Tagged: supply chain

Designing the Digital Supply Chain

    The latest organization research has recognized the role of digital organization design as a crucial part of strategic management. In management literature, connectivity may be seen as an existing capability for at least two decades. But when the software started to move into the cloud the design...

Leif Bohlin Joins Jakamo’s Board of Directors

Leif Bohlin, CEO at Unifaun, has joined Jakamo’s board of directors. He has spent his whole career within the field of supply chain both in the manufacturing and consultancy industry. For the last 20 years, he has been providing SaaS-solutions for the supply chain. “We need to understand that...

Beyond the digital supply chain

We had a great privilege to arrange the third Friction Free Roundtable Meetup this time together with Alfa Laval at the city of Lund in Sweden. The Friction Free Roundtable is a forum facilitated by Jakamo where supply chain executives and leaders from the manufacturing ecosystem meet peers to share new ideas, visions, concepts and ways of...

Enhancing the performance of supply chain through collaboration

  Manufacturing industry is known from its complex supply chains, which are stretching over different geographical locations. In the past, companies used to be hierarchical units, where decision-making was made in silos. In today’s continuously changing business environment, companies need to be agile in order to meet their end-customer...

What is the difference between Jakamo and Supplier Portals?

  We often introduce Jakamo as a unique software solution for manufacturing companies to manage their supply chain collaboration. But what exactly is the difference with the traditional supplier portals which have been there for over twenty years? Here are the four main differences. 1) Connecting companies Supplier portals,...

Jakamo launches online magazine for SCM professionals in manufacturing industry

Jakamo, a Finland-based technology company providing a collaboration platform for manufacturing companies has launched Friction Free Community & Online Magazine for SCM professionals in manufacturing industry.   Companies in over 50 countries around the world are using Jakamo platform. With the new online magazine Jakamo delivers insights, expertise and inspiration...

Friction free supply chain – Dream or reality?

Every manufacturing executive dreams about it – how to develop a frictionless supply chain in both internal and external operations. This challenge has been on the table since the outsourcing boom started in the 1990s. By outsourcing the actual manufacturing to the supplier network, corporations achieved many advantages but...

Jakamo expands presence in the Nordics with new office in Malmö

Jakamo, a Finland based fast growing technology company providing a cloud-based supply chain collaboration platform for manufacturing companies globally, has established an affiliate in Sweden with an office in Malmö.   Jakamo’s customers in manufacturing industry are operating actively in the Nordics. Increasing presence near the customers is a...

¡Hola Amigos!

  After our launch few years ago, the first customers were convinced about the unique value this ugly duck called Jakamo could bring to their business. Today, Jakamo serves companies in over 40 countries around the world. To support the growing number of Jakamo users, the service is now...

Subcontractors Are Changing the Game – Also in the Future

  Industrial companies faced new kinds of challenges when the outsourcing boom started in the 1990s. Supply chains and manufacturing capability were no longer in your own hands; they had moved to the supplier network. You had to be able to negotiate good commercial terms with subcontractors and enhance...

The Value of Your Product Is Produced in Your Supply Chain

  Value chains are complex in nowadays’ networked business ecosystems. 60-80 % of the company’s costs can easily come from materials, components, assemblies, systems and services bought from external suppliers. It’s often forgotten that it’s the same with knowledge. More and more know-how is outside the company. Many processes...

CMS Wire: Jakamo Brings Cross-Company Collaboration to Manufacturing Firms

Think manufacturing — and odds are workplace collaboration isn’t the first topic that springs to mind. But Jarl Matti Anttila and Anssi Uitto, co-founders of Jakamo, want to change that. Based in Seinäjoki, Finland, Jakamo provides an online collaboration platform that promises to help manufacturing companies improve their supply chain productivity. By connecting...

Inka Mero and Pekka Lettijeff join Jakamo as Angel Investors

Media release | 18 October 2016 | Jakamo   Jakamo, a startup providing the global collaboration platform for manufacturing companies – welcomes startup investor Inka Mero and SCM executive Pekka Lettijeff into the team. Mero joins Jakamo as an investor and advisor and Lettijeff as an investor and member...

Improving the White-Collar Productivity of a Value Chain

Traditionally most of the improvement investments of value chains in manufacturing industry have been done at the factory floor. Manufacturing processes have been highly automated and methods improved continuously. At the same time, office processes have often been almost forgotten. Your supplier might have the best available robotised technology...

Supply Chain Chat Launched for All Users

Cross-company collaboration has never been this exciting. We are bright to launch the Supply Chain Chat for all Jakamo Users. It makes people-to-people collaboration much easier and faster during the working day. We have also simplified the concept of filters. Now, the user can filter own responsibilities and self-created...

IT’S FREE – Jakamo Launches New Pricing Model

Media Release 22 June 2015 JAKAMO LAUNCHES NEW PRICING MODEL We are happy to tell great news. Jakamo will be free to use for all companies and organizations as long as they want with unlimited number of users and relations with no charge whatsoever. This new pricing model takes place already from...

First Supply Chain Chat in the World

Press Release 26 May 2015, Helsinki, Finland We are proud to surprise Jakamo users with a new exclusive feature. Imagine a feature that connects you to your company’s supply chain social network. We are proud to introduce exactly this spectacular feature. Jakamo releases Supply Chain Chat, first in the...

Cutting Costs or Driving Value Creation?

On my last posting I took the liberty to define Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) as a method to utilize the knowhow of your partner companies and optimize the resource utilization in your supply chain to increase end customer value.  I am waiting for someone to propose a shorter definition,...

Technology is agile, but are we?

I have seen a rapid and shall I say beautiful transformation of the software industry in the last few years. As I see it, I can identify at least “two worlds” in the B2B-software industry at the moment: The traditional, where companies spend a huge amount of resources, money...