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Chain that is strengthened by a strong chain link overgrown with grass.

Hand on heart: How sustainable is your supply chain? How high is the resource consumption that occurs in the production of your purchased parts and your products? How high is the CO2 footprint per product? And is that even important? If so, can you find the answers in your SAP system?

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Illustration of the seven types of waste (TIMWOOD)

In (almost) every production there are bottleneck machines that determine the cycle rate of a complete production area and therefore require the special attention of production planning. For this task software tools are available. But practice shows: Even if these tools are used and the planners…

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Knob for graphical display of low waste

Taiichi Ohno already showed the way in the 1950s. The inventor of the Toyota Production System (TPS) always had the goal of avoiding waste (Japanese: Muda). The production concepts he developed (Kaizen, Kanban, Just-in-time) aim to remove all non-value-adding activities from the process. This has…

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The GIB SCM Award trophy

The Siegen-based software manufacturer ifm, previously GIB, has once again presented the SCM Award for the implementation of outstanding supply chain projects at this year's SUCCESS DAYS. The proud 2022 award winners are Aenova Holding GmbH, BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH and Gigaset…

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Graphical diagram of the level indicator in moneo and its display on the SFI event monitor.

Who hasn't experienced it: the workday is already over, even though it has only just begun. If only there weren't always these unnecessary time wasters! Surely there are also some work steps in your production that could be completed without your intervention through automation - as if by…

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Connected world: Depiction of the globalized economy

When the electronic components from East Asia are missing, when other supplier parts do not arrive because of container ships that are stuck in ports closed due to the pandemic and the freight rates from international destinations increase tenfold – then some purchasing managers or supply chain…

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Graphic VUCA

Who likes it simple and clear will feel rather uncomfortable in the actual global economic situation. The acronym VUCA characterizes the current situation of supply chains and industrial production in general. The four letters stand for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. This exactly…

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The smart S&OP process based on the APEO principle: Analyze, Plan, Execute, Optimize.

Since the beginning of 2020, supply chain disruptions have been omnipresent. Nearly two years of lockdowns as well as home schooling and home office, plus unpredictable damages, have proven that no industry or organization is immune to disruption. The need has never been as great as it is today to…

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In light of growing complexity and dynamism, successful corporate management requires a departure from traditional thinking. The markets are becoming increasingly volatile and are characterized by fluctuating demand. In the following blog post, we provide insight into the new dynamics that make a…

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If you decide to operate the SAP S/4HANA system in the cloud, there are various models to choose from. But how do the editions differ? And can the solutions be taken to any cloud version? The third part of the “Light in the Dark of the Cloud” blog series deals with these exciting questions.

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