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From the Community
November 23, 2020

How the first virtual Aviation Forum mastered excellence

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain

Amid the Covid-caused “Lockdown light”, the 10th anniversary of the Aviation Forum had to be celebrated virtually.
Virtually celebrating ten years of Aviation Forum

New Patrons and a new now virtual setup

Amid the Covid-caused “Lockdown light”, the 10th anniversary of the Aviation Forum had to be celebrated virtually. Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther welcomed about 1,500 participants and 100 partners, sponsors and exhibitors, during times of unprecedented crisis. The core topics of this conference were Digitalization, Sustainability and Partnership. He thanked the three patrons of the event, Airbus COO Dr. Michael Schöllhorn, Volker Thum, Managing Director of the German Aerospace Industries Association and Dr. Michael Haidinger, President of Boeing Germany. Read more

From the Community
February 25, 2020

Smart farming: How procurement and supply chain can brace for challenging times

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, Smart Farming

Rund 200 Branchenvertreter kamen zur Auftaktveranstaltung des AGRITECH Supplier Summit in Augsburg um über die verschiedenen Facetten des Smart Farmings zu sprechen
Around 200 industry representatives came to the opening event of the AGRITECH Supplier Summit in Augsburg to talk about the various facets of smart farming

Digitalisation and rapid technological change are shaping modern agriculture – and are presenting it with completely new challenges. Therefore, the AGRITECH Supplier Summit 2020 had set itself the goal of showing and discussing successful solutions. Around 200 participants attended the event in Augsburg, which was initiated by the Berlin Institute of Supply Chain Management and hosted by AGCO.
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From the Community
December 5, 2019

Smart Construction Machines. The digital construction industry in 2025.

Matching themes: construction equipment, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

Electric-powered construction machinery is the trend
Electric-powered construction machinery is the trend

Smart Construction Machines. The digital construction industry in 2025.

This was the motto of the 2nd Construction Equipment Forum, which took place this time in Mannheim. Professor Dr. Johannes Walter, host and head of IPM, opened the event. With approx. 400 participants, 73 partners and sponsors as well as approx. 60 exhibitors, the Construction Equipment Forum has grown considerably compared to the inaugural event one year ago in Hanover. In addition to the IPM Institute as organizer, the companies Wacker Neuson, Ammann, Bosch and STRABAG are founding partners and sponsors of the event. Read more

From the Community
November 28, 2019

Inspirations and innovations for the financial transformation of the automotive industry in China

Matching themes: automotive industry, China, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, Golden Tax, VUCA

End of October, numerous experts discussed innovations in the supply chain and financial transformation in the automotive industry in China
End of October, numerous experts discussed innovations in the supply chain and financial transformation in the automotive industry in China

Outside, a constant stream of vehicles and cold temperatures prevailed; inside, innovations in the automotive industry were debated in a warm atmosphere. That was the “2019 Automotive Industry Supply Chain Innovation and Financial Transformation Forum”, which took place in Beijing on October 25, 2019.
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From the Community
November 12, 2019

Game-changing transformation of the aviation industry – How the 9th Aviation Forum contributed

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

The Aviation Forum, held in Munich for the first time, provided numerous insights and innovative approaches on how the aerospace industry can meet the upcoming fundamental changes (photo courtesy of IPM AG)
The Aviation Forum, held in Munich for the first time, provided numerous insights and innovative approaches on how the aerospace industry can meet the upcoming fundamental changes (photo courtesy of IPM)

Now Munich. After 8 years in Hamburg, an alternating pattern of the Aviation Forum location was practiced for the first time: With one year in Munich and the next year again in Hamburg. Once again, this year’s Aviation Forum set a new record: 800 attendants, 145 exhibitors and 55 speakers raised the bar even higher. Read more

From the Community, Use Cases
November 4, 2019

Two days of e-invoicing insights in Vienna

Matching themes: AirSupply, eInvoicing, Purchase to Pay

The E-Invoicing Exchange Summit meant two days of intensive deep-dive into all aspects of e-invoicing
The E-Invoicing Exchange Summit meant two days of intensive deep-dive into all aspects of e-invoicing

This year, we had for the first time our own booth at the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit (EXCS19) in Vienna. During this event, we had the opportunity to engage in many highly interesting discussions with invoicing experts from all over the world on the current trends in e-invoicing. Read more

From the Community
October 21, 2019

The future of the mobility industry is digitized and automated

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, Railway industry

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, IPM AG opens the Railway Forum 2019
Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, IPM AG opened the Railway Forum 2019

As the 6th Railway Forum impressively demonstrated, digitization and automation are the predominant topics in the railway industry. And this is true at all levels: From infrastructure technology and supplier management to the customer experience, everything is to be digitized and automated in the future. Under the patronage of Deutsche Bahn, around 1,400 experts from the railway industry met in Berlin at the beginning of October to discuss the current challenges of the future and their possible solutions. Read more

From the Community, SCM Insights, Technology
October 14, 2019

“Get the future before it gets you”: Full-stack Industry 4.0 solution ONCITE launched

Matching themes: Edge Computing, Industry 4.0

With Bosch Connected Industry and IoTOS, German Edge Cloud launched an "all-in-one" solution for the manufactuing industry: ONCITE (Image: Rittal / German Edge Cloud)
With Bosch Connected Industry and IoTOS, German Edge Cloud launched an “all-in-one” solution for the manufactuing industry: ONCITE (Image: Rittal / German Edge Cloud)

Finally a feasible and scalable digitization solution for industry 4.0

One is almost tempted to twist the eyes and simple go on mute it whenever one hears the terms “Industry 4.0“, “Internet of Things” and “digitization” as repeatedly as they are mentioned in media and technical discussions. Much has been and is being said and written about it. However, we are finally seeing very practical developments in our industry. Read more

From the Community
October 9, 2019

Supply chain challenges in delivering the next generation of Military hardware

Matching themes: Aerospace, Defense, Digital Supply Chain

New technologies and current digital supply chain challenges were among the top discussed topics
New technologies and current digital supply chain challenges were among the top topics at AIA

The Fall AIA Supplier Management Council Meeting took place from September 24-26th at the Omni Hotel in Ft. Worth, TX. There were over 200 attendees including some of the biggest names in Aerospace and Defense.

A new wave of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles

There’s a lot of new use cases being evaluated for aerial vehicles. Read more

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