SCM Insights
February 11, 2021

No more out of supply: how capacity management builds resiliency into supply chains

Matching themes: analytics, capacity management, production planning, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, security of supply, VUCA

With capacity management, businesses can safeguard their production by identifying looming supply bottlenecks months ahead and start to mitigate well in advance
With capacity management, businesses can safeguard their production by identifying looming supply bottlenecks months ahead and start to mitigate well in advance

“High demand, low supply”: what a nightmare for supply chain managers. And this doesn’t just happen in boom times. In economically uncertain phases, too, supply bottlenecks are more than painful for businesses. This can currently be witnessed for the microchip shortage the automotive industry (among others) is battling with.

Thus, it is all the more important to safeguard production by having a sophisticated capacity management system for critical components in place. But what does this mean in practice? What is the difference to conventional demand collaboration with suppliers? And which aspects do manufacturers need to consider? Read more

SCM Insights
February 4, 2021

Pizza Trackers and Control Towers

Matching themes: analytics, control tower, visibility

Don't deliver cold pizzas with your old system. Gain control over your supply chain with a Control Tower
Don’t deliver cold pizzas with your old system. Gain control over your supply chain with a Control Tower

Does anyone else remember in 2008 when Domino’s came out with the Pizza Tracker? You could order a pizza and watch as is it moved from order, to being cooked, to being put in a box and ultimately delivered. It was fun and informative for the customer to follow the pizza’s journey to your doorstep. This was mainly done on a desktop computer since Smartphone apps were in their infancy.

What does a Pizza Tracker have in common with a Control Tower? Read more

Use Cases
February 2, 2021

Leonardo advances its supplier collaboration with AirSupply

Matching themes: aerospace, AirSupply, supplier collaboration

Leonardo enhanced its supplier collaboration with AirSupply, increasing transparency, traceability and responsiveness throughout the supply chain and improving inventory control
Leonardo enhanced its supplier collaboration with AirSupply, increasing transparency, traceability and responsiveness throughout the supply chain and boosting inventory control

Leonardo, a major aerospace, defence and security company, wanted to harmonize and improve the digital collaboration with its suppliers throughout the group. By implementing AirSupply, Leonardo benefits group-wide from efficient electronic processes that increase transparency, traceability and responsiveness throughout its supply chain and improve inventory control. Read more

Inside
January 28, 2021

Charity “Münchener Geschenkeregen” II: Mission accomplished

Matching themes: charity, Christmas, SupplyOn

Self-made cards, kind words of thanks and photos of children playing with their gifts - such a letter is heartwarming.
Self-made cards, kind words of thanks and photos of children playing with their gifts – such a letter is heartwarming.

The year 2020 has passed and it’s hard to believe that even the first month of the new one is almost over as well. At SupplyOn things are also back to normal. In our minds, Christmas is just a distant memory. Therefore, we were all the more surprised when we found thank-you cards and photos of happy children from Christmas Eve in the mail. The mission of our Christmas campaign of the “Münchener Geschenkeregen” (Munich Gift Rain) has been a complete success. We really could bring smiles on the children’s faces, and not too few of them.
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Inside
January 21, 2021

Which enhancements have been deployed in the last three months? The results of the Product Increment (PI) 2020-4

Matching themes: enhancements, PI, SAFe

From Portal to Surveys, from Sourcing to SCM, from Invoicing to Quality Management to AirSupply: many SupplyOn solutions have been enhanced in PI 2020-4.
From Portal to Surveys, from Sourcing to SCM, from Invoicing to Quality Management to AirSupply: many SupplyOn solutions have been enhanced in PI 2020-4

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?

Here is a summary of the most important enhancements from PI 2020-4: Read more

SCM Insights
January 18, 2021

Usage Reports: Facts and figures

Matching themes: Onboarding, Usage Reports, visibility

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

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