For a long time, the technical development of the industry was focused on networking, automation and optimization of production processes as well as on sales. The large area of purchasing was left out of this for a long time. This has now changed. With a virtual theme day on June 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. (BME) and Hof University of Applied Sciences would like to demonstrate the opportunities of digitalization for this sector as well.
Purchasing is now changing at a rapid pace. Whether through the use of process mining, digitized decision-making, the use of artificial intelligence or even blockchain technology, the possibilities are as great and diverse as the manifestations of the new technology.”Prof. Dr. Willi Darr, Professor of Procurement and Logistics Management;
Together with the BME Regional Board Bayreuth-Oberfranken, Prof. Dr. Darr is organizing the online theme day for the first time, which is aimed in particular at buyers, purchasing managers and students with a focus on purchasing, supply chain or logistics.
Digital decision-making processes and “Big Data
Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, a total of 4 specialist presentations are therefore on the agenda: Prof. Dr. Willi Darr himself will speak about the “Digital Transformation to Purchasing 4.0” and about the underlying decisions and processes.
Angela Gebert from the Munich-based software company Celonis SE deals with the question of how the customer data accumulating at the company can be used to analyze and scrutinize internal processes. Behind this is the fundamental question: “What does the future of the digital enterprise look like when artificial intelligence and Big Data enable new insights and also foresights?”
AI and Blockchain
In the presentation “AI for the Analysis of Warehouse Outbound Data”, Prof. Dr. Jörg Scheidt from Hof University of Applied Sciences first discusses key important terms such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. He then uses a concrete example project to illustrate how AI-based planning software can be designed and implemented
Finally, Thomas Müller from evan GmbH, a start-up company in the field of blockchain technology originating from Dresden, will convey his experiences on how transparency and trust can also be established within digital ecosystems in order to create more sustainable business models.
Words of greeting have also been announced beforehand by university president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Lehmann and Jessica Polke, spokeswoman of the board of the BME regional group Bayreuth-Oberfranken.
No registration necessary
No registration is necessary for the BME theme day “Digitization”. The event is available under the link https://hof-university.zoom.us/s/91805365913 callable. Further information is available at https://bayreuth.bme.de/veranstaltungen/3061 available.