SCM Insights
January 18, 2021

Usage Reports: Facts and figures

Matching themes: Onboarding, Transparenz, Usage-Reports

The usage reports reveal the level of the daily usage of individual solutions
The usage reports reveal the level of the daily usage of individual solutions

Today in private life people track their own sleep-wake cycle, they count the daily steps they take and log how much they drink on average. These days it’s all about data! Preferably accurate to the decimal point.

For us at SupplyOn tangible information is essential as well. Especially when a customer wants to check whether and to what extent its suppliers as well as its business units, plants and regions are using SupplyOn solutions. Only through complete and correct use will the customer and supplier highly benefit from the SupplyOn solutions and become beneficiaries of digitization. For this, usage reports provide the required data. These show customers, whether and how its business partners use the different solutions. Learn more about how you can leverage the tool’s capabilities in this article. Read more

Inside
January 7, 2021

SupplyOn User Community—how users co-design our products

Matching themes: Product Design, UX

The voice of our users counts: In the SupplyOn User Community, users can help shape our products according to their specific needs
The voice of our users counts: In the SupplyOn User Community, users can help shape our products according to their specific needs

Everyone knows this situation: Working with the same software, day by day, taking the same steps over and over again in order to complete our daily tasks. Sometimes questioning, why some things cannot be done any easier or why they are not as we would expect them to be. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to discuss these ideas and challenges? And maybe even get to see these ideas being transferred into reality?

Within SupplyOn we can make this dream come true: We offer all our users the opportunity to incorporate their ideas and suggestions into product development. Read more

Inside
December 22, 2020

Charity “Münchner Geschenkeregen“: Bringing smiles on children’s faces

Matching themes: Charity, SupplyOn

At SupplyOn, gifts pile up for children who otherwise wouldn’t have much to smile about.
At SupplyOn, Christmas gifts pile up for children who otherwise wouldn’t have much to smile about

Christmas is the season of miracles and sharing. While in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole, he and his elves are wrapping one gift after the other, four trainees at SupplyOn are also highly motivated to bring joy to children in need at Christmas. To ensure that as many colleagues as possible join in, they have come up with something very special in these home office times. Read more

From the Community
November 23, 2020

How the first virtual Aviation Forum mastered excellence

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain

Amid the Covid-caused “Lockdown light”, the 10th anniversary of the Aviation Forum had to be celebrated virtually.
Virtually celebrating ten years of Aviation Forum

New Patrons and a new now virtual setup

Amid the Covid-caused “Lockdown light”, the 10th anniversary of the Aviation Forum had to be celebrated virtually. Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther welcomed about 1,500 participants and 100 partners, sponsors and exhibitors, during times of unprecedented crisis. The core topics of this conference were Digitalization, Sustainability and Partnership. He thanked the three patrons of the event, Airbus COO Dr. Michael Schöllhorn, Volker Thum, Managing Director of the German Aerospace Industries Association and Dr. Michael Haidinger, President of Boeing Germany. Read more

Inside
November 19, 2020

Material Design: the design principle for user-friendly software

Matching themes: Product Design, UI

Intuitive use, intelligent interactions, clear dashboards and effective navigation: Material Design makes software user-friendly
Intuitive use, intelligent interactions, clear dashboards and effective navigation: Material Design makes software user-friendly

Design is subject to constant change and causes controversial discussions. It is generally a debatable topic, as there are abundant opinions about it. As we all know, we all have different tastes.

SupplyOn, too, has taken up this challenge and embarked on a new era: introducing Material Design in the development of new business services requires all stakeholders to rethink, demands new strategies and, above all, clear communication. Read more

SCM Insights
November 11, 2020

Seven success factors of supplier onboarding

Matching themes: Digitalisierungsstrategie, Digitization strategy, Onboarding, Rollout, Rollout

Successful onboarding rests on various pillars, from providing numerous information channels to a transparent registration process
Successful onboarding rests on various pillars, from providing numerous information channels to a transparent registration process

There is much more behind the connection of suppliers to the SupplyOn platform than just the technical rollout, which involves sending registration links for logging onto the SupplyOn portal. Rather, onboarding is an overall process consisting of various components. Read more

SCM Insights
October 29, 2020

How to ensure a supply chain’s mid- and long-term resilience—including practical examples

Matching themes: Analytics, Covid19, Risk Management, Security of supply, supply risks, visibility

Medium- und long-term supply chain resilience builds on the four pillars of visibility, analytics, risk assessment and supplier risk minimization
Medium- und long-term supply chain resilience builds on the four pillars of visibility, analytics, risk assessment and supplier risk minimization

In the last two posts of my blog series, I focused on taking the first steps in dealing with an acute crisis. So far, I have emphasized the importance of integrating supply chain management and risk management, as well as taking ad-hoc measures to counter the impacts of Covid-19. Now, the next step is to take medium and long-term measures to make supply chains resilient in the long run. Read more

Inside
October 8, 2020

What has been developed in the last three months? The results of the last Program Increment (PI)

Matching themes: enhancements, PI, SAFe

An overview of the latest enhancements to SupplyOn solutions
An overview of the latest enhancements to SupplyOn solutions

As an important part of our agile software development, we not only plan the next steps at the end of each quarter, but we also look back: What has been developed? Which progress did the different development teams achieve? What has actually been implemented? Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
September 22, 2020

How to automate transport logistics with multi cloud and RPA

Matching themes: Automation, Digital Supply Chain, Gartner, transport management

Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes
Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes

Integrated transport management thrives on real-time data exchange between all logistics partners. Once this basis has been established, logistics and transport processes can be automated by intelligent mechanisms. Multi-cloud platforms in combination with automation methods such as RPA (Robotic Process Automation) play a key role in this. Read more

SCM Insights
September 15, 2020

Four reasons to accelerate your digital transformation in times of Covid-19

Matching themes: Covid19, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, VUCA

Particularly in times of Covid-19, time is the decisive factor for the success of the digital transformation. Four reasons why companies should act now
Particularly in times of Covid-19, time is the decisive factor for digital transformation’s success. Four reasons why companies should act now

The Covid-19 pandemic has put supply chains under pressure. From Fortune 500 companies to SMEs, through all kinds of industries, the impact on operations and planning activities was and remains real. Supply and demand forces have been tremendously shaken by the accentuation of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) driven by the pandemic.

As for digital transformation, the question is not if or what, but when. Read more

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