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

Acquisition takes WMS vendor Savoye into retail stores

Acquisition takes WMS vendor Savoye into retail stores

26 maart 2020

Savoye, a French vendor of warehouse management system (WMS) software, has acquired fellow French company SoCloz, a provider of digital omnichannel platforms (SaaS) for bricks-and-mortar stores. The takeover adds omnichannel retail solutions to Savoye’s already broad portfolio of supply chain products. Savoye’s acquisition of SoCloz is a continuation of its development and growth strategy for … Read More

BluJay Solutions Acquires Australian Customs and Forwarding Technology Provider Expedient Software

BluJay Solutions Acquires Australian Customs and Forwarding Technology Provider Expedient Software

18 maart 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia – 2 March 2020 BluJay Solutions, a global provider of supply chain applications, networks, and data solutions, today announced it has acquired Expedient Software. Expedient is a leading provider of customs and forwarding software for the logistics market in Australia and New Zealand. With the acquisition, BluJay broadens its customs and forwarding technology … Read More

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