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July 21, 2021

Program Increment (PI) 2021-02: What have our development teams implemented in the last three months?

Matching themes: enhancements, PI, SAFe

Agile software development also means looking back at what has been achieved. Let's take a look at what was implemented in the last quarter.
Agile software development also means looking back at what has been achieved. Let’s take a look at what was implemented in the last quarter.

Another three months have come to an end, during which our development teams have been busier than ever. A review of the last twelve weeks shows: In many of our solutions, there is something new to discover. Below you will find some of the implemented features: Read more

SCM Insights
July 15, 2021

Real-time transport visibility: what really matters

Matching themes: smart logistics data, transport management, visibility, VUCA

There is a big buzz around Real-Time Transport Visibility. Here is what manufacturing companies need to focus on
There is a big buzz around real-time transport visibility. Here is what manufacturing companies need to focus on

Nowadays, everything is getting ever more complex and volatile. Today’s characteristic all comes down to “disruption is the new normal”. But the key is to defy all odds in the best possible way. To stay agile and resilient. Be it a traffic jam, a shipwreck, a container shortage, a strike, severe weather, a volcano eruption or a pandemic that throws everything into disarray. No matter the cause, companies need to ensure smoothly functioning supply chains. Read more

Inside
July 1, 2021

Crowd testing remote: Our trainees and working students are once again chasing bugs

Matching themes: crowdtest, Qualitätssicherung, Qualitätssicherung, user experience

Congratulations to Thimo, Tim and Dejan, the winners of our crowd testing and many thanks to our organizer Laura!
Congratulations to Thimo, Tim and Dejan, the winners of our crowd testing and many thanks to our organizer Laura!

It’ time for some testing! As in the SCM crowd testing two years ago, this time it was up to our trainees and working students to log onto the platform and put the system through its paces. The big difference? This time, we’re testing from home. 

Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
June 23, 2021

Paperless goods receipt: the automatic link between goods receipt and quality processes

Matching themes: ASN, goods receipt

Automated, digital, paperless and efficient: The SupplyOn solution Paperless Goods Receipt simplifies goods receipt and seamlessly connects with your quality processes
Automated, digital, paperless and efficient: The SupplyOn solution Paperless Goods Receipt expedites goods receipt, especially for safety-critical materials, and seamlessly connects with your quality processes

Traceability, transport optimization, goods receipt and inventory automation are top priorities for most logistics managers. Particularly in sectors where safety is crucial, such as aerospace, the rail industry or plant engineering, high legal requirements apply to the testing and documentation of the materials used. For this purpose, suppliers must hand over various documents, test protocols or certificates along with the material delivery. This documentation is usually either enclosed with the delivered parts in hard copy or sent to the buyer via e-mail.

Challenge: scattered and missing information

It is precisely these differing communication channels that pose major challenges for goods receipt. Read more

Inside
June 17, 2021

International project management: which basic skills you need today

Matching themes: international projects, jobs at SupplyOn, project management

Already Michael Jordan knew that the key to success lies in a highly motivated team.
Already Michael Jordan knew that the key to success lies in a highly motivated team.

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball legends in the US. However, even Michael Jordan knew that his basketball talent alone would not have enabled him to win his many awards and make it into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

It took a team effort to win the numerous national and international championships and titles. Michael Jordan was not only a captain. The key to his success was his ablility to motivate himself and the team as a cohesive unit to achieve top performance.

The need for adaptability

International project managers face a similarly challenging task: Read more

SCM Insights
June 8, 2021

Why Transport Management should be an important component of your digitization strategy

Matching themes: digital transformation, Track & Trace, transport management

Using a Transport Management Solution (TMS) can cut your freight cost by 10 percent. But there are even more benefits to it
Using a Transport Management Solution (TMS) can cut your freight cost by 10 percent. But there are even more benefits to it

It’ no longer a secret that Transport Management can reduce costs and increase delivery reliability. Consequently, more and more SupplyOn customers are using our Transport Management Solution (TMS) to consolidate shipments, optimize routes and automatically check freight invoices.

These are just three reasons which have the potential to cut freight costs by more than 10%. But what other reasons also speak for integrating Transport Management into your digitization strategy? Read more

Inside
May 31, 2021

Supplier Community Days: the first step towards the Supplier Community

Matching themes: Community, supplier collaboration

The first Supplier Community Day has been a complete success: suppliers from all over the world have joined to be part of the kick-off event.
The first Supplier Community Day has been a complete success: suppliers from all over the world have joined to be part of the kick-off event.

In times of globalization, we keep noticing that the best way to move forward is to network with each other and thereby get to know new perspectives. With the concept of the Supplier Community, we want to connect the companies registered as suppliers and offer them a platform for their thoughts and ideas. They shall be able to give each other tips about working with SupplyOn as well as to express feedback and suggestions about the SupplyOn solutions. Read more

Inside
May 4, 2021

May the (e-)Force be with you: The new Business Bike benefit at SupplyOn

Matching themes: employee benefits, SupplyOn

The most recent employee benefit "business bike" electrifies SupplyOn employees
The most recent employee benefit “business bike” electrifies SupplyOn employees

STePS eBULLITT EP8 XT Di2 – that’s the official name of Dominik’s new pride and joy. Or to put it more simply, the best-selling cargo bike on the market with versatile uses such as transporting people, groceries or other loads. Dominik, a passionate cyclist, recently picked up his new business bike at the dealer in Nuremberg. This is one of the new benefits that SupplyOn employees can choose from as part of our so-called cafeteria model. Read more

Inside
April 28, 2021

Program Increment (PI) 2021-01: Find out what has been developed at SupplyOn in the last quarter

Matching themes: enhancements, PI, SAFe

Program Increment (PI) 2021-01: Program Increment (PI) 2021-01: Find out what has been developed at SupplyOn in the last quarter
Always looking back at the last three months: two years of SAFe and one year of Program Increment remotely.

In 2021, we are celebrating two anniversaries at a time: two years of agile software development via SAFe and one year of virtual PI planning. Since 2019, we have been reviewing the progress achieved in our solutions every three months in large rounds of so-called Program Increments (PI) – and for the past year, we have been following the innovations in virtual PI Plannings remotely. Nevertheless, it is always exciting to see what new functions and features have been developed.

What have the development teams already successfully implemented this year? Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
April 16, 2021

The ASN is getting smart: Save 60 percent time when creating shipping documents

Matching themes: artificial intelligence, ASN

AI-enhanced packaging proposals boost ASN quality, drastically reduce ASN creation time, and increase efficiencies on both sides of the supply chain
AI-enhanced packaging proposals boost ASN quality, drastically reduce ASN creation time, and increase efficiencies on both sides of the supply chain

Imagine an intelligent solution for creating shipping documents that learns in the course of a few weeks which packaging rules are effective for which customer and which parts. It then applies them automatically when creating the ASN (Advance Shipping Notification) and thus relieves you of around half of your work. Even complex ASNs, whose creation often takes more than a quarter of an hour, can be created in less than 5 minutes in the future. Read more

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