Tag: Railway industry

From the Community
October 21, 2019

The future of the mobility industry is digitized and automated

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, Railway Industrie, Railway industry

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, IPM AG opens the Railway Forum 2019
Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, IPM AG opened the Railway Forum 2019

As the 6th Railway Forum impressively demonstrated, digitization and automation are the predominant topics in the railway industry. And this is true at all levels: From infrastructure technology and supplier management to the customer experience, everything is to be digitized and automated in the future. Under the patronage of Deutsche Bahn, around 1,400 experts from the railway industry met in Berlin at the beginning of October to discuss the current challenges of the future and their possible solutions. Read more

From the Community, SCM Insights
September 12, 2019

Interview: “Standardization and automation create huge opportunities for the rail industry.”

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale Transformation, Railway Industrie, Railway industry

Aims to advance the digitization of the supply chain beyond traditional business processes: André Truszkowski-Jonas from Siemens Mobility
Aims to advance the digitization of the supply chain beyond traditional business processes: André Truszkowski-Jonas from Siemens Mobility

The railway industry is getting more and more digital, using new, innovative technologies in many fields. We spoke with André Truszkowski-Jonas, responsible for Business Excellence at Siemens Mobility, about current trends, the benefits of a rail community and the importance of standards for the industry. Read more

Use Cases
October 2, 2018

A convincing industry approach: SupplyOn’s Rail Community boosts the efficiency of the railway industry

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, RailSupply, Railway industry

SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics.
SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics.

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with around 34,000 employees, a transport network of over 3,000 kilometers and almost a half billion passengers per year, is the national railway company of Switzerland, consisting of the four divisions Passenger Transportation, Cargo, Infrastructure and Real Estate. In 2016, the division Passenger Transportation took the initiative to transition the ordering process, until then carried out with high manual effort by email and fax, to a continuous digital process using the RailSupply solution from SupplyOn. The goal of this changeover was to significantly streamline the SBB’s purchasing and procurement logistics. 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, 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, Inside
April 10, 2017

SupplyOn Rail Industry Council: The railway community

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, RailSupply, Railway industry

The driving forces behind the digitalization of the rail industry's supply chain: Bombardier, Faiveley, SBB and Siemens together with SupplyOn
The driving forces behind the digitalization of the rail industry’s supply chain: Bombardier, Faiveley, SBB and Siemens together with SupplyOn

SupplyOn has always made collaboration a top priority. But this includes much more than partnerships between companies and their suppliers. The concept of community is also a key element for these alliances. We develop solutions not just for an industry, but also together with the industry.

As part of this commitment, we created the Rail Industry Council last year. Its main objective is Read more

From the Community
March 3, 2016

Railway Forum 2016: A focus on digitalization

Matching themes: RailSupply, Railway industry

The SupplyOn booth served as a center of activity (from right): Maik-Peter Cords (Supplier Performance & Quality, Bombardier Transportation GmbH) and Tobias Pacem (Head of Procurement, DB Instandhaltungs GmbH) with Thorsten Fülling, Director of Consulting, and Markus Quicken, CEO of SupplyOn
The SupplyOn booth served as a center of activity (from right): Maik-Peter Cords (Supplier Performance & Quality, Bombardier Transportation GmbH) and Tobias Pacem (Head of Procurement, DB Instandhaltungs GmbH) with Thorsten Fülling, Director of Consulting, and Markus Quicken, CEO of SupplyOn

The Railway Forum organized by IPM opened its doors for the fourth time on February 29. SupplyOn once again set up a booth at the event. And many other things were the same as well: Factory tours provided by well-known companies in the rail industry on Monday morning, myriad opportunities to talk and network with industry experts and an interesting dinner speech by Dr. Volker Kefer, the Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG, before the guests converged on the excellent buffet.

But the event offered something new as well: Read more

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