Integrated Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management
Integrated manufacturing includes both "enterprise-wide" solutions (commonly known as ERP), as well as industry-specific “point” solutions. Integrated manufacturing software may include product and engineering data management, inventory management, order management, planning, manufacturing execution and shop floor control, real-time data collection, and a full suite of accounting functions. Most important, integrated manufacturing systems utilize a single source of data for all users, so information is always up to date. Supply chain management is concerned with the movement and storage of both finished goods and raw materials across the entire supply chain, from point of production through to the end-consumer.
The Fog Software Group portfolio ranges from focused, industry-specific software to full-featured ERPs to support organizations performing discrete, make-to-order, and engineer-to-order manufacturing. Our supply chain portfolio products extend visibility across multiple enterprises and disparate systems. Plus, our sophisticated planning and optimization tools can assist in supply chain design and in the creation of optimal transport and storage plans. View a list of our companies.
Distribution, Logistics & Transportation Management
Distributors and logistics service providers face the challenge of being "trapped" between suppliers and customers. There are always the conflicting goals of keeping the suppliers lean and, at the same time, keeping customers satisfied.
- For wholesale and retail distributors, Markinson provides enterprise-class management systems that can manage all aspects of the distribution business, including order management, fulfillment, inventory control, planning, procurement, and accounting. Viewlocity offers sophisticated supply chain visibility products to help manage the entire retail and wholesale supply chain from producer to consumer, providing "one version of the truth" to all parties.
- For logistics service providers, Logimax offers a full-featured warehouse management system (WMS) to support value-added service offerings to customers, such as warehousing and forwarding. For high-volume outbound transportation management, the Varsity product suite includes tightly integrated software solutions that work directly with all major parcel shippers and common carriers to automate rate, schedule, and tracking activities.
- For 3PLs. ABECAS Insight from Argos Software is a great solution for 3PLs in the Distribution, Temperature Controlled, Hazardous Materials or value added services space, as are Cadence (for value add, 4PL order handling) and AccuPlus (for moving pallets and for HazMat), both software solutions from Cadre.
Retail & Fulfillment
Fulfillment organizations share many of the same challenges as distributors and third-party logistics providers, but have the added burdens of catalog management, credit card processing, customer relationship management, and direct customer contact. The Fog Software Group portfolio includes fully-integrated end-to-end fulfillment solutions, such as Order POWER from Computer Solutions, and the CORESense hosted product offering. Apparel21 is a vertically integrated, retail-specific ERP for the "style, color, size" industry that addresses the specific needs of apparel, footwear and fashion companies. The software enables more flexible, timely and cost-efficient management of the production process, as well as wholesale and retail operations. ASA Automotive is the leading ERP for tire and automotive service retailers in North America. Its sister company Megabus serves Australia and New Zealand.
Membership & Professional
Membership recruitment, engagement, training and event management are key requirements for organizations as diverse as Chambers of Commerce, Not-for-profits, and Professional Services firms. Coresoft develops innovative, cloud-based software for the member associations industry.