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

SCM Insights

Is your supply chain ready to navigate towards the new normal?

Matching themes: Covid19, Digital Supply Chain, Risk Management, Security of supply, visibility, VUCA

The "new normal"'s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation
The “new normal”‘s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation

Covid-19 has kept big and small players across all industries in check. Given the high levels of interdependence among customers, suppliers and other value-adding partners throughout the supply chain, the domino effect is not yet over. And recovery will be even harder. Read more

SCM Insights
June 30, 2020

How you benefit from a central procurement solution when having various ERP systems in place

Matching themes: e-Procurement, procurement

As a central procurement system, the Central Procurement Hub bundles all purchasing functions in one place, even in very heterogeneous backend landscapes
As a central procurement system, the Central Procurement Hub bundles all purchasing functions in one place. Best of all, it work in very heterogeneous backend landscapes

Many companies operate historically grown multi-backend system landscapes. Mergers and acquisitions, international expansions, new sites and plants, different update cycles, etc. have multiplied the number of ERP systems within the organization over time. This in itself is not a problem. However, if you wish to use a central procurement system for all your plants and locations at the same time, things become tricky. Today’s Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) systems often support only a single ERP as a backend system. So, what to do?
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SCM Insights
May 25, 2020

Restarting production: How to ensure the flow of materials

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

As transport networks collapsed during the pandemic, the smooth flow of materials to the plants and thus the restart of production is at risk. The Transport Volume Forecast provides remedy.
As transport networks collapsed during the pandemic, the smooth flow of materials to the plants and thus the restart of production is at risk. The Transport Volume Forecast provides remedy.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down: Plants around the world had to shut down production. As a result, supply chains and thus transport networks often collapsed across the board. This is precisely what is now confronting companies with a major problem when they re-start production: even if suppliers are producing the required materials again, how do these get from the supplier’s premises to their plants?

Transportation problems are not limited to shipping and air freight, but also to road transport, which has so far been easy to manage. The transport networks that companies could previously use no longer exist for the most part. As a result, the processes with the carriers that used to work well are no longer functioning. So, what to do? Read more

SCM Insights
May 18, 2020

It’s high time to tap the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Matching themes: Analytics, Covid19, Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, Security of supply, Smart Factory, supplier collaboration, VUCA

It’s now more important than ever to leverage Industry 4.0 to boost productivity, increase supply chain reliability and reap the benefits of closer buyer-supplier relationships.

COVID-19, its effects on the industry and the restart of production currently dominate on the agenda. Everyone is longing for a return to normality and this will be the case in a few months’ time. The world will not stand still and it is certainly not standing still at this very moment. Read more

Inside
May 5, 2020

Usability and product design at SupplyOn – it is all about our users

Matching themes: Product Design, UI, Usability, UX

Just like a house, a software must be constantly brought up to date over the years. Amidst all the technical innovations, it is important not to lose sight of the user in this process.
Be it a new function, an extension or a completely new solution: It is always important to keep the user in mind and the usability of the software in mind.

This year we are celebrating a fantastic anniversary: 20 years of SupplyOn. That also means 20 years of experience in supply chain and 20 years of technology. What’s more, there are still a large number of employees who have been with us right from the start. A success story to be proud of.

During all this time, SupplyOn has continuously extended, enhanced and updated its platform. It’s like a house: at some point you simply have to replace the windows or renew the roof. Otherwise things might get a bit uncomfortable. Read more

SCM Insights
April 23, 2020

Visibility, Analytics & Intelligence: Get full transparency on your supply chain, not just in times of crisis!

Matching themes: Analytics, Covid19, Digital Supply Chain, Risk Management, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, supply risks, VUCA

SupplyOn Analytics links internal and external information - thus ensuring visibility and a robust, crisis-proof supply chain
SupplyOn Analytics links internal and external information – thus ensuring visibility and a robust, crisis-proof supply chain

Planning, purchasing, logistics and transport management are traditionally separate processes, typically located in different departments. The material planners determine how many parts production requires and order these from the supplier, considering safety stocks. The suppliers operate in their own systems, as does the transport service provider. What, when, in what quantity and at what time is to be delivered usually remains unclear until goods receipt. Read more

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