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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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