Hot Off the Press: The State of Supply Chain 2022 Report

COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on virtually every industry, and manufacturing is no exception. The pandemic has amplified supply chain challenges that are increasingly complex, from highly customized orders, intricate sub-assemblies and parts sourced from more global suppliers, and overburdened planning and procurement teams.

In this “new shortage economy,” it’s increasingly evident that manufacturing’s existing processes are in need of an upgrade. Additional insight and visibility into the supply chain is necessary for manufacturers to avoid shortages, optimize inventory, and save money.


The Association for Manufacturing Excellence and LeanDNA Release Data on New Shortage Economy

New global research underscores importance of manufacturing visibility in unprecedented supply chain environment

AUSTIN, Texas – February 15, 2022 – PR Newswire LeanDNA, the leader in effective supply chain orchestration, and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence, today released “State of Supply Chain in the New Shortage Economy,” a report examining the biggest pain points and opportunities for manufacturers. Results from the survey of manufacturing professionals highlighted the need to digitally transform inventory data to better prioritize supply chain actions and collaborate across businesses.


LeanDNA Announces Record Growth as Manufacturers Address Supply Chain Challenges

AUSTIN, Texas – February 8, 2022 – PR Newswire LeanDNA, the leading provider of factory-focused inventory optimization solutions, today shared 2021 results and key accomplishments. As pandemic disruptions continued to affect global supply chains, the LeanDNA platform was a critical tool in driving economic recovery for manufacturers in the aerospace, industrial goods, automotive, semiconductor, construction equipment, and medical device industries. The platform helps supply chain operations teams prioritize the most important actions, empowering them to respond quickly to shortages while balancing inventory and delivering product.


LeanDNA Named a 2022 “Best Place to Work” by BuiltIn Austin


For the third year in a row, LeanDNA has been recognized as one of Austin’s “Best Places to Work” by BuiltIn Austin, the platform that revolutionizes tech recruitment.

These annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to large enterprises, across America’s eight largest tech markets. Winners for Best Places to Work are determined based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits, and cultural programs. Last year, LeanDNA was named one of 2021’s Best Small Companies as well as one of the Best Overall Places to Work. This year we received the same honor, ranking #17 for the Best Small Companies and #93 in the Best Overall.


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.


Build or Buy? Here’s How to Free Up IT’s Time and Resources

No manufacturer uses just one tool. Today’s factory operations and procurement teams use a slew of technological tools to analyze the inventory data stored in their ERP systems, guide their daily actions, and navigate the increasingly common global supply chain disruptions. In order to bring their teams out of manual processes and spreadsheets, many companies build their own solutions in-house in order to define and control how they categorize and analyze their data.


Shortage Series #2: Who Handles Shortages?

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.


How LeanDNA Optimized Spirit AeroSystems’ Supply Chain

Today’s manufacturers in nearly every industry have to grapple with complex supply chain challenges brought on not only by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also by an increasingly globalized supply chain, geopolitical issues, growing demand for customization and more. One industry particularly impacted by these challenges is aerospace and defense, due to its global market and discrete manufacturing requirements.