How to improve your supply chain performance

The sustainable construction industry

The sustainable construction industry

The pressure from stakeholders such as investors, customers and politicians on companies’ environmentalism is growing rapidly the recent years. This pressure means that many companies, from CPG to construction, need to manage their environmental footprint to not only appease stakeholders, but to create a sustainable supply chain. The construction industry has long been accused asRead more about The sustainable construction industry[…]

Saving Money in The Construction Industry by digitalization

Saving Money in The Construction Industry by digitalization

The supply chain in the construction industry is very complex. The supply chain is constantly changing, varies from project to project and is hard to accurately plan. Therefore, a large problem in the current construction industry is the cost overrun due to bad planning, mismanagement and simply unforeseeable circumstances. To minimize these problems and costsRead more about Saving Money in The Construction Industry by digitalization[…]

Predictive Analytics will Improve the Supply Chain

Predictive Analytics will Improve the Supply Chain

Predictive analytics is the ability to use data to predict future activities. It enables real-time decision making and forethought on both strategy and performance. According to an interesting article by Gary Brooks at tdwi.com, predictive analytics is on the horizon for the supply-chain and the after-sales service industry. An industry, which he notes, that’s worthRead more about Predictive Analytics will Improve the Supply Chain[…]

Companies fail in unlocking the full value and potential of becoming digital

Companies fail in unlocking the full value and potential of becoming digital

85% of companies have heavily invested in digital technologies, but very few have succeeded in achieving the expected growth value. The hardest part, where most companies fail, is unlocking the full value and potential of digital by taking a strategic and customer focused approach. To achieve this, three critical capabilities need to be developed: connectivity, intelligentRead more about Companies fail in unlocking the full value and potential of becoming digital[…]

The Era of Linear Supply Chains May Soon Be Over

The Era of Linear Supply Chains May Soon Be Over

This interesting article addresses a hot topic that has been debated for a long time now. I think it’s worth addressing it in the data integration perspective, since the future supply chains will be data-driven. Supply Chain Integration in the digital era will require more than linear thinking. You need to think “ecosystems”, network-based companies,Read more about The Era of Linear Supply Chains May Soon Be Over[…]

Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention

Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention

Digitalized processes using digital technology have only begun to penetrate industries. As this trend continues its advance, the implications for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic. E.g. the Automotive industry has still a long way to go (most people think this industry is a front runner). It’s not about creating a digital strategy usingRead more about Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention[…]

Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture

Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture

You can achieve great business value by visualizing quite simple measures of supply chain performance end-to-end, meaning from your customers, through your own group of companies, and further on to your suppliers. This horizontal view is, however, hard to get if you just work with ERP systems, since they are function oriented (typically “silo based”).Read more about Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture[…]