TraceLink wins supply chain kudos

TraceLink is cool. That's what Gartner says in its 2011 Cool Vendors for Supply Chain Management.

The developer of supply chain traceability and business-process collaboration solutions was bestowed the honor for its TraceLink Network, an end-to-end supply collaboration system. The network is based on business process modules for production tracking, material tracking, quality review, inventory monitoring and other supply chain functions.

Once supply chain partners are integrated into the network, the company says, the business processes become common to them. The network bolsters supply chain performance through the real-time data it provides.

TraceLink was created in July 2009 by the founders of SupplyScape, a maker of e-pedigree and product authentication solutions. By September of that year, it had acquired its mother company.

A cool vendor, says Gartner, is one offering solutions that enable users to do things they couldn't do before and that result in a positive business impact.

- here's the TraceLink release