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

SCM Insights
August 18, 2020

How to successfully steer your supply chain through a crisis: Quick response measures

Matching themes: Analytics, capacity management, Covid19, production planning, Risk Management, Security of supply, transport management, visibility, VUCA

Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves
Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves

Recently, in the first part of my blog article series “Supply Chain Risk Management – far more than just a way out of the current crisis“, I highlighted the importance of linking the two disciplines of Risk Management and Supply Chain Management when managing crises. There is another important aspect to not just surviving times of crisis, but to come out of these strengthened. And that is the time factor.

For this reason, the second part of this blog article series is dedicated to the following questions: Where do I start? What ad-hoc measures can I implement to mitigate impact? What can I quickly do to protect my supply chain? Read more

Inside
August 12, 2020

What’s new at SupplyOn? The results of the last Program Increment (PI)

Matching themes: enhancements, PI, SAFe

A look back at what has been achieved: Our customers can benefit from these further developments of SupplyOn solutions from the PI 2020-2
A look back at what has been achieved: Our customers can benefit from these further developments of SupplyOn solutions from the PI 2020-2

Agile software development not only involves planning for the future, but also always looking back: What (and how) did the various development teams do over the last twelve weeks? What innovations and improvements are there in the individual areas? And: Which planned steps from the previous PI Planning could be implemented … and how? Read more

SCM Insights
August 3, 2020

How to better cope with demand volatility

Matching themes: Analytics, Covid19, production planning, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, Security of supply, VUCA

Demand volatility poses enormous challenges for suppliers. A new data-driven solution helps to increase planning reliability
Demand volatility poses enormous challenges for suppliers. A new data-driven solution helps to increase planning reliability

The coronavirus crisis has revealed a long-standing challenge for suppliers even more clearly: How reliable are the demand forecasts they receive from their customers? High volatility and uncertainties in demand forecasting are not limited to pandemic times. Even in the “normal state”, the originally reported requirements can differ considerably from the materials actually called off. The decisive question is therefore: How can you improve forecasting and thus also achieve a higher level of planning accuracy? Read more

Inside
July 21, 2020

What does it take to become a manager in the IT industry, Isabella?

Matching themes: jobs at SupplyOn

Isabella Stolz about her way to becoming team leader and the challenges of team management in times of COVID-19
Isabella Stolz, Manager Consulting Delivery, about her way to becoming team leader and the challenges of team management during the coronavirus pandemic

In the series “How does your working day look like?“, employees from a broad range of fields are giving you an insight into their work routine. After speaking with Product Owner Dominik, Isabella, who is team leader in SupplyOn’s Consulting division, now takes the floor.

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SCM Insights, Use Cases

Collaboration made easy: Feasibility studies with Technical Review

Matching themes: APQP, project management, quality management, Sourcing, supplier collaboration

Technical Review enables companies to easily conduct feasibility studies with their suppliers. It creates a digital transition from sourcing to APQP project management
Technical Review enables companies to easily conduct feasibility studies with their suppliers. It creates a digital transition from sourcing to APQP project management

Continental and ZF Friedrichshafen’s customers include numerous automotive manufacturers (so-called OEM). In this industry, the demands on logistics, feasibility, quality, quantities and compliance are particularly high. Both companies therefore need absolutely reliable partners.

Until recently, however, they were faced with a challenge: How can they check with both known and, in particular, new suppliers to see whether they can produce newly developed parts in the required quality and quantity, deliver them on time and on the right terms and conditions? Read more

SCM Insights
July 14, 2020

Supply Chain Risk Management – far more than just getting out of the current crisis

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

The next crisis is just around the corner. A holistic supply chain risk management helps to better brace yourself for all the eventualities of the future
The next crisis is just around the corner. A holistic supply chain risk management helps to better brace yourself for all the eventualities of the future

The current coronavirus crisis clearly shows how vulnerable and susceptible to disruption supply chains are today. It also shows how important it is to anticipate disruptions of any kind in order to minimize their impact. In this context, supply chain risk management plays a major role. Essentially, it is a matter of finding answers to the following questions:

  • What risks is my supply chain exposed to?
  • How can I identify problems in my supply chain as quickly as possible, catchword early warning system?
  • What do I need to do to minimize loss and to be even stronger in the end?
  • As well as the lessons learnt: Which measures should I implement to ensure that I can effectively respond to any future risks?

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Use Cases
July 9, 2020

Bosch provides suppliers with a comprehensive view of their invoice status, independent of the invoicing channel

Matching themes: eInvoicing, Purchase to Pay

With the Finance Portal, Bosch suppliers can see the status of all their invoices, no matter which channel they used to issue them
With the Finance Portal, Bosch suppliers can see the status of all their invoices, no matter which channel they used to issue them

The Bosch Group receives its suppliers’ invoices through many different channels, from paper to eInvoicing. Until recently, however, suppliers could obtain an overview of the processing status only for electronically sent invoices. As a result, in addition to balance confirmations or reminders, general inquiries about payment dates or the status of an invoice began to accumulate. For this reason, Bosch, together with SupplyOn, developed a Finance Portal that provides suppliers with a comprehensive view of the processing status regardless of the invoice channel. A request channel in the Finance Portal, which is integrated with other Bosch tools, further reduces internal administrative work and increases the service level. Read more

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