Gartner Best Supply Chain Practices for a Successful Digital Transformation

More than 60% of supply chain manufacturers are working on or planning to design their machine response strategy over the next three years. In Gartner’s 2022 report,  surveys show the necessity of preparing the supply chain for machine customers. With projections putting these customers at the forefront of revenue for manufacturers in the next ten years, it is essential to build a digital foundation that encompasses the needs of operations catering to these customers. To find the best way to do this, we look to Gartner’s best supply chain practices.

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Top Trends for Supply Chain Manufacturers in 2023

Siloed data is wreaking havoc in the global supply chain. Without a standardized supply chain system, manufacturers are having difficulty finding, reporting, and executing information. Isolated supply chain teams are making decisions based on outdated, static data which is not only costly for modern manufacturers, but is causing barriers in reporting, prioritization, and communication. With today’s complex, global supply chains –organizations need smart factory solutions to avoid costly data silos. 

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Built In Honors LeanDNA in Its Esteemed 2023 Best Places To Work Awards

 AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 11, 2023 — Built In announced that LeanDNA was honored in its 2023 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, LeanDNA earned a place on 50 Best Startups to Work for in  Austin, TX 2023. The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startups to those in the enterprise, and honors both remote-first employers as well as companies in large tech markets across the U.S.

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The Cost of Data Silos in the Supply Chain

Siloed data is wreaking havoc in the global supply chain. Without a standardized supply chain system, manufacturers are having difficulty finding, reporting, and executing information. Isolated supply chain teams are making decisions based on outdated, static data which is not only costly for modern manufacturers, but is causing barriers in reporting, prioritization, and communication. With today’s complex, global supply chains –organizations need smart factory solutions to avoid costly data silos. 

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LeanDNA Customer HNI Wins 2022 NextGen End User Award for Analytics

AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 13, 2022 — LeanDNA, a leading inventory optimization, and execution platform congratulate HNI for their 2022 NextGen End User Award for Analytics. This year’s award winners were announced in Supply Chain Management Review on Sept. 16. HNI will be recognized at the NextGen Supply Chain Conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 18 along with three other end-user companies and four solution providers. Jay A. Senatra, Director of Supply Chain for HNI Corporation, will be speaking at the event and sharing the company’s success story. 

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Challenges for Manufacturers On the Horizon: the Paradox of Reducing Surplus vs Shortages

According to the recent State of Supply Chain 2022 report, nearly 75% of manufacturers feel pressured to digitally transform their supply chain operations. But why are there so many internal roadblocks to adopting new technologies, work processes, and business solutions?

In our latest State of Supply Chain 2022 webinar, hosted in tandem with The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), industry leaders from LeanDNA, AME, and Deloitte participated in a roundtable discussion to answer this question and more. Below we’ll address different perspectives on the paradox of reducing surplus vs shortages, and why the implementation of new tech and new ideas, which manufacturers need to stay successful in today’s market, is easier said than done. 

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The Truth Behind Resolving Today’s Shortages

Shortages are the main causes of global supply chain disruptions amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and they’re proving to be extremely pervasive. While ERP systems and other data categorization tools may help mitigate shortages to an extent, investing in planning or BI tools alone isn’t enough anymore. In the final installment of our shortage series, we move beyond the basics of shortages and the teams that manage them to illustrate why, in today’s economy, manufacturers need to look differently at shortage management.

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Shortage Series #2: Who Handles Supply Chain Shortages?

Supply chain shortages are tricky, even one part can halt an entire production line. Successfully navigating shortages isn’t something one person on one team can tackle alone, they require a wide range of people to manage and eliminate them. Understanding the different roles that are directly involved in shortage management and the part they play is critical to preventing shortages in the future.

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