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

Iptor acquires POLLEX-LC to act as growth engine amongst fast growing small and mid-sized businesses

Iptor acquires POLLEX-LC to act as growth engine amongst fast growing small and mid-sized businesses

21 april 2022

Acquisition of leading provider of ERP solutions to SMBs also strengthens Iptor’s market presence in Germany and Austria 21st April 2022. Stockholm, Sweden – Iptor, the leading provider of cloud-based ERP software solutions for the distribution, publishing, pharma, and timber industries today announces the acquisition of POLLEX-LC, a provider of adaptable, flexible ERP software and … Read More

Extenda Retail further enhances retailers’ capabilities to attract, delight and retain customers

Extenda Retail further enhances retailers’ capabilities to attract, delight and retain customers

6 april 2022

Stockholm, Sweden, April 5th, 2022: Extenda Retail, a provider of commerce and distribution software solutions for retailers and logistics companies, today announced the acquisition of Re-Vision BV, a global provider of self-service retail technologies based in The Netherlands. Re-Vision helps retailers deliver extraordinary shopping experiences by incorporating digital commerce capabilities into the physical store environment. … Read More

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