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

Introduction of Movement by project44

Introduction of Movement by project44

28 september 2022

project44 launches groundbreaking platform to deliver connectivity and transparency to all supply chain partners enabling a more connected, predictable, and sustainable supply chain. CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2022 /​PRNewswire/​– project44, the connective tissue of the global supply chain, today announced the launch of Movement by project44TM, a game-changing platform that gives all supply chain partners — including shippers, carriers, logistics … Read More

Kiabi Selects RELEX Solutions to Optimize and Integrate their Global Multichannel Supply Chain

Kiabi Selects RELEX Solutions to Optimize and Integrate their Global Multichannel Supply Chain

26 september 2022

Kiabi, a popular French ready-to-wear clothing brand that offers affordable apparel for the whole family, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified supply chain and retail planning solutions, to implement demand forecasting and integrated replenishment. RELEX will service all Kiabi stores and distribution centers across Europe as well as their e-commerce channel. RELEX’s AI-powered … Read More

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