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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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