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How to achieve your targets with digital transformation

Matching themes: digital transformation

Digitization is about adding value. Not about just copying everything to the "new digital"
Digitization is about adding value. It’s not about simply copying analogue processes to the “new digital”

Digital transformation, what a nice and trendy topic that is in everyone’s mouth, but not yet implemented in everyone’s company.

In fact, digital transformation is getting popular due to the democratization of technology and relatively lower cost of acquisition. More and more companies look at it closer and closer, some jump into it, while others still wait and see. Nothing wrong with that. This is part of the normal cycle regarding technology adoption.

The only difference is that in the past decade, companies still had time to wait, see, and then move forward. Nowadays, even though the key question remains “WHEN”, the truth is that there is not much time to waste on the “wait & see” pushing companies to start taking action and the real question is at “WHAT SPEED”. Read more

From the Community
October 11, 2018

Construction Equipment Forum: Paths to digitizing the industry

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

Professor Walther (IPM) opens the first Construction Equipment Forum, which makes an important contribution to securing the future of the industry (photo courtesy of IPM)
Professor Walther (IPM) opens the first Construction Equipment Forum, which makes an important contribution to securing the industry’s future (photo courtesy of IPM)

The Construction Equipment Forum – the first event of its kind.

On October 9, 2018, the IPM Institutes’s Construction Forum opened its doors for the first time to some 200 participants from various disciplines: building companies, OEMs, suppliers, representatives of the scientific community, and service providers. Professor Walther of IPM opened the event with a keynote speech on “Driving the future”, addressing alternative propulsions, automation, digitization, and competition. He emphasized the need to increase at digital competencies in the building equipment industry.

Due to the large number of speeches and talks held, Walther has compiled a subjective selection of what for him were the most prominent presentations and workshops. Read more

From the Community
September 25, 2018

5. SCE Forum in Hamburg: On the digital future and structural changes in the aerospace industry

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation

Hot topics: How the SCE Initiative supports the ongoing structural change in the aerospace industry and why digitization is key to securing the future of German aerospace SMEs (Photo: so-called 'Marketplace of Opportunities' at the event).
Hot topics: How the SCE Initiative supports the ongoing structural change in the aerospace industry and why digitization is key to securing the future of German aerospace SMEs (Photo: ‘Marketplace of Opportunities’ at the event).

Hamburg calling: Preceding the ‘Aviation and Space Regions’ day, the Supply Chain Excellence Initiative (an association of regional aerospace associations and clusters, BDLI and SPACE) chose the Hanseatic city for its 5th SCE Forum on September 19.
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SCM Insights, Technology
September 18, 2018

Why blockchain must be seen (and implemented) differently

Matching themes: Blockchain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, Industry 4.0, transport management

Don't rush onto the hype: There are a few points to consider before implementing blockchain technology if it is destined to be successful
Don’t rush onto the hype: There are a few points to consider before implementing blockchain technology if it is destined to be successful

Blockchain has been THE trending technology for quite some time now. Hardly a day goes by without new use cases, initiatives, or companies established based on blockchain technology. It is especially promising in the supply-chain environment. But let’s take a step back and take a more sober look at the blockchain hype: What are the odds of a real technological revolution, and where are the potentials for the supply chain? Read more

From the Community, Inside
July 17, 2018

2nd Siemens Suppliers’ Day – SupplyOn: Ecosystem live

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, Ecosystem, Purchase to Pay

DThe second Siemens SupplyOn Suppliers' Day was once again a living ecosystem: lively discussions on digitizing the supply chain
The second Siemens SupplyOn Suppliers’ Day was once again a living ecosystem: lively discussions on digitizing the supply chain

Following last year’s successful premiere, Siemens once again invited its suppliers to exchange experiences with SupplyOn. And over 60 participants came to Freising on 26 June to advance the digitization of the supply chain. Read more

From the Community
November 9, 2017

Aviation Forum: Advancing the digital value chain in a dynamic world

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, SCPM

Aviation Forum 2017 set out on a quest to find the digital-thread in a dynamic world within the digital value chain
Aviation Forum 2017 set out on a quest to find the digital-thread in a dynamic world within the digital value chain

The location and the timing has changed – but the excellent setup prevailed: this year, the 7th Aviation Forum took off at the beginning of November – this time on the grounds of the Hamburg Trade Fair.

Compared to the previous year, even more exhibitors and visitors attended the leading aerospace event in Germany. The Aviation Forum, organized by the Institute for Production Management (IPM) under the patronage of Klaus Richter, Chief Procurement Officer Airbus, offered an international gathering of speakers and exhibitors from Japan, Russia, Canada, USA, India and Abu Dhabi. Read more

SCM Insights
October 5, 2017

Digitalization is not an end in itself. A commentary

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, Digitalisierung, digitalization, Smart Supply Chain, supplier collaboration

Bei der Digitalisierung hinkt der Anspruch der Wirklichkeit hinterher. Wichtig ist aber vor allem, die Digitalisierungsstrategie zielgerichtet aufzusetzen.
With digitalization, the claim is far behind reality. However, it is essential to push ahead with digitalization in a targeted manner, especially with regard to cross-company cooperation.

Wherever you look, “digital” is THE overriding theme. Digitalization is not particularly new and by no means simply a future scenario for the years 2020 to 2030.

No, the digitalization of tasks and processes has been around for quite some time now. And there is still some homework left to be done. Because, unfortunately, the business world is not yet as digital as it could – or should – be. Read more

From the Community
September 5, 2017

Railway Forum 2017: Digital transformation is shaping the innovation agenda of the railway industry

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, Digitalisierung, digitalization, RailSupply, Railway industry

Over 1,000 visitors discussed future issues of the railway industry at the Railway Forum Berlin – first and foremost around digital transformation (Photo: IPM/Offenblen.de - Agentur für Fotografie)
Over 1,000 visitors discussed future issues of the railway industry at the Railway Forum Berlin – first and foremost around digital transformation (Photo: IPM/Offenblen.de – Agentur für Fotografie)

The fifth Railway Forum was held in Berlin on August 30/31. Once again, the focus was on the digital transformation that is taking place at all levels.
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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, Inside
May 12, 2017

Siemens–SupplyOn Suppliers Day: Collectively driving digitalization

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, Digitalisierung, Lieferantenkollaboration, supplier collaboration

More than 60 participants discussed the digitalization of the supply chain at the first joint Suppliers Day by Siemens and SupplyOn
More than 60 participants discussed the digitalization of the supply chain at the first joint Suppliers Day by Siemens and SupplyOn

“Help shape the future with us”. This call to action greeted over 60 participants at the first Siemens and SupplyOn Suppliers Day. Together with the German Federal Logistics Association (BVL), the two companies invited participants to share their experience of supply chain digitalization in Freising on May 4th. Read more

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