Manufacturing companies are also striving to find sustainable solutions and reduce their environmental impact. One central approach is climate-neutral production.
Pre-, on- and offboarding approaches in training strengthen company loyalty and can help to reduce the number of trainees dropping out.
At the 22nd Financing Day of the mechanical and plant engineering industry in NRW, the focus was on the opportunities and challenges of the so-called twin transition.
Against the backdrop of the shortage of skilled workers in purchasing, strategies were discussed on how management and motivation can create a framework to keep talented employees in the company.
The event provided information on current tax issues and provided valuable information on key corporate tax topics as well as current tax projects of the German government.
For leadership communication to be successful, the core competencies of listening, questioning and feedback should be taken into account – these were central components of the virtual workshop.
The event focused on the impact of the new law on the immigration of skilled workers and current labor law on business practice in the mechanical and plant engineering sector.
The EU’s planned blanket ban on around 10,000 PFAS substances would have a negative impact throughout the mechanical and plant engineering sector. The substances must be viewed in a differentiated manner.
Corporate environmental protection encompasses a variety of different aspects – participants helped determine the focus of the event.
To meet the demand for highly qualified specialists at an early stage, some companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector are cooperating with universities – the possibilities are diverse.
QM-Corner NRW, that means one topic, one hour, online – the compact exchange among experts from the industry, this time on the topic “Sustainability meets Quality Management”. On July 12, 2023, the topic “Sustainability meets quality management” struck a chord with the participants. In many companies, the requirements from the topic area of sustainability are… Read More »QM-Corner NRW – a new format with a successful start
The shortage of skilled workers is back and is causing production bottlenecks in mechanical and plant engineering. Many companies are asking themselves how to recruit qualified employees and retain them in the long term. Successful and proactive personnel marketing can help attract the best skilled workers and keep them in the company in the long… Read More »Successful personnel marketing and use of databases
The strategic anchoring of sustainability in the company is gaining in importance: Increasing transparency obligations with regard to sustainability will in future also affect medium-sized companies to some extent.
Future Services 2035 is the topic and title of the latest future picture of the VDMA Competence Center Future Business. In workshops with companies and the Fraunhofer ISI, four futures were developed and recommendations for action were derived.
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.
The event offered participants the opportunity to learn about and exchange information on current developments in tax law.
Corporate planning is particularly challenging in times of various disruptions. Sustainability reporting and the Ukraine war are having an impact on controlling and accounting.
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
The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is crucial in the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions. The event outlined how VDMA supports companies in PCF calculation.
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 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.
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.