Transport challenge – Logistics and transport news
The time and financial expenditure for the transport of goods is increasing for companies in the mechanical and plant engineering industry. There is a need for optimization.
Current developments of tax-related topics
The event offered participants the opportunity to learn about and exchange information on current developments in tax law.
Disruptions challenge controlling and accounting
Corporate planning is particularly challenging in times of various disruptions. Sustainability reporting and the Ukraine war are having an impact on controlling and accounting.
TTP LB: Promotion of innovative lightweight construction projects
Lightweight construction is one of the central pillars for making a significant contribution to achieving the necessary climate and sustainability goals – while maintaining competitiveness. Lightweight construction is considered a cross-sectional technology due to its versatile fields of application. In order for lightweight solutions from different perspectives to be brought together and further developed, a… Read More »TTP LB: Promotion of innovative lightweight construction projects
Practical implementation of the calculation of the product carbon footprint
The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is crucial in the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions. The event outlined how VDMA supports companies in PCF calculation.
Labor law: News from labor market policy and case law
Current labor market policy decisions and rulings on labor law have an impact on operational practice – also in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. Many Corona protection measures have largely been abolished since February 2023. The German government is thus pursuing the goal of restoring more normality to everyday life. This development is also… Read More »Labor law: News from labor market policy and case law
The search for New Work approaches to production
The production sector is usually neglected in New Work. New Work is more than home office and free processes and therefore there are also different starting points in production.
Approaches for more stable supply chains in purchasing
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.
Adaptation of the training offer to digital challenges
The additional qualification “Digital Manufacturing Processes” aligns training with future needs in mechanical and plant engineering and thus strengthens training in the company itself.
Situation of the procurement markets
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.
Basics and in-depth knowledge of the AGB law
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.
Software solutions for intralogistics
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
ASEAN – Opportunities and Challenges
The ASEAN countries are a heterogeneous and dynamic economic area, which offers potential for the NRW mechanical engineering industry.
Technology Transfer Program Lightweight Construction
Lightweight construction is one of the central pillars for making a significant contribution to achieving necessary climate and sustainability goals – while maintaining competitiveness.
Focus topics at the VDMA NRW members’ meeting
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.
NRW mechanical engineering shaper of the transformation process
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.
Legal requirements for the introduction of a whistleblower system
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.
IoT- platforms for the Internet of Production
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.
The future of digital recruiting measures for training
Recruiting young apprentices has adapted to the digital world. But which measures will have a future when Corona restrictions are largely eliminated?
Market Update Italy
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.
Field of tension “Free data traffic – Industrial Security
For foreign companies, secure cross-border data exchange with China involves enormous effort and there are numerous aspects to consider.
Operational implementation of the wholeturnover policy in mechanical and plant engineering
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.
Digital spare parts management in practice
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.
Support for information search in the company
Making information accessible: Artificial intelligence can improve information management in the company.
AR and VR approaches in professional development.
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.