Orders, plans, technical drawings and invoices are just some examples of the documents containing the endless amounts of data collected as part of day-to-day operations in the supply industry and which need to be exchanged between various different parties. Yet, due to the many different data processing systems that exist problems often occur, for example, incompatibility, lost time and susceptibility to errors. Set up in order to solve these problems, the Smart Connected Supplier Network field lab was first officially showcased at Hannover Messe in 2016. Now, one year later, its aim is to find a common denominator between all systems, and it has already come one step closer to doing so. We support the development of a common language.