Tag: Production-to-Supply

SCM Insights
February 11, 2021

No more out of supply: how capacity management builds resiliency into supply chains

Matching themes: analytics, capacity management, production planning, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, Security of supply, VUCA

With capacity management, businesses can safeguard their production by identifying looming supply bottlenecks months ahead and start to mitigate well in advance
With capacity management, businesses can safeguard their production by identifying looming supply bottlenecks months ahead and start to mitigate well in advance

“High demand, low supply”: what a nightmare for supply chain managers. And this doesn’t just happen in boom times. In economically uncertain phases, too, supply bottlenecks are more than painful for businesses. This can currently be witnessed for the microchip shortage the automotive industry (among others) is battling with.

Thus, it is all the more important to safeguard production by having a sophisticated capacity management system for critical components in place. But what does this mean in practice? What is the difference to conventional demand collaboration with suppliers? And which aspects do manufacturers need to consider? 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
May 18, 2020

It’s high time to tap the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Matching themes: analytics, Covid19, digital supply chain, Industry 4.0, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, Security of supply, Smart Factory, supplier collaboration, VUCA

It’s now more important than ever to leverage Industry 4.0 to boost productivity, increase supply chain reliability and reap the benefits of closer buyer-supplier relationships.

COVID-19, its effects on the industry and the restart of production currently dominate on the agenda. Everyone is longing for a return to normality and this will be the case in a few months’ time. The world will not stand still and it is certainly not standing still at this very moment. Read more

SCM Insights
March 25, 2020

There is no future without integrated production and logistics networks

Matching themes: digital supply chain, logistics planning, Material Visibility, production planning, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, Security of supply, Smart Factory, VUCA

True supply chain resilience requires an integrated production and logistics planning
True supply chain resilience requires an integrated production and logistics planning

Much has already been written about flexible production and logistics networks, especially in economically turbulent times. However, the reality in many companies is still that production program planning and logistics planning run side by side in a non-integrated manner. Supplier integration, too, is usually only partially implemented. Read more

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