives us key access to a wide variety of
European governmental agencies — and military forces
— seeking commercially-available software solutions
that can lead to greater efficiencies and improved
customer service,” said Holmes.

Based in Maryland, Manugistics currently has over
900 clients for its intelligent supply chain and
e-business solutions. They include 3Com,,
BP, Brown & Williamson, Coca-Cola Bottling,
Cisco Systems, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections, FreightWise,
General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Nestle,
Texas Instruments, Timberland and Unilever.

Recently, Manugistics has been moving more agressively
into government markets. In July it announced its inclusion
on the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA)
schedule for information technology software vendors.

Since then it has won several government orders,
including a contract with Andersen Consulting for
the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Business Systems
Modernization (BSM) program.

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