IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.
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growing number of IBM global partners that includes i2 Technologies, Industri-Matematik International, and SynQuest. EXE''s flagship products, Exceed warehouse management and eFulfillment systems, will be jointly marketed with IBM''s solutions, including its e-commerce server package, Net.commerce, and collaborative messaging solution, MQSeries. Initially, the alliance will target the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, IBM plans to