Software Survey

By Bridget McCrea · July 4, 2017
Readers are buying and replacing warehousing and distribution center software in 2017, but not before they do their own homework.
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2016
The demands of e-commerce and omni-channel continue to increase, and the need to work smarter and faster is growing. Yet for the first time in years, it looks like companies are taking a step back to rethink their supply chain software investments. Modern Materials Handling Software User Survey, Warehouse Software Survey 2016, WMS Survey 2016
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By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2016
The market for conventional solutions continues to rise, even as innovative variations help the industry chart a new course. 2016 Software Supplier Survey, Software Suppliers for Materials Handling Products, Warehouse equipment suppliers, Warehouse software suppliers survey, Warehouse software suppliers 2016
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2016
Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern this week released additional information on its strategic plan, which it said is geared to streamline operations and drive profitability and growth on various fronts. NS officials said its projected expense reduction and cost control efforts will be focused in a few specific areas, including compensation and benefits, purchased services and rents, materials, and fuel. The company initially introduced the plan on December 4, 2015.
By Bridget McCrea · November 1, 2012
Analysts report that cloud-based adoption increased 40 percent this year in the supply chain software sector. Our technology correspondent shares the upsides/downsides of this deployment model—and how vendors are gearing up to meet growing shipper demand.
By Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2012
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?
By Bridget McCrea · July 1, 2012
Adoption rates for transportation management systems (TMS) hover around 37 percent, yet the systems have proven to be game-changing, cost-saving freight facilitators. If you’re still dragging your feet, here’s some food for thought.
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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 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 Bridget McCrea · October 1, 2011
Your transportation management system (TMS) is installed and running, but are you getting the most out of it? Our technology correspondent helps shippers determine where the utilization gaps exist and formulate a plan to effectively optimize a TMS investment.
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?
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 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.

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