Entries by Arthur Steijlen

Integrating advanced IT systems to achieve the 'perfect return'

Apr 17, 2014 Managing returns was identified as a critical priority and challenge for companies in the Access Warehouse Management Software (WMS) survey and is the issue examined in a new whitepaper, now issued by Access's WMS vendor, titled 'The Perfect Return'. Unprecedented volumes and expectations have been created around returns due to the latest […]

Are You Prepared to Optimize Inbound Freight?

Long before my career in software began, I was introduced to inbound logistics while working for a building materials wholesaler. We hauled most of the inbound product with our own trucks. When I asked Mr. Krietzer, the owner of the company, why we bothered hauling in our own product, he told me, “the freight allowance […]

ROI is Driving TMS Growth

ARC Advisory Group conducts an annual analysis of the global transportation management systems (TMS) market. The research process includes the analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous TMS software companies. The process concludes with the publication of ARC’s TMS Global Market Research Study, which analyzes the market shares across numerous […]

BRICS Continue to Invest in Supply Chain Management Software

Cambashi, an independent industry analyst firm, based in Cambridge, UK. recently announced the 2014 second quarter update to its market data resource, the Cambashi Market Observatories.These observatories provide a quantitative view of the technical applications software market available, providing a basis for analyzing size, growth, movement and other trends to support planning at local, regional and […]

SCM World Study Finds 3PLs Resist Innovation

Between January and May of this year, SCM World fielded a six-question survey in order to understand the supply chain community’s perception of global third party logistics providers (3PLs). Barry Blake is Vice President of Research at SCM World, says there were few surprises in their findings…with one exception. “The disconnect between 3PL performance levels […]

Maximize your WMS

Today’s warehouse management systems come with sophisticated rules and logic, real-time seamless integration to aligned business applications, and effortless interfaces to automated equipment and mobile technology. But why are we still not putting these capabilities to work? Early warehouse management systems (WMS) stuck to the basics—tracking what was coming in, what was going out, with […]

Supply Chain Technology: 2014 State of TMS—Cost reductions and ROI continue to soar

Top supply chain software analysts assess growth in the transportation management systems (TMS) market, highlight emerging trends in adoption, and predict the future of this highly beneficial, yet consistently underused application. In its 2012-2017 TMS Global Market Research Study published in 2013, research firm ARC says that transportation management systems (TMS) continue to offer a […]