Logistics-intensive organizations are setting the course for greater collaboration across the global supply chain, while creating new opportunities for their customers and global trading partners to benefit from a new SaaS delivery model that offers the benefits of the proven cloud computing model. Today, rapidly changing and fluctuating business environments demand enterprise agility and flexibility across all businesses. By using Service Oriented Development of Applications (SODA), logistics-intensive organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to bring incredible agility to integrated business processes as application changes can be quickly and easily integrated as needs arise. This innovative approach to SaaS delivery for supply chain management allows organizations to not only leverage cloud computing to bring together trading partners on a global basis, they can also reuse and share services to better align their supply chain with their broader corporate strategy, and speed product development, decrease time to market and reduce development costs. Learn more about Descartes' cloud-based solution for logistics, the Global Logistics Network (Descartes GLN™).

Written by Frank Hamerlinck

Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Descartes