Knowledge Base

  • Global Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

    EFQM
    12 December 2016

    By Bosch Blaichach/Immernstadt - Germany

    Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a "smart factory".

  • The Art of Innovation

    EFQM
    8 June 2016

    Everyone is talking about innovation, but what actually IS innovation, and what drives it? Are all forms of technical creativity real innovations? Is innovation actually always about technical stuff? Can innovation not also be about how to inspire people, or be about organizing your processes in a radically different way?

  • Embedding Innovation in your Organisation’s DNA

    EFQM
    18 February 2016

    Large or small, public or private, you need to have an ‘Innovation Compass’

    You need to have an Innovation Compass? Successful innovators find ways to manage the delicate balance of investing in the future, whilst sustaining the benefits being obtained from their current core offerings. -They forecast how much Innovation they need and what specifically it should achieve for them, but the big question is how best to do this?

  • Harnessing Creativity and Innovation

    EFQM
    14 December 2015

    WDH

    2015 EFQM Excellence Award Winner

    WDH demonstrated an innate ability to gather customer insights and combine them with suppliers’ technical capabilities in order to maximise innovation and deliver cost effective solutions which improve tenants’ living standards and increase social value. 

  • Technical Innovation

    EFQM
    14 December 2015

    Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A.

    2015 EFQM Excellence Prize Winner in Leading with Vision, Inspiration & Integrity

    Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A. has bonded its future to innovation. With a very clearly defined strategy, initiated in 2012, technical innovation is in the focus of almost everything in the production area of the organisation. As part of this strategy, the company has established a partnership with the University of Minho, located in Braga.  

  • Grundfos' Improvement Tree

    EFQM
    17 February 2015

    Pompes Grundfos S.A.S.

    2014 EFQM Excellence Award Finalist

    PGF set up a comprehensive system to empower and involve all PGF employees in the improvement process. The system is visually displayed as an apple tree and split in 3 tools at PGF level : Speed Up, Speed It, Improvement Teams.

  • Bosch's Interpretation of Lean Manufacturing

    EFQM
    12 February 2015

    Bosch Bari Plant

    2014 EFQM Excellence Award Winner

    Within Bosch the interpretation of Lean Manufacturing is called Bosch Production System (BPS) which is implemented in BarP through a holistic approach called “System CIP”. Value Stream Design and Value Stream Mapping are the main tools to identify improvement opportunities in the supply chain.

  • Stavropol State Agrarian University, Russia - EFQM Prize Winner 2013

    EFQM
    23 October 2013

    EFQM Prize Winner in Harnessing Creativity and Innovation

    There are many examples of a culture open to new ideas, not only in the area of the education and scientific work but also in supporting functions. These include new and improved working conditions, new buildings and facilities, including the department of hospitality hotel and conference centre simulations.

  • Improving Service through Knowledge Management

    EFQM
    30 July 2012

    Comarca Bilbao de Osakidetza - Spain

    Comarca Bilbao Primary Healthcare District, or Bilbo Eskualdea (BiE) in the Basque language, is one of the 7 Primary Healthcare Districts under the direct governance of Osakidetza. In 2006, as a result of reflection and learning from the feedback report on external assessment, BiE opted for a new approach to knowledge management in the organisation. BiE decided to focus its approach on setting up a platform to enable the widespread sharing of knowledge throughout the organisation.

  • Social Media @Virgin Media

    EFQM
    30 July 2012

    Virgin Media - United Kingdom

    Virgin Media's objective was to build a new team for Social Media in the heart of the business, an active listening post where they can listen and participate in the conversation. They wanted to create the right processes, deploy the right technology and hire the right people, they wanted this team to be highly visible both internally and externally and most importantly they wanted to enhance the customer experience in a Virgin way. By listening to the conversation they will continue to develop and grow as the world of Social Media grows; so remain agile and innovative and willing to embrace the new.

  • Grundfos Value Website

    EFQM
    15 July 2012

    Grundfos - Denmark

    Grundfos is the world’s leading manufacturer of pumps and pump solutions. The company is based in Denmark, but has global activities and employs more than 17,000 people. Grundfos believes that to reach its short and long term strategic goals it is essential that every person in the company has a shared sense of purpose and direction. They know that their 2025 dream can only be realised if Grundfos remains one united company with clear vision and common values.

  • Sharing Knowledge in the Organisation

    EFQM
    15 July 2012

    BMW Plant Regensburg - Germany

    With its focus on business excellence, BMW Regensburg has created a comprehensive excellence approach comprising both process and product excellence. The company is striving for leadership with regard to quality, time and costs for the benefit of the customers.

  • Nurturing Creativity and Innovation

    EFQM
    15 April 2012

    VAMED-KMB - Austria

    The VAMED-KMB Management Board is personally involved and committed within technology and innovation management and has set up the Platform Technology for People together with the General Hospital's Technical Directorate to align common strategic ambitions, to generate new ideas  and to coordinate projects.

  • Participation Groups

    EFQM
    15 July 2011

    REGTSA - Spain

    REGTSA is an Independent Body reporting to the Salamanca Provincial Council. REGTSA’s main areas of activities are Tax Management, Tax Collection, and Information Management. With the means of Participation Groups, being clearly one of its key success factors, Regtsa boosts its business performance and innovation by fostering “swarm knowledge” and empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

  • BrgP technology innovation and development

    EFQM
    15 July 2011

    Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal S.A.

    BrgP plant navigates in a highly competitive environment balancing between a continuous cost reduction focus and at the same time nurturing the creativity and innovation required for continuous development and implementation of new technologies required to deliver the product and solution roadmap defined by Bosch Car Multimedia division.

  • Sharing Knowledge in the Organisation

    EFQM
    15 July 2011

    DB Schenker Poland

    DB Schenker Poland provides a full range of transport solutions including storage and modern IT technologies. DB Schenker Poland introduced a system to collect improvement ideas from employees in order to: increase employee engagement and their interest in corporate issues, share knowledge and good practices internally, integrate people involved in business excellence.