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Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Remember the good old days when planning was something you did once a quarter just to make sure your annual plans were still on track? We don’t live in that world anymore. Today’s complex, global, customer-driven world requires all companies to be agile and responsive to constantly changing customer demand, competition, disruptions and geopolitical events. That means supply chain planning, and the global visibility and execution that goes with it, must now be a way of life, not an occasional event.

 

Constant Planning requires Continuous Visibility and Communication

As a salute to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, let’s compare supply chain planning to that moon launch. What if those designing the launch vehicle weren’t communicating with the flight planners who know how far the spaceship has to travel and at what speed? What if those responsible for deciding how much food, water and fuel should be


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16 Sep 2020
Set up your chemical supply chain for success: Step 1-3
 

In today’s highly competitive and unpredictable chemical industry, companies face an uphill battle trying to optimize their supply chains with so much data existing outside of the organization. In fact, Ernst & Young reports that “up to 80% of a large enterprise’s supply chain

 
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Infor

16 Sep 2020
How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Manufacturing?
 

It may be a while before self-driving cars, aka autonomous vehicles, become viable consumer goods, but autonomous mobility is already making its slow entry into the world of manufacturing. So far, about 10% of US manufacturers have adopted some kind of autonomous or semi-autonomous mobility within t

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

16 Sep 2020
Supply Chain Execution 101
 

In Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, supply chain players can get a sense of how the transportation and order fulfillment landscapes are changing as a result of new and emerging technologies—from blockchain and digital twins to transportation forecasting and l

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

11 Sep 2020
What Is Procurement 4.0?
 

The progression towards Industry 4.0 is usually described like so: The first Industrial Revolution involved the transition from handmade goods to machine-made. The second involved the introduction of electricity into production plants. The third occurred when computers entered the manufacturing sphe

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

04 Sep 2020
Worried about what happens post-Brexit? Donít be, we have it covered.
 

Issue: The biggest issue with Brexit is the uncertainty. Nobody knows the outcome, so nobody can prepare. We can all see the deadline looming, but we can’t do anything about it because we don’t know which way to go. To make matters worse, the Brexit deadline coincides with the busiest

 
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Fastest manufacturing expansion since January 2019
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Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...


Five signs its time for supply chain transformation

In spring, the flowers bloom. In fall, the leaves change. Some transformations follow a convention, but in supply chain that’s rarely the case. How do you know when it’s time for a shift? This was the ques...


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Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

The Digital Transformation Directive: Practical Approaches To Tackling Disruptive Technologies At The C-Suite

This report provides C-level supply chain executives and their key transformation leaders with tools and frameworks to develop a roadmap and establish a directive for digital transformation.  ...


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