SCM Insights
April 9, 2020

In times of Corona, how can Track & Trace help to solve the challenges ahead?

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Inbound Supply Chain, Material Visibility, Risk Management, Security of supply, Smart Supply Chain, Track & Trace

Closures of suppliers, logistics centers and borders severely affect supply chains. Real-time transport information is therefore crucial - especially for the restart after the corona crisis.
Closures of suppliers, logistics centers and borders due to Corona severely affect supply chains. Real-time transport information is therefore crucial to ensure the still existing flow of goods and to enable  a restart after the crisis as smoothly as possible

The Corona pandemic took us all completely by surprise. Few people expected a “black-swan” event like this. And even the boldest risk scenarios have not foreseen or dealt with the scale of the problem we are currently experiencing.

Supply chains have been severely disrupted or even completely collapsed within a short period of time, especially in the automotive and aviation industries. If important suppliers stop producing, warehouses are not working and transports out of “red zones” are not possible, then production cannot be maintained, or only with great difficulty.

But not everything has come to a standstill. Where production is still going on, it is now particularly important to know what is happening during transport, how long are the waiting times at the borders, where are the restrictions and what time effects will this have on the delivery.

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Inside
April 7, 2020

When development teams are planning the next six sprints – and no one is coming

Matching themes: agile organization, Lace Team, SAFe

Let's go virtual: In times of social distancing it is no longer possible for nearly 150 participants from across Europe to gather at one physical location for a two-day PI Planning event
Let’s go virtual: In times of social distancing it is no longer possible for nearly 150 participants from across Europe to gather at one physical location for a two-day PI Planning event

Or rather, nobody is allowed to come. At least not to physically show up at a central conference space. The restrictions to contain the coronavirus are also firmly holding SupplyOn and its software partners in its grasp. Read more

SCM Insights
March 25, 2020

There is no future without integrated production and logistics networks

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, logistics planning, Material Visibility, production planning, Production-to-Supply, Risk Management, Security of supply, Smart Factory

True supply chain resilience requires an integrated production and logistics planning
True supply chain resilience requires an integrated production and logistics planning

Much has already been written about flexible production and logistics networks, especially in economically turbulent times. However, the reality in many companies is still that production program planning and logistics planning run side by side in a non-integrated manner. Supplier integration, too, is usually only partially implemented. Read more

SCM Insights
March 10, 2020

Optimize your procurement with online auctions

Matching themes: auction, Sourcing

An online auction lets you easily find the supplier with the best conditions in terms of price, product quality, delivery reliabilty, concept strength and more
An online auction lets you easily find the supplier with the best conditions in terms of price, product quality, delivery reliabilty, concept strength and more

Buyers in the manufacturing industry face a variety of challenges, such as volatile markets, high competitive pressure and ever shorter product cycles – catchword time-to-market – to name a few. Adding to that, manufacturing companies primarily source production components, placing high demands on quality and delivery time. But also the so-called indirect material offers a great potential for optimization. Many are asking how to optimize the entire purchasing process in such times. A promising approach is online auctions. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
March 2, 2020

Exploiting the potential of Smart Logistics with Production-to-Supply

Matching themes: Analytics, Inbound Supply Chain, Risk Management, smart logistics data, Smart Supply Chain

Production-to-Supply increases the availability of materials while at the same time reducing inventories and minimizing efforts and costs.
Production-to-Supply increases the availability of materials while at the same time reducing inventories and minimizing efforts and costs.

It’ s nothing new that considerations of optimization focus on excessive inventories and overly high planning or disposition costs. This is all the more true in tougher economic times.

This is where the new opportunities of digitization come in: the continuous provision of data from supplier production to transport logistics and even in-house intralogistics is no longer a vision of the future. Even minimizing process costs is now a reality thanks to automation. Read more

From the Community
February 25, 2020

Smart farming: How procurement and supply chain can brace for challenging times

Matching themes: Digital Supply Chain, digital transformation, Smart Farming

Rund 200 Branchenvertreter kamen zur Auftaktveranstaltung des AGRITECH Supplier Summit in Augsburg um über die verschiedenen Facetten des Smart Farmings zu sprechen
Around 200 industry representatives came to the opening event of the AGRITECH Supplier Summit in Augsburg to talk about the various facets of smart farming

Digitalisation and rapid technological change are shaping modern agriculture – and are presenting it with completely new challenges. Therefore, the AGRITECH Supplier Summit 2020 had set itself the goal of showing and discussing successful solutions. Around 200 participants attended the event in Augsburg, which was initiated by the Berlin Institute of Supply Chain Management and hosted by AGCO.
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Use Cases
February 6, 2020

The art of manufacturing electronic vehicles: Seres Automobile lays the foundation for its supply chain together with SupplyOn

Matching themes: Automobilbranche, automotive industry, China, Digital Supply Chain, E-Mobility

Seres Automobile, the subsidiary of the Chinese Sokon Industry Group dedicated to new energy vehicles, partners with SupplyOn to build its global supply chain
Seres Automobile, the subsidiary of the Chinese Sokon Industry Group dedicated to new energy vehicles, partners with SupplyOn to build and manage its global supply chain

The production of electric vehicles must be based on smart manufacturing. This is a holistic, new business model which takes user needs into account. Therefore, it must also innovate, change and improve the entire supply chain system.

Huang Lei, Vice President Chongqing Sokon Industry Group

As Vice President of the Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, Huang Lei is pursuing a clear goal: to build a complete supply chain system from scratch for the intelligent production of the new electric vehicle. Read more

Use Cases
January 9, 2020

ZF brings in SupplyOn to gain real-time transparency for overseas transport at the material number level

Matching themes: Asset Tracking, Inbound Supply Chain, Material Visibility, Risk Management, Security of supply, Track & Trace, Transparenz

Even with consolidated containers, ZF always knows exactly where all required materials are located by sea and whether they will arrive in time for just-in-sequence production
Even with consolidated containers, ZF always knows exactly where all required materials are located on sea and whether they will arrive in time for just-in-sequence production

Technology company ZF provides its customers worldwide with components for just-in-sequence production. Material bottlenecks due to supply delays quickly lead to major production problems. For critical overseas transport that is prone to delays, ZF has teamed up with SupplyOn to implement a system that continuously monitors the transport status at the material level and in real-time. It provides advance notice of delays, thus ensuring stable production processes. Read more

Inside
December 11, 2019

What does a Product Owner actually do at SupplyOn? Dominik Halamoda describes his working day

Matching themes: agile organization, jobs at SupplyOn, SAFe

Dominik Halamoda, Product Owner at SupplyOn, talks about his working days
Dominik Halamoda, Product Owner at SupplyOn, talks about his working days

In the new series “How does your working day look like?“, employees from a broad range of fields are giving insights into their daily work. The first is Dominik Halamoda, Product Owner at SupplyOn, who answers the most important questions about his tasks and the company in an interview. Read more

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

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