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“Learn from the best!” – that’s the motto of the Automotive Lean Production Awards, presented every year by the trade journal Automobilproduktion in cooperation with Agamus Consult, a subsidiary of the ConMoto Consultung Group. Prizes are awarded to the best performers in the five categories “International SME”, “International Group”, “OEM”, “Excellent Overall System” and “Best Value Creation Chain”. The winners of the prestigious prize are the victors from a field of businesses that have adopted the European benchmark in lean production.
This year the awards ceremony and accompanying congress Automotive Lean Production 2011 is taking place in the BMW World Munich on 22 and 23 November 2011. Dr. Herbert Diess, the BMW member of the board responsible for purchasing and supplier networks, will open the conference. Dr. Shuhei Toyoda, CEO & President Toyota Boshoku Corporation, will speak as the main supplier lecturer.
June 28th, 2010 | Thema: News
Automotive suppliers are increasingly pushing ecological measures to strengthen sustainability in inbound and outbound logistics. That is the result of Christian Biewald’s dissertation “Approaches for integrating corporate environmental protection in supply chain management”, which received the BME Trendscouting Prize at the 7th Network Forum in Cologne. The prize is endowed by the ConMoto Consulting Group.
Biewald overcame nationwide competition to win. The prize committee of the Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik (BME, or German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics) recognised “the innovative character and practical orientation” of Biewald’s final paper at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg. Among others the results prove that automotive suppliers are placing great hopes on the introduction of the CO2 PCF (Product Carbon Footprint). As an indicator of climate relevance, PCF shows the complete energy expenditure in the process chain and thus the saving possibilities for companies in reducing CO2.