Posts by Jorge Alvarado da Piedade:
The Covid-19 pandemic has put supply chains under pressure. From Fortune 500 companies to SMEs, through all kinds of industries, the impact on operations and planning activities was and remains real. Supply and demand forces have been tremendously shaken by the accentuation of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) driven by the pandemic.
As for digital transformation, the question is not if or what, but when. Read more
Covid-19 has kept big and small players across all industries in check. Given the high levels of interdependence among customers, suppliers and other value-adding partners throughout the supply chain, the domino effect is not yet over. And recovery will be even harder. Read more
Gathering more than 1,300 companies from all around the world, Aeromart Toulouse 2018 confirmed its position as the global platform of the aerospace industry. Read more
Digital transformation, what a nice and trendy topic that is in everyone’s mouth, but not yet implemented in everyone’s company.
In fact, digital transformation is getting popular due to the democratization of technology and relatively lower cost of acquisition. More and more companies look at it closer and closer, some jump into it, while others still wait and see. Nothing wrong with that. This is part of the normal cycle regarding technology adoption.
The only difference is that in the past decade, companies still had time to wait, see, and then move forward. Nowadays, even though the key question remains “WHEN”, the truth is that there is not much time to waste on the “wait & see” pushing companies to start taking action and the real question is at “WHAT SPEED”. Read more
Those who have already tasted Mille-Feuille, a tasty French dessert, know how delicious this pastry can be. For those not yet having had the chance, give me a call, I know some nice addresses in Paris, where you can get the best.
The point is, as delicious as it can be at times, at some point it might be too much. Should you try to count whether or not there really are thousands of tasty layers (“mille-feuille”), I wish you good luck.
Why am I telling you this? Well, for KPIs, the situation could be same!
Nowadays, most leading companies have EDI interfaces in place to communicate their demands, improve demand visibility, and receive information about shipments. The most advanced ones use cloud platforms, allowing for real-time collaboration with suppliers and other business partners like subcontractors or carriers. It goes without saying, that analytics and big data play an increasing and critical role for companies in all industries.
This trend has had a huge impact on stocks reduction and optimization of procurement processes. But it has also increased reliability and provided consistent data. As a result, transparency is not just a concept anymore, but has become reality; and brings with it a common and trusted view and understanding between business partners.
Unfortunately, this will not prevent Read more
Three, two, one, lift off:
The Berlin Airshow (ILA) took off on Wednesday 1st of June at 9.30 with an introductory speech of Volker Thum, Head of BDLI, who highlighted the important role of a strong supplier network for a successful Aerospace Industry. He stressed the effort which is required to maintain the high level of technology innovation.
Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, was second on the stage. Her key message to the audience was: “Offering state of the art is not enough!” Suppliers need to support aircraft manufacturers with their innovative power when working on new aircraft generations.
Dr. Klaus Richter, Head of Procurement at Airbus Group, pointed out the necessity of a strong supply chain at all levels of the production network as well as the need for an increase of the supplier performance..