“Process Collaboration between two partners is the key to value creation for their respective supply chains. A company’s supply chain can only be successful if it works efficiently end-to-end, including outside its own walls with both suppliers and customers. As global markets become increasingly efficient, competition no longer takes place between individual businesses, but between entire supply chains. B2B is a key enabler to support the effective process collaboration that enables all the participants in a value chain to grow.”
|Innovative Semiconductor Solutions for Energy Efficiency, Mobility and Security by Mr. Arunjai Mittal, Infineon AG, Member of Management Board Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. How semiconductors can help influence each of these challenges shall be presented. An overview of Infineon’s global innovation, manufacturing as well as customer networks shall be shared by means of selected examples.
|B2B Creating Value for Infineon by Robert Leindl, CIO of Infineon
A general overview of IT at Infineon including key facts, figures, the structure and setup followed by an in-depth view of B2B at Infineon. Infineon strives to have a stable solution based on the B2B standards, leveraging internal competence to consult its internal customers and external partners on optimal usage of B2B. Infineon sees B2B as a win-win for its partners and the company.
|Supply Chain Use Cases, EDI messages as precondition for business process integration by Wolfgang Richter of Continental Corporation and Richard Bernt, IT Sr Business Analyst of Infineon Technologies AG
This presentation illustrates the common view of Continental and Infineon on status before and after implementing the ‘Supply Chain Monitor’ in respective business processes.
After ‘Continental at a glance’ we highlight the complexity and also the requirements within a Supply Chain. A use case shows how Continentals ‘Supply Chain Monitor’ helps to sort out these challenges to enforce successful collaboration. At the next steps we show that there’s still place for optimization, but in the end the benefits prove that the effort both parties are spending is valuable.
|Logistics Key Account Partnership for improved collaboration in SCM; Case Study byMike Coffey, Analog Devices Strategic Account Planning Manager and Jochen Schmid, Global Account Manager Bosch
The Logistic Key Account Program from Robert Bosch facilitates a collaborative, strategic approach with Bosch planning teams across the globe. This presentation demonstrates how through this program Bosch and Analog Devices have adopted a unified focus on improvements to their combined Supply Chain. It also discusses the use of tools to continuously improve and measure our joint results by using a balanced score card approach.
|B2B – Leverage Channel Value by Kate Pritchard on behalf of Nicole Schwarzer Senior Director Sales & Marketing Enablement at Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon uses the Distributor Sales Channel extensively. The Distributors reach and scope results in high complexity. Infineon leverages on B2B to deliver productivity in a transaction intensive channel
|B2B Implementation at a Technology Distributor Company by Divya Raj of L&T Infotech
Overview of migration of B2B solution design & implementation approach, thereby streamlining and enabling greater standardization of B2B operations of the enterprise across the globe
|B2B @ Infineon Purchasing by Hans-Martin Schweizer, Corporate Vice President PUR & CPO at Infineon Technologies AG
This presentation explains the motivation for introducing B2B at Infineon Purchasing. B2B clearly is the way to boost the efficiency & transparency of the purchase to pay process, however, for successful implementation some challenges have to be overcome. The challenges and solutions are elaborated and the presentation concludes with the “lessons learned”.
|B2B: how strengthen the relationship through an improved forecasting process looking at future supply chain integration steps by Andrea Di Furia of MEMC
In a limited resources context, Customer’s requests always have top priority. Creativity, flexibility within a teamwork environment, are the key weapons to be effective and meet Customer’s expectations and deadlines providing, in the meantime, valuable quality services and results. The B2B implementation with our Customer in 2012, has been a human and technical experience mixed together. MEMC Team started this “journey” with enthusiasm, taking advantage to improve and strengthen the existing partnership. We made a first step towards future further achievements
|Supplier Integration – The Last Mile in the B2B Journey by Simon Lai Koek Wai, General Manager, CrimsonLogic eTrade Services
B2B projects revolving around supplier integration had often been considered the least important and had often been placed at the tail end of most company’s lineup of B2B projects. Most organizations would prefer to take up B2B projects that are being initiated by its customers. Organizations often perceive that embarking on supplier-facing B2B projects is always very challenging, bring very little benefits, and generate very little return on investment.
No doubt there will be challenges in implementing a Supplier Integration project, as one need to deal with the sheer number of the suppliers to be B2B-enabled, coupled with the fact that these suppliers will have different levels of IT or B2B capabilities. CrimsonLogic will share its experience on how such challenges in supplier integrations can be overcome and make the ride in the last mile of the B2B journey more enjoyable.
|Open Innovation – How to innovate and tools for supporting the innovation process by Gerald Petz and Patrick Brandtner of FHOÖ
The capability to innovate has become a vital core competency to develop a sustainable competitive advantage. In the course of the concrete presentation, results gained in the current research project InnoFront 2.0 at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Campus Steyr will be shown, consisting of an overview over the innovation process, existing tools it support it and an evaluation and comparative analysis of these tools.
|Achieving Visibility into B2B Transactions by Navdeep Sidhu, Director – B2B Product Marketing, Software AG
“Companies strive for visibility for various reasons. Optimizing productivity, reducing operational risk and measuring supplier performance are some of the common goals. B2B Gateways play a pivotal role in meeting these visibility goals. Join us to learn how you can leverage B2B Systems to gain process visibility.”
|B2B as global enabler for Business Process Integration by Jens Wittstock, Senior Director Global Customer Logistics on behalf of Thorsten Domke Senior Director of Customer Logistics Management at Infineon Technologies AG
Starting from the well-known general challenge of uncertain demand and long lead-times in the semiconductor industry, the presentation will cover common measures like improving demand forecast and increasing supply flexibility. Business to business process integration is then introduced as the smart way to overcome this challenge. Based on the concrete examples it will be shown that stable, reliable B2B IT links across the supply chain are one prerequisite but that success finally depends on people and personal cooperation.
|Outsourcing and Helpdesk – Supply Chain or Supply Pain? by Martin Bjoerses of STMicroelectronics
“Many modern companies focus on their core business by outsourcing activities, such as IT and B2B. Is there a “hidden bill” ?
How to decrease number of incident tickets related to B2B and infrastructure?
Some real life stories and practical hints how to build your “State of the art” Supply Chain support for the customers.”
|Open Space discussion topics:
• on-boarding SME (capability): how to assess
• How to calculate ROI
• How do B2B and BPM go hand-in-hand
• Innovation Management/Tracking: INNOV8
|EDIFICE e-Invoicing Update by Tony Nisbett, BILL Chair
VAT Directive Transposition Status
|Distribution Channel Management Update by Juergen Linkens, DCM Chair
Endorsement of the EDIFICE PIP Implementation Guideline for 5D1/5D7 Authorization Request and 5D1/5D8 Authorization Confirmation
|BPA-enliteB2B Update by Dane Manes BPA Chair and Jan Fuchs, enliteB2B Architect
Endorsement of 33 enliteB2B data models
|Automatic Data Capture Update by Bob Fox of Ericsson, ADC
Endorsement of Overpack Label Guideline Issue 1