A company’s journey towards the optimal IT solution takes them past various supply chain software vendors.

The Supply Chain Media subway map presents a clear (and interactive) overview of the complex (under) world of IT.

Different types of software

Each line on the map represents a different type of (supply chain) software.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Cross-functional enterprise system driven by an integrated suite of software modules that supports the basic internal business processes of a company.
Warehouse Management System (WMS)
Primarily aims to control the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse and process the associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, put-away and picking.
Transport Planning System (incl. route scheduling & optimization)
Designed to manage and optimize inbound and/or outbound transportation operations through automated routing and rating, shipment consolidation and load building and transportation cost visibility and allocation.
Shipment & Transport Execution Platforms (incl. Freight Management)
Software platform to select carriers and manage shipments of packages, pallets and containers by using booking, tracking, accounting and reporting capabilities (also called Freight Management).
Global Trade Management (incl. customs & duty regulations)
Software that automates key import, export, global logistics and trade agreement management processes customs clearing and duty regulations

The IT Subway Map explained

News

FourKites & cargonerds Partner to Bring Enhanced Cost & Time Savings to Global Freight Forwarders & Shippers

FourKites & cargonerds Partner to Bring Enhanced Cost & Time Savings to Global Freight Forwarders & Shippers

1 februari 2023

Amsterdam — 30 January 2023 — Leading real-time supply chain visibility company FourKites today announces a partnership with cargonerds to enhance the digital freight platform with its market-leading supply chain visibility data. Armed with FourKites’ data and machine learning-driven estimated times of arrival, cargonerds can now ensure that its freight forwarders and their customers can … Read More

A More Reliable Path to Net Zero: Ivalua’s Latest Innovation Helps Reduce the Environmental Impact of Supply Chains

A More Reliable Path to Net Zero: Ivalua’s Latest Innovation Helps Reduce the Environmental Impact of Supply Chains

31 januari 2023

Redwood City, CA – 31 January, 2023 – Ivalua, supplier in Cloud Spend Management Solutions, announced the launch of its Environmental Impact Center (EIC), a solution that enables organizations to measure and reduce their value chain (or Scope 3) emissions. By integrating the EIC’s functionalities in their procurement practices, organizations can dramatically accelerate sustainability agendas … Read More

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