Tag: Digital Supply Chain

From the Community
July 4, 2017

Supply Chain Days: About digital disruption and ambition

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

The motto of the EY's Supply Chain Days conference was: “Digital Supply Chain – Performance, Efficiency, Flexibility”
The motto of the EY conference was: “Digital Supply Chain – Performance, Efficiency, Flexibility”

EY’s conference “Supply Chain Days” was held on June 21 and 22 in Heidelberg. More than 150 experts discussed the next step: the digitalization of the supply chain.

The intense interest in this topic was reflected not only by the large number of attendees, but also by the caliber of the participants and speakers: They included representatives of BMW, Siemens, Adidas, Uber and Drägerwerk. Villa Bosch was bursting at the seams. The organizer is now considering moving the conference to another site or partially digitalizing it. And that brings us to the topic at hand.

The key revelation: The supply chain is evolving from an Internet-based, company-owned world and becoming a new cloud-based eco-system designed to serve a global network of all members. Read more

From the Community
March 27, 2017

Supply chain excellence: Digitalization is a long way off for aerospace SMEs

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Excellence Initiative is committed to a stronger networking of the German aerospace industry in order to increase its global competitiveness.
The Supply Chain Excellence Initiative is committed to a stronger networking of the German aerospace industry in order to increase its global competitiveness.

150 people attended the fourth “Supply Chain Excellence” forum that was held in Gilching on March 9, 2017. It was certainly the right location – close to the German Aerospace Center and the special operations airport in Oberpfaffenhofen. The forum was organized by bavAIRia e.V., which joined together with other regional aviation associations and clusters, the German Aerospace Industries Association, partners from industry, and SPACE Deutschland to form the Initiative Supply Chain Excellence (SCE). Read more

SCM Insights
March 14, 2017

Three steps to digital service procurement

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, indirect procurement, service procurement, SRM

A lot of potential in the procurement of services remains untapped. It can be leveraged if the procurement process is completely digitalized
A lot of potential in the procurement of services remains untapped. It can be leveraged if the procurement process is completely digitalized

At many companies, the procurement of services – either on the basis of an e-catalog or via a free-text order – is still characterized by many inconsistencies. Internal ERP systems often support demand analysis and the approval process by the manager who oversees the budget in the SRM system. But there is often a discrepancy between the content of the order request from what should actually be ordered. In practice, the offer is often sent to the requisitioner by the service provider in an e-mail message or as a paper document – and then not included in the order request. Why does this happen? Because adding all the individual items from the offer to the order request involves a lot of work for the requisitioner. And he tries to avoid this effort.

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From the Community
March 13, 2017

Productivity and efficiency remain key challenges for the aerospace industry

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain

The 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Event on Feb 14-16, 2017 centered around how to achieve a competitive edge.
The 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Event on Feb 14-16, 2017 centered around how to achieve a competitive edge.

With a focus on implementing technology and innovation, the 16th Annual PNAA Conference in Lynnwood, Washington, featured more than 600 participants and over 350 companies from 10 countries addressing global developments and regional concerns of the aerospace supply chain. Read more

From the Community
March 2, 2017

Industry 4.0: An evolution, not a revolution

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain

Brigitte Zypries, German Economics Minister and patron of the Supply Chain Excellence Initiative, opened the event "Industry 4.0 in aerospace"
Brigitte Zypries, German Economics Minister and patron of the Supply Chain Excellence Initiative, opened the event “Industry 4.0 in aerospace”

“Get IoTized” – this was not the official motto of the conference held by the Competence Center Aerospace (CCA) in Kassel, Germany, on February 28, 2017, but it appeared to be the leitmotif of all the presentations at the event. This began as early as the welcome by German Economics Minister Brigitte Zypries, who is, among other things, a strong advocate for the expansion of broadband networks particularly in industrial parks in rural areas of the country to create a technical foundation there for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. 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: Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0

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
February 14, 2017

Go or no-go? The business case provides the answer

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, supplier collaboration

The business case analyzes the extent to which a new supply chain management solution is a worthwhile investment
The business case analyzes the extent to which a new supply chain management solution is a worthwhile investment

Every supply chain project begins with a close check of its economic efficiency. After all, investments in a new solution should not only pay off, but also lead to noticeable cost reductions over the medium and long term. And it is this savings potential that must be determined in advance – precisely, comprehensibly, and with a solid foundation – because without a specific business case, top management will not provide the necessary budget approval. But what exactly are the decisive factors to calculate the success of a SCM solution? Read more

Use Cases
May 17, 2016

Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH turns to AirSupply to digitalize its supply chain

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, supplier collaboration

EFW LogoA little over one year ago, Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) selected SupplyOn’s AirSupply solution to improve the aircraft company’s ordering processes with its most important suppliers.

In taking this step, EFW wanted to implement a collaborative ordering process that would enable delivery quantities and dates to be easily and transparently coordinated with its suppliers. Another goal was to improve supplier performance. Read more

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