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 Management 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.
Freight Procurement / Management Platform
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

IFS launches compelling industrial AI capabilities in latest release of IFS Cloud

IFS launches compelling industrial AI capabilities in latest release of IFS Cloud

4 June 2024

IFS announced the general availability of its latest IFS Cloud release. As vendor focused on helping asset and service-focused companies leverage the power of Industrial AI, IFS is releasing new AI-powered functionality that enables customers to improve operational effectiveness and profitability. This release focuses on three strategic themes, which are supported by a powerful IFS.ai … Read More

project44 launches Detention & Demurrage Optimization to better manage risk and reduce costs

project44 launches Detention & Demurrage Optimization to better manage risk and reduce costs

29 May 2024

project44 announced the addition of Detention & Demurrage Optimization to its Movement platform. Detention & Demurrage (D&D) Optimization helps shippers understand real-time risk and incurred demurrage and detention costs to optimize their supply chain to minimize these costs. “project44 is committed to helping our customers optimize their supply chain from production to doorstop. Because detention … Read More

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