adesso: shareholder of material.one owner logsolut
Within the scope of the IT partnership brokered by Transforce Partners, adesso has also acquired a 30% stake in logsolut AG. The objective is to offer adesso customers in the automo-tive and manufacturing industry this attractive service as a standard feature of the portfolio as soon as possible. CEO Löhle outlines the advantages of the new service: “material.one is a milestone for the manufacturing companies because the platform simplifies the complex process of material sampling and ensures transparency, clarity and efficiency across global supply chains.”
Currently, automobile manufacturers source 80% of their vehicle parts from global supply chains, with some 80% of suppliers working for all major manufacturers. However, only those components and materials that have successfully passed the sampling process can be installed in new production vehicles. Bernd Löhle explains: “If we take digitalisation out of the equation, the approval process in component sampling is still highly inefficient and costly. That is precisely why digitalisation of the process on a central platform will benefit the supply chain enormously in terms of quality, effort and process speed.” In future, many manual activities can be eliminated and everyone involved in material sampling will be able to work together on the same database.
material.one: central platform for component test results
The new material.one online platform will also support the supplier industry in the selection of laboratories. Suitable laboratories can be searched for and commissioned directly via the platform. The digital test plan will even be transmitted directly to the laboratory, with the platform ensuring tamper-proof recording of the results. material.one immediately compares each digitally recorded test result with the specified values. This provides suppliers with a clear overview of all information on the inspection status at all times. Once all tests have been carried out, the test results from across the entire supply chain are then available to suppliers and manufacturers in a centralised location.
Stefan Hussmann, head of Automotive and Transportation at adesso, assesses the significance of the development: “material.one is an eye-opener and a wake-up call for material sampling in the industry. We are linking manufacturers, suppliers, subsuppliers and test laboratories in a unique and very efficient way and are creating significant added value for all sides. Connected companies thereby secure competitive advantages for their production processes.”
material.one is expected to be ready for market and roll out by August 2021.