When a logistics company is on the hunt for top-class logistics management tools, knowing where to start can be a little daunting. There’s a huge range of options available right now. While it’s great for businesses to have a lot of scope and choice, this also means that finding viable software solutions can get tricky.
There are three main types of logistics management software: Warehouse Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Integrated SCM suites. It is often difficult for companies, particularly third-party logistics companies, to make the right selection because they require specialized capabilities that may not be provided by all three types of logistics management software. Let’s take a look at how to use and choose the next logistics management software platform.
Standalone Logistics versus an Integrated Suite
The variety of logistics management solutions and the unique needs of businesses make decisions more difficult. However, this also increases the importance of choosing the right logistics management solution. And that decision starts with deciding whether standalone logistics management, ERP or Integrated SCM offer you the most value.