This Americas Kick off conference will
- explain the functioning of this global B2B User Network and how member collaboration creates valuable outputs for all involved
- provide updates from the EDIFICE Standardisation partners: OAGI, RosettaNet, UN/EDIFACT and others…
- highlight the newly released EDIFICE enliteB2B Program – the B2B enabler for the SME market
- provide a platform to address regional and global challenges
- feature case study presentations around best practices in Supply Chain, Cloud Computing and B2B integration
- offer all attendees a free signed copy of the recently published book on the Information Supply Chain, “Herding Geese” by Steve Keifer who will present excerpts during the Conference
|Adapting to a New Global B2B Environment, Both Internally and Externally by Casey Stevens of STMicroelectronics”What happens when your company reorganizes itself and you as a B2B Deployer/Analyst in the Americas region now has to support a customer based in another region?• Overview of ST B2B
• Reorganization of Sales and Marketing – Global Key Customers
• New B2B Customer Consignment Case Study
• Challenges & Lessons Learned”
|Landscape Streamlining – Reducing the cost and complexity of Electronic Commerce by James Duerr, Global Head, DHL Global Forwarding Customer Facing Solutions, Integration ManagementAcquisitions, Cost of Ownership, Time to Market and Global Customer engagements require the streamlining of our B2B Services. The session provides an overview of the complexity within the landscape, risks, challenges, successes and the goals of the project, to achieve• a global standardized approach
• improved visibility & reporting
• reduced time to market
• innovation for the future
|New Member Presentation: Vishay by Rochelle Thomas|
|The Space Between – How B2B is Addressing the Most Inefficient Part of the Global Economy by Steve Keifer, VP of Global Marketing at GXSBased upon his recently published book, Herding Geese—The Story of the Information Supply Chain, Steve will provide his view on how B2B is attacking some of the biggest inefficiencies in the global economy. He will also share examples of the major role that B2B technologies are playing in the areas of health care reform, homeland security, sovereign debt reduction and international trade.|
|How to soar your B2B partnership base with enliteB2B by Jan Fuchs, enliteB2B Architect at EDIFICEEDIFICE embarked on a study identifying the bottlenecks preventing the proliferation of B2B integration in all layers of the business. The results of the study revealed that B2B message standards currently available are too complex. This complexity is responsible to the high investment businesses have to make before they can participate in an integrated B2B exchange with their partners.Under the umbrella of the enliteB2B program EDIFICE launched a first deliverable: the enliteB2B format for the purchase order, the ASN and the invoice messages. Work is undertake to deliver the enliteB2B data models for all Product/Service centric messages.|
|Avnet B2B Trends by Tony Daniel, B2B Manager and Al Raleigh, Systems Analyst both at AvnetThis presentation will focus on what recent Avnet implementations indicate in terms of B2B trends. Avnet is a large company in the electronics and computer technology distribution industry, with hundreds of B2B implementations. Partner companies are doing more with less, and this impacts the use of standards, service levels, and third party partners. Internally, Avnet’s Services Oriented Architecture includes canonical structures to help with scaling|
|Crossing the Divide – moving from B2B into the world of API Management by Pamela Webber of CiscoIf you really want to help my business, let us bring your data into our tools’. This is the cry of many partners and customers. This presentation will discuss why and how we can leverage our current knowledge and technology investments, as we cross the divide into the world of API Management.”|
|B2B Integration at the Intersection of IT Trends by by Steven Spence, B2B Integration Development Manager, Hewlett Packard (HP) Information Technology, Global Integration Services”B2B Integration requirements change depending on internal and external developments. Some of these may be business specific while others reflect technology trends. As B2B professionals we share many of the same challenges. How do larger trends in a company, industry or in IT impact our integration teams? We’ll look at some forces driving change, a real world example and have a discussion.• Are the priorities on cost-saving and efficiency?
• Or is implementation speed the priority?
• Where does traditional integration with EDI play a role?
• What alternatives to traditional integration need consideration?
• How is integration affected by the Cloud?”