- Albert Einstein
To centralize or not to centralize your procurement operations? That is the question. For large and rapidly growing organizations, it takes an abundance of resources and advanced tools to operate at a peak level. Ensuring efficiency comes down to one key factor: your ability to obtain what you need while minimizing spend.READ MORE
Warehouse Management offers a tremendous hidden potential to automate and streamline processes to be prepared for fluctuating demand, navigate rocky periods and in the best of times, seize a leadership advantage.
We all depend on supply chains to get us what we need, when we need it. This pandemic has shined a light on the importance and criticality of the supply chain and on the components that need to be in place to keep businesses running.
SAP S/4HANA Is the Tool to Enable Digital Transformation and the Intelligent Enterprise. All roads lead to S/4HANA by 2025 but not all paths are equally cost-effective and trouble-free. As you prepare for the upcoming migration, you may already be falling victim to an overly optimistic thought process.READ MORE
A mastery of the S&OP/IBP software tools results in a greater alignment of supply and demand along with increased agility and transparency throughout the supply chain. As the industry’s best practice model, IBP software enables you to allocate the critical resources—people, processes, equipment, inventory, materials, time and money.READ MORE
If a defective batch leads to bad press, sickness, or at worst a fatality, the timeliness of determining the root cause to mitigate the impact is business critical. Industries that have a requirement to track their products movement via batches, whether to meet regulatory obligations or to support mature supply chain economics, find it difficult to perform these tasks in an efficient manner.READ MORE
Becoming a procurement leader in today’s rapidly changing environment often comes down to one key factor: those who actively manage to spend based on real-time insights will generate cost savings. Those who rely on traditional spend management practices will not.READ MORE
The foundation of exceptional and consistent customer experience begins and ends with perfect order fulfillment. That goal is described by the Supply Chain Council as a discrete measurement defined as a percentage of orders delivered to the right place, with the right product, at the right time, in the right condition, in the right package, in the right quantity, with the right documentation, to the right customer, with the correct invoice.READ MORE
If there’s one factor that’s integral to an organization’s success, it’s a balance: ensuring you are efficiently meeting customer demand without accelerating carrying costs or confronting a shortage on the supply end. This requires consistently staying on top of materials inventory and schedule while moving the process seamlessly from purchase to production.READ MORE
As manufacturers navigate the increasingly thorny path of taking control of changing schedules, capacity constraints, and on-demand changes, one mantra should serve as their guiding post: BE CLEAR ON WHO YOU ARE.READ MORE
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) began in the 1960s with efforts at planning and scheduling materials for complex manufactured goods. Armed with this background it may seem extraordinary that we are still talking about ERP versus alternatives data sources outside the walls of costly ERP acquisitions.READ MORE
Becoming truly demand-driven is core to the journey of Business Maturity® and evolving into a streamlined, data-driven, agile enterprise. You not only have to trust the demand, but you also have to listen to it and produce and buy to the actual demand, even if it is not perfect (and by the way it never is).READ MORE
Imagine. A frictionless, connected, agile supply chain. It’s responsive, real-time, reliable, and predictable. It’s transparent, trustworthy, and integrated. The Intelligent Enterprise is just that, the ultimate data-driven organization, digitized through integrated systems and empowered to change paradigms. SAP defines the Intelligent Enterprise as one that leverages data assets to achieve desired outcomes faster and with less risk, by enabling employees through process automation, anticipating and proactively responding to customer needs, and enabling new business models and revenue streams.READ MORE