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What are the Differences Between Hosted, On-Demand and Other Supply Chain Software?

​On-demand software, also referred to as software-as-a-service (SaaS), is growing significantly in terms of popularity. While on-demand software is the best choice for many companies, hosted software is still a practical solution for some. In order to decide which of the two options is best for your business, you need to be able to differentiate between hosted, on-demand, and other supply chain software.

Why It's Time to Move Your Supply Chain Planning to the Cloud

Supply chain management carries a lot of factors. Today’s supply chain processes are getting an innovative upgrade: cloud support. By and large, many business supply chains utilize on-premises applications which were designed decades ago. These slow-era solutions can’t cut the business world’s modern needs. Fortunately, cloud computing innovations are supplying today’s business owners with digital options.

Top Predicted Retail Trends of 2018

In 2018, experts believe retail will continue to approach the ultimate level of consumer fulfillment. Retail, ahead of all other industries, may in fact be standing on the front lines of modern tech disruption. 

Tech disruption isn’t a bad thing - it’s a driving force for convenience, immersion, speed and automation. As 2018 continues, these retail trend predictions are likely to make history.

Softeon Spotlight: Transportation

Softeon provides innovative supply chain solutions for clients throughout the world, including small businesses and market leaders in many industrial sectors. Our platform covers the complete spectrum from transportation to supply chain management, providing our clients with the agility they need to stay ahead of their competitors.

How Holiday Shopping Affects Supply Chain Operations

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take a look at how holiday shopping affects supply chain operations. It is probably little surprise to anyone that companies need to shift their strategies at this tends to be the most profitable and hectic time of the year.

2017 Trends - Inventory Visibility and Order Management

Retail companies wanting to build on their successes of 2016 should look for ways to bolster inventory visibility and order management throughout the supply chain. 

This according to an end-of-year webinar sponsored by Retail Systems Research—an industry-leading market intelligence firm—and a series of articles spawned by the firm’s “what to expect” forecast of 2017 trends.

How Retailers are Winning Multi-Channel with Supply Chain Focus

Successful retailers understand that fulfilling customers’ ever-changing demand for faster, better and competitively priced products across multiple channels – mobile, in-store, online ­– requires a comprehensive approach.

Alternative multi-channels are requiring substantial investments in technology, systems and new forms of infrastructure to support these new channels of delivery. To ensure consistency across these channels, retailers must rethink their business processes, streamline order and inventory management, and improve information flow through the entire supply chain.

 

A Match Made in the Cloud: Sony DADC Partners with Softeon on WMS Cloud Solution

Growing businesses need a scalable warehouse management system that adapts to evolving customer demands. But choosing the right partner can be critical to the success of a project. That was the case for Sony DADC Americas in its search for a cloud-based WMS to transform its supply chain.

The 4 Pillars of Softeon Beverage

Beverage supply chain logistics can be unpredictable. Limited shelf lives, allocation, picking, packing, and shipping combine to make the high-volume, transaction-intensive industry a tricky one to manage. To top it off, the steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in the beverage industy can make unifying systems and getting a complete end-to-end view nearly impossible.

Distributed Order Management (DOM) and the Internet of Everything

Many companies look to industry leaders to understand how they solve the ever-changing challenges of Supply Chain management. John Kern, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations at Cisco recently explained Cisco’s experience of replacing their core operating software including their ERP, Supply Chain Management software, Data Management and Analytics. Most importantly, this marked a bold step into the conceptual “Internet of Everything."

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