Unpack Network Complexity

STUTTGART, Germany April 2024 – The Gartner Supply Chain Planning Trends from Top 25 Companies report has been published in January 2024. As Gartner mentions, “this research shares insights on planning strategy trends leaders from the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2023 are adopting.”

In the analysis, the authors of this Gartner report stated that “To bring supply chains to the next level, supply chain planning leaders must reduce the complexity inherent in their supply chain network. Supply chains are more complex than ever before. In fact, according to the 2022 Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Survey, supply chain network complexity represents one of the top three external challenges affecting goal achievement for supply chain organizations.”

The example of Schneider Electric Gartner explains that “Leaders found themselves contending with:

  • Inaccurate lead times, which led to missed customer commitments, erroneous communication and imprecise planning.

  • Suboptimal safety stock quantity, such as unhealthy stocks worth millions, and potential increases in backorders.

  • High nonquality costs (NQCs) and low yield from the factory.

The Gartner report says “To unbox SCP technology and realize the ROI behind the technology implementation, supply chain planning leaders should:

  • Invest in user adoption by analyzing the feedback from planners who are using the new technology tools and resolving the challenges they face.

  • Empower localized digitally enabled decisions by providing the digital tools local teams need and enabling them to make their own decisions.

  • Enable digital scenario planning capabilities across the planning organization by encouraging their teams to leverage technology to test and evaluate different scenarios within the planning cycles.”

flexis, now a part of Blue Yonder, approaches modern manufacturing challenges with its dynamic planning and flexible order management solutions. With proven expertise flexis is trusted by top automotive and industrial OEM brands worldwide. In an automotive industry marked by the rise of electric vehicles, digital purchasing trends, and increased demand for customization, flexis perfectly aligns with the evolving landscape. From advanced planning and scheduling to sales and operations planning, transportation planning, and detailed scheduling, flexis empowers customers to effectively navigate complex constraints at both strategic and tactical levels, ensuring seamless end-to-end management of their unique processes.

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About flexis:
flexis AG, now a part of Blue Yonder, specializes in flexible, innovative software for optimizing supply chain planning and execution. With more than 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.

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