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From the Community
December 14, 2021

Aviation Reloaded: how the hybrid Aviation Forum Hamburg 2021 contributed

Matching themes: aerospace, AirSupply

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, IPM, opened the 11th, first time hybrid, Aviation Forum
Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, IPM, opened the 11th, first time hybrid, Aviation Forum

“Aviation reloaded: New strategies, new technologies, new partnerships”: under this motto Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, IPM, welcomed about 700 attendants onsite and another 700 online, 155 exhibitors, as well as 55 speakers, all coming from 38 countries. Read more

From the Community, Inside
November 22, 2021

10 years of AirSupply – the supply chain platform of the aerospace industry celebrates

Matching themes: aerospace, AirSupply, digital supply chain

AirSupply launched 10 years ago - and has since transformed collaboration in the aerospace industry
AirSupply launched 10 years ago – and has since transformed collaboration in the aerospace industry

Exactly 10 years ago, on 22 November 2011, the SCM solution for the aerospace industry AirSupply went online. On this day, the first transaction between Airbus and the supplier of the first hour, Elektro-Metall Export GmbH from Ingolstadt, was exchanged via the jointly developed AirSupply solution. One year later, Airbus had rolled out its entire supplier base for production materials, consisting of 700 companies. As a result, the previously used individual solution could be switched off at the end of 2012. Read more

From the Community
September 15, 2021

The dawn of a new age of mobility — the rail industry met in Berlin to discuss future issues

Matching themes: Railway industry

Sustainability, digitization and automation are the key topics of the future that also dominated the Railway Forum 2021 (Photo: IPM)
The Railway Forum 2021 was all about the core topics of the future, sustainability, digitization and automation (photo by IPM)

1,400 participants and around 150 exhibitors from 60 countries followed IPM’s invitation and headed to Berlin for the 7th Railway Forum at the beginning of September. In addition, around 1,000 virtual visitors came to attend the presentations on screen. For many of the participants, it was the first on-site conference since the outbreak of the pandemic more than a year and a half ago. Read more

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, e-invoicing, 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

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