flexis is recognized as an Honorable Mention in 2023 Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions
Ute Strohmaier - May 09, 2023
When it comes to the most-anticipated events of the year, thoughts typically turn to sports tournaments such as football bowl games, the Oscars, or even New Year’s Eve in Times Square. But in the field of technology, all eyes are on the release of Gartner® Magic Quadrant™.
Flexis is pleased to be positioned as an Honorable Mention in the 2023 Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions.
What is the Magic Quadrant™?
"Magic Quadrant™ reports are a culmination of rigorous, fact-based research in specific markets, providing a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the providers in markets where growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct. Providers are positioned into four quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players."
"A Magic Quadrant™ helps you quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner® market view."
“Supply chain planning technology is needed to facilitate responsive, agile planning that supports a company’s strategic goals,” says Gartner®. “Supply chain planning solution as a platform provides technological support to enable a company to manage, link, align, collaborate and share its planning data across an extended supply chain.”
A supply chain planning case study
Manufacturers of global brands with complex supply chain challenges benefit most from the use of integrated solutions with an end-to-end view. Companies can achieve the most significant increases in efficiency and productivity when all solutions are combined, and digitized information is linked across all areas of the business.
And, while it is possible to combine individual solutions to optimize all production processes, even the use of a single specific solution can significantly support existing systems and improve profitability.
A European auto manufacturer, for example, recently implemented flexis AG’s Sequencing and Order Slotting solution in a private AWS-enabled cloud to more effectively launch two new vehicle lines, three engine lines and related axle production. The complex scheduling requirements needed to take into account different order types, separate throughput times per order, a variety of process flows and a high degree of special case orders. Agile planning solutions allowed them to easily monitor the current factory status and the planned and unplanned orders. The result is a stable production line with an extremely customer-specific sequencing that optimizes workflows in real time.
The automaker is in the process of expanding its capabilities with Transportation Planning solutions and has plans to integrate Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) services from flexis in the future for complete end-to-end supply chain visibility.
Companies need the agility to respond to demanding customers and fast-changing markets. More than ever, integrated supply chain planning solutions are of paramount importance for manufacturers with global supply chains.
“The supply chain challenges that spanned the world in 2021 and 2022 underlined the need for comprehensive and restructured supply chain planning processes,” according to Gartner®. “This has led companies to prioritize investments in technology solutions that can enable and manage these processes.”
One way to achieve this is through advanced planning solutions that use interconnected modules to maximize production efficiency. Proven technologies such as flexis cloud platform with end-2-end supply chain solutions can be an important way to achieve these goals.
View a complimentary copy of Gartner®, Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions,
By Pia Orup Lund, Tim Payne, Janet Suleski, Joe Graham, Caleb Thomson, Amber Salley, 2 May 2023 report here:
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