Supply Chain Management Software

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.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2011
According to our latest ERP usage study, adoption rates and interest are both high. But just how far have logistics professionals gone in putting their ERP to work to solve today’s logistics and supply chain challenges?
<p>In an effort to help shippers put their data into better context and improve overall supply chain visibility, we’ve gathered a few of the top market analysts to put their perspective around the evolution of the SCM market. <b><a href=Register Now, for this exclusive Webcast event.

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Our recent Software Users Survey revealed that shippers are showing a renewed interest in achieving a better understanding of the data supply chain software systems are capable of churning out. Three top technology analysts tell us how to get this done.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2011
The continued need to drive costs out of the supply chain is slowly, but surely pushing labor management system adoption rates. Our Technology Correspondent offers a snapshot of the LMS market and examines the issues driving its use inside the four walls as well as in the cabs of the nation’s private fleets.
By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2011
While shippers say they’re taking a more calculated approach to vendor and product selection, our survey finds that there will be an increase in overall supply chain software spending over the next 18 months.
By Sarah · March 14, 2011
In today’s fast-moving business environment, most companies are striving to operate a more dynamic supply chain to respond to rising volatility in customer demands and market conditions. Because supply chains are increasingly powered by information technology, flexible IT-based solutions are an increasingly important part of a supply chain design. Against this background, it is no surprise that the topic of "cloud computing" is generating intense interest.
<p>There are millions of apps for our smart phones. Why not an app store for your warehouse management system (WMS) too? Download the free report: “Six Reasons Why It’s Time for App Stores for Supply Chain Management Software”.</p> WHITE PAPER
By George Kokoris · March 4, 2011
There are millions of apps for our smart phones. Why not an app store for your warehouse management system (WMS) too?
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2011
Our contributing technology editor documents how far SaaS has infiltrated the SCM software space and then introduces us to a shipper that’s partnered with its 3PL to leverage a hosted solution that’s managing its domestic and international moves.
By Jeff Berman · February 8, 2011
Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, recently introduced a new, self-service Transportation Management System. Entitled Flex TMS, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) application provides shippers with integrated managed services, according to Echo.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 27, 2011
Last week, RedPrairie announced that it had acquired Shippers Commonwealth, a provider of transportation management solutions (TMS) in an on-demand, Software-as-a-Service model to leading companies like Bon-Ton Stores.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2011
Company officials said that bringing SofTechnics into the fold, with its portfolio centering on mobility-enabled Store Inventory and Price Management, Intelligent Store Ordering, Direct-Store Delivery and Master Data Management, serves as a “logical extension to RedPrairie’s E2E productivity suite, which focuses on managing end-to-end business processes for myriad sectors in retailing and manufacturing.

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