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 […]