Cloud-based Supply Chain Management Solutions from flexis AG Tap Growing Trend for Scalability, Agility and Flexibility
New report from Gartner® says one-third of supply chain organizations use industry cloud platforms to accelerate digital business initiatives
STUTTGART, Germany (12.04. 2023) – Companies looking for scalable supply chain technology solutions that enable rapid implementation and measurable results should consider cloud-based applications and services, according to flexis AG. The flexis HYBRID Architecture is a cloud-based modular solution that optimizes supply chain planning for a wide range of industries across national and global networks.
According to the recently published Gartner report, Top Trends in Strategic Supply Chain Technology 2023, “By 2026, about one-third of supply chain organizations will use ICPs [Industry Cloud Platforms] to accelerate their digital business initiatives.” The trend is being driven as the complexities of both business and technology continue to increase and supply chain organizations look for more outcome-based engagements with their solution providers.
“Supply chain digitization is opening up new opportunities to manage supply chains in a smarter, more connected way—from digital production and network planning to real-time route optimization,” said Ute Strohmaier, Head of Marketing for flexis AG. “The flexis HYRBRID architecture covers the entire product lifecycle from planning to delivery.”
The flexis cloud platform provides integrated modules for supply chain management, including Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) and Transportation Planning & Scheduling. These modules enable businesses to move away from reactive decisions and towards proactive supply chain strategies. For example, a prescriptive algorithm can find inefficiencies on the factory floor, saving money and time once the problem is resolved. Workflows with predictive analytics could be used to transform previous customer orders into intelligent demand forecasts, adjust production logic accordingly, and thus minimize excess inventory. In the logistics sector, information can be transferred instantaneously from maps into an application so that route planning can be adapted in real-time to changing traffic situations.
Through the networked use of cloud solutions for different business areas, planning not only becomes more efficient but also reduces data silos. A common example is production schedules that do not match transportation flows. With cross-departmental visibility when using cloud services, planners can take timely countermeasures by efficiently accessing all networked information in real time.
“Supply Chain technology leaders developing their technology innovation strategies for the next three to five years must:
Maintain and optimize supply chain operations by maximizing human and cyberphysical asset performance through employee engagement, mobile asset optimization and investing in smart operations.
Help scale the business and become more agile and flexible by constantly evaluating and adopting advanced digital technologies like industry cloud platforms (ICPs), composable application platforms and enhanced cybersecurity.
Support new business and operating models by pioneering new forms of engagements through actionable artificial intelligence (AI) and strategic supply chain integration services,” says Gartner.
To read more Gartner Top Trends for Strategic Supply Chain Technology, click here for complimentary access to this report.
Gartner, Top Trends in Strategic Supply Chain Technology 2023, Christian Titze, Dwight Klappich, Rick Franzosa, Noha Tohamy, Brian Schultz, Rishabh Narang, 9 March 2023. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
flexis AG specializes in flexible, innovative software for optimizing supply chain planning and execution. With 25 years of experience and seven locations worldwide, flexis AG partners closely with over 2,000 users in diverse industries around the globe. Our goal is to help each partner continuously improve their supply chain. We achieve this by forming authentic, mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships and with the flexis HYBRID Architecture. Our technology provides resilient solutions by enabling rapid, agile development of modular, customizable, reliable, software. With offices in Germany, USA, Canada, China and Japan, we support our customers worldwide during the successful implementation of innovative solutions for supply chain management. For more information about flexis products, visit www.flexis.com.
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