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The ICRON Knowledge Center is an online archive filled with a rich variety of content about Supply Chain Optimization and Optimized Decision Making. The Knowledge Center contains management papers, webcasts, infographics, and articles by ICRON.

Exclusive Joint Webinar: Algorithmic Decision Making for Digital Business Processes

You are invited to an exclusive joint webinar that is organized by ICRON and CQM, strategic partners offering high-quality solutions together to global brands for more than a decade.

More June 23, 2020
ICRON's Webinar: How to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and other supply chain disruptions

More March 25, 2020
Product Sheet: ICRON Ground Operations

With ICRON, ground operations service providers can ensure on-time performance today's volatile, dynamic aviation operating environment.

More December 4, 2019
Product Sheet: ICRON Inventory Planning

Find out how your company can achieve multi-echelon inventory optimization with ICRON.

More November 29, 2019
4 main challenges that meat processing companies must overcome

Why is supply chain planning, decision making, and operations such an immense challenge for meat processors?

More November 25, 2019
Product Sheet: ICRON Demand Planning

Find out how ICRON can optimize your demand planning and decision-making processes and synchronize supply and demand across your operations.

More November 10, 2019
Product Sheet: ICRON Supply Planning

Find out how ICRON can enable your company to perfectly align your capacity to meet demand so that you can satisfy your customers while safeguarding profitability for your shareholders.

More October 8, 2019
ICRON Corporate Profile

Learn all about ICRON and find out how you can transform your decision-making experience with our unified, end-to-end platform.

More September 18, 2019
Management Paper: The power of “what-if” scenario analysis

What if your company could instantly conduct “what-if” scenario analysis in an integrated, interactive software environment? How would that benefit your business?

More August 28, 2019
Management Paper: 3 keys to driving synchronization and optimization throughout tire manufacturing operations

In this management paper, we reveal the three keys to driving synchronization and optimization throughout tire manufacturing operations.

More July 24, 2019
Management Paper: 5 questions you must ask to determine if your company’s planning software system enables true collaboration

In this management paper, we highlight the five key questions you must ask in order to tell if your company’s planning platform supports true collaboration.

More July 2, 2019
Management Paper: 5 critical issues that project-based manufacturers must tackle

To deliver products – of the highest quality, on time, and within budget – for customers, project-based manufacturers must be able to tackle numerous significant supply chain challenges.

More May 15, 2019
Management Paper: Aircraft ground handling optimization – Ensuring efficiency and service level excellence from touchdown to takeoff

The chief challenge for ground handling companies is to maximize service level performance while minimizing costs.

More April 24, 2019
Management Paper: Transforming Industry 4.0 challenges into opportunities with optimized planning and decision making

We highlight the main challenges that supply chain companies face in the Industry 4.0 era and reveal the critical capabilities that they need to succeed.

More March 19, 2019
Webcast: How to assess your company’s decision process maturity

Over the past decade, supply chain and information technology organizations have invested extensively in data collection and storage systems and schemes and have made great strides in terms of their data maturity.

More March 17, 2019
Webcast: 5 Key Capabilities Required For Successful Demand Planning

For manufacturers, being able to create demand plans that are dynamically integrated to supply plans is absolutely critical. Inaccurate demand forecasts can lead to disaster – resulting in poor inventory management and resource utilization, lower profits and levels of customer service and satisfaction, and skyrocketing costs.

More March 10, 2019
Webcast: Optimization vs. heuristics - Which is the right approach for your business?

There are many algorithmic techniques – such as constraint programming, mathematical programming, metaheuristics, local search, machine learning algorithms and evolutionary algorithms like genetic algorithms and simulated annealing – that are used to solve supply chain planning and scheduling problems. These algorithms can be classified into two main categories: heuristics and optimization.

More March 1, 2019
Management Paper: 6 challenges that building materials manufacturers must overcome

How can the manufacturers of building materials – such as tiles, glass, ceramics, bricks, cables, and metals – rise above the challenges that they face?

More February 20, 2019
Management Paper: Integrated business planning – Seeing the entire, end-to-end supply chain picture

We provide an overview of the entire, end-to-end supply chain planning framework, and explain why integrated business planning is such an important concept for companies to embrace and embody.

More January 29, 2019
Webcast: Optimizing the order promising process - The journey from ATP to CTP

Manufacturing companies must be true to their word – if they make a promise to their customers, they need to be able to fulfill this promise or else risk losing business and market share to competitors.

More January 21, 2019
Management Paper: Workforce optimization – The key to keeping your company’s employees, customers, and shareholders happy

Workforce optimization can enable companies to maximize productivity and employee and customer satisfaction while minimizing operating costs.

More January 15, 2019
Webcast: The 4 most common S&OP mistakes that manufacturing companies make

Many manufacturers have tried to put a sales and operations planning (S&OP) process in place – either by utilizing old-fashioned, manual techniques and tools like Excel or by investing in and implementing an automated, algorithmic supply chain planning and optimization solution.

More January 8, 2019
Management Paper: Revealing the huge, hidden costs of inefficient supply chains

Many supply chain companies are not aware of the huge sums of money they are losing every day due to operational inefficiencies and manual planning processes.

More December 26, 2018
Management Paper: 4 steps to achieve inventory optimization

We reveal the key steps that manufacturing companies need to take to achieve inventory optimization.

More December 13, 2018
Management Paper: Conquering the unique challenges and complexities of spare parts inventory management

Spare parts may seem like merely a small component of the production process, but they play a major role in ensuring that manufacturing operations run smoothly and successfully.

More December 12, 2018
Management Paper: The 4 most common S&OP mistakes that manufacturing companies make

Why do S&OP implementations fail so frequently? To answer this question, we take a look at the four most common mistakes that manufacturing companies make when implementing an S&OP process.

More December 6, 2018
Management Paper: Optimization vs. heuristics - Which is the right approach for your business?

We examine the differences between optimization and heuristics, and explore the pros and cons of each approach.

More November 13, 2018
Management Paper: 5 key capabilities required for successful demand planning

An intelligent planning and forecasting solution enables manufacturing companies to gain these five key capabilities, which are necessary to achieve demand planning optimization.

More October 19, 2018
Management Paper: Opportunities for optimization in the tire manufacturing industry

We explore some opportunities for planning and operational optimization in the tire manufacturing industry.

More October 18, 2018
Webcast: How supply chain companies can achieve decision-centric optimization

Decision-centric optimization enables supply chain companies to drive increased efficiency, customer satisfaction, and decreased costs.

More October 18, 2018
Management Paper: Opportunities for optimization in the FMCG manufacturing industry

Algorithmic supply chain planning and decision making optimization solutions, however, can be a game changer for FMCG manufacturers, empowering them to simultaneously maximize customer satisfaction and minimize costs.

More October 3, 2018
Case Study: ICRON helps Vestel optimize end-to-end supply chain operations

ICRON’s S&OP solution has enabled Vestel to overcome its S&OP challenges, visualize and optimize its supply chain operations, and achieve increased agility, efficiency, and profitability.

More September 27, 2018
Management Paper: Power up your manufacturing operations with energy optimization

There is an immense opportunity for manufacturing firms to drive down costs and drive up profitability by achieving energy optimization.

More September 20, 2018
Webcast: "Optimized planning and decision making - The key to driving increased efficiency and revenue in the tire manufacturing industry"

Are you looking to synchronize your company’s numerous manufacturing processes such as mixing, curing, and tire building, and also to minimize setup times, production disruptions, and costs? Would you like to increase your capacity utilization by 25%, your on time, in full (OTIF) performance by 20%, and your profits by at least 30%?

More September 19, 2018
Management Paper: How to assess your company’s decision process maturity

How can you assess and improve your company’s decision process maturity?

More September 5, 2018
Management Paper: Optimizing the order promising process - The journey from ATP to CTP

An increasing number of manufacturing companies are utilizing capable to promise (CTP) functionality to boost productivity and reduce costs.

More August 27, 2018
Management Paper: Optimized Decision Making Solutions Vs Traditional APS Systems

This white paper explains the difference between traditional Advanced Planning Systems and Optimized Decision Making Solutions.

More August 20, 2018
Management Paper: Driving success in the automotive industry with Integrated Business Planning

In this management paper, we reveal the four key reasons why automotive companies should invest in an automated, integrated business planning solution.

More August 2, 2018
Management Paper: 3 key capabilities that aviation MRO providers need to succeed

What are the three key capabilities that aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) companies must have to remain profitable in the era of global commercial aviation fleet expansion and modernization?

More July 20, 2018
Article: BT Haber | Tamer Unal

ICRON to target the global markets for synchronized production processes! ICRON, an international leading software company providing supply chain management and production planning solutions, helps companies to gain flexibility in their manufacturing processes and optimize their decision making.

More November 2, 2017
Webcast: Scenario Planning and Optimization in IBP

View the Scenario Planning and Optimization in Integrated Business Planning (IBP) webcast to discover how companies like ASML, Vestel and Trakya Cam are utilizing ICRON to evaluate multiple scenarios, rapidly generate optimized plans and compare financial and operational KPIs to make informed decisions in their S&OP/IBP processes.

More September 6, 2017
Webcast: Automotive and Integrated Business Planning

Watch our Automotive and Integrated Business Planning (IBP) webinar to discover how companies like Ford Otosan, Maxion and Bridgestone are utilizing ICRON to evaluate multiple scenarios, rapidly generate optimized plans and compare financial and operational KPIs to make informed decisions in their S&OP / IBP processes.

More September 4, 2017
Webcast: Industry 4.0 impossible without Advanced Planning and Optimization

View the "Industry 4.0: Impossible without Advanced Planning & Optimization" webcast to discover how companies can and are utilizing ICRON’s advanced planning and optimization solutions.

More September 3, 2017
Webcast: Spare Parts Optimization a different ball game

What’s special about Spare Parts Optimization? It’s actually inventory management, there are stocks or spare parts you like to control and plan. You are planning stock from that perspective, which is simple. But from the planning perspective it’s not simple. Standard inventory planning models don’t satisfy the spare parts inventory planning. Spare Parts Inventory Planning has very special requirements.

More September 2, 2017
Webcast: MRO - Maintenance Repair and Overhaul in Aviation

You are invited to view “Advanced MRO Planning and Scheduling / MRO in Aviation” webcast to discover how ICRON empowers companies like SIA Engineering and Singapore Aero Engine Services (Rolls Royce) to move ahead the competition.

More September 1, 2017
Digital Supply Chain

The digital supply chain encompasses the process of the delivery of digital media, be it music or video, by electronic means, from the point of origin (content provider) to destination (consumer). It’s a supply chain built on Web-enabled capabilities and off course it’s strongly related tot IoT or Internet of Things.

More April 11, 2017
Global Supply Chain Security Risk Management

Today more and more companies start or continue to globalize their manufacturing, R&D facilities and suppliers. The supply chains becomes more complex every day. More challenges are added and protecting a company’s assets and supply chain risk management improvements are a must, especially for:

More April 9, 2017



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