From the Community
December 5, 2019

Smart Construction Machines. The digital construction industry in 2025.

Matching themes: construction equipment, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

Electric-powered construction machinery is the trend
Electric-powered construction machinery is the trend

Smart Construction Machines. The digital construction industry in 2025.

This was the motto of the 2nd Construction Equipment Forum, which took place this time in Mannheim. Professor Dr. Johannes Walter, host and head of IPM, opened the event. With approx. 400 participants, 73 partners and sponsors as well as approx. 60 exhibitors, the Construction Equipment Forum has grown considerably compared to the inaugural event one year ago in Hanover. In addition to the IPM Institute as organizer, the companies Wacker Neuson, Ammann, Bosch and STRABAG are founding partners and sponsors of the event. Read more

From the Community
November 28, 2019

Inspirations and innovations for the financial transformation of the automotive industry in China

Matching themes: China, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, Golden Tax

End of October, numerous experts discussed innovations in the supply chain and financial transformation in the automotive industry in China
End of October, numerous experts discussed innovations in the supply chain and financial transformation in the automotive industry in China

Outside, a constant stream of vehicles and cold temperatures prevailed; inside, innovations in the automotive industry were debated in a warm atmosphere. That was the “2019 Automotive Industry Supply Chain Innovation and Financial Transformation Forum”, which took place in Beijing on October 25, 2019.
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SCM Insights
November 19, 2019

Survey: How to benefit from electronic invoicing

Matching themes: eInvoicing, invoicing process, Purchase to Pay, Study

A scientific survey details the positive effects of electronic invoicing for the invoice's issuer and the recipient
A scientific survey details the positive effects of electronic invoicing for the invoice’s issuer and the recipient

Despite all the buzz over catchwords like Industry 4.0, automation and digital transformation, when it comes to invoicing, we still live in a mainly analogue, non-electronic, non-automated world. Even today, at the close of 2019, the majority of invoices is sent in paper or unstructured formats. Formats that cannot (or hardly) be processed electronically. This has considerable consequences for companies, locking up resources, time and money. To gain a clearer picture on the real effects of e-invoicing, we conducted a scientific survey.

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From the Community
November 12, 2019

Game-changing transformation of the aviation industry – How the 9th Aviation Forum contributed

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

The Aviation Forum, held in Munich for the first time, provided numerous insights and innovative approaches on how the aerospace industry can meet the upcoming fundamental changes (photo courtesy of IPM AG)
The Aviation Forum, held in Munich for the first time, provided numerous insights and innovative approaches on how the aerospace industry can meet the upcoming fundamental changes (photo courtesy of IPM)

Now Munich. After 8 years in Hamburg, an alternating pattern of the Aviation Forum location was practiced for the first time: With one year in Munich and the next year again in Hamburg. Once again, this year’s Aviation Forum set a new record: 800 attendants, 145 exhibitors and 55 speakers raised the bar even higher. Read more

Use Cases
November 8, 2019

Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, procurement

Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a very innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply - and well-deserved earned a nomination for the German Logistics Award 2019
Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award

The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. Almost every aircraft at Airbus is unique – and consists of around one million individual parts. Managing this is a challenge in itself. It becomes even more complex when, as at Airbus, almost a dozen locations in Europe and Canada coordinate operational purchasing. In order to act more efficiently, Airbus has developed a four-pillar model in which AirSupply from SupplyOn plays a key role. For the impressive results of this digital transformation, Airbus was selected as one of three finalists of the German Logistics Award 2019. Read more

From the Community, Use Cases
November 4, 2019

Two days of e-invoicing insights in Vienna

Matching themes: AirSupply, eInvoicing, P2P

The E-Invoicing Exchange Summit meant two days of intensive deep-dive into all aspects of e-invoicing
The E-Invoicing Exchange Summit meant two days of intensive deep-dive into all aspects of e-invoicing

This year, we had for the first time our own booth at the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit (EXCS19) in Vienna. During this event, we had the opportunity to engage in many highly interesting discussions with invoicing experts from all over the world on the current trends in e-invoicing. Read more

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, Technology
October 14, 2019

“Get the future before it gets you”: Full-stack Industry 4.0 solution ONCITE launched

Matching themes: Edge Computing, Industry 4.0

With Bosch Connected Industry and IoTOS, German Edge Cloud launched an "all-in-one" solution for the manufactuing industry: ONCITE (Image: Rittal / German Edge Cloud)
With Bosch Connected Industry and IoTOS, German Edge Cloud launched an “all-in-one” solution for the manufactuing industry: ONCITE (Image: Rittal / German Edge Cloud)

Finally a feasible and scalable digitization solution for industry 4.0

One is almost tempted to twist the eyes and simple go on mute it whenever one hears the terms “Industry 4.0”, “Internet of Things” and “digitization” as repeatedly as they are mentioned in media and technical discussions. Much has been and is being said and written about it. However, we are finally seeing very practical developments in our industry. Read more

Use Cases
October 10, 2019

Liebherr-Aerospace digitizes its supply chain with AirSupply

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain

After positive experiences of using AirSupply as a supplier, Liebherr-Aerospace decided to also implement the solution for its own processes
After positive experiences of using AirSupply as a supplier, Liebherr-Aerospace decided to also implement the solution for its own processes

As early as the end of 2012, Liebherr-Aerospace opted to use SupplyOn’s AirSupply solution with its most important suppliers for the processes Demand Forecast, Order, Advance Shipping Notification (ASN), Goods Receipt and partly also Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) – thus being the first AirSupply customer outside of BoostAeroSpace. Read more

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