E2open, a vendor of cloud-based applications for global trading networks, has made available E2 Multi-Tier Cost Management (MTCM) for brand owners and their trading partners. The tool is intended to enable cost management on a continuous basis across the various tiers of a trading network. Brand owners, suppliers and contract manufacturers can collaborate in real time during the production process on bills of material and related costs, cost forecasts and rebates. E2MTCM captures frequent product and cost changes in an "execution BOM," which is then integrated into multi-tier business processes with cross-network visibility and cost management. Other features include landed-cost management, partner synchronization, repair bill of materials and supply-allocation management.
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