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October 8, 2021

Program Increment (PI) 2021-03: the new SupplyOn features at a glance

Matching themes: enhancements, PI, SAFe

Before we start the final Program Increment for 2021, let's take a look at the past three months and find out what our development teams have accomplished.
Before we start the final Program Increment for 2021, let’s take a look at the past three months and find out what our development teams have accomplished.

As the Scaled Agile Framework for agile software development prescribes, we review the recent development period before we start the final development phase for 2021. And once again, there are exciting new features to discover. Take a look at the highlights of the individual areas that have been implemented in the last three months: 

Visibility & Analytics

The last three months were dominated by strategic risk management within the Visibility & Analytics team. In times of climate change, the incidence of extreme weather events is increasing. These can have a serious impact on our customer’s supply chain; in addition to their own plants, plants of their suppliers can also be affected.

With our new solution “Strategic Risk Management” our customers are now able to recall and evaluate these geo risks for all locations. In addition to the risk data that we obtain from external providers, it is also possible to define own regions and thus react to current events.

Monitoring of earthquake probability in Strategic Risk Management
Monitoring of earthquake probability in Strategic Risk Management

Due to the request of a customer, another project was implemented in the area of Visibility & Analytics: The Risk Monitor (ETA). It allows the arrival time of shipments to be determined even more precisely. This is because the artificial intelligence behind it keeps learning from past deliveries by analyzing both the customer’s behavior (does he always order on time or at short notice?) and also the supplier’s behavior (how many parts does he have or will he have in stock?). The customer can thus quickly identify all shipments with a delivery risk and take appropriate precautions.

Precisely predict arrival times through AI-supported analyses in the Risk Monitor (ETA)
Precisely predict arrival times through AI-supported analyses in the Risk Monitor (ETA)

Supplier Quality Management

With complex projects, the overview can be lost easily. A detailed view of the phases, elements and task packages is therefore very helpful. Until now, it was only possible to add attachments to individual elements of a project.

With the new extension of the SupplyOn Project Management, it is now possible to attach the corresponding document, image or file to each task package. This means that all parties involved in the project now have a much better overview of their task packages and the corresponding attachments.

Invoicing

Suppliers can use various channels to create invoices within the SupplyOn platform. For example, invoices can be created directly in the user interface or uploaded via CSV or Excel files. For technical reasons, a large amount of data must be made available in the upload files. In order to facilitate the upload of CSV and Excel files and to better match the individual workflows of suppliers, the upload process has been shortened significantly. In the future, it will be possible to upload a highly simplified CSV or Excel document.

Instead of over 90 data fields, about 25 fields will now be sufficient. The result is a user-friendly and high-performance workflow for processing large volumes of data via SupplyOn Invoicing.

AirSupply

Also, within the AirSupply solution, useful features have been implemented.

In future, customers will be able to create PPS documents in the 9S process quickly and easily by uploading files or using a corresponding form. Those responsible in the supplying company are always kept up to date via e-mail and can also see all PPS documents created in the last 24 hours in the 9S dashboard under “My alerts”.

In order to record multiple issues in a structured, detailed way and with the corresponding criticality, there is a new table for all users in the first step (step 0) of the 9S PPS process.

 

As you can see, exciting topics have again been pushed forward by the development teams in the last three months. Stay tuned to learn which features will find implementation in the upcoming Program Increment PI 2021-4.

Lena Zuber

Communications

As a member of the marketing team, in my posts I cover everything that's currently happening at SupplyOn: the latest developments, internal events, charity campaigns and much more.

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