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

SCM Insights
September 5, 2019

A close-up experience of e-mobility made in China

Matching themes: automotive industry, China, E-Mobility

In China, the change in mobility is pursued at an astonishing pace, with fully digitized production facilities for electric vehicles being built in no time
In China, the change in mobility is pursued at an astonishing pace, with fully digitized production facilities for electric vehicles being built in no time

SupplyOn has its roots in the European automotive industry. This makes it all the more exciting to closely observe and support the dynamic developments in China. China is considered a forerunner in the field of electromobility, with numerous start-ups in this space. One of them is Seres, a subsidiary of the Chongqing SOKON Industry Group, one of the largest Chinese OEMs. During his recent trip to China, our CEO Markus Quicken had the honor to visit this company, including a factory tour and test drive. Read more

From the Community
September 3, 2019

Manufacturing 4.0 in academia & practice: How SupplyOn contributed to the MIM 2019 conference

Matching themes: Aerospace, Analytics, Digital Supply Chain, Manufacturing 4.0, RailSupply

More than 750 participants from 51 countries all over the world came to discuss the latest trends in Manufacturing 4.0 from a scientific and practical perspective
More than 750 participants from 51 countries all over the world came to discuss the latest trends in Manufacturing 4.0 from a scientific and practical perspective

“In the end, it is all about communication”: In his opening speech, Prof. Andreas Zaby, President of the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR), welcomed the more than 750 participants from 51 countries worldwide to the MIM 2019 conference. Likewise, Prof. Dmity Ivanov and Prof. Susanne Meyer, Vice President of the HWR Berlin, who were both the driving forces behind this conference, also emphasized this unique opportunity to learn from each other in the context of modelling, management and control of manufacturing processes. Read more

Inside
August 1, 2019

Delivering (even) better service with Design Thinking

Matching themes: Design Thinking, service quality

Design Thinking helps to overcome traditional ways of thinking and thereby find innovative solutions
Design Thinking helps to overcome traditional ways of thinking and thereby find innovative solutions

For us in China, too, Design Thinking is becoming an increasingly important approach to bringing products, solutions and services even closer to the customer. This is because Design Thinking opens up new perspectives and enables innovative solutions by addressing people’s essential needs. Read more

SCM Insights
July 24, 2019

3 Trends for successful digital supply chains

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, Gartner, Trends

Key message from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019: The right technologies are one thing. But the decisive factor is their specific design.
Key message from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019: The right technologies are one thing. But the decisive factor is their specific design.

Supply chain management is changing fast – and fundamentally. In order to set the right digital course for the future, companies must not only ask themselves which new technologies they want to use but to essentially think about their design. Here, I have compiled the important trends and findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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SCM Insights, Technology, Use Cases
July 18, 2019

3 Use cases how companies benefit from Smart Logistics Data

Matching themes: Analytics, Inbound Supply Chain, Inbound Supply Chain, SCPM, Security of supply, Sensors, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain, Versorgungssicherheit

Smart Logistics Data help you to anticipate potential risks and proactively take countermeasures. Here are three typical uses cases
Smart Logistics Data helps you to anticipate potential risks and proactively take countermeasures to ensure a smooth production process as well as high production quality and supply reliability

Transport damages to goods, delays in delivery, poor delivery reliability: These are three typical use cases in which Smart Logistics Data helps to identify and counter risks well in advance. Read more

SCM Insights
July 9, 2019

5 Common invoicing problems and how to solve them

Matching themes: e-Procurement, eInvoicing, invoicing process, Purchase to Pay, Rechnungsprozess, tax compliance

Inefficient electronic invoicing processes waste a tremendous amount of time, effort and money. Yet, it's quite easy to avoid all of it.
Inefficient electronic invoicing processes waste a tremendous amount of time, effort and money. Yet, it’s quite easy to avoid all of it.

If you believe what you read in the headlines, we’ve already arrived in the brave new digital world. But when it comes to the subject of invoicing at least, the world is currently far less digital and “brave” than it could be. What’s the problem? What problems do companies face in the invoicing process? And how can these be solved?

These are precisely the questions we’re going to get to the bottom of here.

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SCM Insights, Technology
June 12, 2019

Interview: “Blockchain could create completely new rules for digital collaboration between companies”

Matching themes: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

Thoroughly examines each individual use case to see whether blockchain technology makes sense: Ralf Knobbloch, blockchain expert at SupplyOn, explains his proven decision criteria.
Thoroughly examines each individual use case to see whether blockchain technology makes sense: Ralf Knobbloch, blockchain expert at SupplyOn, explains his proven decision criteria.

In an interview at the end of last year, SupplyOn Group blockchain expert Ralf Knobloch spoke about the potential offered by blockchain technology in the area of supply chain management. This time we talked to him about the criteria he uses to carry out an advance assessment regarding the suitability and cost-effectiveness of a possible blockchain use case. Read more

From the Community
June 6, 2019

Facts, insights & trends: Transport industry moving forward at transport logistic 2019

Matching themes: logistics, transport management

transport logistic 2019, a globally leading trade fair, discussed geopolitical issues alongside technological trends, such as IoT, AI and sustainability.
transport logistic 2019, a globally leading trade fair, discussed geopolitical issues alongside technological trends, such as IoT, AI and sustainability.

The transport logistic 2019 trade fair in Munich, which takes place every two years, once again lives up to its claim as the world’s leading transport and logistics event: Read more

Inside
May 23, 2019

Bug stop with internal crowdtesting

Matching themes: Crowdtest, user experience

The internal crowd test benefits everyone: product, users and employees (Photo: Researcher's workshop)
The internal crowd test benefits everyone: product, users and employees (photo: research workshop)

Cool music comes out of the speakers. And yet concentrated silence reigns. Many colleagues sit around the large conference table – working student next to manager, product developer next to consultant next to support staff. Everyone is engrossed in their screens, clicking and typing. In between a chat, some jokes or nibbling at sweets. But never do they lose sight of their goal: Finding a bug. Read more

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