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19. November 2018

EFQM Forum 2018

This year’s EFQM Forum mainly focuses on visionary management strategies Within this year’s EFQM Forum, which was held in the Vienna Hofburg on October 18th, the focus was on management strategies and on how the management can best engage the talents of employees. The exclusive event took place in the context of the Austrian EU Council presidency. Quality Austria, a leading Austrian company for Integrated Management Systems, as well as the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), a partner organisation of the German Association for Quality (DGQ), were hosting the exclusive event. This year’s motto was „Symphony of Excellence“, while according to the EFQM model the term „Excellence“ is referring to outstanding standards of corporate leadership. Infineon Austria wins the EFQM Global Excellence Award Another scope of the EFQM Forum is the presentation of the EFQM Global Excellence Award, which is known as the most recognized award in the […]

16. October 2018

Sino-German Quality Forum makes quality in the digital era a subject of discussion

  On 26th and 27th September the Sino-German Quality Forum took place again – it was like building a bridge between German and Chinese quality experts. After the symposium had been carried out under the leadership of the DGQ in Stuttgart last year, in 2018 Shanghai was next again. This time board member Dr. Ümit Ertürk represented the DGQ at this event organised by the Shanghai Association for Quality. About 200 participants took part in this year’s Sino-German Quality Forum. Two different main topics were stated. On the first day the topic was „Quality in the digital era“. On 27th  September the lectures were mainly about „Quality and innovation“. On the first day Dr. Ertürk gave a lecture on the topic „Quality in the digital era: impact on life and industry in Germany“. He made it clear that digitization creates disruptive business models and shortens product as well as […]

21. September 2018

EOQ Annual Report available

The European Organization for Quality (EOQ) is an autonomous, non-profit making association under Belgian law. In the field of international cooperation one focus of the DGQ activities is the support of the strategic development of the EOQ. Now the organization has published its annual report 2017. It contains information about the activities and cooperations of the EOQ. Furthermore, it is giving a good overview of EOQ's projects in 2017. Click here to view the EOQ Annual […]

14. September 2018

Impressions of the EOQ Congress 2018

The 62. EOQ Congress was held in Paris on 21st and 22nd of July 2018. Several hundred participants attended the annual European meeting point of the high-class experts. It was organised by the EOQ member France Qualité (AFQP) and serves as a platform for the exchange of subjects, ideas, opinions as well as for networking all around the topics quality and management. As a central networking platform the congress is supported by all EOQ partners. The DGQ was represented by general manager Claudia Welker and Thomas Votsmeier. Thomas Votsmeier read a paper to the subject "EOQ engagement in conformity assessment, accreditation and personnel certification business" in his function as a manager of the EOQ Technical Working Group. Beside the exchange of subjects and positions, the congress is also a frame for exploring cooperation – in Europe as well as internationally. Famous representatives of the high-class organisations from America, China […]

17. August 2018

Networked production has to become a strategy, cyber security a matter of quality

Networked system environments, autonomous production, and intelligent machines – production plants develop into safety-critical digital complexes. In the era 4.0 digital networking is a factor contributing to the competitiveness and economic growth of companies. This can only be promising when networked structures and procedures are at best protected against attacks from cyber space. The implementation of contemporary security and quality management concepts as well as industrial and IT security have to be considered holistically. From the perspective of the DGQ (German Society for Quality) this requires an even more active merger of politics, industry, science and society: Jointly we have to increase cyber security in the business location Germany, fix it as factor for quality and define standards. Security as factor for quality: The DGQ joins the alliance for cyber security The DGQ has pursued the digitisation of the industry for some time. For this reason it is a […]

27. June 2018

EFQM Forum 2018: Symphony of Excellence

You do not play a symphony alone – you need an orchestra… …a conductor, musicians, instruments and a melody. Excellent managers enable the solo artists to display their talent in the best possible way to create a perfect harmony together with the orchestra and the choir. Good leadership and excellent cooperation are in the focus. Get to know when and how your organisation is recognised as an attractive employer Companies striving to become a strong brand as employers (Employer Branding) need an attractive corporate culture, the necessary agility to adapt to changes very fast, distinct know-how regarding digitisation as well as the promotion of autonomy and independent work. This helps you to attract the best talents. At this year’s EFQM forum on the 18th and 19th of October in Vienna you will learn from experts and excellent organisations. Use the networking activities and find out how to develop and manage […]

20. April 2018

EU Commission promotes trainings in Japan for managers from the EU

Japan is the mother country of many innovative production methods. In September there is a thrilling chance for managers from production companies within the EU. From the 10th to the 14th of September they can take part in a training programme of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation with the EU supported by the EU commission. The non-profit-organisation is a partner project between the European Commission and the Japanese government. In the five-day training programme titled „World Class Manufacturing“ (WCM) the participants get a deeper insight into Japanese production methods. The training has taken place two times in a year for 25 years and includes lectures, courses and visits to companies. Interested persons may apply at the EU-Japan Centre from now on. Further information regarding the training programme and conditions of participation you will find on […]

15. February 2017

Manifesto for agile quality management

The classical quality management has originated and matured in phases when companies were clearly stable or were held for it. It does not give consideration to the agile organisations operating today. This is injurious because quality management loses its acceptance and effectiveness. This can also lead to product quality deficits. We need an agile quality management! Learn more about the Manifesto for agile quality […]