Tag: Security of supply

SCM Insights, Technology, Use Cases
July 18, 2019

3 Use cases how companies benefit from Smart Logistics Data

Matching themes: Analytics, Inbound Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, SCPM, Security of supply, Sensors, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain, Versorgungssicherheit

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
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, SCPM, 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, Traceability, 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

SCM Insights, Technology
October 26, 2017

Maximize your supply chain transparency with track and trace

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

Supply Chain Performance Management integrates track and trace data - thus ensuring seamless logistics processes
Supply Chain Performance Management integrates track and trace data – thus ensuring seamless logistics processes

Track and trace, that is, determining the location of shipments, is definitely nothing new. Yet everyone still seems to be talking about it. How come?

Easy: We know that networked production as well as “smart factories” require reliable information on the delivery status of components. But this also translates to delivery logistics, where it’s important to know, for instance, where a spare part is located and whether it will reach its final destination on time or whether the parts will arrive at the assembly plant (CKD) as scheduled.

Sure, logistics service providers are already able to provide plenty of data regarding the location of a shipment – granted, not always in real-time, but still. Yet, how do we connect our systems with those of the logistics service providers? What do we do with the data? How can parts and status notifications be linked to each other without requiring an inordinate amount of effort and time from service providers and suppliers? How can we avoid having to enter data for different customers into individual custom portals? And how can all this data be analyzed effectively? Questions abound. Read more

SCM Insights
January 18, 2016

Secure supply despite reduced capital lockup – how is this possible? (Part 2)

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, operational procurement, Security of supply

The digitalization of the supply chain paves the way for well-synchronized material flows

Supply Chain Planning and Execution is a cycle
Supply Chain Planning and Execution is a cycle

What can be done to create greater transparency and reduce the stock and inventory levels by better synchronizing the material flows?

Now, to put it simply, one has to figure out how to eliminate the causes of the lack of transparency and synchronicity of material flows. In this regard, the entire process of supply chain planning and management must be examined.

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SCM Insights
December 9, 2015

Secure supply despite reduced capital lockup – how is this possible? (Part 1)

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, operational procurement, Security of supply

The question above is probably much older than the term “supply chain management”, which first appeared at the beginning of the ’80s, became more pervasive in the ’90s and an established management term by the turn of the century.

There is no need to speculate about the point at which this issue began to be addressed by academics. All we can say is that the issue has become particularly important over the past 15 years given increasing globalization, intensified global competition and a decreasing value creation chain. Read more

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