Brian Hoey

Recent Posts

How the Automotive Product Life Cycle Is Changing

September 22, 2020
Automotive product life cycles are speeding up and evolving. Can Industry 4.0-powered S&OP processes help you keep up?

What Is AI’s Full Supply Chain Potential?

September 17, 2020
AI hasn't reached its full potential in the supply yet--but it's already making life easier for planners across the entire value stream.

Supply Chain Execution 101

September 15, 2020
Successful supply chain execution in the modern era requires smart transportation forecasts that can integrate with S&OP processes.

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Manufacturing?

September 10, 2020
Self-driving cars--aka autonomous vehicles--are already changing the industrial sector. Read on to learn how.

What Is Procurement 4.0?

September 08, 2020
As industry evolves in the Industry 4.0 era, procurement has to evolve along with it to become Procurement 4.0.

5 Key Stats About Supply Chain Integration

September 03, 2020
Industry 4.0 requires full end-to-end visibility--and end-to-end visibility requires supply chain integration.

How the IoT Powers Logistics 4.0

August 06, 2020
The IoT offers logistics planners new opportunities to gather real-time data--which means new opportunities to optimize transport plans.

Can Supply Chain Integration Improve Your Forecasts?

August 04, 2020
Supply chain integration can help improve revenue for manufacturers and logistics providers--but can it also improve your demand forecasts?

5 Uses for AI in Manufacturing

July 30, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to be a transformative technology in the era of Industry 4.0--for those who know how to make the most it.

Is AI The Key to Logistics 4.0 Adoption?

July 28, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to completely change the way we move goods from Point A to Point B

Why Should Production Planners Care About Explainable AI?

July 23, 2020
The debate between black-box and unexplainable AI is underway--how do production planners fit into the discussion?

How Do Big Data and AI Create Value for Manufacturers?

July 21, 2020
Big Data and AI both can maximize the value of manufacturers' digitization efforts--the question is: how do you extract value from these technologies?

How to Measure Supply Chain Integration

July 16, 2020
Forecast accuracy and OEE should tell you a lot about your supply chain integration levels--which can tell you a lot about your digital maturity in turn.

The Most Common Kinds of Logistics Delays

July 14, 2020
Transport logistics delays are just a fact of life--but the right software solution can help you to avoid them.

How Can Supply Chain Planners Fight the Amazon Effect?

July 09, 2020
Digitization and Industry 4.0 technology can help manufacturers improve transparency and speed up shipments--aka fight the Amazon Effect.

5 Myths About Industry 4.0

July 07, 2020
Is it true that Industry 4.0 is all hype? Or that it's too expensive for SMEs? Not necessarily...

5 Facts About Tactical Transport Planning

July 02, 2020
Tactical transport planning is a key stepping stone to Logistics 4.0--but what else should planners know about this critical function?