Tag: Inbound Supply Chain

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
April 9, 2020

In times of Corona, how can Track & Trace help to solve the challenges ahead?

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Covid19, Inbound Supply Chain, Material Visibility, Risk Management, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, Track & Trace, VUCA

Closures of suppliers, logistics centers and borders severely affect supply chains. Real-time transport information is therefore crucial - especially for the restart after the corona crisis.
Closures of suppliers, logistics centers and borders due to Corona severely affect supply chains. Real-time transport information is therefore crucial to ensure the still existing flow of goods and to enable  a restart after the crisis as smoothly as possible

The Corona pandemic took us all completely by surprise. Few people expected a “black-swan” event like this. And even the boldest risk scenarios have not foreseen or dealt with the scale of the problem we are currently experiencing.

Supply chains have been severely disrupted or even completely collapsed within a short period of time, especially in the automotive and aviation industries. If important suppliers stop producing, warehouses are not working and transports out of “red zones” are not possible, then production cannot be maintained, or only with great difficulty.

But not everything has come to a standstill. Where production is still going on, it is now particularly important to know what is happening during transport, how long are the waiting times at the borders, where are the restrictions and what time effects will this have on the delivery.

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SCM Insights, Technology
March 2, 2020

Exploiting the potential of Smart Logistics with Production-to-Supply

Matching themes: Analytics, Inbound Supply Chain, Risk Management, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain

Production-to-Supply increases the availability of materials while at the same time reducing inventories and minimizing efforts and costs.
Production-to-Supply increases the availability of materials while at the same time reducing inventories and minimizing efforts and costs.

It’ s nothing new that considerations of optimization focus on excessive inventories and overly high planning or disposition costs. This is all the more true in tougher economic times.

This is where the new opportunities of digitization come in: the continuous provision of data from supplier production to transport logistics and even in-house intralogistics is no longer a vision of the future. Even minimizing process costs is now a reality thanks to automation. Read more

Use Cases
January 9, 2020

ZF brings in SupplyOn to gain real-time transparency for overseas transport at the material number level

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Inbound Supply Chain, Material Visibility, Risk Management, Security of supply, Track & Trace

Even with consolidated containers, ZF always knows exactly where all required materials are located by sea and whether they will arrive in time for just-in-sequence production
Even with consolidated containers, ZF always knows exactly where all required materials are located on sea and whether they will arrive in time for just-in-sequence production

Technology company ZF provides its customers worldwide with components for just-in-sequence production. Material bottlenecks due to supply delays quickly lead to major production problems. For critical overseas transport that is prone to delays, ZF has teamed up with SupplyOn to implement a system that continuously monitors the transport status at the material level and in real-time. It provides advance notice of delays, thus ensuring stable production processes. 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.

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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

SCM Insights
July 10, 2018

InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Condition Monitoring, Digital Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, IoT, Material Visibility, SCPM, Security of supply, Sensors, Smart Supply Chain, Track & Trace

By combining asset tracking and condition monitoring of the production material during transport, you can initiate appropriate countermeasures in case of alarming signals long before goods receipt.
By combining real-time asset tracking and condition monitoring of production material during transport, you can initiate appropriate countermeasures to keep your production running long before goods receipt.

A materials controller needs up-to-date information at all times for production planning purposes. He needs to know whether the goods required are going to arrive at the plant in time – and whether they will do so in an intact state, a very important point when it comes to sensitive components. And all this preferably in real time, of course. But this is a lot more than what most track-and-trace solutions have to offer. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
April 4, 2018

Eliminating the blind spot: Insights into supplier’s production reduce inventories, lower risks & save costs

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, MES, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, visibility

Connecting to the supplier's MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability even in volatile markets.
Connecting to the supplier’s MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability while allowing for high levels of product customization

A leading aerospace company optimized its global supply chain with SupplyOn through an innovative Industry 4.0 project: integration of the supplier’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System) gives both customer and supplier a virtually real-time, joint view of the supplier’s situation – in terms of demand, stock and production. Replenishment planning is checked against customer requirements, i.e. production orders against stocks. The result is transparency and trend feedback – enabling stock reduction and increased supply reliability.

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SCM Insights
February 12, 2018

Good for land and sea – How to ensure real-time visibility for production materials

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Inbound Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, IoT, Material Visibility, SCPM, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, Track & Trace

Track & Trace (T&T) has to go beyond just locating trucks or containers. Material planners need to know where the required production material is currently located during transport - be it on sea or ashore.
Track & Trace (T&T) has to go beyond just locating trucks or containers. Material planners need to know where the required production material is currently located during transport – be it on sea or ashore.

There are plenty of Track & Trace solutions (T&T) available. Logistics Service Providers (LSP) have been offering it as an add-on for years and several start-ups focus on this aspect, too. So it’s nothing new, right? Or is it? Read more

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