Tag: digital supply chain
The pandemic has revealed to businesses all at once exactly where digitization is not yet going so well. Processing paper invoices, for example, suddenly becomes much more complicated when all employees are working from home.
The same is true in other areas, as well. Read more
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
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
There is much more behind the connection of suppliers to the SupplyOn platform than just the technical rollout, which involves sending registration links for logging onto the SupplyOn portal. Rather, onboarding is an overall process consisting of various components. Read more
Integrated transport management thrives on real-time data exchange between all logistics partners. Once this basis has been established, logistics and transport processes can be automated by intelligent mechanisms. Multi-cloud platforms in combination with automation methods such as RPA (Robotic Process Automation) play a key role in this. Read more
The Covid-19 pandemic has put supply chains under pressure. From Fortune 500 companies to SMEs, through all kinds of industries, the impact on operations and planning activities was and remains real. Supply and demand forces have been tremendously shaken by the accentuation of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) driven by the pandemic.
As for digital transformation, the question is not if or what, but when. Read more
Covid-19 has kept big and small players across all industries in check. Given the high levels of interdependence among customers, suppliers and other value-adding partners throughout the supply chain, the domino effect is not yet over. And recovery will be even harder. Read more
COVID-19, its effects on the industry and the restart of production currently dominate on the agenda. Everyone is longing for a return to normality and this will be the case in a few months’ time. The world will not stand still and it is certainly not standing still at this very moment. Read more
Planning, purchasing, logistics and transport management are traditionally separate processes, typically located in different departments. The material planners determine how many parts production requires and order these from the supplier, considering safety stocks. The suppliers operate in their own systems, as does the transport service provider. What, when, in what quantity and at what time is to be delivered usually remains unclear until goods receipt. Read more