Tag: supplier collaboration

SCM Insights, Use Cases

Collaboration made easy: Feasibility studies with Technical Review

Matching themes: APQP, project management, quality management, Sourcing, supplier collaboration

Technical Review enables companies to easily conduct feasibility studies with their suppliers. It creates a digital transition from sourcing to APQP project management
Technical Review enables companies to easily conduct feasibility studies with their suppliers. It creates a digital transition from sourcing to APQP project management

Continental and ZF Friedrichshafen’s customers include numerous automotive manufacturers (so-called OEM). In this industry, the demands on logistics, feasibility, quality, quantities and compliance are particularly high. Both companies therefore need absolutely reliable partners.

Until recently, however, they were faced with a challenge: How can they check with both known and, in particular, new suppliers to see whether they can produce newly developed parts in the required quality and quantity, deliver them on time and on the right terms and conditions? 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

Use Cases
December 12, 2017

Mastering challenges in customer communication

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, supplier collaboration

Instead of error-prone and tedious manual processes, TEMA-FISCHER now benefits from a standardized electronic data exchange with two customers via SupplyOn.
Instead of error-prone and tedious manual processes, TEMA-FISCHER now benefits from a standardized electronic data exchange with two customers via SupplyOn.

Many suppliers are still a struggling with unstructured processes when collaborating with customers despite the digital era. TEMA-Fischer GmbH solved this problem many years ago with ZF Friedrichshafen AG in an exemplary way and now handles the most important processes via SupplyOn. This is now also the case with their order processes for Siemens. Every additional customer who takes the same approach to collaboration will increase the benefits for the machining specialist. Read more

SCM Insights
October 30, 2017

Ready for takeoff? Supply chain challenges in the aerospace industry

Matching themes: Aerospace, Inbound Supply Chain, Outbound Supply Chain, SCM, Study, supplier collaboration

A survey among aerospace suppliers lists the pivotal points for a stronger digitalization of the aerospace supply chain
A survey among suppliers lists the pivotal points for a stronger digitalization of the aerospace supply chain

The aerospace industry has a larger international footprint than almost any other sector. Ranging from individual connectors to the completed aircraft, the supply chain often spans the entire globe. In times of ever-closer collaboration and ever-tighter deadlines, the level of digitalization should actually be extensive. Actuall.

Our recently published study presents a somewhat different picture. Read more

SCM Insights
October 5, 2017

Digitalization is not an end in itself. A commentary

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, 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

SCM Insights
September 21, 2017

Going beyond operational supply chain digitalization

Matching themes: action management, quality management, supplier collaboration

Don't stop at digitalizing your core supply chain processes. Incorporating a digital action management helps to enhance quality measures and reach a 360-degree view on your supplier collaboration.
Don’t stop at digitalizing your core supply chain processes. Incorporating a digital action management helps to enhance quality measures and reach a 360-degree view on your supplier collaboration.

Nowadays, most leading companies have EDI interfaces in place to communicate their demands, improve demand visibility, and receive information about shipments. The most advanced ones use cloud platforms, allowing for real-time collaboration with suppliers and other business partners like subcontractors or carriers. It goes without saying, that analytics and big data play an increasing and critical role for companies in all industries.

This trend has had a huge impact on stocks reduction and optimization of procurement processes. But it has also increased reliability and provided consistent data. As a result, transparency is not just a concept anymore, but has become reality; and brings with it a common and trusted view and understanding between business partners.

Unfortunately, this will not prevent Read more

From the Community, Inside
May 12, 2017

Siemens–SupplyOn Suppliers Day: Collectively driving digitalization

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitalization, 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

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

SCM Insights, Technology

Easy transfer of inspection certificates with the Advance Shipping Notification (ASN)

Matching themes: ASN, Collaboration, supplier collaboration

easy transfer of inspection certificates via ASN
SupplyOn enables to transfer quality and production data along with the advance shipping notice (ASN).

We are frequently approached by customers seeking a solution for transferring quality and production data generated by a supplier as part of the manufacturing and quality assurance processes. As an attachment to SupplyOn’s electronic delivery note, the so-called ASN (Advance Shipping Notification) is exactly what they are looking for. Following the transfer, structured electronic certificate data can be seamlessly processed, analyzed and saved. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
September 28, 2016

Successful supplier rollout in China: Strategic onboarding in the Middle Kingdom

Matching themes: China, Rollout, supplier collaboration

Florian in Shanghai
Florian in Shanghai

January 1, 3:55 a.m.
Just back from a New Year’s Eve party and full of excitement, I take a look at the Seeburger EDI monitor and press the refresh button again. Then once more. Then again and again. But nothing happens.

4:09 a.m.
Still nothing. I’m starting to get a little nervous. My customer in Shanghai wanted to go live at 10 a.m. local time. That was nine minutes ago, which seems like an eternity to me.

4:13 a.m.
Nervously, I press the refresh button on the EDI monitor every 20 seconds. Finally! A delivery instruction and three call-offs. Status: “SUCCESS!” I quickly log into SupplyOn to check if posting is correct and find everything is just as planned. Relieved, I pick up the phone to call my Chinese colleague and tell him about the successful posting. “Liang, the initial messages were booked successfully. Let’s go!” Read more

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