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The urgency for collaborative supply chain networks increases for automotive manufacturers

Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers continue to increase their collaboration in various ways, whether this be through robotic process automation (RPA), data collection and exchange, or other methods that provide insights for scalability. With true, multi-enterprise collaboration, there are cross-training opportunities to convey customer needs and preferences for product innovation, giving manufacturers the ability to make rapid adjustments in real time. Collaborative behavior makes this happen, and it all starts with transparency.

However, building real trust, collaboration, and transparency goes beyond using a specific technology or workflow. At its core, this is about changing the culture of automotive OEMs and throughout their suppliers at every tier. Automotive companies who are true leaders in the industry consider the health of the entire supply network, not just their immediate interests. Making this change—as with almost all substantive transform


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27 Aug 2021
Reduce emissions and transportation spend, integrating transportation optimization into S&OP processes
 

The past year has drastically changed not just our daily lives but also the way we do business. The supply chain industry has had to face significant new challenges caused by multiple national lockdowns and an overall transformation in the market needs and mindset. But this time of tremendous cha

 
Dr. Marc Schleyer
Kinaxis
 
27 Aug 2021
Warehouse Management Systems are Critical for Customer-Centricity in the Post-COVID 19 Era
 

As e-commerce growth is continuing at a rapid pace, companies are having to rapidly change their logistics footprint (both operational and physical) and fulfillment to match rising customer expectations. As we move into a post-COVID-19 environment, logistics executives plan to implement or enhance t

 
Terence Leung
Blue Yonder
 
27 Aug 2021
The Best Vision for Your Supply Chain
 

7 Ways to Jumpstart Supply Chain Visibility  Ask three people to define supply chain visibility, and you’ll likely get six different answers.  Everyone agrees visibility is vital, and it’s a central theme of Logistics 4.0, so how can a supply chain achieve end-to-end visibil

 
Keith LaBotz
Flexis
 
05 Aug 2021
Logistics Costs You Should Keep Your Eye On
 

Logistics are an extremely crucial aspect of your organization’s business processes. While the traditional supply chain used to be small and straightforward, they have grown into complex and interconnected networks that must be managed accordingly. Today's typical supply chain is flush wit

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
29 Jul 2021
The Key to Strategic Workforce Planning for the Warehouse
 

Manufacturing and warehouse shift work has been standard procedure since the dawn of the industrial revolution. And, shift work remains the standard in many cases today. It’s been about 120 years since this practice began. Does it really make sense today, considering what’s changed in

 
Bonnie Milam
Blue Yonder
 


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