From the Community
October 11, 2018

Construction Equipment Forum: Paths to digitizing the industry

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, digitale 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

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 Industrie

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 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
July 19, 2018

SupplyOn customer Telair celebrates its 50th anniversary – hidden champion for Cargo Management

Matching themes: Aerospace

Telair celebrated its 50th anniversary. CEO Marko Enderlein welcomed the guests
Telair celebrated its 50th anniversary. CEO Marko Enderlein welcomed the guests

Telair CEO Marko Enderlein and his team celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary on July 13, 2018, together with customers, suppliers, business partners as well as political and industry representatives.

The cargo specialist Telair, located in the Bavarian town of Miesbach, Germany, is the world’s leading supplier for cargo handling systems. Among other things, the company manufactures the cargo loading system for the BELUGA transport aircraft, which plays a critical role in Airbus’ internal 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

SCM Insights
July 10, 2018

InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Condition Monitoring, Digital Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, IoT, Material Visibility, SCPM, Security of supply, Sensors, Smart Supply Chain, Track & Trace

By combining asset tracking and condition monitoring of the production material during transport, you can initiate appropriate countermeasures in case of alarming signals long before goods receipt.
By combining real-time asset tracking and condition monitoring of production material during transport, you can initiate appropriate countermeasures to keep your production running long before goods receipt.

A materials controller needs up-to-date information at all times for production planning purposes. He needs to know whether the goods required are going to arrive at the plant in time – and whether they will do so in an intact state, a very important point when it comes to sensitive components. And all this preferably in real time, of course. But this is a lot more than what most track-and-trace solutions have to offer. 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

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