From the Community
October 9, 2019

Supply chain challenges in delivering the next generation of Military hardware

Matching themes: Aerospace, Defense, Digital Supply Chain

New technologies and current digital supply chain challenges were among the top discussed topics
New technologies and current digital supply chain challenges were among the top topics at AIA

The Fall AIA Supplier Management Council Meeting took place from September 24-26th at the Omni Hotel in Ft. Worth, TX. There were over 200 attendees including some of the biggest names in Aerospace and Defense.

A new wave of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles

There’s a lot of new use cases being evaluated for aerial vehicles. Read more

Inside
September 26, 2019

SupplyOn sets the stage for agile development in the next six sprints

Matching themes: agile organization, Lace Team, SAFe

Engaged collaboration and discussions form the core element of the quarterly PI Plannings that set the course for our agile software development in the coming weeks
Engaged collaboration and discussions form the core element of the quarterly PI Plannings that set the course for our agile software development in the coming weeks

“I have two user stories here with a total of 12 Story Points, which I cannot take care of in my team,” Martin Weber, Product Manager, says to his colleague. “It is part of a feature of SupplyOn Project Management, and your team knows all about it. Is there a chance you can help out?”

Conversations like this are the heartbeat of our PI (Program Increment) planning. Just recently, around 100 colleagues from 16 agile Scrum teams met again near Munich Airport to plan software development for the next twelve weeks. Read more

Inside
September 18, 2019

Why SAFe will make us a future-proof partner for our customers

Matching themes: agile organization, Lace Team, SAFe

When functional contraints hinder an organization's flexibility to meet today's fast changing requirements, it needs a re-design of its way of working. How the SAFe framework helps to enhance SupplyOn's agility
When functional contraints hinder an organization’s flexibility to meet today’s fast changing requirements, it needs a re-design of its way of working. How the SAFe framework helps to enhance SupplyOn’s agility

In an increasingly complex world, established organizations reach their functional limits and have to come up with new coping strategies. So does SupplyOn, a trusted and successful company network that connects more than 65,000 businesses worldwide. Read more

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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