Odette 2015

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Automotive, Events, Strategy, Supply Chain

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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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain

Asia will be the biggest car manufacturer worldwide within the next few years, but Europe will continue to lead in research and development Over the last ten years, there has been significant growth in European and American automotive manufacturers running operations in China. Consequently, it has been one of the fastest places of growth in…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Supply Chain

Automotive is a fast-moving industry and keeping up with the latest trends, opportunities and threats is a major challenge. This is why IFS takes part in the Odette Conference 2015 which brings together decision makers and experts from across the global automotive industry to make keeping up just a little bit easier. Odette 2015 takes…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility

Besides original equipment manufacturers who produce a final vehicle, Tier N suppliers within the automotive industry global supply chain and aftermarket, and the secondary market concerned with parts, equipment and accessories after the sale of a vehicle by the OEM to the consumer, there is another very important part of the industry – customer service!…

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Car manufacturing

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility

When it comes to manufacturing’s next revolution – the much-discussed Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – the automotive industry is firmly in the driving seat. A trailblazer across key manufacturing trends, the automotive industry is accelerating the move towards a world in which raw materials and machines communicate with each other within an Internet…

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Forum Automobillogistik in Leipzig

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Events

IFS participated in the Automotive Logistic Congress 2015 conference in Leipzig, Germany, last week. It’s an annual conference for logistics experts, supply chain managers in OEMs and automotive experts in logistics services and consulting companies. This year, over 600 people participated to address the main topic: intelligent supply chain control – global, transparent and efficient….

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show took place at the end of November. It’s an amazing showcase for new car models that auto manufacturers plan to unleash upon their global markets in 2015. It’s also a showcase for a segment of the automotive industry that doesn’t get big attention outside the industry. It’s a segment…

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

The automotive supply chain is far more complex than it used to be, a fact Morgan clearly knows. In early September, Morgan Motor Company, the British sports car manufacturer, said they had chosen IFS Applications as their new ERP solution. The company began an 18-month implementation program in August to enable all departments within the business…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Strategy

After suffering for years during and through the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the automotive industry is on a growth track, with 3 percent expansion expected for 2014. While this certainly is good news for the industry, what does this growth mean for the business processes that underpin the industry, and the enterprise software…

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