Brian Hoey

Recent Posts

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 2021

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.

How Can Manufacturers Avoid Supply Shortages?

May 05, 2020
Advanced analytics and S&OE can both help manufacturers leverage production and demand data into more resilient supply chains, and thus reduced shortages.

What Is Supply Chain Integration?

April 16, 2020
What is supply chain integration, and why should manufacturers care about it? Here's a hint: it's a path to E2E visibility and data-driven planning.

Procurement in the Industry 4.0 Era

April 14, 2020
As supply chain management changes in the Industry 4.0 era, procurement will have to change alongside it. But what will that mean in practice?

What Are the Top 5 Causes of Delay in the Automotive Supply Chain?

April 09, 2020
Poor visibility is often a primary cause of delays for automotive manufacturers, but Industry 4.0 technologies can be a big help.

5 Pitfalls in S&OE Implementation

April 07, 2020
Can clearly defined roles and advanced analytics implementation can help prevent disruptions when it comes to sales and operations execution (S&OE)?

How Cloud Computing Could Impact Logistics 4.0

April 02, 2020
The cloud is often held up as an important part of Industry 4.0 technology--but it could impact Logistics 4.0 even more.

How Supply Chain Integration Impacts S&OP

March 31, 2020
Supply chain integration is a hot topic for planners, but how will that affect your sales and operations planning (S&OP)?

5 Key Tactics for Improving Your Demand Forecasts

March 26, 2020
Demand forecasting is at the heart of S&OP workflows--but what tactics can planners use to improve forecast accuracy and reduce disruptions?

Should Your ERP Live in the Cloud?

March 24, 2020
Cloud-hosted ERP systems can help pave the way for Postmodern ERP and Industry 4.0. But are they a good fit for your supply chain?

5 Keys to Managing Costs in the Automotive Supply Chain

March 19, 2020
The automotive industry involves an incredibly complex supply chain. Learn how advanced analytics and S&OE can help reduce SCM costs for automakers.

What Features Should Your Supply Chain Management Software Have?

March 17, 2020
Choosing the right supply chain software can be hard But as we approach Industry 4.0, you need to consider things like visibility first and foremost.

Cloud vs. On-Premise: Which Is the Better Fit in Your Supply Chain?

March 12, 2020
According to Gartner, by 2023 cloud-based supply chain technology will be worth $11B. But is it the right choice for your supply chain?

Managing Disruptions in Times of Supply Chain Uncertainty

March 10, 2020
Global crises can throw your supply chain into disarray, but a strong logistics network and S&OE workflows can help boost your supply chain resilience.

How Can Advanced Analytics Drive Growth in Manufacturing?

March 05, 2020
Can a smarter supply chain powered by advanced analytics help manufacturers grow their businesses? In the Industry 4.0 era the answer is a resounding yes.