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

project44 Acquires Convey

project44 Acquires Convey

22 september 2021

Addition of Convey extends project44’s real-time visibility and exception management to last mile, including parcel, courier, white-glove doorstep delivery, and visibility into item returns Acquisition creates definitive global leader in modern digital supply chain technology powering the world’s largest businesses New AI capabilities from Convey improve collaboration, bolster workflow automation and defend against business disruption with end-to-end visibility … Read More

Panasonic Completes Acquisition of Blue Yonder

Panasonic Completes Acquisition of Blue Yonder

17 september 2021

Acquisition accelerates the Autonomous Supply Chain™ by combining IoT and AI/ML to deliver smarter, more connected supply chains and optimized multi-channel commerce OSAKA, Japan – Sept. 17, 2021 – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Blue Yonder, the leading end-to-end, digital fulfillment platform provider. Panasonic has now purchased the remaining 80% of shares … Read More

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