"BETTER TO GET A HEAD START THAN PLAY CATCH-UP LATER ON"
Faster, more agile, more complex: Digitalization demands a lot from employees. But how exactly can you convince 13,400 people that there is a lifetime of learning ahead? The answer to this question is provided by Mischa Kohler, Head of Learning and Development at Trumpf, the laser specialist from Ditzingen.
"ACTION IS NEEDED NOW"
Many companies underestimate how often they are attacked by cyber criminals - and how poorly prepared they are. That is the result of a recent study on cyber insurance by VDMA and VSMA. The study helps companies to assess their risk.
INDUSTRIE 4.0 IN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY
The agricultural machinery industry is one of the pioneers of the digital transformation. It was digitalizing machinery and devices long before the term Industrie 4.0 even existed. VDMA members tell us how they are putting digital networks into practice today.
"SYSTEMS CRY FOR HELP WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG"
A little stone in an escalator, a ventilation system that has become very loud, a rattling ticket machine - a Deutsche Bahn start-up listens to technical systems and raises an alarm when the sounds they make indicate a malfunction.
SMARTLY COMBINING INDUSTRIE 4.0 AND LEAN PRODUCTION
The smart factory is bringing about a winning combination of Industrie 4.0 and lean production - two approaches that pursue the same goal. VDMA members are showing how this can be realized in practice and which hurdles are still to be overcome.
PLATFORM ECONOMY: CONNECTING MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Digital platforms are springing up everywhere in mechanical and plant engineering. They create the link between market participants online and they also create the infrastructural basis that enables business partners to interact with one another.
SUPPLY CHAIN - FROM AUTOMATIC TO AUTONOMOUS
The logical conclusion of Industrie 4.0 is the complete digital penetration of the value chain and ultimately its autonomization. This will not only characterize the future of production and logistics processes inside and out of factories, but will also have an effect on the mechanical and plant engineering sector as a whole.
INDUSTRIE 4.0 - SECURE DIGITAL IDENTITIES CREATE TRUST
According to Industrie 4.0 experts, secure digital identities (SDIs) are the only way to ensure cybersecurity. VDMA members demonstrate what these are, where they can be used, and which technologies are currently in development.
CYBER CRIME CAUSES DAMAGE RUNNING TO MILLIONS OF EUROS
At the end of 2017, several VDMA member companies independently reported fraudulent activities involving fake bank account details in offers to international customers. There is cause for concern.