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LIVE Webinar with SiliconExpert – Manage Supply Chain

LIVE Webinar with SiliconExpert - Manage Supply Chain


LIVE Webinar with SiliconExpert – Manage Supply Chain: How Honeywell manages the supply chain across 40 factories

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time


Back by popular demand, Bjoern and Oliver return to discuss how the last year has changed obsolescence management.


This time, the two welcome Volker Elbert, Manager R&D Component & Value Engineering at Honeywell. A self-described data miner, Volker gets information on 80,000 manufactured parts to find efficiencies across 40 factories. His relationship with Bjoern is tied to managing obsolescence and his relationship with Oliver covers how SiliconExpert helps identify crosses for cost optimization, ROHS III compliance and more.


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Volker Ebert – Manager R&D Component & Value Engineering – Honeywell

Volker manages the data mining group for Honeywell, located in Schoenaich, Germany. He is a professional engineer in telecommunications/electronics with a master’s degree in telecommunications / electrical engineering. He manages the CEVE team in Schoenaich and in Bangalore. He is a certified PMP Project Manager and a six sigma black belt.


Bjoern Bartels – Managing Director – AMSYS 

Bjoern has a master’s degree in International Business and a German diploma in Industrial Engineering. He is working in the field of consultancy by supporting his global customers with Obsolescence Management core competencies and tactics already for many years. Bjoern successfully developed, implemented and managed reactive, proactive and strategic obsolescence management within a variety of companies.


Bjoern is the official business partner of the COGD (Component Obsolescence Group Deutschland e.V.), ‘Endorsed Trainer’ of the IIOM (International Institute of Obsolescence Management), German Spokesman for Standards Revision for reliability topics of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), head of working groups at VDI (Association of German Engineers), co-author of VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) Standards, partner of the Institute of Process Excellence, co-author of the specialist publication ‘Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of Product Obsolescence’.


Oliver Hoffmann – EMEA Director – SiliconExpert

As a Computer Scientist Oliver Hoffmann has spent his career his both Consulting and Sales roles in innovative companies. Having built a strong curiosity for Digital Business and collected years of experience in Obsolescence Management throughout Europe, he is now leading the EMEA organization at SiliconExpert. His passion is sharing knowledge and insights into solving problems by applying data-driven decision making. With the growing team of SiliconExpert, Oliver Hoffmann is sharing inspirations and fascinations with Small-to-Medium businesses as well as global Corporations.


LIVE Webinar with SiliconExpert – Manage Supply Chain


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