Brian Hoey

Recent Posts

Can the Right Technology Jumpstart Your Sales & Operations Planning?

September 17, 2019
S&OP workflows fail for a number of reasons, most of them relating to supply chain visibility--advanced analytics can help.

The Benefits of Advanced Analytics in Production Planning & Scheduling

September 05, 2019
Advanced analytics can help automakers and other manufacturers reduce disruptions and maintain agility.

What Is Reference Sequencing?

August 29, 2019
Reference sequencing can help modern manufacturers to reduce buffer stock and improve agility--provided they can attain a high level of visibility first.

Why Your Supply Chain Needs Accurate Forecasts

August 27, 2019
Manufacturers need to improve their forecasts with advanced analytics if they're going to optimize their supply chain management.

How Industry 4.0 Will Impact Your APS in 2020

August 15, 2019
Advanced planning and scheduling (APS) will become more sophisticated and better integrated into supply chain management in the Industry 4.0 era.

5 Steps Toward Successful S&OP

August 13, 2019
S&OP depends on visibility and technology integration to drive value. What steps can businesses take to make S&OP processes successful?

5 Predictions for Manufacturing in 2020

August 08, 2019
Increases in distributed manufacturing, AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics will bring changes to global manufacturing in the coming years.

The Automaker’s Guide to Demand Capacity Planning

July 30, 2019
As demand becomes more volatile, sales and operations planning becomes more difficult. With digitization and advanced analytics it doesn't have to be.

What Is Advanced Planning and Scheduling?

July 25, 2019
What is advanced planning and scheduling? It's a digital process for optimizing the modern supply chain.

Supply Chain Optimization in the Automotive Industry

July 18, 2019
Optimizing your automotive supply chain in the Industry 4.0 era is all about integrating logistics functions and increasing visibility via digitization.

5 Facts About Advanced Planning and Scheduling

July 11, 2019
Advanced planning and scheduling reduces waste, improves disruption management, and integrates with Industry 4.0 systems.

How Big Data is Helping Modern Manufacturers

July 02, 2019
Big Data and advanced analytics are paving the way for Industry 4.0 in modern manufacturing.

5 Logistics Trends to Watch in 2019

June 27, 2019
The world of global logistics and supply chain management is changing rapidly as the Logistics 4.0 era approaches.

Manufacturers: When is There Risk in Taking on a New Customer?

June 25, 2019
sales and operations (S&OP) planners can better understand their risk levels by employing supply chain integration and advanced analytics workflows.

5 Tips for Increasing Production Visibility

June 20, 2019
Visibility is a crucial part of effective advanced planning and scheduling, and it can pave the way for supply chain integration.

How Machine Learning Can Impact Global Logistics

June 18, 2019
Machine learning and other advanced analytics processes are helping to stave off disruptions and reduce costs in modern logistics.

5 Steps for Digitizing Your Supply Chain

June 13, 2019
Digitize your supply chain with IoT devices, operational alignment, the right supply chain management software, and an Industry 4.0 mindset.