Basics of Software Deployment Options

Supply Chain Insights

As we were preparing the questions to ask demand planning solutions providers, I realized I wasn’t quite clear on the differences between software deployment options. So let’s start with what we’re likely most familiar with, on-premise software. Software as a Service (SaaS).

Poems about Supply Chain Management Software

The 21st Century Supply Chain

So sit back, kick your feet up, and prepare to be amazed by the literary talents of the Kinaxis team around today’s supply chain and our supply chain management software. Who’s supply chain software was feckless. by Alexa Cheater A collection of bad supply chain poems: volume 2.

Trending Sources

Report of a Potential White Knight for JDA Software

Supply Chain Matters

There has reportedly been a new development regarding prior Reuters and Wall Street Journal reports regarding the potential acquisition of JDA Software. Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology commentary related to Honeywell acquisition of JDA Software JDA Software Supply chain Matters blog

Planning Software: Insights on User Satisfaction

Supply Chain Shaman

How Happy are Planners with Their Software? As a research analyst, I am studying things that are incredibly difficult to measure. The topics may sound easy, but they are not. In my research, I answer questions like: Which technology systems drive the greatest satisfaction?

Optimizing the Supply Chain with the Use of ERP Software

A summary of ways you can improve supply chain optimization and move things forward for your business

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Selecting Supply Chain Software


As your business grows, you supply chain software will need to expand. You may opt to organize your business into an independent third-party logistics provider (3PL), or you may want to purchase software for tracking, monitoring, and processing all of your needs. No matter which direction you choose, supply chain software comes riddled with opportunities for confusion, demise, and incapability. 5 Pitfalls of Supply Chain Software Selection. #1:

Choosing Software: Cheeseburger or Chicken Soup?


Choosing forwarding software, similarly, is a choice between a Cheeseburger and Chicken Soup. The software will do the rest. Locked Job File is the third concept that is a MUST for any forwarding software. The post Choosing Software: Cheeseburger or Chicken Soup?

Is an app store for enterprise software even possible?

The Network Effect

Multi-tenancy refers to a specific way that software is architected. It occurs where a single instance of software serves multiple user organizations (tenants). Together, they can solve completely new problems, and do it more cost effectively than traditional software. Robert S.

JDA Software Moves Forward with Release 9.0

Supply Chain Matters

JDA Software announced today that its latest product release, version 9.0 Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Predictive Analytics Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Control Tower Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology impressions of JDA Software Release 9.0 independent blog commenting on supply chain management technology JDA Intelligent Fulfillment JDA Software JDA Software Inc.

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

At the recent McLeod Software User Conference , however, I delivered a keynote address to over 1,000 attendees, and most of them were carriers and transportation service providers.

[Video] Ford Motor Company: Creating global data standards with SCM software

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Every manufacturer in the automotive vertical has some kind of supply chain management software, Thomas says. The question is, what SCM software tool do they have to make that supply chain as accurate and as lean as possible?

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Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

The Network Effect

As I mentioned in a recent post, Total Disruption on the Horizon , many companies are becoming increasingly disillusioned with traditional enterprise software, because it is inherently enterprise-centric, and can not adapt to meet the challenges of today’s supply chain and consumer behavior. ‘The world of packaged software just doesn’t serve big businesses well,’ [Mike McNamara] says.

JDA Software Announces Next Step in its Collaboration with Google

Supply Chain Matters

This past April, this Editor attended JDA Software’s annual Focus customer conference. Inventory Management Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology Google Cloud Platform Google Cloud Platform in supply chain management Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog JDA FOCUS 2015 Conference JDA Software predictive analytics in retail supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday

Talking Logistics

If I ask you to guess who announced new transportation management software (TMS) functionality yesterday, who would you guess? My bet is that you would name a software company, perhaps a best-of-breed TMS vendor like some of our sponsors, but the right answer is actually a third-party logistics provider. First, it underscores a point I made last year in Putting Software Vendors and 3PLs in a Box : That the answers to “What is a third-party logistics provider?”

Overview S&OP software Europe

Supply Chain Movement

In practice, the use of software to support this periodic discussion process is very fragmented. Specially designed S&OP software is used only very sporadically in Europe; it is much more common for companies to utilise a combination of different applications.

Simplicity-as-a-Service: A New Value Proposition for Software Vendors and 3PLs?

Talking Logistics

Gaurav mentioned it in reference to JDA’s ongoing efforts to improve the user experience of its solutions, but the phrase sparked a different question for me: What if Simplicity-as-a-Service became the main value proposition software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) offered their customers? Simplicity-as-a-Service is why the business models of third-party logistics providers, software vendors, and consultants are converging today.

Common Lean Manufacturing Software Project Constraints


As a project manager for demand-driven, lean manufacturing software, I have more than a nodding acquaintance with the theory of constraints (TOC). The post Common Lean Manufacturing Software Project Constraints appeared first on Synchrono.

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River Logic Noted as Major Innovator in the European Supply Chain Software

River Logic

Supply Chain Management Market Research

Shippers: Don't Believe These 4 Myths about TMS Software

PLS Logistics

A software as a service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) solution doesn’t add value, is expensive, and doesn’t present ROI for years. The SaaS model of TMS software requires little to no IT or monetary investment, unlike traditional software.

Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

Selling licenses does not translate into implemented software. ” LLamasoft: Recycled Software Assets Offering Hope? LLamasoft will begin providing software maintenance, support and services to all LogicTools customers effective immediately. It is morning in Orlando.

The DNA of S&OP software

Supply Chain Movement

I often get asked ‘Which software should my company use for sales & operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP)?’ Various software suites are available to support the S&OP process. The problem is that this matrix was never intended to be used for software selection, but rather as a way of comparing the performance of the software vendors. Het bericht The DNA of S&OP software verscheen eerst op Supply Chain Movement.

Checklist Software Selection 3.0

Supply Chain Movement

Ten questions to help you choose the right software vendor. The market for business software is continuing to evolve with cloud-based solutions for sales & operations planning, supply chain visibility and even ERP. Software Selection 3.0.

The Rising Power and Influence of Enterprise Software Users

Talking Logistics

I can’t tell you how many times, over the course of my career, I’ve come across the following situation: The logistics team spends several months evaluating software vendors, including the incumbent ERP vendor, and they ultimately select a best-of-breed solution, but when they present their decision to the CIO (who was disconnected from the process), he responds by asking why the ERP vendor wasn’t selected. Software vendors and customers need to think beyond features and functions.

JDA Software’s New Manufacturing Planning Technology Platform is Promising

Supply Chain Matters

Earlier this month, JDA Software announced availability of JDA Manufacturing Planning, described as an innovative in-memory based supply chain planning platform to support an always-on supply chain. Supply Chain Matters via this author, had the opportunity to be briefed regarding this newly announced functionality, and we were impressed with the progress that JDA has made […].

Digitalization Boosts Demand for Supply Chain Software

Material Handling & Logistics

The market for supply chain software has risen to $13 billion, thanks in part to a rising demand for agility. read more. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation News

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Software Platforms

Logistics Viewpoints

They will change what supply chain software platforms look like in a few years. Supply chain operating networks are finally beginning to emerge. In particular, innovative new approaches to supply chain risk management have emerged. Supply Chain Risk Management Elementum riskmethods supply chain management

Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity

Talking Logistics

For SAP, it strengthens its competitive position against software-as-a-service TMS providers, at least from a network connectivity standpoint. The post Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Enterprise Software Suppliers Exhibit Mixed Results in Q1 2016

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group ( monitors and analyzes the enterprise software market on a quarterly basis. We track the revenues of fifteen prominent publicly traded enterprise software companies and translate financial results reported in foreign currencies to US dollars using an average exchange rate for the given reporting period. Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Logistics Software Vendors Statistics enterprise software supply chain software

Breaking Technology News: JDA Software Announces CEO Leadership Change

Supply Chain Matters

Today, JDA Software Group announced an immediate change in its senior leadership. Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology JDA Software JDA Software and RedPrairie merger Supply chain Matters blog supply chain technology influencer Bob Ferrari''s blog supply_chain_matters The current board chairmen of the company, Baljit (Bal) Dail has assumed the interim CEO role, effective immediately.

The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

Take Supply Chain

I realize that not all software marketed for planning applications may come equipped with algorithms that align with your typical forecasting needs. The fact is there are software solutions that can facilitate accurate business forecasting. Some say intuition has no place in business.

JDA Software Consumer Survey Data Indicates Online Consumers are Unforgiving and Will Shop Early

Supply Chain Matters

Inventory Management Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Technology elements of omni-channel retail strategy implications of omni-channel retail in supply chain management intelligent fulfillment JDA Software JDA Software Group omni-channel customer fulfillment Supply chain Matters blog

Breaking Tech News- Report Indicating that Honeywell and JDA Software are in Acquisition Talks

Supply Chain Matters

Reuters is reporting that Honeywell International is in talks to acquire supply chain management planning and execution software provider JDA Software for a reported sum of $3 billion. Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology JDA Software JDA Software exploring sale Supply chain Matters blog

7 Reasons Why You Need Supply Chain Planning Software

Supply Chain Opz

This article will explain its basic concept and some reasons why you may need the help of supply chain planning software. If you already have an ERP system in place, a good planning software can a very good addition. Then, you need a software that help you create a plan quickly.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise.

Supply Chain Planning (SCP) Software Market’s Increasing Sophistication

Logistics Viewpoints

Cloud/Software-as-a-Service S&OP Supply Chain Planning SCP Supply Chain OptimizationIn September I began, in February I reflected on, and this week I completed ARC’s Supply Chain Planning Global Market Research Study. I’m going to take this opportunity to summarize some of the study’s key findings. Supply Chain Complexity Meets Planning Intricacy Global supply chains continue to be increasingly complex.

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Supply chain software remains hugely popular

Supply Chain Movement

Demand for supply chain software in Europe is notably strong in the otherwise slowly recovering economy. A growing number of companies are implementing software for sales & operations planning (S&OP) and supply chain visibility.

TMS Software Eases the Pain of Zero-Based Budgeting

Supply Chain Collaborator

So what role can logistics IT solutions like Transportation Management Software, Rate/Route Optimization tools and Yard Management Systems play in helping companies achieve zero-cost budget goals and remain competitive in a brutal environment?

Supply Chain Matters Book Review: SAP Nation- Runaway Software Economy

Supply Chain Matters

Book Reviews SAP Supply Chain Technology book review of SAP Nation- Runaway Software Economy independendent blog commenting on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog As Supply Chain Matters readers are aware, from time to time we feature book reviews which we believe would be of value to our extended global supply chain management and IT community of readers.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

28 | Facts & Figures: Supply Chain Software. 34 | Dutch Supply Chain Software heroes. Dutch software is a successful export product. Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Publishing date: 27 November 2015. 6 | News & Background. Winner of last quarter.

Supply Chain Matters Update on Analytics Services and Software Provider Lokad

Supply Chain Matters

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