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.
Inventory Optimization (incl. statistical probability distribution)
A method of balancing capital investment constraints or objectives and service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while taking demand and supply volatility into account and include statistical probability distribution of each SKU.
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

Transporeon partners up with ZeKju to propose app-free communication solution

Transporeon partners up with ZeKju to propose app-free communication solution

20 oktober 2021

Closing the telematic gap for forwarders and carriers Fully compliant with GDPR standards Enables accurate measuring of emissions and helps carriers to reduce fuel consumption  Europe’s leading digital freight platform Transporeon announces the closing of its strategic investment into ZeKju. By joining forces, Transporeon and ZeKju will offer digital, yet app-free and GDPR-compliant communication to … Read More

Roambee and Transporeon Strike Milestone Partnership Towards Global, End to End, Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility

Roambee and Transporeon Strike Milestone Partnership Towards Global, End to End, Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility

15 oktober 2021

SANTA CLARA, CA and ULM, GERMANY, October 13, 2021: A sensor-driven supply chain visibility leader, Roambee, and the leading digital freight platform Transporeon announced their partnership to bring the best of both worlds in real-time transport visibility: carrier telematics visibility through Sixfold and high-fidelity, real-time multimodal shipment visibility and intelligence via Roambee’s platform. “Roambee and Transporeon joining forces denotes unified access to two major and unique global … Read More

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