Category: Use Cases

Use Cases
October 2, 2018

A convincing industry approach: SupplyOn’s Rail Community boosts the efficiency of the railway industry

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, RailSupply, Railway industry

SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics.
SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics.

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with around 34,000 employees, a transport network of over 3,000 kilometers and almost a half billion passengers per year, is the national railway company of Switzerland, consisting of the four divisions Passenger Transportation, Cargo, Infrastructure and Real Estate. In 2016, the division Passenger Transportation took the initiative to transition the ordering process, until then carried out with high manual effort by email and fax, to a continuous digital process using the RailSupply solution from SupplyOn. The goal of this changeover was to significantly streamline the SBB’s purchasing and procurement logistics. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
April 4, 2018

Eliminating the blind spot: Insights into supplier’s production reduce inventories, lower risks & save costs

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, MES, SCPM, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, Transparenz, Versorgungssicherheit

Connecting to the supplier's MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability even in volatile markets.
Connecting to the supplier’s MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability while allowing for high levels of product customization

A leading aerospace company optimized its global supply chain with SupplyOn through an innovative Industry 4.0 project: integration of the supplier’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System) gives both customer and supplier a virtually real-time, joint view of the supplier’s situation – in terms of demand, stock and production. Replenishment planning is checked against customer requirements, i.e. production orders against stocks. The result is transparency and trend feedback – enabling stock reduction and increased supply reliability.

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Technology, Use Cases
January 16, 2018

Increasing supply reliability and quality with Sensor Clouds

Matching themes: AirSupply, Asset Tracking, Condition Monitoring, Industry 4.0, IoT, SCPM, Sensors, Smart Supply Chain

Sensor Clouds are the first step towards Supply Chain 4.0
Sensor Clouds are the first step towards Supply Chain 4.0

A leading aerospace supplier has further optimized its inbound supply chain with SupplyOn. As part of an innovative industry 4.0 project, sensor tracking was used to implement the real-time monitoring of deliveries. This not only aims at continuously determining location, but also the early detection of quality defects during transport due to excessive temperatures or moisture. Read more

Use Cases
December 12, 2017

Mastering challenges in customer communication

Matching themes: Collaboration, Digital Supply Chain

Instead of error-prone and tedious manual processes, TEMA-FISCHER now benefits from a standardized electronic data exchange with two customers via SupplyOn.
Instead of error-prone and tedious manual processes, TEMA-FISCHER now benefits from a standardized electronic data exchange with two customers via SupplyOn.

Many suppliers are still a struggling with unstructured processes when collaborating with customers despite the digital era. TEMA-Fischer GmbH solved this problem many years ago with ZF Friedrichshafen AG in an exemplary way and now handles the most important processes via SupplyOn. This is now also the case with their order processes for Siemens. Every additional customer who takes the same approach to collaboration will increase the benefits for the machining specialist. Read more

Use Cases
September 26, 2017

How Continental China optimized its warehouse collaboration with SupplyOn

Matching themes: Collaboration, external warehouses, Outbound Supply Chain

With SupplyOn, Continental China has achieved a high level of transparency about its external inventories (Photo: Continental)
With SupplyOn, Continental China has achieved a high level of transparency about its external inventories (Photo: Continental)

Using SupplyOn, Continental China could finally ensure a transparent collaboration with its 50 external warehouse service providers, thus optimizing internal and external processes. The prerequisite for this was a comprehensive process for the planning, recording, and reporting of warehouse inventories and processes. Continental can now monitor inventories and movements as well as significantly increase delivery commitments and thus customer satisfaction. The key advantage: this solution can be used for a variety of warehouse collaboration scenarios. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
June 29, 2017

Automated goods receipt – part 2: How to avoid relabeling

Matching themes: ASN, Digital Supply Chain, goods receipt, Inbound Supply Chain

To avoid relabeling, the supplier has to provide all relevant information already on the original label.
To avoid relabeling for internal processes, the supplier has to provide all relevant information already on the original label.

There is definitely a lot of “beeping” going on at my customer’s first plant goods receipt area, where the goods are now being processed – in a considerably more relaxed manner – with scanners.

In the first part of my post on goods receipt optimization, I described how to automate goods logging with electronic notifications.

Now merely the tedious and elaborate relabeling of the packages for internal quality or production processes remains to be solved. A solution for this issue was also developed jointly with my customer. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
June 21, 2017

Automated goods receipt – part 1: Recording deliveries

Matching themes: ASN, Digital Supply Chain, goods receipt, Inbound Supply Chain

Higher transparency, reduced safety stock and higher efficiency - all of this can be achieved with an automatic goods receipt
Improved capacity planning, reduced capital lockup and higher efficiency – all of this can be achieved with an automated goods receipt

The electronic ordering process had just been successfully introduced. As I walk through my customer’s plant grounds after our final meeting, I think to myself “there sure are a lot of trucks in front of the gates,” and get into my car.

As soon as I get on the highway, I call my customer once more, “Mr. XXX, let’s talk about electronic delivery notification and automatic goods logging….”

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Use Cases
February 2, 2017

Hirschvogel automates its consignment warehouse using SupplyOn

Matching themes: consignment warehouses, Outbound Supply Chain, VMI

Hirschvogel ensures maximum transparency of its stock level with the help of SupplyOn
Hirschvogel ensures maximum transparency of its stock level with the help of SupplyOn

Consignment warehouses have become trendsetters. But managing them is an extremely complex task and, as volumes rise, economically not viable anymore without digitalized processes. Taking this into account, automotive supplier Hirschvogel recognized the need to automate the processes used for its customer Schaeffler – with the help of SupplyOn. Read more

From the Community, Use Cases
November 14, 2016

Successful realignment of indirect procurement: SupplyOn congratulates its customer Bosch on winning the “BME-Innovationspreis 2016”

Matching themes: eInvoicing, Purchase to Pay

"BME-Innovationspreis 2016" awarded to Bosch for its innovative approach to indirect purchasing
Indirect spend: Robert Bosch GmbH was awarded the “BME-Innovationspreis 2016” for its strategic realignment. Laureates Simon Brandt, Jaroslav Moravek und Jörg Mimmel (all Robert Bosch GmbH, center) rejoice with Horst Wiedmann and Dr. Christoph Feldmann of BME

Robert Bosch GmbH was awarded the “BME-Innovationspreis 2016” for its innovative realignment of indirect procurement – a step which will further strengthen the company’s long-term competitiveness.

Integrated IT solutions form a key element of this realignment – and SupplyOn has made a decisive contribution in this respect: It is only thanks to the interplay between the in-house IT systems and the integrated purchase-to-pay solution from SupplyOn that is possible to tie in thousands of service providers and suppliers of indirect material and capital goods to realize a seamless end-to-end process.

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Use Cases
October 26, 2016

Digitalization of the rail supply chain with SupplyOn: Faiveley Transport benefits from the network effect

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, RailSupply

Faiveley Transport digitalizes its order processes with SupplyOn.
Faiveley Transport digitalizes its order processes with SupplyOn.

Digitalizing the supply chain is a top priority today – both in terms of the customer and the supplier. Faiveley Transport, a provider of air-conditioning technology, brake and door systems and a key system supplier for the railway industry, has responded to this need and decided to use the same online platform as its customers to connect its suppliers. In addition, this further expands the rail community that is linked via SupplyOn and utilizes uniform processes. Read more

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