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

SCM Insights
April 7, 2021

Transport ahoy! Securing supply despite high volatility

Matching themes: Covid19, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, VUCA

A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply
A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply

For more than a year now, logistics and supply chain managers around the world have been struggling with unprecedented challenges. The impact from the first coronavirus-induced shutdowns, when supply chains and transportation networks around the world collapsed, continues to ripple through the industry. High volatility in demand, natural disasters and vessel incidents such as the recent one blocking the Suez Canal have further aggravated the situation.

Problem is, transportation capacity is extremely scarce and in hot demand. Numerous aircraft are still grounded. Container shortages continue to persist for quite a while. All of this is not only hampering sea and air cargo, but also road transports.

As a result, freight rates skyrocketed, as did uncertainty for manufacturers that rely on smoothly functioning logistics chains. In many cases, it’s unclear or at least hardly possible to plan when exactly their materials are going to be transported. So, the ever more pressing question is: How can companies best secure their shipments and thus ensure the flow of supplies to their plants and customers? Read more

Use Cases
March 31, 2021

Commercial vehicle provider reforms its order management with SupplyOn

Matching themes: invoicing process, Purchase to Pay

By reforming its order management with SupplyOn, the manufacturer benefits from efficient processes, improved supplier collaboration and enhanced planning capabilities
On the road to a fully digital purchasing and invoicing process via SupplyOn: commercial vehicle provider benefits from efficient processes, improved supplier collaboration and enhanced planning capabilities

The customized production of a commercial vehicle manufacturer resulted in many individual orders from suppliers that are difficult to plan. By using SupplyOn, the company was not only digitizing its collaboration with its suppliers, but also optimizing it: In addition to individual orders more plannable delivery forecasts were introduced. This was the starting signal for a completely digital end-to-end process—from purchasing to invoicing. Read more

SCM Insights
March 17, 2021

Remember suppliers put the “supply” in “Supply Chain”

Matching themes: control tower, Onboarding, supplier collaboration

Supplier buy-in and commitment are crucial for the success of supply chain digitization projects
Supplier buy-in is crucial to the success of supply chain digitization projects

In North America we’re seeing our clients actively re engage in supply chain digitization projects. One topic that our clients tend to overlook at first is how to get suppliers to buy into these projects. End-to-end visibility is the holy grail everyone is looking for, but it’s impossible without suppliers feeding data into the system. Read more

Inside
March 10, 2021

User enablement — or how we facilitate usage

Matching themes: UX

SupplyOn provides users with a broad range of tools designed to help them onboard and facilitate usage. The brand new feature: Interactive tours
SupplyOn provides users with a broad range of tools designed to facilitate usage. The brand new feature: Interactive Tours

From the user’s perspective, it always involves some effort till she or he can actually successfully use a (new) software or app. This learning process that users go through is also called “user onboarding”. It ranges from: “I’ll just try this out.” All the way to: “I know how to achieve my desired result with this product.” Ultimately, it is primarily about teaching users how they can best (or most easily) work successfully with a product. Read more

SCM Insights
March 3, 2021

Digital and smart control of containers

Matching themes: container management, empties management, transport management

Real-time data, end-to-end digital processes and automation pave the road for a smart and efficient container management
Real-time data, end-to-end digital processes and automation pave the road for a smart and efficient container management

What makes for an efficient and future-oriented container management system, also known as empties management? What should companies look out for when implementing it? Here are the most important factors. Read more

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