flexis recognized in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2023 


Stuttgart, September 2023 flexis, a leading provider of supply chain execution technologies, is delighted to announce its recognition for the fifth consecutive year as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2023. This 2023 Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution (SCE) covers technologies used to support logistics and fulfillment processes".

“Furthermore, Gartner’s study found that the top business priorities for supply chain organizations over the next two years have a notable impact on logistics operations and thus supply chain execution technologies.” Gartner cites the following top business priorities:

  • Increasing productivity and efficiency
  • Improving resiliency, continuity, risk, and security
  • Fostering innovation
  • Driving revenue/profit growth

flexis is mentioned as sample vendor in the area of Transportation Forecasting. Gartner defines this as follows: “Transportation forecasting solutions apply demand-sensing/forecasting techniques specifically aligned with transportation networks, hierarchies, and planning constraints. Specialized transportation forecasting solutions offer robust, transportation-specific allocation methodologies that can translate customer, location and product demand into lane- and mode-specific shipping-demand projections.

As part of flexis' comprehensive solution for vehicle routing and scheduling, the company offers an innovative and intelligent process for planning and executing pickup and delivery routes. Customers can integrate results from their Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and production plans into their transportation planning, allowing them to forecast their logistic needs well into the future.

The flexis vehicle routing solution deftly handles dynamic routing, adapting plans in real-time to changing conditions such as traffic problems or last-minute customer requests. By optimizing routes and tours of thousands of shipping orders in real-time, considering numerous customer restrictions, the solution ensures maximum customer satisfaction, profitability, and the achievement of social and environmental goals for each delivery.

The flexis vehicle routing solution empowers companies by providing clear visibility into transportation needs for each route, enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of transportation planning.

Unlike manual planning with spreadsheets, which is often time-consuming and limited in capability, the flexis solution is cloud-based and dynamic. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, it optimizes transportation forecasting, route planning, vehicle loading, and navigation, driving operational efficiency and cost savings for companies of all sizes.

"We are very pleased to once again be included in the prestigious Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies," said Robert Recknagel, Vice President of Logistics and Manufacturing at flexis. "This recognition reaffirms our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that empower our customers to navigate complex supply chain challenges efficiently and effectively."

As the world of supply chain execution continues to evolve, flexis remains at the forefront of driving technological advancements and helping businesses succeed in their logistics and fulfillment operations.

*Gartner, Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2023, Dwight Klappich, July 13, 2023. 

Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2023

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About flexis 
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. 

Ute Strohmaier 
Head of Marketing 
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flexis AG  
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