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 acquires both Supply Stack and Nexogen

Transporeon acquires both Supply Stack and Nexogen

18 januari 2022

Multinational logistics software company Transporeon has announced the acquisition of Belgian TMS operator Supply Stack and Hungarian logistics AI specialists Nexogen. In a statement, Transporeon said the acquisition of SupplyStack would add multimodal and part load capabilities to its global Transport Management Platform, counting 1,300+ shippers, 100+ retailers and 130,000+ LSPs and Carriers. In addition, … Read More

FourKites Acquires European Supply Chain  Visibility Leader NIC-place

FourKites Acquires European Supply Chain Visibility Leader NIC-place

18 januari 2022

The acquisition creates the largest multimodal carrier network in Europe and accelerates adoption of software solutions specifically designed for carriers and logistics service providers AMSTERDAM — 18 January, 2022 — FourKites announces it has acquired NIC GmbH (NIC-place), the leading European supply chain visibility provider. FourKites’ and NIC-place’s combined over-the-road, rail and ocean carrier networks … Read More

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