To keep pace with today’s current build-to-demand model, A&D companies face a series of unique challenges that require a significantly greater level of supply chain agility. Only when visibility is combined with deep and secure collaboration throughout the supply chain will the industry achieve the elevated performance necessary to commit with confidence to customers, manage its backlogs, and deliver aircraft on time and on budget.
The maker of wireless infrastructure opted to outsource its manufacturing to Asia. In the process, it was confronted with a host of problems related to a lack of visibility and poor communications with the chosen partner. It was time to automate the process, and get everybody on the same page.
The road to collaborative sales and operations planning (S&OP) can be a winding one. Globalisation and the promise of outsourced manufacturing and distribution have vastly increased complexity, leading to information fragmentation and overload.
Dealing with the realities of the multilevel, cross-geography, and intra-enterprise supply chain model has been a challenge to many well-known brands. As companies reassess their strategies for collaboration, continuity of supply, and competitive advantage, the role of the supply chain center of excellence (CoE) becomes a key part of the organizational model.
Companies have realized that they need to develop skills outside of the confines of ERP and instead cultivate their own internal skills for supply chain leadership. In other words, many of today's leading, global supply chain brands recognize that to create a long-term view to achieving supply chain excellence, organizations must take a strategic view beyond day-to-day issues. Dealing with the realities of the multi-level, cross-geography, and intra-enterprise supply chain model has been a challenge to many well-known brands. As companies reassess their strategies for collaboration, continuity of supply, and competitive advantage, the role of the supply chain "center of excellence" (CoE) becomes a key part of the organizational model.
From our perspective, to flawlessly execute something as complex as the World Cup, teams need to be at the top of their game to meet consumer demand. With a world-class supply chain business network in place, companies can reach this level of peak performance and score big every time.
There are a number of factors that can make or break a company’s success when embarking on a supply chain Centre of Excellence (CoE) initiative. Committing to establishing a CoE and selecting the right people to run it simply isn’t enough. Supply chain transformation requires change management across people, process, and technology. In fact, though often overlooked as a catalyst for the changes introduced by a supply chain CoE, technology is very much the key component of a supply chain transformation’s success.
As the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals kick off, it’s estimated hundreds of millions of people are tuning in to watch the games in Brazil, making the tournament the most watched sports event in the world, with even more viewers than the Olympic Games. Of course, making the trip to Brazil is quite a stretch for most, so the majority of football fans are viewing the games from home. As a result, producers and distributors of high-definition (HD) TV screens experience a surge in demand for their sets.
Fourteen products from 10 global software companies have been Drummond Certified™ in the AS2-1Q14 automated interoperability test event, announced today by Drummond Group, Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing. AS2 software applications from Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, E2open, Inc., EXTOL International Inc., GXS, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Microsoft Corporation and /n software participated in this vendor-neutral test event held across multiple time zones during the first quarter.
Running a business is a naturally risky proposition. Though many aspects of the marketplace inevitably remain beyond your control, the one thing you can control is reducing your exposure to risk within various areas of your operations, including the supply chain.