Knowledge Base

  • Excellence is the only way towards a successful future

    EFQM
    18 March 2015

    BMW Group Plant Regensburg

    2014 EFQM Excellence Prize Winner in Managing with Agility

    For the continuing success of Plant Regensburg it is most important that the plant stays competitive. The key enablers to success have been put down in the plant’s target scenario for the year 2020. This target scenario contains the plant’s vision: “We inspire customers – in series”, which refers to the importance of the customer and, specifically, the equal importance of every customer.

  • Volume and Variant Flexibility

    EFQM
    18 March 2015

    BMW Group Plant Regensburg

    2014 EFQM Excellence Prize Winner in Managing with Agility

    It is of key importance for a production plant to be flexible with respect to volume and to the production of different variants. BMW Group Plant Regensburg is able to produce nine different variants (vehicle types) on one line, which makes it the benchmark among competitors.

  • BMW Leadership Web

    EFQM
    18 March 2015

    BMW Group Plant Regensburg

    2014 EFQM Excellence Prize Winner in Managing with Agility

    Leadership behaviours have been formalised through the creation of the BMW leadership web, which describes the 11 areas of performance and behaviour being derived from the “House of Management” for BMW leaders.

  • Culture of Leadership

    EFQM
    20 February 2015

    Siemens Congleton

    2014 EFQM Excellence Prize Winner in "Developing Organisational Capabilities" and "Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity"

    Charismatic leadership with senior managers being accessible and acting as role models results in employees willing to go the extra mile, as well as giving them the feeling of being part of the family. This has helped evolve a culture of “produce and deliver as best as you can, first time, right time.

  • "Your View" Survey

    EFQM
    20 February 2015

    Siemens Congleton

    2014 EFQM Excellence Prize Winner in "Developing Organisational Capabilities" and "Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity"

    The organisation has a number of feedback surveys used to generate improvements to people strategies, policies and plans. The Siemens Congleton “Your View” survey provides annual feedback on employee perceptions and shows sustained positive levels of performance over the last 5 years and positive comparison against targets and comparisons.

  • Communication of Strategy

    EFQM
    17 February 2015

    Siemens Congleton

    2014 EFQM Excellence Prize Winner in "Developing Organisational Capabilities" and in "Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity"

    Siemens Congleton has developed a structured, integrated approach for communication which incorporates annual, six monthly , quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily meetings to manage top-down, bottom-up and lateral communication.

  • People’s development is one of the core aims of PGF

    EFQM
    17 February 2015

    Pompes Grundfos S.A.S.

    2014 EFQM Excellence Award Finalist

    People’s development is one of the core aims of PGF and this is one of the strategic challenges of PGF. PGF is using different tools which are aligned to each other, such as competences management, Leadership principles, Succession planning, Training plan, Employee Development Dialog, etc. to ensure that all employees can develop further.

  • Grand Angle Training

    EFQM
    17 February 2015

    Pompes Grundfos S.A.S.

    2014 EFQM Excellence Award Finalist

    The Grand Angle training is the key to make employees understand what their personal input is towards Vision, Mission, Values and PGF Strategy. The effect of the Grand Angle training is clearly visible in an increase of Employee Motivation Survey results.

  • 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.

  • New Product Introduction

    EFQM
    17 February 2015

    Pompes Grundfos S.A.S

    2014 EFQM Excellence Award Finalist

    The New Product Introduction (NPI) process and the project organisation dedicated to the support and anticipation of the needs of development projects, enable all players in the chain to be involved (customers, engineering design department, manufacturers, suppliers, production) and so contributes to finding the best solution. NPI ensure the capacity to deliver the relevant variance according to customers’ specific needs.

  • People at the heart of the Company strategy

    EFQM
    16 February 2015

    Bosch Bari Plant

    2014 EFQM Excellence Award Winner

    People at BarP are and feel to be at the heart of the Company strategy. This leads to an impressive pride of being part of BarP and is actively sustained by a structured and comprehensive set of communication tools aimed at providing all associates with the news and information related to their job, the Plant , the environment of Bosch Group and that of the relevant stakeholders.

  • Bosch Lean Administration Approach

    EFQM
    13 February 2015

    Bosch Bari Plant

    2014 EFQM Excellence Award Winner

    The consequent implementation of the Bosch Production System (BPS) and Lean Administration tools like Value Stream Design in Indirect Areas (VSDiA) have delivered major improvements on productivity over the last years.

  • 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.

  • Energy Smart Grid Management

    EFQM
    21 November 2014
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    Bursagaz - Turkey

    As part of the Energy Sector Platform, Bursagaz shared his experience on the implementation of SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition) through a webinar.  Discover here the video of their presentation.

  • Creating a Sustainable Future

    EFQM
    21 November 2014
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    SUE "Vodokanal of St Petersburg" - Russia

    Take a closer look at their good practices on Creating a Sustainable Future, Developping Organisational Capabilities and Creative Use of Social Media...

  • The application of lean principles to flexible working

    EFQM
    4 November 2013

    BMW Plant Regensburg - Germany

    2013 EFQM Prize Winner in "Managing with Agility" and "Sustaining Outstanding Results"

    Plant Regensburg is clearly committed to continuous improvement, the application of lean principles and innovative approaches to flexible working. This has resulted in Plant Regensburg achieving a high level of production flexibility (one of the three strategic drivers) without entailing excessive costs. Production flexibility is of great value to BMW, as it seeks to offer more car variants with less cost and less lead time in an increasingly changeable marketplace.

  • The inspirational approaches of the Plant Director and his Team

    EFQM
    4 November 2013

    BMW Plant Regensburg - Germany

    2013 EFQM Prize Winner in "Managing with Agility" and "Sustaining Outstanding Results"

    The inspirational approaches of the Plant Director and his Team, together with a systematic method of managing and improving leadership within the business, have resulted in sustained positive trends on most indicators since 2009, despite the difficult economic climate. These principled and successful approaches have resulted in Plant Regensburg becoming a proud, high performing and flexible plant within the BMW group.

  • From people excellence for people

    EFQM
    4 November 2013

    Vamed-KMB - Austria

    2013 EFQM Prize Winner in "Succeeding through the Talent of People"

    “From people excellence for people” is at the core of the VAMED-KMB values and is synonymous with the skills, continuous education and talent of their people, being at the heart of VAMED-KMB’s current and future success.

  • On the way to Enterprise 2.0 with Bosch Connect

    EFQM
    25 September 2013

    Robert Bosch GmbH - Germany

    The Bosch Group is a leading global technology and services company. Bosch already started some projects to allow the organisation a new way of working. Another project started in 2012 with the objective to transform the company into an Enterprise 2.0. For Bosch this means the use of Social Business software in the corporate culture to communicate, share knowledge and collaborate across local and organisational boundaries. This not only leads to a new way of working because of an IT-tool, but represents a cultural revolution for the whole organisation.

  • Live mobile and be socialised

    EFQM
    25 September 2013

    Bursagaz - Turkey

    Bursagaz, a natural gas distribution company located in Bursa, Turkey, provides natural gas distribution and customer services such as meter reading, contracting, subscription, gas activation, collection, supplies services for business and residential customer portfolio. Bursagaz has signed on the biggest mobile functionality project in the distribution market in Europe.

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