Tag: digital supply chain

From the Community
November 23, 2020

How the first virtual Aviation Forum mastered excellence

Matching themes: aerospace, AirSupply, digital supply chain

Amid the Covid-caused “Lockdown light”, the 10th anniversary of the Aviation Forum had to be celebrated virtually.
Virtually celebrating ten years of Aviation Forum

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

SCM Insights
November 11, 2020

Seven success factors of supplier onboarding

Matching themes: digital supply chain, Onboarding, Rollout

Successful onboarding rests on various pillars, from providing numerous information channels to a transparent registration process
Successful onboarding rests on various pillars, from providing numerous information channels to a transparent registration process

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

SCM Insights, Technology
September 22, 2020

How to automate transport logistics with multi cloud and RPA

Matching themes: automation, digital supply chain, Gartner, transport management

Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes
Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes

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

SCM Insights
September 15, 2020

Four reasons to accelerate your digital transformation in times of Covid-19

Matching themes: Covid19, digital supply chain, digital transformation, VUCA

Particularly in times of Covid-19, time is the decisive factor for the success of the digital transformation. Four reasons why companies should act now
Particularly in times of Covid-19, time is the decisive factor for digital transformation’s success. Four reasons why companies should act now

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

SCM Insights

Is your supply chain ready to navigate towards the new normal?

Matching themes: Covid19, digital supply chain, Risk Management, security of supply, visibility, VUCA

The "new normal"'s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation
The “new normal”‘s recipe for success: Transparency across the entire supply chain, the 3Cs and the trio of prevention/reaction/adaptation

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

SCM Insights
May 18, 2020

It’s high time to tap the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Matching themes: analytics, Covid19, digital supply chain, Industry 4.0, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, security of supply, Smart Factory, supplier collaboration, VUCA

It’s now more important than ever to leverage Industry 4.0 to boost productivity, increase supply chain reliability and reap the benefits of closer buyer-supplier relationships.

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

SCM Insights
April 23, 2020

Visibility, Analytics & Intelligence: Get full transparency on your supply chain, not just in times of crisis!

Matching themes: analytics, Covid19, digital supply chain, Risk Management, security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, supply risks, VUCA

SupplyOn Analytics links internal and external information - thus ensuring visibility and a robust, crisis-proof supply chain
SupplyOn Analytics links internal and external information – thus ensuring visibility and a robust, crisis-proof supply chain

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

SCM Insights
March 25, 2020

There is no future without integrated production and logistics networks

Matching themes: digital supply chain, logistics planning, Material Visibility, production planning, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, security of supply, Smart Factory, VUCA

True supply chain resilience requires an integrated production and logistics planning
True supply chain resilience requires an integrated production and logistics planning

Much has already been written about flexible production and logistics networks, especially in economically turbulent times. However, the reality in many companies is still that production program planning and logistics planning run side by side in a non-integrated manner. Supplier integration, too, is usually only partially implemented. Read more

From the Community
February 25, 2020

Smart farming: How procurement and supply chain can brace for challenging times

Matching themes: digital supply chain, digital transformation, Smart Farming

Rund 200 Branchenvertreter kamen zur Auftaktveranstaltung des AGRITECH Supplier Summit in Augsburg um über die verschiedenen Facetten des Smart Farmings zu sprechen
Around 200 industry representatives came to the opening event of the AGRITECH Supplier Summit in Augsburg to talk about the various facets of smart farming

Digitalisation and rapid technological change are shaping modern agriculture – and are presenting it with completely new challenges. Therefore, the AGRITECH Supplier Summit 2020 had set itself the goal of showing and discussing successful solutions. Around 200 participants attended the event in Augsburg, which was initiated by the Berlin Institute of Supply Chain Management and hosted by AGCO.
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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

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