From the Community
February 14, 2019

What is driving logistics in the automotive industry?

Matching themes: automotive, Digital Supply Chain, logistics

The Forum Automobillogistik 2019 in Munich provides the answers: Supply chain digitization brings together manufacturers, suppliers and transport service providers (Picture: © BVL / Kay Bublitz)
The Forum Automobillogistik 2019 in Munich provides the answers: Supply chain digitization brings together manufacturers, suppliers and transport service providers (Picture: © BVL / Kay Bublitz)

Digitization is in full swing

For some time now, approaches such as artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things have left the scientific and university sphere. Companies in the automotive and logistics industries have begun implementing these approaches with the technological options available today. The successful digitization of industry-specific procurement strategies is making massive progress and continues to serve as a role model and benchmark for other industries.

What you could see and hear at the Forum Automobillogistik 2019, which took place on 5-6 February at the BMW World in Munich under the motto “Creating value creation – analogue – digital – in real time”, was, as expected, extremely impressive. Read more

SCM Insights, Use Cases
January 31, 2019

Industrial Traceability: In-depth analysis transcending the boundaries of your production and supply chain

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, SCPM, Smart Supply Chain, Traceability, Track & Trace

Industrial traceability enables full visibility across the production process and beyond traditional supply chain boundaries
Industrial traceability enables full visibility across the production process and beyond traditional supply chain boundaries

Up until now, seamless, end-to-end good traceability has been more of a pipe dream than a reality. But there’s good news: thanks to the clustering of innovative Industry 4.0 technologies, comprehensive supply chain Track & Trace is now possible – also known as industrial traceability.

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SCM Insights, Technology
December 18, 2018

Interview: “Blockchain offers enormous potential for supply chain management”

Matching themes: Blockchain, Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation

For Ralf Knobloch, Blockchain expert at the SupplyOn Group, blockchain will turn things upside down.
For Ralf Knobloch, Blockchain expert at the SupplyOn Group, blockchain will turn things upside down.

Ralf Knobloch, the SupplyOn Group’s blockchain expert, has been involved with distributed ledger technology since 2013. As the founder of the “Blockchain Meet-Up Saxony”, he is a great believer in regular dialog between research, science, users and society. We spoke to him about the impact of the new technology and about concrete use cases in supply chain management beyond the blockchain hype. Read more

From the Community
December 11, 2018

Aeromart Toulouse, a 48h journey of insights

Matching themes: Aerospace, AirSupply, Digital Supply Chain

Aeromart Toulouse welcomed more than 3,000 participants from 45 countries - and SupplyOn was among the exhibitors.
Aeromart Toulouse welcomed more than 3,000 participants from 45 countries – and SupplyOn was among the exhibitors.

Gathering more than 1,300 companies from all around the world, Aeromart Toulouse 2018 confirmed its position as the global platform of the aerospace industry. Read more

SCM Insights
November 29, 2018

Why comprehensive data consolidation is the basis for efficient risk management

Matching themes: Analytics, Data Lake, Risk Management, SCPM, Smart Supply Chain, supply reliability, supply risks

The success formula for efficient risk management: Tear down the silos and consolidate your data first
The success formula for efficient risk management: Tear down the silos and consolidate your data first

Nowadays, everyone is preaching that data is the new oil. But unlike oil, it’s not (just) the sheer output volume that matters here. What really counts is the efficient use of this data so as to draw the right conclusions in terms of the supply chain reliability. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
November 13, 2018

Smart Logistics Data: The intelligent supply chain

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

Smart Logistics Data enables a change of perspective to look ahead instead of backwards
Smart Logistics Data enables a change of perspective to look ahead instead of backwards

A supply chain has to be agile, robust and resilient. Capable of anticipating potential risks and responding in advance, detecting problems early on and flexibly circumventing them.

All this requires the intelligent use of data. But how can we really make data “smart”? Read more

From the Community
November 8, 2018

Hamburg calling – how the 8th Aviation Forum gave insights into tomorrow’s aerospace supply chain

Matching themes: Aerospace, Digital Supply Chain

"Global - digital - smart" was this year's motto of the Aviation Forum in Hamburg
“Global – digital – smart” was this year’s motto of the Aviation Forum in Hamburg

The 8th Aviation Forum opened its doors on November 6-7. And more than 700 participants attended this 8th event of its kind, hosted again by Airbus CPO Dr Klaus Richter and organized by IPM.

The participating companies – among them airliners, OEMs, suppliers, BDLI, clusters, regional aerospace organizations, service providers and consulting companies – discussed hot topics like globalization, digitization and smart production. Read more

SCM Insights

How to achieve your targets with digital transformation

Matching themes: digital transformation

Digitization is about adding value. Not about just copying everything to the "new digital"
Digitization is about adding value. It’s not about simply copying analogue processes to the “new digital”

Digital transformation, what a nice and trendy topic that is in everyone’s mouth, but not yet implemented in everyone’s company.

In fact, digital transformation is getting popular due to the democratization of technology and relatively lower cost of acquisition. More and more companies look at it closer and closer, some jump into it, while others still wait and see. Nothing wrong with that. This is part of the normal cycle regarding technology adoption.

The only difference is that in the past decade, companies still had time to wait, see, and then move forward. Nowadays, even though the key question remains “WHEN”, the truth is that there is not much time to waste on the “wait & see” pushing companies to start taking action and the real question is at “WHAT SPEED”. Read more

From the Community
October 23, 2018

Paris Calling and BoostAeroSpace Mission

Matching themes: AirSupply

Beautiful Paris set the spot for the this year's BoostAerospace Customer Group
Beautiful Paris set the spot for the this year’s BoostAerospace Customer Group

BoostAeroSpace had invited to the 6th BoostAeroSpace Customer Group on October 18th 2018, this time to Paris. Participants who had already arrived the evening before took the opportunity for a joint dinner not too far from La Tour Eiffel. Read more

From the Community
October 11, 2018

Construction Equipment Forum: Paths to digitizing the industry

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital 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

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