SCM Insights
July 9, 2019

5 Common invoicing problems and how to solve them

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

From the Community
April 15, 2019

bauma 2019: Digitization gains ground in the construction equipment industry

Matching themes: construction equipment, digitalization

The world' s largest trade fair not only presented the latest machines, but also future trends in autonomous driving and digitization.
The world’ s largest trade fair not only presented the latest machines, but also future trends in autonomous driving and digitization.

The bauma took place again from April 8 to 14, 2019 at the exhibition grounds in Munich-Riem. With 3,702 exhibitors from 63 countries and regions and an exhibition area of 614,000 m² (more than 6.6 million square feet), it is the largest trade fair in the world.

Trending themes: Alternative power systems, autonomous driving and digitization

At bauma, too, the topic of alternative power sources and the autonomous operation of excavators and other construction machinery was one of the main topics.  Read more

From the Community
April 10, 2019

Digital procurement in real-time: Successful Industrial Track & Trace showcase at Hannover Messe

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, Material Visibility, SCPM, Traceability, Track & Trace, visibility

Industrial intelligence meets industrial track & trace at Hannover Messe 2019: Innovative showcase enables new dimensions of visibility in manufacturing
Industrial intelligence meets industrial track & trace at Hannover Messe 2019: Innovative showcase enables new dimensions of visibility in manufacturing

Hannover Messe is the world’s leading industrial trade show. An event that is justified in its role as the “Home of Industrial Pioneers”. More than 215,000 visitors and around 6,500 exhibitors from all over the world attended the exhibition from April 1 to 5, 2019. This year’s motto: “Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence”. This key theme not only shaped the many facets of the hotly debated trade fair topics, but also represented the core of the innovative use case that SupplyOn presented there. Read more

From the Community
March 27, 2019

Aerospace supply chains in times of digital change

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain

Visions of a supply chain ecosystem, requirements for securing the future viability of aerospace SMEs, impacts of Brexit: The broad range of digitization topics provided numerous insights for the SCE symposium participants.
Visions of a supply chain ecosystem, requirements for securing the future viability of aerospace SMEs, impacts of Brexit: The broad range of digitization topics provided numerous insights for the SCE symposium participants.

Great interest for an exciting topic: The SCE symposium “Digitization in Aviation”, jointly organized by the Bavarian Aerospace Cluster BavAIRia and SPACE, was filled to capacity with around 100 participants. Read more

From the Community
March 25, 2019

Product dialogue in the construction equipment industry: Building bridges for digitization

Matching themes: construction equipment, digital transformation, digitalization

High need to catch up on digitization in the construction machinery industry leads to strong interest in the presentation of SupplyOn, the leading network for the manufacturing industry.
High need to catch up on digitization in the construction machinery industry leads to strong interest in the presentation of SupplyOn, the leading network for the manufacturing industry.

A very good reason for Dr. Lüddemann, Chairman of the Federation of the German Construction Industry (Hauptverband der deutschen Bauindustrie e.V., HdB) and his colleague, Dirk Siewert, Head of Civil Engineering and Construction Machinery Technology, to feel satisfied: More than 80 participants as well as 13 solution providers attended the debut product dialogue “Potentials of digital solutions in construction machinery technology”, which took place on March 19, 2019 on the premises of the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (htw) in Berlin. Read more

From the Community
March 11, 2019

SupplyOn guest lecture @ HWR Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and Law)

Matching themes: digitalization

It was an honor to talk about hot topics such as analytics, the challenges of digitizing supply chains and the impact of current upheavels with this bright young crowd.
It was an honor to talk about hot topics such as analytics, the challenges of digitizing supply chains and the impact of current upheavels with this bright young crowd from HWR Berlin.

On March 4, 2019, Professor Dr. Tsipoulanidis, HWR Berlin, invited SupplyOn to give a guest lecture at the Business School of the Berlin School of Economics and Law on the digitization of the supply chain. The more than 20 international business students came from various MBA and Master programs, some of them with a focus on management consulting. Read more

SCM Insights
February 26, 2019

How to avoid missing supplies with Smart Logistics Data

Matching themes: Analytics, Data Lake, Inbound Supply Chain, SCPM, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain

Smart Logistics Data combine production-specific information with artificial intelligence to prevent companies from missing supplies
Smart Logistics Data combine production-specific information with artificial intelligence to prevent missing supplies.

Missing supplies, i.e. delayed, deficient, and completely absent deliveries, are a serious and recurring problem for companies. But what can you do? And how can you ensure that ordered goods actually arrive on time?

Smart Logistics Data – that is, the intelligent collection, enrichment, and usage of data relevant to the logistics process –  promises relief.

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