Category: SCM Insights

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, SCM Insights
September 12, 2019

Interview: “Standardization and automation create huge opportunities for the rail industry.”

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, Railway Industrie, Railway industry

Aims to advance the digitization of the supply chain beyond traditional business processes: André Truszkowski-Jonas from Siemens Mobility
Aims to advance the digitization of the supply chain beyond traditional business processes: André Truszkowski-Jonas from Siemens Mobility

The railway industry is getting more and more digital, using new, innovative technologies in many fields. We spoke with André Truszkowski-Jonas, responsible for Business Excellence at Siemens Mobility, about current trends, the benefits of a rail community and the importance of standards for the industry. Read more

SCM Insights
September 5, 2019

A close-up experience of e-mobility made in China

Matching themes: automotive industry, China, E-Mobility

In China, the change in mobility is pursued at an astonishing pace, with fully digitized production facilities for electric vehicles being built in no time
In China, the change in mobility is pursued at an astonishing pace, with fully digitized production facilities for electric vehicles being built in no time

SupplyOn has its roots in the European automotive industry. This makes it all the more exciting to closely observe and support the dynamic developments in China. China is considered a forerunner in the field of electromobility, with numerous start-ups in this space. One of them is Seres, a subsidiary of the Chongqing SOKON Industry Group, one of the largest Chinese OEMs. During his recent trip to China, our CEO Markus Quicken had the honor to visit this company, including a factory tour and test drive. Read more

SCM Insights
July 24, 2019

3 Trends for successful digital supply chains

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, Gartner, Trends

Key message from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019: The right technologies are one thing. But the decisive factor is their specific design.
Key message from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019: The right technologies are one thing. But the decisive factor is their specific design.

Supply chain management is changing fast – and fundamentally. In order to set the right digital course for the future, companies must not only ask themselves which new technologies they want to use but to essentially think about their design. Here, I have compiled the important trends and findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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SCM Insights, Technology, Use Cases
July 18, 2019

3 Use cases how companies benefit from Smart Logistics Data

Matching themes: Analytics, Inbound Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, SCPM, Security of supply, Sensors, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain, Versorgungssicherheit

Smart Logistics Data help you to anticipate potential risks and proactively take countermeasures. Here are three typical uses cases
Smart Logistics Data helps you to anticipate potential risks and proactively take countermeasures to ensure a smooth production process as well as high production quality and supply reliability

Transport damages to goods, delays in delivery, poor delivery reliability: These are three typical use cases in which Smart Logistics Data helps to identify and counter risks well in advance. Read more

SCM Insights
July 9, 2019

5 Common invoicing problems and how to solve them

Matching themes: e-Procurement, eInvoicing, invoicing process, Purchase to Pay, Rechnungsprozess, tax compliance

Inefficient electronic invoicing processes waste a tremendous amount of time, effort and money. Yet, it's quite easy to avoid all of it.
Inefficient electronic invoicing processes waste a tremendous amount of time, effort and money. Yet, it’s quite easy to avoid all of it.

If you believe what you read in the headlines, we’ve already arrived in the brave new digital world. But when it comes to the subject of invoicing at least, the world is currently far less digital and “brave” than it could be. What’s the problem? What problems do companies face in the invoicing process? And how can these be solved?

These are precisely the questions we’re going to get to the bottom of here.

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SCM Insights
February 26, 2019

How to avoid missing supplies with Smart Logistics Data

Matching themes: Analytics, Data Lake, Inbound Supply Chain, SCPM, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain

Smart Logistics Data combine production-specific information with artificial intelligence to prevent companies from missing supplies
Smart Logistics Data combine production-specific information with artificial intelligence to prevent missing supplies.

Missing supplies, i.e. delayed, deficient, and completely absent deliveries, are a serious and recurring problem for companies. But what can you do? And how can you ensure that ordered goods actually arrive on time?

Smart Logistics Data – that is, the intelligent collection, enrichment, and usage of data relevant to the logistics process –  promises relief.

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SCM Insights, Use Cases
January 31, 2019

Industrial Traceability: In-depth analysis transcending the boundaries of your production and supply chain

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, SCPM, Smart Supply Chain, Traceability, Track & Trace

Industrial traceability enables full visibility across the production process and beyond traditional supply chain boundaries
Industrial traceability enables full visibility across the production process and beyond traditional supply chain boundaries

Up until now, seamless, end-to-end good traceability has been more of a pipe dream than a reality. But there’s good news: thanks to the clustering of innovative Industry 4.0 technologies, comprehensive supply chain Track & Trace is now possible – also known as industrial traceability.

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SCM Insights, Technology
December 18, 2018

Interview: “Blockchain offers enormous potential for supply chain management”

Matching themes: Blockchain, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

For Ralf Knobloch, Blockchain expert at the SupplyOn Group, blockchain will turn things upside down.
For Ralf Knobloch, Blockchain expert at the SupplyOn Group, blockchain will turn things upside down.

Ralf Knobloch, the SupplyOn Group’s blockchain expert, has been involved with distributed ledger technology since 2013. As the founder of the “Blockchain Meet-Up Saxony”, he is a great believer in regular dialog between research, science, users and society. We spoke to him about the impact of the new technology and about concrete use cases in supply chain management beyond the blockchain hype. Read more

SCM Insights
November 29, 2018

Why comprehensive data consolidation is the basis for efficient risk management

Matching themes: Analytics, Data Lake, Risk Management, SCPM, Smart Supply Chain, supply reliability, supply risks

The success formula for efficient risk management: Tear down the silos and consolidate your data first
The success formula for efficient risk management: Tear down the silos and consolidate your data first

Nowadays, everyone is preaching that data is the new oil. But unlike oil, it’s not (just) the sheer output volume that matters here. What really counts is the efficient use of this data so as to draw the right conclusions in terms of the supply chain reliability. Read more

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