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MX Award ceremony on 28.01.2021

Securing value creation in Germany | MX Award ceremony on 28.01.2021

The year 2020 was overshadowed by a major challenge: maintaining production and supply chain management in times of pandemic protection. Agility, resilience and health protection were and are the current maxims for action – especially for this year’s MX Award winners, who were selected by an expert jury in a multi-stage process. They range from SMEs to global players – many of them with considerable vertical integration and a large supply network.

If you would like to see for yourself: the …

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARD ceremony
will be digitally broadcast on January 28, 2021, 15:00 – 16:30.
To register to attend free of charge, visit www.bvl.de/mx.

Access links will be sent two days before the event. We ask that you also forward this mail / registration link to interested colleagues and/or customers from the areas of manufacturing, assembly, production and logistics. January 28 is also the kick-off for the MX Year 2021. Anyone who would like to have their value creation assessed by experts and sees feedback as an opportunity is welcome to attend (www.manufacturing-excellence.de).

Find out who is exemplary in the categories of product and process innovation, logistics and network management, and information technology, who can bear the title of “Best SME” in the future, and who won the overall prize in 2020. Nominees are (in alphabetical order):

  • Apra-Norm Elektromechanik GmbH, system supplier, developer and producer of racks, cabinet and housing systems for high-tech electronics applications in measurement and control technology, mechanical engineering and safety and medical technology.
  • Hilti AG – Werk 1, Schaan / Liechtenstein, lead plant for elements and accessories for industrial fastening and assembly technology, with expertise in shaping technologies, powder metallurgy and assembly, from development to production.
  • Leesys – Leipzig Electronic Systems GmbH, Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Service Provider for the development of components and system production for customers in Automotive, Industry, Smart City, Smart Home and Healthcare.
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Berlin GmbH, “Gillette”, consumer goods producer, manufacturing and component assembly, from raw steel to final product, with highest customer demands despite mass production and worldwide sales.
  • Rohde und Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Teisnach plant, manufacturing center for mechanics, electromechanics, printed circuit boards, large scanners and communication systems with development, design and service activities.

In the meanwhile 9th year as part of the MX network and in the 2nd year as project manager I am very much looking forward to an exciting joint award ceremony with you!
Stay well,
Your Daniel Roy

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Webinar: Risk-based Supply Chain Analysis & Optimization

Invitation to Webinar: Risk-based Supply Chain Analysis & Optimization – Towards the Supply Chain Risk Control Tower

appointment: Thursday, November 26, 2020
start: 10:00 am, duration: 90 minutes
ITCL Speakers: Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy, Till Hesse

Risk as opportunity

Only when a problem occurs is a solution sought – this is still the case in many companies. In supply chain management this can lead to existentially threatening failures in the supply chain. Globally distributed value chains are increasingly exposed to risks. The focus here is not only on classic topics such as supply security, but increasingly on topics such as the digitalization of business processes and the new risks that this brings with it, such as data security.

That’s why our approach is: work proactively on optimizing your supply chain and keep an eye on key KPIs to counteract potential risks at an early stage.

To do this, you need a sound risk management system with an efficient methodological toolkit to identify and evaluate risks in a targeted manner, select suitable measures for secure and robust value-added processes, and act quickly and purposefully when risks occur. In addition, software that helps you with the concrete detailed planning of measures is an important key element.

PSI Logistics GmbH and the International Transfer Center for Logistics (ITCL) GmbH support you in this! How? We will show you in our joint webinar.

Further information about the event as well as the possibility of booking can be found here:
https://www.psilogistics.com/de/news-events/veranstaltungen/webinar-supply-chain-network-design/

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MX Dialogue and MX Award 2020

Manufacturing Excellence 2020

Manufacturing Excellence – MX Award 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends and members of the MX network,

in order to maintain production in times of pandemic protection, all those responsible have done a great job. Special measures to ensure the availability of people, materials and machines had to be taken by all those involved in the corporate value chain. Agility, resilience and health protection became the maxim for action in a new way.

Despite these challenges and despite the resulting limitations, it was possible to carry out the on-site audits of this year’s MX Award applicants from mid-September to early October – naturally in compliance with all the necessary protective measures. A big thank you goes out to the assessors who made the trip, to the applicants and their staff who opened their doors to the MX assessors, and to the jury members who had to forego a “personal” session due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, but who discussed digitally as dedicated as ever. No wonder, because the decision paper produced by Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy and his team was brilliant and made decisions possible even from a distance.

The jury has selected the following winners this year. These are listed below in alphabetical order, without naming the categories or the overall winner, as the suspense should be maintained until the awards ceremony:

  • Apra-Norm Elektromechanik GmbH, system supplier, developer and producer of racks, cabinet and housing systems made of metal and plastic for high-tech electronic applications in measurement and control technology, mechanical engineering and safety and medical technology.
  • Hilti AG – Plant 1, Schaan / Liechtenstein, tail unit for elements and accessories for industrial fastening and assembly technology, from small parts to toolmaking, with expertise in shaping technologies, powder metallurgy and assembly, from development to production.
  • Leesys – Leipzig Electronic Systems GmbH, Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing Service Provider, whose spectrum ranges from development to component and system production, with customers in the automotive, industry, smart city, smart home and healthcare sectors.
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Berlin GmbH, “Gilette”, consumer goods producer with manufacturing and component assembly, from crude steel processing to powder granulate application to the final product, with the highest customer demands despite mass production and worldwide sales.
  • Rohde and Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Teisnach plant, manufacturing center for mechanics, electromechanics, printed circuit boards, large scanners and communication systems with development, design and service services, operating as OEM and 1st-tier supplier in the market.

In consultation with assessors, board and jury members and with the representatives of the winners, the MX Award 2020 has been unanimously decided to

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The MX Award will be combined with an MX Dialogue (mornings to early afternoons) to provide impulses and ideas from current developments and best practices. The event will be “hybrid” – with a limited number of participants on site and many digitally connected participants. If the presence part of the event cannot take place due to pandemic regulations, the event will be held purely digitally. Such a decision can be made at very short notice; it is based on the statistics of the RKI and official bids. The venue is currently still open and will be announced as soon as possible.

We ask you to save the date in your calendars already today. The event on January 28th is also the kick-off for the MX year 2021. The application period will then start anew and we are already looking forward to exciting candidates from production areas of various industries.

One of the most important goals of the MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE initiative is to maintain and secure value creation in Germany.

Knowledge and experience are exchanged in the MX network. Experts meet to learn with and from each other. Benchmarks provide orientation in order to assess one’s own competitiveness. Those who are competitive secure jobs – even in high-wage Germany. The fight against Covid-19 has overshadowed many of the “usual” challenges – and they are all still there. In 2020/2021, for example, MX will once again focus on making a contribution not only to maintaining production, but also to constantly developing its processes and structures.

Stay healthy, confident and brave.
Together, we will also make this time.

Best regards
Yours

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy
Project Manager MX Award

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Logistics platforms as drivers for smart ecosystems

Publication in the magazine “Industrie 4.0 Management” 05/2020 by Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy and Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Fellenberg

The two authors Daniel Roy (ITCL GmbH) and Matthias Fellenberg (Lobster PRO GmbH) deal with the topic “Logistics platforms as drivers for smart ecosystems – supply chain visibility as an initial step for transparency and control of integrated real-time supply chains” in their article in the current issue of Industrie 4.0 Management.

Markets will change dramatically due to the megatrend platforming. For previously isolated markets, such as Smart Factory, Smart Logistics or Smart Grids, this offers the potential to create interconnected “smart Ecosystems”. Logistics platforms as an instrument of networking are a key driver of this platform economy. In the application for Supply Chain Visibility, logistics platforms promote the transparency and control of logistics chains and thus represent an essential first step towards smart ecosystems.

Link to the article: https://www.industrie40-management.de/sites/industrie-management.de/files/pdf/roy_Logistikplattformen-als-Treiber-fuer-smarte-Oekosysteme_IM2020_5.pdf
Link to the magazine: https://www.industrie40-management.de/node/413

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BVL eTraining – proactive risk management in times of coronavirus

BVL eTraining – proactive risk management in times of coronavirus

The current corona crisis and its drastic impact on large parts of the global society and economy shows once again how interconnected and complex value and logistics chains really are. Controlling this complexity and helping to secure the existence of companies are the two cornerstones of successful risk management. Companies need this in order to be able to act quickly and purposefully in crisis situations.
In this BVL online seminar, the concept and methods of risk management are discussed and the relevant levers in logistics are demonstrated in a practical manner.

Date: 01.07.2020 at 09.30 am – 12.30 pm
Event: Online-Seminar – Proaktives Risikomanagement in Zeiten des Coronavirus
Location: online
Language: German
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Roy, Till Hesse

Further Information on the Event and the possibility of booking can be found at:

https://www.bvl-seminare.de/proaktives-risikomanagement-in-zeiten-des-coronavirus/

 

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BVL eTraining: “Leadership 4.0 with the digitalisation roadmap

BVL eTraining: “Leadership 4.0 with the digitalisation roadmap – strategic planning for digital logistics”

With the digital transformation our working environment is constantly changing. In addition, managers are confronted daily with the challenge of how their own company can keep up with digitalization.

The aim of this eTraining is to show how a digitalization roadmap can be used to actively and methodically anticipate your own digital logistics.

In the one-hour BVL – eTraining Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy will introduce you to the contents. This will give you an overview of the dimensions, technologies and methods of digital transformation in logistics. As an initial step for strategic planning, the digitalization roadmap with project examples will be presented to you.

Date:

  • 07.07.2020, 3.00 – 4.00 pm

Event:  BVL eTraining – Leadership 4.0 mit der Digitalisierungsroadmap

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy

Further information on the event and the possibility of booking can be found at:

https://www.bvl-seminare.de/etraining/leadership-4.0-mit-der-digitalisierungsroadmap/

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MX Award 2019

The team of ITCL GmbH congratulates this year’s winners

  • Metallbau Windeck GmbH for the Best SME/ Customer Orientation
  • PAS Deutschland GmbH for the victory of the categories product innovation/ process innovation
  • Continental Automotive GmbH for overall victory and victory in the Information Technology category

“It was a unique award ceremony and a successful year for the MX in 2019. The fact that I was not only the assessor, but also the MX expert to lead the team in the creation of the MX Report this year, honors me and my team very much,” said Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy after the event.
And as they say: After the award is before the award and so the planning is in full swing. The application process for the MX 2020 starts on January 2nd. Anyone interested is welcome to contact us or visit the Manufacturing eXcellence homepage at https://www.manufacturing-excellence.de/mx-award/gewinner/mx-award-2019/ for more information.

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ITCL at the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) Conference 2019

Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) Conference 2019

At the ECG Conference 2019, car OEMs, truck manufacturers, logistics service providers and association spokespersons discussed the importance of a sustainable supply chain for finished vehicles and how advanced technologies can strengthen tomorrow’s transport networks.

Within the framework of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) Conference 2019, from 17.10-18.10.2019 in Berlin, Dr. Stefan Doch presented in his keynote speech the current trends in finished vehicle logistics and dealt with relevant strategies and best practices of digitization.

In the subsequent panel discussion, Dr. Doch, Bernhard Mattes (VDA), Dr. Lars Eiermann-Hüser (MAN), Dr. Moritz Lück (AUTO1) and Tanja Mattheis (BLG) discussed current challenges such as e-mobility and the use of digital platforms.

Further information as well as the presentations of the speakers can be found here.

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MX – Award Ceremony 2019

MX Award Ceremony 2019

On the 15th of November 2019, this year’s MX Award ceremony will take place at the EUREF campus in Berlin-Schöneberg. Since 2005 the MX Award honors companies for best practice solutions – a prestigious benchmarking competition for outstanding achievements in the industry.

The guiding principle “Maintaining and securing value creation in Germany” has been shaping the activities of the MX Manufacturing Excellence network for years. The enthusiasm of specialists to share and extend their expertise has made the MX network a community where production managers and service providers maintain an intensive knowledge exchange.

As a partner of the MX team, ITCL GmbH invites you to meet innovative award winners and start-ups as well as to have many valuable conversations and to participate in exciting lectures that will add value for your production, logistics and IT departments.

In addition to the award ceremony, you will also be offered further opportunities: Apply impulses directly into your professional environment from the two-hour MX-Innovation Dialogue, which starts at 3.30 p.m. Be inspired by practical reports, start-up pitches, insights into the latest scientific trends in production, logistics and IT and do not miss the latest assessment of economic perspectives.

We look forward to seeing you again or getting to know you on November 15, 2019 in Berlin!

More information about the varied accompanying program can be found here (German version).

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ITCL at the Arvato Xchange 2.0

ITCL at the Arvato Xchange 2.0

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions organized the Arvato XChange again this year; this year on the topic of sustainability in logistics.

In Venlo on October 8-9, 2019, Christian Deilmann, among others, who significantly reduces energy consumption in homes with Tados smart thermostats, discussed the topic. In addition, Pakadoo, winner of the Sustainability Award for Logistics 2018, provided exciting insights into tomorrow’s solutions and ITCL’s project management Riana Wegner presented concrete implementation examples of how companies can measure sustainability practicably and how solutions for increasing sustainability in supply chains can look like.

In the workshops that followed, Riana Wegner’s presentation of the effects of a CO2 price on logistics network structures and the current and future challenges facing the logistics industry in general and the companies participating in the XChange in particular in the course of a transformation towards more sustainable action were addressed.

Impressions of the event can be found at here.

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