Category: Use Cases

Use Cases
September 26, 2017

How Continental China optimized its warehouse collaboration with SupplyOn

Matching themes: China, 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: e-Procurement, eInvoicing, indirect material, indirect procurement, 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

Use Cases
October 13, 2016

Purchasing processes via SupplyOn Sourcing: As simple as possible, as complex as needed

Matching themes: procurement

Say good-bye to overly complicated tools: With SupplyOn Sourcing, purchasing is becoming easier
Say good-bye to overly complicated tools: With SupplyOn Sourcing, purchasing is becoming easier

How effective is a sourcing tool that, while it basically covers all conceivable purchasing processes, is so complicated that not all buyers use it, since it requires too much training or because even trained buyers soon forget how to operate it?

The company-wide adoption of a sourcing tool is the only effective way to standardize purchasing processes, adhere to purchasing compliance guidelines and improve the overall efficiency of a purchasing organization. Therefore, SupplyOn’s motto is: as simple as possible, as complex as needed.

This principle is clearly demonstrated by a global plant construction company which has found a tool that covers precisely the required functions in the SupplyOn solution and is reaping the rewards as it is rolled out globally. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
September 28, 2016

Successful supplier rollout in China: Strategic onboarding in the Middle Kingdom

Matching themes: China, Rollout, supplier collaboration

Florian in Shanghai
Florian in Shanghai

January 1, 3:55 a.m.
Just back from a New Year’s Eve party and full of excitement, I take a look at the Seeburger EDI monitor and press the refresh button again. Then once more. Then again and again. But nothing happens.

4:09 a.m.
Still nothing. I’m starting to get a little nervous. My customer in Shanghai wanted to go live at 10 a.m. local time. That was nine minutes ago, which seems like an eternity to me.

4:13 a.m.
Nervously, I press the refresh button on the EDI monitor every 20 seconds. Finally! A delivery instruction and three call-offs. Status: “SUCCESS!” I quickly log into SupplyOn to check if posting is correct and find everything is just as planned. Relieved, I pick up the phone to call my Chinese colleague and tell him about the successful posting. “Liang, the initial messages were booked successfully. Let’s go!” Read more

From the Community, SCM Insights, Use Cases
August 31, 2016

Success factor Supply Chain Visibility: Gartner presents SupplyOn project as best practice

Matching themes: Supply Chain, visibility

According to Gartner, Supply Chain Visibility is a critical success factor
According to Gartner, Supply Chain Visibility is a critical success factor

Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) is one of the most important success factors when it comes to managing complex supply chains successfully. And it is an initiative at the top of every CSCO´s agenda. Therefore, Gartner has focused a recently published report “Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Visibility Initiatives – Supply Chain Logistics and Transportation” on this subject by presenting four best practice examples, one of these being a transport management project realized through SupplyOn. Read more

From the Community, Use Cases
August 10, 2016

Digital transformation in the aerospace industry

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply

Digital Transformation in the Aerospace Industry: The French business magazine L´Usine Nouvelle has published a comprehensive article about the Digitalization of the Aerospace Supply Chain: The Airbus Group, Dassault Aviation, Thales and Safran extend the usage of AirSupply – the industry platform that has been initiated by these companies in 2011 – to the whole Aerospace supply chain.

All you need to know about the purpose of this initiative, the experience of the users and the benefits you will find here in the English translation of the article. Read more

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