A company’s journey towards the optimal IT solution takes them past various 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

BluJay and NMB expand supply chain solution offering for Microsoft Dynamics 365 users with BluJay Gateway for D365

7 juli 2020

June 29th, 2020 Available on Microsoft AppSource, the certified module provides seamless integration to enterprise-class Parcel, TMS, and Compliance solutions from BluJay. Holland, MI – June 29, 2020 – BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces expanded capabilities for Microsoft Dynamics users with off-the-shelf integration through the new BluJay Gateway for … Read More

IBM introduces sterling inventory control tower to help organizations more effectively manage inventory and build resilient supply chains

7 juli 2020

Provides end-to-end visibility and intelligent insights to more effectively act on inventory to meet actual demand. Armonk, N.Y., June 30, 2020 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of IBM Sterling Inventory Control Tower (ICT) to further help companies manage inventory and build resilient supply chains more effectively. Many companies lack the end-to-end inventory visibility and intelligence needed to … Read More

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