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Automotive Supply Chains: the Coming Revolution

Automotive supply chains are facing a massive revolution that will see driverless cars, shrinking production volumes and highly customised products shaping the sector.

While these developments are seemingly unconnected, they do have one thing in common—all of them will require greater agility in the supply chain.

Autonomous vehicles are within sight, with the technology involved improving extremely rapidly. Tests of Waymo driverless vehicles (run by Google) showed a 20% decrease in disengagements in 2016. (Disengagements are occasions when a driver has to take over the controls of an autonomous vehicle). This means that those driverless vehicles are improving significantly.

Once driverless vehicles become the norm, consumers may be less interested in the physical performance of their vehicles. The main product differ


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29 May 2019
5 Reasons to Adopt an S&OE Workflow
 

Sales and operations execution, or S&OE, is a little bit like flying an airplane. In the modern era, you already have a host of processes that have been digitized and automated, including many of the actions that pilots themselves used to be solely responsible for. Your point of departure and de

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

27 May 2019
How-to: Choosing the Right Logistics Technology
 

Whether you’re a freight forwarder seeking out a new ERP system that helps to manage the flow of goods from origin to destination or a manufacturer looking to add visibility and bolster efficiency within your own transportation management processes, selecting the right logistics or transportat

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

23 May 2019
Can Smarter Order Planning Reduce Production Hiccups?
 

Ah, the old dilemma: make to order vs. make to stock. The debate has been raging in the world of manufacturing for many years. On the one hand, making to stock (i.e. the process of creating products in anticipation of demand that hasn’t yet materialized) involves a lot of guesswork, with poten

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

23 May 2019
Toward a more effective supply chain
 

In its recent e-book, The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning – Why the Shift from Siloed to Collaborative Is Worth the Journey, Kinaxis identifies the warning signs of ineffective planning as follows: Siloed thinking Disconnected execution Lack of executive focus Poor system perf

 
Richard Cushing
kinaxis

21 May 2019
Defining Digital Transformation Automation, Transformation, and People
 

Digital transformation is on the agendas of virtually all corporations today. It has risen to the top of strategic plans and has become the focus of businesses around the globe. So great an industry evolution, IDC indicates spending on technologies and services that enable the digital transformation

 
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Last update 2 Aug 2019
UK Manufacturing PMI remains stuck at six-and-a-half year low in July
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...


Immersive technology has arrived: AR and VR set to become mainstream in business operations in the next 3 years

New research reveals that immersive technology delivers better efficiency, productivity and safety for enterprises, and that augmented, rather than full virtual, reality will lead the way for business operations A new...


Education
 
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Introduction to contracts
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Introduction to contract management
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Introduction to procurement and category management
     London
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Introduction to negotiation
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Category management
     Edinburgh

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Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

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Order Placement And Distribution: Their Impact On Satisfaction And Word Of Mouth

One of the key dyadic relationships across supply chain is between logistics service provider and the manufacturer. Over time the concept of logistics service provider developed toward service offering of greater complex...


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