Daniel Adelhardt

Vice President Product Management & Development

My vision is to advance supply chain digitization with leading-edge solutions. Together with my division, I am therefore developing innovative, cloud-based applications for transport and supply chain processes. We combine technological trends from the fields of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Integration & API Management to optimize business processes for Industry 4.0, Smart Factory & Logistics.

Posts by Daniel Adelhardt:

SCM Insights
April 7, 2021

Transport ahoy! Securing supply despite high volatility

Matching themes: Covid19, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, VUCA

A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply
A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply

For more than a year now, logistics and supply chain managers around the world have been struggling with unprecedented challenges. The impact from the first coronavirus-induced shutdowns, when supply chains and transportation networks around the world collapsed, continues to ripple through the industry. High volatility in demand, natural disasters and vessel incidents such as the recent one blocking the Suez Canal have further aggravated the situation.

Problem is, transportation capacity is extremely scarce and in hot demand. Numerous aircraft are still grounded. Container shortages continue to persist for quite a while. All of this is not only hampering sea and air cargo, but also road transports.

As a result, freight rates skyrocketed, as did uncertainty for manufacturers that rely on smoothly functioning logistics chains. In many cases, it’s unclear or at least hardly possible to plan when exactly their materials are going to be transported. So, the ever more pressing question is: How can companies best secure their shipments and thus ensure the flow of supplies to their plants and customers? Read more

SCM Insights
August 3, 2020

How to better cope with demand volatility

Matching themes: analytics, Covid19, production planning, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, security of supply, VUCA

Demand volatility poses enormous challenges for suppliers. A new data-driven solution helps to increase planning reliability
Demand volatility poses enormous challenges for suppliers. A new data-driven solution helps to increase planning reliability

The coronavirus crisis has revealed a long-standing challenge for suppliers even more clearly: How reliable are the demand forecasts they receive from their customers? High volatility and uncertainties in demand forecasting are not limited to pandemic times. Even in the “normal state”, the originally reported requirements can differ considerably from the materials actually called off. The decisive question is therefore: How can you improve forecasting and thus also achieve a higher level of planning accuracy? Read more

SCM Insights
April 16, 2020

How to implement an efficient risk management system

Matching themes: analytics, Covid19, Inbound Supply Chain, Material Visibility, Risk Management, security of supply, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain, supply risks, VUCA

Teaser image: Efficient risk management is key to making supply chains and production capacities more resilient, and thus more crisis-proof
Efficient risk management is key to making supply chains and production capacities more resilient. To obtain the full picture, you need to consider suppliers, logistics as well as external events

The current coronavirus pandemic poses enormous, unprecedented challenges for companies. Efficient risk management plays a central role in meeting these challenges. It is not so much a question of whether the current situation could have been anticipated and planned for. Rather, the focus is on how companies can now best protect their core processes and increase the resilience of their operations. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology, Use Cases
July 18, 2019

3 Use cases how companies benefit from Smart Logistics Data

Matching themes: analytics, Inbound Supply Chain, Risk Management, security of supply, Sensors, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain, supply risks

Smart Logistics Data help you to anticipate potential risks and proactively take countermeasures. Here are three typical uses cases
Smart Logistics Data helps you to anticipate potential risks and proactively take countermeasures to ensure a smooth production process as well as high production quality and supply reliability

Transport damages to goods, delays in delivery, poor delivery reliability: These are three typical use cases in which Smart Logistics Data helps to identify and counter risks well in advance. Read more

SCM Insights
February 26, 2019

How to avoid missing supplies with Smart Logistics Data

Matching themes: analytics, data lake, Inbound Supply Chain, SCPM, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain

Smart Logistics Data combine production-specific information with artificial intelligence to prevent companies from missing supplies
Smart Logistics Data combine production-specific information with artificial intelligence to prevent missing supplies.

Missing supplies, i.e. delayed, deficient, and completely absent deliveries, are a serious and recurring problem for companies. But what can you do? And how can you ensure that ordered goods actually arrive on time?

Smart Logistics Data – that is, the intelligent collection, enrichment, and usage of data relevant to the logistics process –  promises relief.

Read more

SCM Insights
November 29, 2018

Why comprehensive data consolidation is the basis for efficient risk management

Matching themes: analytics, Risk Management, security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, supply risks

The success formula for efficient risk management: Tear down the silos and consolidate your data first
The success formula for efficient risk management: Tear down the silos and consolidate your data first

Nowadays, everyone is preaching that data is the new oil. But unlike oil, it’s not (just) the sheer output volume that matters here. What really counts is the efficient use of this data so as to draw the right conclusions in terms of the supply chain reliability. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
November 13, 2018

Smart Logistics Data: The intelligent supply chain

Matching themes: analytics, data lake, Inbound Supply Chain, SCPM, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain

Smart Logistics Data enables a change of perspective to look ahead instead of backwards
Smart Logistics Data enables a change of perspective to look ahead instead of backwards

A supply chain has to be agile, robust and resilient. Capable of anticipating potential risks and responding in advance, detecting problems early on and flexibly circumventing them.

All this requires the intelligent use of data. But how can we really make data “smart”? Read more

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