One crisis has not yet been overcome, and the next one is already following: Corona, supply bottlenecks, energy crisis – reason enough to discuss the situation of the procurement markets and the design of more stable supply chains.
The additional qualification “Digital Manufacturing Processes” aligns training with future needs in mechanical and plant engineering and thus strengthens training in the company itself.
On the other hand, the question of how to make purchasing more stable in the long term in order to make security of supply and costs more predictable again was discussed.
General Terms and Conditions (GTC) – more than just the fine print and highly relevant for mechanical and plant engineering. Basics and advanced knowledge were the focus of the event. General terms and conditions (GTC) are a popular tool in contract drafting. Due to their regular use and the associated effects, hardly any other legal… Read More »Basics and in-depth knowledge of the AGB law
The digitalization and automation of processes is also rapidly gaining importance in intralogistics. Suitable software solutions help to increase the efficiency of in-house processes. The event on October 13, 2022 showed that intralogistics occupies an important position as a cross-sectional function within a company. In this context, it encompasses the organization, control, execution and optimization… Read More »Software solutions for intralogistics
The ASEAN countries are a heterogeneous and dynamic economic area, which offers potential for the NRW mechanical engineering industry. The ASEAN region is fragmented and the markets are developed to different degrees. Each country brings its own special features, so that it is necessary to deal intensively with each target market. The event “The ASEAN… Read More »ASEAN – Opportunities and Challenges
Lightweight construction is one of the central pillars for making a significant contribution to achieving necessary climate and sustainability goals – while maintaining competitiveness.
Future Business – Future Service, Circular Economy and Decoupling USA – China: three topics were the focus of individual sessions at the VDMA-NRW General Meeting on November 15, 2022.
As an equipment supplier to industry, mechanical engineering is an important enabler of industrial transformation. The general meeting of the VDMA NRW in November 2022 was dedicated to this topic.
The Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) is expected to come into force next year – with far-reaching consequences also for small and medium-sized mechanical and plant engineering companies in NRW.
Successfully implementing an IoT platform in your own company is an important building block for the future and plays a critical role in the implementation of Industrie 4.0.
Recruiting young apprentices has adapted to the digital world. But which measures will have a future when Corona restrictions are largely eliminated? Vacant apprenticeships and hardly any applications: More and more industrial companies in this country are lacking young talent. What’s more, the so-called MINT gap between required and available workers is growing from year… Read More »The future of digital recruiting measures for training
Italy is traditionally an important partner for German mechanical engineering. Activities resulting from money from the EU reconstruction fund bring opportunities for mechanical and plant engineering.
For foreign companies, secure cross-border data exchange with China involves enormous effort and there are numerous aspects to consider.
The wholeturnover policy (APG) is a cost-effective and easy-to-use cover for receivables due at short notice for German exporters who repeatedly supply buyers in different countries.
Efficient spare parts management is an important building block in the after-sales business. After sales applications ensure the availability of spare parts at agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas.
Making information accessible: Artificial intelligence can improve information management in the company.
An application-based labtour focusing on augmented and virtual reality in vocational training was the focus of the event with the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Rheinland.
The development of innovations is often opposed by the goal of efficiency. The concept of ambidextry, which originated in medicine, can be used to resolve this conflict.
The effort involved in training and sensitizing suppliers to the Due Diligence Act poses numerous challenges for the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Central Asian growth markets have ambitious plans. Companies wishing to expand into Central Asia should inform themselves in detail about the local market conditions.
The program, endowed with 1.6 million euros by the state of NRW, connects innovative founders with universities, industry, companies and investors and, as a venture platform, builds bridges for a climate-friendly and competitive economy.
Innovation methods can help generate new products, processes, or even business models. Adobe Kickbox helps drive disruptive innovation.
Remote commissioning was often born out of necessity in the pandemic, but can be another pillar of the business model in the long term.
The forms of collaboration and leadership have changed as a result of the Corona pandemic. The event showed how the change to New Work can succeed.