Supply Chain Shortages: What’s Behind Them?


Whatever the reasons, we can’t seem to keep up with the panic caused by items disappearing off the s helves. It’ s like Black Friday all year round, except people are fighting over baby formula, toilet paper, or bags of flour.

Neue Hybrid-Veranstaltung: Supply Chain Forum Mannheim | [Pressemitteilung]


Das Supply Chain Forum wird am 21. Juni 2022 sowohl in der Manufaktur Mannheim als auch online stattfinden. Die Veranstaltung wird von aioneers, einem Mannheimer Start-up im Bereich Supply Chain, ausgerichtet. Tickets sind ab sofort über erhältlich.


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Supply chains and their impact on sustainability | AIOpodcast


Sustainability, circular economy and decarbonization: all extremely relevant themes for today's supply chains. Dr. Andreas Müller speaks with Georg Hantschke, supply chain sustainability expert at aioneers.

Supercharged decision-making for supply chain executives


Given the break-neck pace at which the markets function, supply chain executives must think on their feet to stay ahead of the competition. Each day brings possibilities and factors, turning the decision-making job into an unenviable task.

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

Building Up Digital Twins for improving Supply Chains


The concept of digital twins has been around for a long time in terms of modeling and simulation. However, the two are vastly different. The digital twin is a living-learning model , as described by Colin Parris, CTO of GE Digital.

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Driving supply chain sustainability: expert talk with Marc Hetzer of EY Carbon


Sustainability is one of the top trends in supply chain management, as many businesses are making changes to adapt their supply chains to enable, for instance, carbon reduction.

Comparing Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches for Supply Chain Planning 


The COVID-19 pandemic has been a massive disruptor of supply chain operations worldwide.

The Evolution of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to Integrated Business Planning (IBP) 


What is Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)? A general understanding of both terms is required to understand the evolution of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to Integrated Business Planning (IBP). In our article Why Do Sales And Operations Planning Projects Fail?

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Leveraging AI And ML To Support Decision Making And Execution


AI and ML are the two pillars of the digital revolution, enabling an immense productivity gain, that the corporate world is on the cusp of.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Case study: supply chain forecasting as a service in consumer goods


For complex supply chain networks in a VUCA world, expertise in supply chain planning is key to meet demand most efficiently and reliably possible. It is essential for a competitive advantage. Suppose you do not have this expertise in-house.

Case study: inventory management as a service at a global consumer goods manufacturer 


As supply chains are becoming increasingly more complex, managed services are gaining importance as this allows businesses to profit from expertise in those fields they need it, as they need it.

The superpower for supply chain improvement


The supply chain is a highly volatile system. Therefore, the changes in the field are not just the frequent, temporary ups and downs of the market but also the movement towards a more digitized, dynamic, and customer-centric approach to business.

What’s the next big thing for digital supply chains?


The main aim of the digitalization of supply chain management is to simplify the management of the complex, interconnected processes of the supply chain. Moreover, for the digitalization of tactical decision-making, a digital model of the decision-making process is necessary.

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

Why analytics is a dead end


With the advancement and widespread use of the Internet, there has been an astronomical increase in both the number of data sources and the amount of data generated from each source. supply chain innovation analytics data science execution management

Vulnerability in the Supply Chain


Supply chain optimization is crucial in an increasingly globalized competitive world where margins are under constant pressure.

The future of supply chains will be shaped by cloud-enabled ecosystems.


We live in a changing world, where in the future, supply chains will no longer be managed in a linear fashion, as suggested by the SCOR model of Source-Make-Deliver chains. In this article, we present our vision for the future of supply chains and the topics that will determine their competitiveness.

Closing the supply chain performance gap will release up to $50 million EBIT per $1 billion of sales.


All supply chains are lagging behind their optimal performance. This is what we call the supply chain performance gap. With the first nine articles of this series, we analyzed the issues of Supply Chains lagging behind their potential.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

How wisely managed value-adding complexity becomes a business advantage. 


Today’s internal complexity article concludes the insight into the eight root causes of the supply chain performance gap.

Improve your demand forecasting with machine learning


For a long time, supply chain specialists have been dependent on traditional forecasting models and techniques to estimate demand for their goods and services. Both the digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution –industry 4.0– are advancing rapidly.

Where to start closing your supply chain performance gap? | AIOpodcast


Join Dr. Christoph Kilger and Dr. Boris Reuter as they discuss the supply chain performance gap, and where you can start closing it. Most businesses collect large amounts of data, yet supply chain analytics doesn't always translate into concrete measures that are executed.

Sustainability in the supply chain as a key differentiator


Our planet and its people face one of the greatest challenges in history – to become more sustainable. Supply chains do not escape this challenge and reforming the supply chain to become more environmentally friendly is one of the major tasks of the future.

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Why Do Sales and Operations Planning Projects Fail?


While most supply chain executives agree that Sales and Operations Planning is vital for ensuring supply chain efficiency, many companies struggle to implement and conduct the process successfully.

How to obtain supply chain resilience while being ahead of regulatory complexity


In today's globalized world, regulatory complexity is one of the root causes to lacking supply chain performance. This article presents the sixth of eight root causes we defined for supply chains lagging behind their potential.

How decisions on your sales channels lead to strategic supply chain design requirements


This article will analyze the complexity resulting from the coexistence of several different sales channels. It is precisely this complexity that continues to be the cause of supply chain performance issues.

Active Supplier Network Management: a key figure in business success


Today, we give you an insight into our 5th root cause: the complexity of supplier network. In the previous articles, we already addressed the root causes of product portfolio complexity, speed of innovation, new types of competition, and multi-channel sales complexity.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

Closing the Supply Chain Performance Gap


The purpose of a supply chain is to provide customers with physical goods in the right quantity and quality at the right time and place.

Is your business in sync with digital supply chain innovation yet, or are you falling short of your potential?


The speed of innovation has increased significantly over the last 15 years and has become a key factor for competitive advantage. The success of technology and innovation leaders like Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft illustrate this development.

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Product portfolio complexity: the big unknown player in supply chain performance


Supply chain performance is a measurable indicator based on turnover, costs, and capital employed. We have identified 8 root causes for supply chains lagging behind their performance that we are happy to share with you in a series of articles.

What's the connection between blockchain and supply chain performance?


The driving force behind blockchain technology is decentralized data linked together like a chain in a network across several computers so that control does not reside with a single entity.

Multi-Tier Supply Chain Application Enables Fortune 100 Company to Gain Visibility

A Fortune 100 company wanted to have seamless visibility, collaboration and synchronized planning with its multiple levels of suppliers. How did they do it?

Agility in the supply chain: what defines it?


No matter how big or small, all markets are ruled by many factors and rules that are impossible to predict perfectly.

Supply Chain Segmentation: why you should segment your supply chain.


Increased levels of customization and particularization of every capability have made their way into all forms of business and production. The supply chain has not been able to stay out of th is domain of reorganization , and as a result, s upply chain segmentation is a hot topic.

The Supply Chain Digital Twin: What is it?


A digital twin is a highly detailed digital replica of any system that uses comprehensive data to emulate the working of the system at all times. Therefore, a supply chain digital twin is a simulation model of a supply chain.

A Comprehensive Guide to Allocation Planning in Modern Supply Chains


Our world is changing and becoming increasingly more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous ( VUCA ). What does this mean for top-performing supply chains?

How a Fortune 500 Company Transformed its Supply Chain Using a Digital Twin-Enabled Control Tower

This Fortune 500 manufacturer needed a solution to help them understand their lack of material availability and which plants and production lines were at risk of shutting down production, so they could take corrective actions to mitigate that risk.