Brian Hoey

Recent Posts

5 Uses for Cloud Technology in Manufacturing

March 03, 2020
Cloud-based ERP and other solutions are going to change the way manufacturers do business, decreasing silos and powering Industry 4.0 workflows.

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Digital Transformation

February 27, 2020
Industry 4.0 is increasingly a reality for many manufacturers--how will your operation keep pace?

Will Logistics 4.0 Reduce Your Supply Chain Risk?

February 25, 2020
Logistics 4.0 is already here, and it's changing that ways that logistics managers access and analyze information. What does this mean for risk reduction?

What Causes Transport Logistics Delays?

February 18, 2020
Data visibility and advanced analytics are critical for staving off transport logistics delays--read on to learn why!

5 Steps for Smooth S&OP Implementation

February 11, 2020
For successful S&OP you need to choose the right supply chain management software, implement it carefully, and utilize advanced analytics processes.

S&OE in the Automotive Industry

January 30, 2020
The automotive industry offers a high level of complexity--S&OE processes can help planners to manage that complexity while increasing leanness.

How (the Right) Supply Chain Software Can Reduce Waste

January 28, 2020
The hardest thing about fighting supply chain waste is identifying it in the first place--read on to learn how the right software can help.

Is Your ERP Strategy Industry 4.0-ready?

January 16, 2020
The Industry 4.0 era is going to require supply chain managers to adopt a Postmodern ERP mindset in order to maintain flexibility.

What Should Your Supply Chain Dashboard Look Like?

January 09, 2020
The right dashboard is critical to decision-making throughout your supply chain--but what KPIs should you track and what technology should you use?

How Industry 4.0 Will Improve Your Demand Forecasts

December 31, 2020
Industry 4.0 technology like advanced analytics and IIoT can help improve S&OP and S&OE via smarter demand forecasts.

Sales and Operations Execution 101

December 19, 2019
Sales and operations execution (S&OE) is a crucial complement to S&OP; but how do you implement it, and how does it relate to Industry 4.0?

Best Practices for Industry 4.0 Implementation

December 17, 2019
Industry 4.0 means different things to different people--but at the end of the day it's all about boosting connectivity and gaining value from analytics.

How Advanced Analytics Will Impact Shippers

December 10, 2019
Digital transformations will help shippers enter the era of Logistics 4.0, resulting in fewer disruptions and improved networks.

What Is Supply Chain Visibility (and Why Should You Care)?

November 28, 2019
End-to-end visibility requires some IT adoption and supply chain integration, but it can add value for manufacturers and logistics providers.

How Industry 4.0 Will Impact Your Supplier Relationships

November 21, 2019
Industry 4.0 will bring increased visibility, which will mean better disruption management for smart manufacturers when managing their suppliers.

What KPIs Should Production Managers Be Tracking?

November 19, 2019
Downtime and overall operational effectiveness (OOE) are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to important production planning KPIs.

What Is Postmodern ERP?

November 12, 2019
Postmodern ERP offers an alternative to modern ERP and best-of-breed approaches to IT integration.