Why this theme? This theme was selected by EDIFICE because Supply Chain Excellence isn’t just about having the best technology. Supply chains are created, managed and improved by the people who work in them and it is essential for our industry’s future success that we attract new talent, we learn today from the new generation of future high tech leaders who will join our companies one day.
EDIFICE was introduced to FHOÖ (Management School of Applied Sciences) by some of our members. They specialise in Supply Chain Management and Digital Business Management educational Programs and align study programs closely with industry needs. Students get introduced in the industry via internships. People that graduate from this University are ready to embark on work with the minimum of company investment.
EDIFICE believes that this kind of initiative is vital to the success of our industry and this Conference has been designed with FHOÖ and will take place at their Campus in Steyr with active participation from the students and their Professors from specific educational programs: ILM (International Logistics Management), SCM (Supply Chain Management), MEB (Marketing and Electronic Business) and DBM (Digital Business Management)
Our meeting format has been adjusted for this Conference to facilitate open dialogue between industry and University by setting up an Open-Space discussion that will allow you to tackle subjects in an innovative, new way.
|Industry meets University on Supply Chain Future by Franz Staberhofer of FHOÖ|
|Value Chain 2012 – Bridge from Today to tomorrow & beyond by Gerald Riha of voestalpine|
|Integrated Supply Chain Processes – A Contribution to the Improvement of the TCO oriented Process Cost by Mario Mueller of Siltronic|
|Challenges for SME for B2B Integration by Dietmar Nedbal of FHOÖ|
|Supply Chain Management under Volatility – Making an Enterprise Resilient towards Disturbances by Prof. Dr. Corinna Engelhardt-Nowitzki, University of Applied Sciences
“Current business environments imply huge volatility and several uncertainties. Since most companies have build up tight relationships with their customers and suppliers, singular disturbances of delivery processes or information flows may have severe direct and indirect impacts on multiple firms all over the supply network. Hence, becoming resilient – in other words learning how to act resistant, reliable and with a stable performance in the face of suchlike events and at the same time being flexible towards desirable changes – is an important managerial capability.”
|Focusing on the Stars of Tomorrow: The Freescale University Programs by Flavio Stiffan, Freescale University Programs for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa
The world of education continues to evolve following the trends of technology. Yesterday’s 8-bit MCU applications are migrating to 32bit MCU technologies, yet, educators still have the need for the building blocks to teach from ground up to the future generations of electric and embedded computing engineers despite the time pressures of the university programs.
This presentation will provide you with an overview of Freescale’s continuous investment in the University Programs to support educators for a better teaching to the Stars of Tomorrow, providing our customers and partners with skilled and bright young engineers.”
|Social Media in Companies – Examples and Cases by Gerald Petz (FH OÖ)
“The presentation provides a short overview over Social Media tools and exhibits cases and examples, how social media could be used within companies (exemplified by Social Media Manual of voestalpine and other cases)”
|People-to-People Collaboration in Context of B2B Interchange and Business Partner Collaboration by Rüdiger Müller, SAP Social Software Outbound Product Manager and Oliver Bareiss, SAP Solution Manager Business Networks and B2B
“It is widely accepted the B2B integration helps streamlining business processes. As a result companies benefit from cost reductions. However, B2B integration is a complex task as it requires developing and maintaining mappings to various message formats between multiple business partners. In an extreme IT departments are busy keeping the existing integrations running and don’t have the resources to add new business partner. The presentation will focus on how SAP can help in reducing the complexity and adding flexibility in B2B integrations. B2B integration is trying to reduce the human intervention in exchanging business data to a minimum level. We will show that nonetheless it is essential to support B2B integration with People to People (P2P) integration. We will present some use cases where P2P collaboration efficiently enriches integrated B2B processes.”