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How to enhance collaboration between procurement and quality management

Matching themes: APQP, procurement, project management, project procurement, quality assurance, quality management, Sourcing

A closer integration of the procurement and quality management processes leads to better results
A closer integration of the purchasing and quality management processes leads to better results

Digital transformation or not: Working together is often difficult even when system-supported processes are in place. This occurs not just on a large scale, e.g. in the collaboration between companies and their suppliers. It also happens on a small scale, e.g. between different departments. Here companies face challenges such as media discontinuity, a lack of transparency, and processes that are interdependent. Read more

From the Community, Inside
May 12, 2017

Siemens–SupplyOn Suppliers Day: Collectively driving digitalization

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, supplier collaboration

More than 60 participants discussed the digitalization of the supply chain at the first joint Suppliers Day by Siemens and SupplyOn
More than 60 participants discussed the digitalization of the supply chain at the first joint Suppliers Day by Siemens and SupplyOn

“Help shape the future with us”. This call to action greeted over 60 participants at the first Siemens and SupplyOn Suppliers Day. Together with the German Federal Logistics Association (BVL), the two companies invited participants to share their experience of supply chain digitalization in Freising on May 4th. Read more

From the Community
May 3, 2017

Industry 4.0 generates excitement at Aeromart Montréal

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, IoT

Demo Zone 4.0 allowed attendees to find the solutions providers and resources needed to implement Industry 4.0.
Demo Zone 4.0 allowed attendees the opportunity to find the solutions providers and resources needed to implement Industry 4.0.

With Montréal emerging as a global networking platform for organizations in the aerospace industry, the 5th Aeromart Montréal exceeded critical mass with 1,300 participants representing 800 companies from 28 countries, including growth markets in the US, Asia, India, Africa and Europe. Part of a series of aerospace conferences produced internationally by BCI Aerospace, the 3-day event was a hybrid of informational sessions and business-to-business meetings connecting manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and service providers. Read more

From the Community, Inside
April 10, 2017

SupplyOn Rail Industry Council: The railway community

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, RailSupply

The driving forces behind the digitalization of the rail industry's supply chain: Bombardier, Faiveley, SBB and Siemens together with SupplyOn
The driving forces behind the digitalization of the rail industry’s supply chain: Bombardier, Faiveley, SBB and Siemens together with SupplyOn

SupplyOn has always made collaboration a top priority. But this includes much more than partnerships between companies and their suppliers. The concept of community is also a key element for these alliances. We develop solutions not just for an industry, but also together with the industry.

As part of this commitment, we created the Rail Industry Council last year. Its main objective is Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
April 3, 2017

Operational analytics: What does this new trend offer?

Matching themes: Analytics, Digital Supply Chain, SCPM, Supply Chain Performance Management

Operative processes can be improved with the help of analytics
Operative processes can be improved with the help of analytics

Up to now, analytics has been used primarily in customer and sales analysis. But its range is expanding: Companies are now increasingly applying analytics to operative processes as well.

Why? Read more

From the Community
March 30, 2017

Digitalization in procurement – the eighth BME e-solution conference in Düsseldorf

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, indirect procurement, non-productive material, operational procurement, procurement, Sourcing, SRM

At the BME e-solution conference, Newtron and SupplyOn presented their solutions together for the first time
At the BME e-solution conference, Newtron and SupplyOn presented their solutions together for the first time

On March 14 and 15, 2017, the eighth e-solution conference sponsored by the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) was held in Düsseldorf. This event is one of the largest gatherings for e-procurement and e-sourcing in the German-speaking world. Read more

From the Community
March 27, 2017

Supply chain excellence: Digitalization is a long way off for aerospace SMEs

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Excellence Initiative is committed to a stronger networking of the German aerospace industry in order to increase its global competitiveness.
The Supply Chain Excellence Initiative is committed to a stronger networking of the German aerospace industry in order to increase its global competitiveness.

150 people attended the fourth “Supply Chain Excellence” forum that was held in Gilching on March 9, 2017. It was certainly the right location – close to the German Aerospace Center and the special operations airport in Oberpfaffenhofen. The forum was organized by bavAIRia e.V., which joined together with other regional aviation associations and clusters, the German Aerospace Industries Association, partners from industry, and SPACE Deutschland to form the Initiative Supply Chain Excellence (SCE). Read more

From the Community, SCM Insights, Technology
March 23, 2017

The Internet of Things is becoming intelligent and collaborative

Matching themes: Collaboration, Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, IoT

Ranks among the leading conferences on the Internet of Things (IoT): The Bosch Connected World in Berlin
Ranks among the leading conferences on the Internet of Things (IoT): The Bosch Connected World in Berlin

Artificial intelligence is the topic of the hour. This was not any different at Bosch Connected World. Nearly 3,000 IoT enthusiasts talked about business models and innovations relating to the Internet of Things in Berlin on March 15 and 16, 2017. The top three topics were artificial intelligence, automation and openness. Read more

SCM Insights
March 14, 2017

Three steps to digital service procurement

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, indirect procurement, service procurement, SRM

A lot of potential in the procurement of services remains untapped. It can be leveraged if the procurement process is completely digitalized
A lot of potential in the procurement of services remains untapped. It can be leveraged if the procurement process is completely digitalized

At many companies, the procurement of services – either on the basis of an e-catalog or via a free-text order – is still characterized by many inconsistencies. Internal ERP systems often support demand analysis and the approval process by the manager who oversees the budget in the SRM system. But there is often a discrepancy between the content of the order request from what should actually be ordered. In practice, the offer is often sent to the requisitioner by the service provider in an e-mail message or as a paper document – and then not included in the order request. Why does this happen? Because adding all the individual items from the offer to the order request involves a lot of work for the requisitioner. And he tries to avoid this effort.

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From the Community
March 13, 2017

Productivity and efficiency remain key challenges for the aerospace industry

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain

The 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Event on Feb 14-16, 2017 centered around how to achieve a competitive edge.
The 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Event on Feb 14-16, 2017 centered around how to achieve a competitive edge.

With a focus on implementing technology and innovation, the 16th Annual PNAA Conference in Lynnwood, Washington, featured more than 600 participants and over 350 companies from 10 countries addressing global developments and regional concerns of the aerospace supply chain. Read more

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