Tag: automotive industry

From the Community, SCM Insights
June 30, 2022

How to do successful customer portal management (guest article by Klüber Lubrication)

Matching themes: automotive industry, digital supply chain, supplier collaboration

Due to the large number of customer portals, central portal management at Klüber Lubrication has become indispensable
Due to the large number of customer portals, central portal management at Klüber Lubrication has become indispensable

In business relations between us (Klüber Lubrication) and our customers, a digital and efficient exchange of information is nowadays the be-all and end-all for successful cooperation. To ensure this, portal solutions — such as SupplyOn — are used. These usually combine several applications that support data exchange of cross-business and customer-specific processes, from tenders to invoices to quality management. Read more

From the Community
June 8, 2022

All good things come in threes: ZF Lake Constance Mobility Summit, Automotive Procurement Forum and Automotive Logistics Forum

Matching themes: automotive industry, compliance, visibility

Event summary of three automotive conferences in May 2022
Event summary of three automotive conferences in May 2022: insights into solving pressing industry challenges

Due to the pandemic, numerous important conferences had to be postponed over the last two years – this meant that SupplyOn was represented as an exhibitor at three important automotive conferences in the first half of May. A common theme running through all three events was the current challenges facing the industry, above all the dramatic supply bottlenecks and the question of how to make supply chains resilient, as well as the climate crisis and the issue of how to achieve sustainable and CO2-neutral production in the future. Read more

Use Cases
February 6, 2020

The art of manufacturing electronic vehicles: Seres Automobile lays the foundation for its supply chain together with SupplyOn

Matching themes: automotive industry, China, digital supply chain, e-mobility

Seres Automobile, the subsidiary of the Chinese Sokon Industry Group dedicated to new energy vehicles, partners with SupplyOn to build its global supply chain
Seres Automobile, the subsidiary of the Chinese Sokon Industry Group dedicated to new energy vehicles, partners with SupplyOn to build and manage its global supply chain

The production of electric vehicles must be based on smart manufacturing. This is a holistic, new business model which takes user needs into account. Therefore, it must also innovate, change and improve the entire supply chain system.

Huang Lei, Vice President Chongqing Sokon Industry Group

As Vice President of the Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, Huang Lei is pursuing a clear goal: to build a complete supply chain system from scratch for the intelligent production of the new electric vehicle. 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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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

From the Community
February 14, 2019

What is driving logistics in the automotive industry?

Matching themes: automotive industry, digital supply chain, logistics

The Forum Automobillogistik 2019 in Munich provides the answers: Supply chain digitization brings together manufacturers, suppliers and transport service providers (Picture: © BVL / Kay Bublitz)
The Forum Automobillogistik 2019 in Munich provides the answers: Supply chain digitization brings together manufacturers, suppliers and transport service providers (Picture: © BVL / Kay Bublitz)

Digitization is in full swing

For some time now, approaches such as artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things have left the scientific and university sphere. Companies in the automotive and logistics industries have begun implementing these approaches with the technological options available today. The successful digitization of industry-specific procurement strategies is making massive progress and continues to serve as a role model and benchmark for other industries.

What you could see and hear at the Forum Automobillogistik 2019, which took place on 5-6 February at the BMW World in Munich under the motto “Creating value creation – analogue – digital – in real time”, was, as expected, extremely impressive. Read more

From the Community
February 16, 2017

Digitalization should not be regarded as an expense but as an investment in the future

Matching themes: automotive industry, digital supply chain, Industry 4.0, logistics

Forum Automobillogistik

February 15 saw the conclusion of “Forum Automobillogistik” (Forum Automotive Logistics), a joint event organized by the German Federal Logistics Association (BVL) and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). More than 500 experts and executives from the automotive and logistics industry met in Bremen for two days. The regularly occurring event was hosted by Mercedes-Benz AG, which provided the customer center located at its plant for this purpose. Together with Dr. Joachim Damasky, Managing Director of VDA, Prof. Dr. Wimmer, the Board Chairman of BVL, welcomed the participants under the motto “Smart instead of reactive – on the path to digital dimensions”. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
May 7, 2015

Industry 4.0, M2M and the Internet of Things and Services in the automotive industry: The next generation of e-business?

Matching themes: automotive industry, Industry 4.0, IoT

Many articles today deal with Industry 4.0 and communication between machines and production facilities across company boundaries.

In the related area of the Internet of Things and Services, key players in the automotive industry are hard at work describing application models intended to provide added value, in particular for road users. In terms of information technology, the trends are all about triggering activities through the transfer of data — activities intended to make daily company life as well as daily mobility easier, safer and more pleasant. But just what do these buzz words really mean?

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