Tag: Industry 4.0

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
May 16, 2018

ILA Berlin 2018: Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace

Matching themes: Aerospace, Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0

The Who's Who of the aerospace industry came to ILA Berlin 2018 to exhibit innovations and discuss future trends
The Who’s Who of the aerospace industry came to ILA Berlin 2018 to exhibit innovations and discuss future trends

“Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace” – this was the motto of this year’s aviation trade fair in Berlin from 25 to 29 April. More than 1,000 exhibitors presented their know-how at the ILA Berlin 2018 – from civil aviation to defence and security to space travel, from large corporations to highly specialized suppliers. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
April 4, 2018

Eliminating the blind spot: Insights into supplier’s production reduce inventories, lower risks & save costs

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, MES, SCPM, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, Transparenz, Versorgungssicherheit

Connecting to the supplier's MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability even in volatile markets.
Connecting to the supplier’s MES helps to reduce inventories and ensure supply reliability while allowing for high levels of product customization

A leading aerospace company optimized its global supply chain with SupplyOn through an innovative Industry 4.0 project: integration of the supplier’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System) gives both customer and supplier a virtually real-time, joint view of the supplier’s situation – in terms of demand, stock and production. Replenishment planning is checked against customer requirements, i.e. production orders against stocks. The result is transparency and trend feedback – enabling stock reduction and increased supply reliability.

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SCM Insights
February 12, 2018

Good for land and sea – How to ensure real-time visibility for production materials

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Inbound Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, IoT, Material Visibility, SCPM, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, Traceability, Track & Trace

Track & Trace (T&T) has to go beyond just locating trucks or containers. Material planners need to know where the required production material is currently located during transport - be it on sea or ashore.
Track & Trace (T&T) has to go beyond just locating trucks or containers. Material planners need to know where the required production material is currently located during transport – be it on sea or ashore.

There are plenty of Track & Trace solutions (T&T) available. Logistics Service Providers (LSP) have been offering it as an add-on for years and several start-ups focus on this aspect, too. So it’s nothing new, right? Or is it? Read more

Technology, Use Cases
January 16, 2018

Increasing supply reliability and quality with Sensor Clouds

Matching themes: AirSupply, Asset Tracking, Condition Monitoring, Industry 4.0, IoT, SCPM, Sensors, Smart Supply Chain

Sensor Clouds are the first step towards Supply Chain 4.0
Sensor Clouds are the first step towards Supply Chain 4.0

A leading aerospace supplier has further optimized its inbound supply chain with SupplyOn. As part of an innovative industry 4.0 project, sensor tracking was used to implement the real-time monitoring of deliveries. This not only aims at continuously determining location, but also the early detection of quality defects during transport due to excessive temperatures or moisture. Read more

From the Community
May 3, 2017

Industry 4.0 generates excitement at Aeromart Montréal

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, IoT

Demo Zone 4.0 allowed attendees to find the solutions providers and resources needed to implement Industry 4.0.
Demo Zone 4.0 allowed attendees the opportunity to find the solutions providers and resources needed to implement Industry 4.0.

With Montréal emerging as a global networking platform for organizations in the aerospace industry, the 5th Aeromart Montréal exceeded critical mass with 1,300 participants representing 800 companies from 28 countries, including growth markets in the US, Asia, India, Africa and Europe. Part of a series of aerospace conferences produced internationally by BCI Aerospace, the 3-day event was a hybrid of informational sessions and business-to-business meetings connecting manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and service providers. Read more

From the Community, SCM Insights, Technology
March 23, 2017

The Internet of Things is becoming intelligent and collaborative

Matching themes: Collaboration, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, Industry 4.0, IoT, Smart Supply Chain

Ranks among the leading conferences on the Internet of Things (IoT): The Bosch Connected World in Berlin
Ranks among the leading conferences on the Internet of Things (IoT): The Bosch Connected World in Berlin

Artificial intelligence is the topic of the hour. This was not any different at Bosch Connected World. Nearly 3,000 IoT enthusiasts talked about business models and innovations relating to the Internet of Things in Berlin on March 15 and 16, 2017. The top three topics were artificial intelligence, automation and openness. 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, Technology
January 18, 2017

Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM) – Full transparency in the supply chain

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, SCPM, Versorgungssicherheit

Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM) links internal and external information, creating transparency and a stable supply chain in the process
Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM) links internal and external information, creating transparency and a stable supply chain in the process

Many companies are determined to improve their use of information from individual internal and external IT systems as a way of meeting the challenges of a digital supply chain.

Traditionally, planning, procurement, logistics and transport management have been separate processes. Whereas material planners determine how many parts are needed for production during the manufacturing process and order them while keeping an eye on safety stocks, suppliers use their own systems as do the transport service providers. What is delivered when and in which quantity can usually not be determined until the goods receipt. Read more

From the Community

How the Berlin AirShow 2016 has set trends towards digitalization of the supply chain

Matching themes: Industry 4.0

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Dr. Klaus Richter, Head of Procurement at Airbus Group

Three, two, one, lift off:

The Berlin Airshow (ILA) took off on Wednesday 1st of June at 9.30 with an introductory speech of Volker Thum, Head of BDLI, who highlighted the important role of a strong supplier network for a successful Aerospace Industry. He stressed the effort which is required to maintain the high level of technology innovation.

Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, was second on the stage. Her key message to the audience was: “Offering state of the art is not enough!” Suppliers need to support aircraft manufacturers with their innovative power when working on new aircraft generations.

Dr. Klaus Richter, Head of Procurement at Airbus Group, pointed out the necessity of a strong supply chain at all levels of the production network as well as the need for an increase of the supplier performance..

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