OnCore Manufacturing, LLC, a global supplier of electronic manufacturing services, today announced it had implemented E2open’s supplier collaboration solution. E2open enables OnCore to offer more effective customer service—given the real world of unpredictable demand. OnCore has deployed the industry's leading strategic solution for managing business across complex supply networks.
Research consistently shows that improving the S&OP planning process is a top three supply chain priority for most companies. The benefits are clearly compelling: industry analysts estimate that S&OP systems can reduce inventories by 5-10%; increase inventory turns by 5-10%; and increase service levels by 5-10%. All of these combined improvements can help boost top-line growth by 2-5%. So why is S&OP so challenging?
Proactively planning for a natural disaster is a must for all supply chain and procurement-driven organisations. The recent floods in southern England are a reminder that while we can’t prevent these unplanned events, we can control our responses to them.
The best supply chains in the world recognize that supply chain visibility means a lot more than simply sharing forecast information with top-tier suppliers. In fact truly strategic supply chain visibility works on multiple levels to reliably counteract the effects of demand volatility by extending cross-network transparency with prescriptive analytics and algorithm-based decision support.
Traditional planning systems lack timely, comprehensive data to create trustworthy plans that considers demand priorities and supply constraints. They also lack fast problem resolution, scenario and decision support capabilities to manage trade-offs. E2 Planning & Response was purposely built to overcome these challenges.
For supply chain professionals, the challenges multiply with each passing day. Like everyone else, I see disruptive events such as natural disasters, security breaches, technology failures, political unrest and economic instability in the news 24/7, and these events are greatly affecting today's global supply chains.
Companies are increasingly driving better supply chain performance by leveraging innovations that empower partners and customers so the whole supply chain ends up on the nice list. As the year draws to a close, and our thoughts naturally wander to all things holiday-related, I can’t help but remember a child’s golden rules of Christmas, handed down from generation to generation.
Twenty-one products from 14 global software companies have been Drummond Certified™ in the AS2-3Q13 automated interoperability test event, announced today by Drummond Group, Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing. New software applications from Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, E2open, Inc., EXTOL International Inc., GXS, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Liaison Technologies, Microsoft Corporation, /n software, SAP AG, SEEBURGER AG and TIBCO Software Inc., participated in this vendor-neutral test event held across multiple time zones over the last several weeks.
The accelerating trends of supply chain globalization, and outsourced manufacturing and distribution have combined to increase clock speed, complexity and risk for brand owners. These trends have created a fundamental shift in the way companies’ source and distribute goods and services, leading to a more complex product and service delivery paradigm that increasingly relies on specialized, globally distributed trading partners to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and better serve markets at both local and global levels.
What are some of the primary ways globalization has impacted supply chain management – in terms of planning and execution? Globalization has created both the opportunity and challenge of creating and balancing global, regional and local demand. The resulting demand volatility of that complex mix has pushed forecasting accuracy to its effective limits; and, therefore, is forcing greater execution agility to make up for planning’s shortcomings. This challenge is exacerbated by the parallel of globalization which is the move by product companies to outsource more and more of their manufacturing and distribution.