Tag: SCM

SCM Insights
July 24, 2019

3 Trends for successful digital supply chains

Matching themes: digital supply chain, Gartner, SCM

Key message from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019: The right technologies are one thing. But the decisive factor is their specific design.
Key message from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019: The right technologies are one thing. But the decisive factor is their specific design.

Supply chain management is changing fast – and fundamentally. In order to set the right digital course for the future, companies must not only ask themselves which new technologies they want to use but to essentially think about their design. Here, I have compiled the important trends and findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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SCM Insights
October 30, 2017

Ready for takeoff? Supply chain challenges in the aerospace industry

Matching themes: aerospace, Inbound Supply Chain, Outbound Supply Chain, SCM, Study, supplier collaboration

A survey among aerospace suppliers lists the pivotal points for a stronger digitalization of the aerospace supply chain
A survey among suppliers lists the pivotal points for a stronger digitalization of the aerospace supply chain

The aerospace industry has a larger international footprint than almost any other sector. Ranging from individual connectors to the completed aircraft, the supply chain often spans the entire globe. In times of ever-closer collaboration and ever-tighter deadlines, the level of digitalization should actually be extensive. Actuall.

Our recently published study presents a somewhat different picture. Read more

SCM Insights
October 17, 2017

Supply chain vs. supply chain – does the paradigm of competing supply chains really apply?

Matching themes: digital supply chain, SCM

Do individual companies or compete supply networks against each other?
Do individual companies or supply networks compete against each other?

“Supply Chain vs. Supply Chain – The Hype and the Reality”. One of my colleagues recently found an article with this title in the internet, and for a number of reasons it struck me as highly interesting and also relevant. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
December 14, 2016

Looking into the future: Predictive analytics in supply chain management

Matching themes: analytics, digital supply chain, SCM, VMI

Predictice Analytics in Supply Chain Management
Predictive analytics makes the management of supply chains easier and will play an even more important role moving forward.

As a branch of business analytics, predictive analytics is focused on making projections about relevant events in the future. Although not known by this particular term, the discipline itself has long been used to manage supply chains.

The VMI process is a good example of a long-standing predictive analytics approach. When regulating supply using VMI, the customer defines inventory thresholds that suppliers are not allowed to exceed or fall short of over the course of their deliveries. Read more

SCM Insights
December 1, 2016

Digitalization of the aerospace supply chain – the dream and the reality

Matching themes: aerospace, AirSupply, digital supply chain, SCM

Research on the digitalization of the aerospace supply chain
The study on the digitalization of the aerospace supply chain highlights a need for action

70 percent of respondents in a new study on the digitalization of the aerospace supply chain say they are convinced that digitalization can be advanced only if all parties use the same system. But the reality proves to be different. More than 80 percent of the respondents confirm having to use multiple portals to communicate with customers – and this, even though approximately 90 percent of the respondents were convinced that the multitude of different portals undermined the positive effects of digitalization.

The continued digitalization of the supply chain across all levels – as the study also clearly found – is viewed as being one of the most important measures for mastering the future challenges in the aerospace industry. Read more

From the Community, SCM Insights, Use Cases
August 31, 2016

Success factor Supply Chain Visibility: Gartner presents SupplyOn project as best practice

Matching themes: collaboration, digital supply chain, Gartner, SCM, Study, visibility

Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) is one of the most important success factors when it comes to managing complex supply chains successfully. And it is an initiative at the top of every CSCO´s agenda. Therefore, Gartner has focused a recently published report “Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Visibility Initiatives – Supply Chain Logistics and Transportation” on this subject by presenting four best practice examples, one of these being a transport management project realized through SupplyOn. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
August 5, 2016

True Software as a Service (SaaS) vs. ASP: What are the differences and why does true SaaS provide benefits in an SCM environment?

Matching themes: SaaS, SCM

Software-as-a-ServiceOver the past few years many companies have shown a growing interest in applying the software-as-a-service concept to a wide range of processes. This can be attributed to the many benefits provided by SaaS compared with conventional software licensing models. Read more

SCM Insights
June 23, 2016

Do you also manage complex aerospace supply chain networks?

Matching themes: aerospace, digital supply chain, digital transformation, SCM

To successfully manage aerospace supply chain networks, it is essential to tackle special challenges. Efficient processes in complex, international networks require thinking that spans departmental and even corporate boundaries in customer/supplier relationships.

This begins with the organization of networks and extends to the planning and execution of processes on through to controlling.

Expectations are high when it comes to the digitalization of the supply chain: Read more

From the Community
April 29, 2016

How German aerospace SMEs remain competitive in spite of structural changes in the supply chain

Matching themes: AirSupply, Industry 4.0, SCM

At the invitation of SPACE Deutschland, over 60 representatives of German aerospace SMEs (small and medium-sized aerospace enterprises) took part in the 3rd SPACE Annual Network Meeting at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth, Germany, on 25/26.04.2016. Incidentally, SPACE stands for “Supply chain Progress towards Aeronautical Community Excellence”. As a sector association for the aerospace industry and its supply chain, SPACE aims to improve the industrial performance of its members. Read more

From the Community
February 16, 2016

How the Aerospace Conference PNAA flies into the future – and which role a “hole in the portfolio” plays

Matching themes: aerospace, AirSupply, SCM

The weather was rainy, but information was hot: this year’s PNAA (Pacific Northwest Aerospace Association) Aerospace Conference in Lynnwod, WA, was again the “place to be” for aerospace decision takers who want to know towards which destination the industry is moving to: Located closely to the Boeing plants of Renton (production of all 737 family aircraft) and Everett (wide-body production, including 787), the PNAA had the biggest participation ever, with 500+ participants.

This year’s PNAA topic was “Flying into the future” and 180 member companies joined. They did a good job in including the “young ones without the grey hair”, as PNAA chairman Bill King announced. Read more

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