Brian Hoey

Recent Posts

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?

How Will the Cloud Impact Your Factory Floor?

June 30, 2020
Success in production planning is all about flexibility and visibility--can cloud-based planning solutions provide that for you?

Tender Management in the Digital Supply Chain

June 25, 2020
As supply chains go digital in the Industry 4.0 era, it's time to get smarter about tender management: that means digitization and advanced analytics.

5 Key Metrics to Track Your Industry 4.0 Progress

June 23, 2020
Industry 4.0 requires a high level of digital maturity--but what can things like fill rate and forecast accuracy tell you about your Industry 4.0 progress?

Moving Inventory Planning Beyond the Spreadsheet

June 18, 2020
Is an Excel spreadsheet the best place to do inventory planning in the Industry 4.0 era--or do planners need a smart, connected solution?

How Should Manufacturers Measure Digital Maturity?

June 16, 2020
Digital maturity is mission critical for manufacturers adopting Industry 4.0 technologies and workflows--how's your organization doing on that front?

5 Tips for IT Management in the Industry 4.0 Era

June 11, 2020
Industry 4.0 technology is a priority for almost everyone right now--but are all Industry 4.0 IT deployments created equal?

5 Myths About Shipping and Freight Forwarding in 2020

June 09, 2020
Global logistics networks are changing rapidly--what do shippers and freight forwarders need to know to keep pace?

What Makes an S&OP Process Successful?

June 04, 2020
S&OP is a crucial value added proposition for manufacturers--but what separates the successful S&OP processes from the ones that fail?

5 Strategies for Optimizing Your Production Planning and Scheduling

June 02, 2020
Digital twins, advanced analytics, and supply chain integration can all help you optimize your production planning and scheduling.

How Should You Implement Your SCM Software?

May 26, 2020
SCM software is a must in modern IT environments--but implementation requires a clear integration roadmap and real stakeholder buy-in to yield results.

5 Causes of Bottlenecks in the Global Supply Chain

May 21, 2020
End-to-end supply chain visibility and supply chain integration are two important bulwarks against bottlenecks.

How to Integrate S&OP and Production Planning

May 19, 2020
S&OP (sales and operations planning) can offer direction and data for your production planning processes--provided these functions are properly integrated

How Quality UX Impacts Manufacturing

May 14, 2020
It might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Industry 4.0, but quality user experience can be a huge value driver in modern SCM.

The 5 Challenges Transport Networks Face in 2020

May 12, 2020
In these uncertain times, transport networks are under more pressure than ever. The only solution is to improve technology integration and visibility.

5 Steps for Smooth Advanced Analytics Implementation

May 07, 2020
Once you've identified your top priorities for advanced analytics implementation, you'll need to choose the right software and identify some quick wins.