Highlights from International Motor Show 2017

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Time for a review of the International Motor Show 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The cream of the crop of the scene has been on the FORUM stage and in the Speakers’ Corner during the International Motor Show 2017, IBM, Mobileye, McKinsey, Roland Berger, Continental, Kaspersky, NXP and World Economic Forum, to name a few, have…

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Q&A with Stefan Issing: How automotive companies are managing IoT

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Events, Strategy

Stefan Issing, Global Automotive Industry Director at IFS, answers questions from Automotive Industry Magazine on “ERP systems in IoT environments” while attending CeBIT 2017. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the complete digitalization of economic sectors create a ton of so-called “big data,” but this huge amount of data must be analyzed. One of the…

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Data and electric driving automotive in new directions in 2017

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy, Supply Chain

The race to integrate new, lightweight materials into mainstream models will intensify, decades-old production processes will need to be transformed and China will grow its lead in electric vehicle (EV) production. Automotive competition in 2017 will be fierce—but will come from unexpected directions. Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director for Automotive at IFS, predicts that these…

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new automotive manufacturing processes

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Now that the 2016 season is over, it’s time to talk a little bit about Formula 1® . Formula One is a hothouse for the development of ultra-high-speed, ultra-lightweight, tough, crash-resistant materials. In 2017, materials and technologies developed in Formula One will keep transitioning into mainstream serial manufacture. But, cost will remain an issue. Big-money…

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Go with the flow in the automotive industry

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Few industries have optimized their business processes to the same extent as the automotive industry. Based on the recommendations of national and international automotive associations, complex supply chain processes have been created which place high demands on the information technology used by the enterprises involved. To be of best possible service, enterprise software should optimize…

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eMobility as compared to international standards

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eMobility will be a hot topic for many years in all regions of the world, and OEMs and suppliers must be prepared for the future. After the eMobility Summit 2016 in Berlin, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) analyzed the turnover of e-cars. Especially important is that, up to September 2016, the markets show a mixed picture. Worldwide…

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IFS Applications recently received the GALIA Certification for the automotive industry. Who is GALIA? Groupement pour l’Amélioration des Liaisons dans l’Industrie Automobile (GALIA) = Consortium for the Improvement of SUPPLY CHAIN in the Automotive Industry About GALIA (1) GALIA was founded in 1984 to answer an urgent need to improve exchanges between business partners within…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

The Internet of Things in the automotive industry — There may still be skepticism about the IoT in some sectors, but in automotive IoT is taking up more space than ever in our vehicles. The signs are everywhere. We are all aware of the larger trends we face in the automotive industry (faster and smarter production…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

Take the opportunity to visit us in person in the IFS booth in Hall 5, Stand G08 at CeBIT 2016.   CeBIT is the largest and most internationally represented computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hanover fairground, Germany. It is considered a barometer of current trends and a measure of…

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Odette 2015

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What I saw and heard at Odette 2015. During the first week of December, I joined over 250 decision-makers and experts from across the global automotive industry at Odette 2015 in Munich. I attended many interesting presentations and had some great discussions on the IFS exhibition stand. I’d like to share some of my impressions…

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