High-tech discrete manufacturers lacking supply chain innovation

Posted by Ross Perkins on 01-Oct-2018 16:41:10

High-tech discrete manufacturers are starting to feel a very real and uncomfortable truth; the world has changed and the majority of supply chains simply have not innovated quickly enough to succeed effectively.

In an industry where the need for high levels of product customisation meets an ever-increasing demand for faster time to market, many discrete manufacturing supply chains are starting to burst at the seams.

The Situation

  • Consumers are expecting regular and rapid innovation at a pace never seen before. It is no coincidence that one of the most commonly used phrases in supply chain at the moment is ‘innovate or die’. Most supply chains have not developed at the same pace of innovation.
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Topics: Supply Chain, SAP Ariba, Collaboration

Collaborate with SAP Integrated Business Planning Sales and Operations

Posted by Steve Rampton on 16-May-2016 18:32:45

As conceived by the Oliver Wight International modern Integrated Business Planning (IBP) means breaking down the functional silos that exist in many enterprises today and truly working together to achieve common objectives. In this article I want to explore why collaborative working is important, the different tools available and the functionality that SAP Integrated Business Planning itself delivers in this area.

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Topics: IBP, S&OP, Collaboration, SAP Jam