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.
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

Blue Yonder announces binding agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises

Blue Yonder announces binding agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises

29 March 2024

Blue Yonder continues its forward momentum to revolutionize the supply chain and has today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises (One Network) for approximately $839 million, subject to adjustments. One Network, provider of the Digital Supply Chain Network™, is known for its autonomous and resilience services and is a leading … Read More

KPMG and Sweep announce a strategic partnership to accelerate corporate sustainability

KPMG and Sweep announce a strategic partnership to accelerate corporate sustainability

28 March 2024

KPMG and Sweep, the sustainability data management platform, have announced a key partnership, aiming to accelerate corporate climate and ESG strategies. By combining KPMG’s multi-disciplinary climate and ESG expertise with Sweep’s innovative technology, the partnership will help companies to integrate sustainable performance into the heart of their business models at a time of climate crisis. … Read More

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