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 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.

The Top 5 KPIs Every Inventory Manager Should Track

November 26, 2019
In the era of Industry 4.0, there is power in knowing your metrics. There are our pick for the top 5 KPIs every inventory manager should track.

Is the Automotive Supply Chain Ready for Electric Cars?

October 01, 2019
Electric vehicles are in the news, do you know what their impact will really be on the automotive industry overall?

How Can Advanced Planning and Scheduling Help the Automotive Industry?

August 20, 2019
Advanced planning and scheduling is a set of techniques combined with specific software solutions and it's ready to take the automotive industry to the next level.

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.

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.

What Is the Future of the Automotive Supply Chain?

May 07, 2019
IoT devices, 3D printing, and other digital technologies are driving change within the automotive supply chain, promoting visibility and IT integration.

Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain

December 11, 2018
Deciding on acceptable trade offs between sustainability and profitability, uncovering areas where sustainability increases profitability, and developing new KPIs for managing vendors and suppliers: these are the questions that arise in the modern automotive supply chain.

Order Slotting in the Automotive Supply Chain

October 23, 2018
How do you answer thorny questions about demand, capacity, and inventory management in a way that yields smooth production scheduling and minimum of slowdowns? One potential answer is to implement order slotting.

How-to: Optimizing Your Planning Flow

September 25, 2018
Let's say you're an OEM, with a sleek manufacturing space and a sophisticated, technologically cutting edge process for creating a particular automotive part. How can you build towards a production planning workflow that's equally sophisticated?

The Impact of Cognitive Analytics on the Automotive Supply Chain

September 11, 2018
Machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing. Together, these technologies and others have come to be known as cognitive analytics, and even in their developmental stages they’re already having a widespread impact on the way the automotive supply chain.

What Industry 4.0 Will Mean for Your Planning Workflows

September 04, 2018
Imagine you own and operate a pin factory at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. One day, you come in and announce to your workers that you’ll be implementing steam powered machinery into your production processes. How would your workers respond, and what can that tell us about Industry 4.0?

How ENisco Mastered Job Shop Scheduling (Case Study)

July 12, 2018
To help you as you navigate the hurdles inherent in job shop scheduling, we’re happy to present a case study on ENisco’s successful attempt to master the job shop problem.

How the Industrial IoT Can Add Business Value 

May 08, 2018
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) refers specifically to internet-connected factory machinery and sensors, along with any connected devices that might be integrated into manufacturing workflows.

Why Industry 4.0 Will Create More Business Moments

April 26, 2018
Manufacturers that are able to implement Industry 4.0 systems will be able to produce more business moments and take advantage of the opportunities that they represent.

How to Get the Most from Your Advanced Analytics

February 08, 2018
On getting the most from your big data advanced analytics through lean manufacturing, postmodern erp, and having a dig data road map
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