Jorge-Alvardo

Jorge Alvarado da Piedade

Senior Client Executive

As Senior Client Executive for the Airbus group, my objective is to understand my customer’s requirements and pain points in their supply chain to provide a tailored solution based on SupplyOn's services portfolio and innovation capabilities. I, therefore, concentrate my blog on current trend topics surrounding the supply chain, partner collaboration, and digital transformation.

Posts by Jorge Alvarado da Piedade:

SCM Insights
September 15, 2020

Four reasons to accelerate your digital transformation in times of Covid-19

Matching themes: Covid19, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, VUCA

Particularly in times of Covid-19, time is the decisive factor for the success of the digital transformation. Four reasons why companies should act now
Particularly in times of Covid-19, time is the decisive factor for digital transformation’s success. Four reasons why companies should act now

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

SCM Insights

Is your supply chain ready to navigate towards the new normal?

Matching themes: Covid19, Digital Supply Chain, Risk Management, Security of supply, visibility, VUCA

The "new normal"'s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation
The “new normal”‘s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation

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

From the Community
December 11, 2018

Aeromart Toulouse, a 48h journey of insights

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain

Aeromart Toulouse welcomed more than 3,000 participants from 45 countries - and SupplyOn was among the exhibitors.
Aeromart Toulouse welcomed more than 3,000 participants from 45 countries – and SupplyOn was among the exhibitors.

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

SCM Insights

How to achieve your targets with digital transformation

Matching themes: digital transformation

Digitization is about adding value. Not about just copying everything to the "new digital"
Digitization is about adding value. It’s not about simply copying analogue processes to the “new digital”

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

SCM Insights

Get rid of the KPI ‘Mille-Feuille’ by getting it right!

Matching themes: Analytics, KPI, SCPM

1.000 layers may be very delicious within a pastry. But when it comes to KPIs, this easily leads to data confusion rather than data enlightenment
1.000 layers may be very delicious within a pastry. But when it comes to KPIs, this easily leads to data confusion rather than data enlightenment

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!

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SCM Insights
September 21, 2017

Going beyond operational supply chain digitalization

Matching themes: action management, quality management, supplier collaboration

Don't stop at digitalizing your core supply chain processes. Incorporating a digital action management helps to enhance quality measures and reach a 360-degree view on your supplier collaboration.
Don’t stop at digitalizing your core supply chain processes. Incorporating a digital action management helps to enhance quality measures and reach a 360-degree view on your supplier collaboration.

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

From the Community

How the Berlin AirShow 2016 has set trends towards digitalization of the supply chain

Matching themes: Industry 4.0

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Dr. Klaus Richter, Head of Procurement at Airbus Group

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..

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