E-business in SME’s. TILLVÄXTVERKET, STOCKHOLM OCTOBER 5th 2009 IT Pilot – Project for E-business in Norrbotten Outinen’s Potatoes – EDI was the solution The TBN-method on a national basis. IT Pilot. Electronic business processing in clusters
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TILLVÄXTVERKET, STOCKHOLM OCTOBER 5th 2009
IT Pilot – Project for E-business in Norrbotten
Outinen’s Potatoes – EDI was the solution
The TBN-method on a national basis
Electronic business processing in clusters
The aim of this project is to explore different kinds of IT solutions to improve both internal and external business processes in a certain number of enterprises in Norrbotten.
These enterprises come from different industries, by the support from IUC Norrbotten they have been able to strengthen their positions in the market place.
Many of these companies participated earlier in projects run by Nutek and the regional council in Norrbotten
A syndicate of 3 engineering companies working on LKAB:s new ore wagons. A new IT-system was established to be able to coordinate technical drawings, specifications, production support, deliveries and also to improve traceability and quality assurance.
Eight small carpentries in Norrbotten working together with an innovating marketing company and well known designers to develop their products to reach a larger market.
Increased supplier requirements:
Handling more and more information
Several suppliers involved in every order
Handling order changes
Giving the customer correct delivery information
Handling supplier invoices
An IT system to support order handling, logistics and production collaboration.
Also meeting the need to keep valid information and all reporting gathered in one place.
Webb based system
Export platform in Norrbotten
A network with around 20 niche enterprises, working towards the European Base and Process industry. This is a platform for communication, including a customer data base functioning as sales support. Prospective customers can use the network to find the specific resources needed.
Five companies working in the house production and component construction areas.
The goal is to make cooperation easier and find common business opportunities through coordination of software and technical platforms.
They use a common web based interface for handling documents, and for communication/information.
A cooperation cluster within the electronic industry in Norr- and Västerbotten.
IT is being used to run growth activities in the electronic business throughout the region. This works as a platform for communication to get a close cooperation in between and together with the strategic important universities/institutes to be able to secure continuous development of high tech products in the region.
34 enterprises operating in the food industry are planning a common IT portal using internet to reach new customers and new markets in Sweden. The goal is also to coordinate future transports and business systems.
Problems and possibilities
EDI is the solution
EDI-commerce used directly towards the wholesalers, mainly ICA, and for marketing purpose.
IUC Norrbotten AB is a regional development centre for small and medium-sized enterprises in engineering and manufacturing industry, wood industry, electronics/IT industry and emerging industries.
IUC Databas TBN – from personal meetings to pinpointed activities.
Creates an overview which earlier was missing in this area.
TBN started as a project in Norrbotten and now has become a tool used on a national basis.
The methodology is based on surveys of the actual needs, then analyses of these needs and finally we set action plans for the private companies. We arrange meetings on a particular theme or topic. We run seminars, projects and work together with the companies to develop clusters in business and trade.
A unique tool helping every company to develop under their own conditions
The company present their top 3 needs.
The company’s approval
Information input via browser
Facts, Strategic issues
Data/facts can be sorted and presented in a flexible way
Changes over time
Basic data for decision-making by responsible key persons
Efficient collaboration makes it easier for small and middle sized enterprises to achieve common goals.
The tool, TBN Database, makes the process efficient.