23 September 2014
The goal of the conference was to discuss what tools are needed to achieve the vision of an "end-to-end supply chain" and to understand how to integrate more business processes—both in and outbound.
The conference provided a lot of input as many of the companies currently believed that the traditional B2B model is not sufficiently effective in today's context where service and cooperation with many more partners becomes more important when executing projects.
Several of the speakers said that the ERP solutions and portals used today are not enough. You need a layer on top that enables easier collaboration with many more, and even smaller partners.
There are often different types of information needs than what is traditionally exchanged, for example how to give a technician access to a roof?