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 Management 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


AEB and gryn: Partnership for more sustainability in transportation management

AEB and gryn: Partnership for more sustainability in transportation management

23 February 2024

Stuttgart / Hamburg, February 22, 2024 – The Stuttgart-based software provider AEB SE and the start-up GRYN GmbH from Hamburg have agreed on a strategic partnership and will work closely together in the future. The aim is to offer comprehensive IT solutions to companies from industry and retail so that they can easily and effectively … Read More

Oracle Helps Customers Drive Efficiency in Global Supply Chains

Oracle Helps Customers Drive Efficiency in Global Supply Chains

15 February 2024

New logistics capabilities in Oracle Cloud SCM help customers increase visibility, reduce costs, automate compliance, and improve decision-making Oracle CloudWorld, Mumbai—February 13, 2024 – To help organizations increase the efficiency of global supply chains, Oracle is introducing new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM). The updates to Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade … Read More

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