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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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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)