auto-gration

Stuttgart
Thursday, 15 March 2012
                         


 Growing the Extended Enterprise
Integrating SMEs in Smart Digital Supply Chains

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Conference and Exhibition

15/16 March 2012
Liederhalle Congress Centre
Berliner Platz 1-3
70174 Stuttgart

 
 

Schedule
Thursday 15 March 12.00 - 14.00  Registration/Lunch 
  14.00 - 18.00 Conference Programme 
  18.00 - Onwards  Evening Cocktail 
     
Friday 16 March 09.00 - 09.30 Welcome Coffee 
  09.30 - 12.30 Conference Programme 
  12.30 - 13.30 Networking Lunch 
  13.30 Conference End 

Download the full preliminary programme

The objective of the conference is to demonstrate the important role of Information and Communication Technologies in enabling and catalysing a seamless, interoperable, efficient automotive supply chain. The conference will present concrete business cases on how smart use of ICT has helped smaller businesses to streamline their business processes, link to larger industry players and participate in global supply chains, in an easy and affordable way.  It will launch a policy debate on the role of national and European automotive associations, organisations and standardisation bodies to promote and stimulate full roll-out of the action in the automotive industry, with significant efficiency gains.

The conference will target key stakeholders from the automotive and ICT industries and will include an official ceremony for the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding among these stakeholders.

The programme is currently under development and updates will be published regularly. Preliminary topics will include:

WHY AUTO-GRATION: THE NEEDS AND THE DRIVERS
THE SMALL COMPANY HURDLE  
  • Finance: products enabling integration are too expensive
  • Infrastructure: complexity of customer requirements, no harmonisation
  • Human resources
 
EUROPEAN UNION POLICY TOWARDS SMEs

  • EU 2020 Flagship initiative
  • The Small Business Act
  • The benefits of eInvoicing in Europe
THE AUTO-GRATION PROJECT: INTEGRATING SMEs IN SMART DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS  
  • Current ICT situation
  • The actors of the project
  • The new situation with auto-gration: no limits on the digitally-connected Extended Enterprise
 THE BENEFITS OF A TOTALLY SEAMLESS DIGITAL VALUE CHAIN
THE SUPPLY CHAIN SMES – WHAT DIGITAL INTEGRATION WILL FACILITATE
  • Increasing businesses’ innovation
  • Increasing speed to the markets
  • Reaching new customers throughout the world
  • Becoming an international business actor

INTEGRATING THE AFTERMARKET

  • Getting the orders right, first time, every time
  • Offering a tailored customer service
  • Increasing customer satisfaction through quicker services
  • Increasing responsiveness to changing market conditions

 

LARGE BUSINESS PARTNERS: RECOGNISING THE ROLE OF SMES IN THE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE
  • Increasing innovation capacity through digital collaboration with more companies
  • Improving relationships with dynamic and innovative SMEs
  • Shortening time to market
  • Optimising business processes throughout the whole supply chain 
THE “TRICKLE DOWN” EFFECT: CREATING A FAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR AND BEYOND

  • Stimulating a more innovative culture
  • Promoting a more dynamic and competitive economy locally and beyond
  • Facilitating the market entry of new players
  • Creating a multiplier effect in the industry
TOWARDS A DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

THE PROPOSED SOLUTION: A LIGHT EBUSINESS ARCHITECTURE
An EU initiative towards better integration

  • Improving the efficiency of the business processes
  • Seamless information and data flow: eInvoicing with auto-gration
  • Reducing operational costs
 
IT PROVIDERS: THE BACKBONE OF INTEGRATION

  • Why did they decide to support auto-gration
  • What auto-gration means in practice for B2B Platform providers and ERP Vendors
  • Bring expertise to simplify complex ICT environments
  • Providers of low cost, turnkey solutions
  • Increase their market potential into a new segment
 
A TURNKEY SOLUTION AVAILABLE TODAY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
  • Implementation steps
  • Interface with ERP systems
  • Technical aspects for business people
  • Implementation support available: the user kit
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AUTO-GRATION: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE WITH A DURABLE SOLUTION
 
  • Role of the Consortium Partners
  • Roll out at European, national and regional level
  • Promoting and monitoring deployment
  • Maintenance of the auto-gration architecture
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