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Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods makes the e-commerce giant a real player in the grocery space and it also just snapped up a major client for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, which rivals Amazon Web Services.
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Buoyed by emerging market growth, demand for add-on functionalities, and its certain move to the cloud, the warehouse management systems market is posting double-digit growth. But is this just a post-recession bounce? (October 01, 2012)
Without question, Tier 1 systems have their place. But for conventional warehouses, a mid-tier solution may get the job done. (August 01, 2012)
Provider of outdoor gear and apparel, Moosejaw takes a bite out of indoor warehouse and order inefficiencies with a new cloud-based warehouse management system that also reduced labor costs by 20%. (May 01, 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 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. (May 01, 2012)
Interest in cloud-based supply chain software solutions, like warehouse management systems (WMS), is growing, according to Chuck Fuerst, director of product strategy for HighJump (Booth 609). (February 06, 2012)
Entitled Total Visibility, Agistix said that this offering provides shippers with real-time visibility to “counter blindspots of inbound, third-party and international shipment data that has historically not been captured by the software systems shippers use when managing supply chain and transportation operations. (November 09, 2011)
Cloud supply chain technology services provider GT Nexus and Capgemini recently announced they inked a joint go-to market BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) initiative to enable what it described as “Supply Chain Orchestration.” (October 10, 2011)
Entitled RedPrairie On-Demand Supply Chain, company officials said this new unit will support advanced technology for warehouse management (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) in a single- and multi-tenant model.
(October 06, 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. (September 15, 2011)
A cloud pioneer sees more manufacturers and distributors taking to the cloud (July 21, 2011)
SPS said that this deal boosts its position as a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain technology and added that “subscribers of SPSCommerce.net and Direct EDI's services will benefit from expanded operations to support e-commerce and traditional retail supply chains.” (May 20, 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. (March 14, 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.
(March 01, 2011)
With acquisition, RedPrairie adds on-demand TMS to on-demand WMS and labor management (January 19, 2011)