Supply Chain Management Software

By Michael Levans · May 1, 2012
Five leading technology analysts explore the roles ERP, business analytics (BI), RFID, TMS, and social media are playing to help logistics professionals capture and utilize data to improve supply chain visibility—and their careers.
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This year’s findings indicate a leveling off from last year’s welcome spike, but also indicate a higher overall investment by those firms that are buying new or upgrading software. For 2012, the market appears to be progressing on a slow-and-steady growth path that isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2012
This year’s findings indicate a leveling off from last year’s welcome spike, but also indicate a higher overall investment by those firms that are buying new or upgrading. For 2012, the market appears to be progressing on a slow-and-steady growth path that isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2012
Implementation complexities have stood in the way of LMS adoption rates; however, our analysts say that more logistics operations will focus attention on workforce management to balance efficiencies now that the business climate is on the upswing.
By John A. Gentle · March 1, 2012
I often run home from a store, write down the events of an interaction that I had, and then lose the note. However, in a recent case, the unsolved problem had a built-in, daily reminder. Almost every night my Droid smart phone automatically turned itself back on after I powered it off—if I could only be so lucky with the other notes I lose.
By Bridget McCrea · February 1, 2012
With freight costs rising, capacity constraints looming, and the complexities of global trade on the rise, our top analysts concur that global trade management (GTM) software will continue its slow-but-steady infiltration into today’s vernacular—that is if shippers can justify the ROI.
By Jeff Berman · January 26, 2012
Logistics technology provider Descartes recently announced it has acquired GeoMicro Inc., a provider of advanced geographic information systems (GIS) and commercial turn-by-turn navigation.
By Sarah · January 1, 2012
Top supply chain software analysts break down the drivers that will keep the transportation management systems market on a steady upswing for years to come.
By Bridget McCrea · November 1, 2011
When executed properly, supply chain visibility will come into play on a day-to-day basis. But how do logistics managers get there? Our technology correspondent shows you the way.
By Peter Moore · October 1, 2011

By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2011
The emergence of cloud computing is having a direct and positive impact on manufacturers’ IT performance and subsequently supply chain operations, according to a report from IDC Manufacturing Insights.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 21, 2011
A cloud pioneer sees more manufacturers and distributors taking to the cloud
By Bob Trebilcock · July 11, 2011
The industry posted a 10% increase over 2009 and about $4.6 billion in revenue for SCM applications, not counting procurement.
By John D. Schulz · July 1, 2011
By setting reasonable goals, the converter and packager of cheese products upgraded its antiquated TMS, reduced its LTL shipments by nearly 30 percent, and brought its carrier relations into the 21st century.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2011
Over the past several years, the hair care manufacturer his tied its core business systems into a WMS that’s allowed it to effectively manage its high-volume shipping operation—and the results have been simply gorgeous.

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