IBM says “smarter” supply chains is a $20 billion opportunity.
It’s willing to buy itself a piece of that action. So today it acquired Emptoris, a company with 725 employees based in Burlington, MA.
Emptoris makes supply chain analytics software that can run as a service over the cloud or in-house. The company claims 350 customers in 75 countries names American Express, Cigna, Kraft Foods and Samsung among them