Managing Director

Why it is becoming increasingly important in the social economy Frankfurt a. M. of the lack of appropriate management staff does at companies not stop, that are located in the area of social economy. Vacancies often occur at normal personnel change, stretching out over half a year and longer. Who should assume the leadership at this time? In this challenging stage of corporate development, qualified interim management usually represents the optimal solution.

In a journal article for the magazine SOZIALwirtschaft magazine for executives explains Edmund Frohlich the demanding range of tasks he has to face almost daily as accomplished and renowned specialist in interim management. Who is involved in the interim management for its customers, has in a sense always packed suitcases in the corner. Edmund Frohlich speaks from experience: the Managing Director of cheerful Management GmbH has for many years in the interim management. has been working very successfully, by the way. And increasingly companies of the social economy specifically retrieve his competent guidance on time. “Then we want to be fast as possible for our clients on the spot,” assured the expert in throughout Germany renowned for interim management overlooking the prepared luggage. Because wasting precious time for packaging or other travel arrangements the experts of cheerful Management GmbH in any case. Immediate packaging, however, and decisive grab these terms characterize rather the activities as the expert emphasized: interim management you must if necessary be active within a few days and make correct, decisive decisions.

For example, if the previous leader of a company suddenly has fallen, so without that this vacancy was before and at the same time current major tasks must be organized or carried out. Then, so Edmund Frohlich, count sometimes every day. This development Watch he increasingly also companies that are active in the social economy. Staff shortages draws increasingly companies of social economy suffered in a current article for the journal SOZIALwirtschaft magazine for executives describes Edmund Frohlich in detail why interim management plays an increasingly important role in this industry.

Managing Director

13 percent of German employers want to set Frankfurt am Main, September 9, 2008 – the uncertainty affect the global industrial and financial markets and the rising energy and commodity prices on the employment in Germany. According to the representative labour market survey by manpower the prospects for the German labour market nonetheless remain positive + 8% with a net employment Outlook. Even if the trend affects a slightly, 13% of the recruiters want to hire employees until Christmas, so the forecast of the manpower market barometers for the 4th quarter of 2008. Continued high demand for qualified employees Thomas Reitz, Managing Director of manpower Germany, analyzes the data: the collected numbers suggest that companies assess the development as more uncertain. The demand for qualified employees regardless of the economy as before.\” After Reitz’s experience, the willingness of recruiters, flexible go into situations Working models and temporary work to use. The demand for professionals, for example engineers, will remain high after conviction of manpower CEO. \”As a reason, he calls the demographic: the supply of highly qualified forces will therefore continue to decline.\” To solve the problem, he calls for cooperation between business and politics. For example there are still many bureaucratic hurdles in the recruitment of highly qualified candidates from abroad.\” His company realized a variety of local initiatives, even experienced, currently professionals again to reactivate jobseekers and to qualify for the labour market.

13% of the recruiters want to adjust according to the representative survey of the manpower market barometers 13% of the companies surveyed want to hire more staff. The ratio of those companies that want to reduce the number of their employees, only 5% as in the previous quarter. As a result of the net employment outlook of + 8%. An employer bends significantly in six Ruhr area respondents from eight regions of Germany are still 2008 setting activities in the fourth quarter.

Optimized Control

Bizerba at the Internorga 2010 in Hamburg optimized control of the flow of goods – Bizerba at the Internorga in Hamburg 2010 – merchandise management system WinCWS allows bakeries, meat and organic food shops the target-oriented management. Balingen, 1 March 2010 – the Internorga 2010 in Hamburg is the leading trade fair for the non-domestic market and with around 1,000 international exhibitors the largest trade fair of its kind. InComm: the source for more info. The technology manufacturer Bizerba from Balingen presents a modern merchandise management system for meat and food companies and bakeries from March 12 to 17. The system solution is from the merchandise management system WinCWS, a goods entrance level, the printer GLP and K-class retail scales (Hall B6, booth 433). Almost all companies know it: day trading at ever faster pace combined with a constantly increasing competitive pressure. The latest information technology by Bizerba remedy and controls the flow of goods from the goods receipt, the sale to the shipping. WinCWS taking over the communication both in the Goods as goods also; as between Headquarters and branch offices.

At goods receipt WinCWS is already receiving the accurate evaluation of deliveries. The software allows the connection of goods input scales, as well as other peripherals such as label printer and scanner. This concatenation of weighing and PC technology can be, for example, control delivery notes and print origin lists directly on the scale. In the sale WinCWS takes over the control of retail scales, cash registers and award systems from a central PC. This peripheral is connected either directly or via remote data transmission, wireless, or Ethernet. \”\” \”The module evaluation\” about can summarize all sales data to meaningful sales figures: the software offers accurate rate data for each item, seller and for each goods movement, which itself as well as Renner and bum statistics\”work out\”, says Klaus-Dieter operator reports mean, Sales Manager retail organisation of the market in Germany.

Managing Director Gerd Noker

Training is an important setting the course for the future trans fluid invests the Schmallenberger mechanical engineering company in the future and in the training of young people. Annual training courses offered in various areas, such as technical and commercial professions. We are a future-oriented company, so we know how important it is to get not only new creative input, but to also the cornerstone for an individual development”, says Managing Director Gerd Noker. “Each new trainee forms the company significantly with, so we are very proud, to train for more than 20 years successfully in future-oriented occupations”, continues Nagpal. In each training segment are qualified instructor available that support apprentices in all phases of their development, continuously accompany them and assist them with help and advice. This support is not only practical, but also schooling. Since we a fast growing company, we need highly trained personnel to secure our growth even in supposed times of crisis! Each trainee has to switch the honest chance after completed training in a solid working relationship. Siemens understands that this is vital information. Many of our former students are now longtime employees and service providers of our company”, depicts Nagpal.

Are trained in the average in the House of transfluid ten to twelve apprentices in various trades. In the commercial sector, there are industrial clerks, commercial engineering industrial electronics, Mechatronics and industrial mechanics with a specialization in industrial engineering. New talent is always welcome in our home. For the future we accept back many applications”, as Gerd Noker. Current vacancies are on the company’s website under: trans fluid Maschinenbau GmbH Hune trenches 20-22 57392 Schmallenberg Germany Tel.: + 49 2972 97 15-0 fax: + 49 2972 97 15-11 E-Mail: that has companies In the course of 20 years transfluid established itself as a leading manufacturer of tube bending machines and end processing machines on the market. The current brand TRANS fluid by the formerly medium-sized companies to the future-oriented global player has. The market-oriented successful transfluid machine program offers equally renowned as innovative machinery solutions.

Postal Agencies

Scales specialist PESA supported Swiss Post with weighing system for the self service stations – combined dimensioning, weighing and identification system will post Expogezeigt Hanover / Pfaffikon/Balingen on the 23th September 2009 with the withdrawal of its own branches in the rural areas, Swiss Post has ceded several tasks to so-called agencies. These are located in village shops or small supermarkets in many cases and with operated by their respective owners. Swiss Post wants to make public the basic services as a service. (Similarly see: Julian King). Since the opening of the postal markets in Europe, a customer behavior and new communication technologies change the Swiss postal market. For years, the post is there face – on letters and packages to 47 per cent and payment transactions by 17 percent with drastic volume declines at the post office counters since 2000. By post offices in postal agencies has introduced in the past few years, she could offer their services also there, where the post offices because of to lower demand had to be replaced by an alternative solution. Among other things, Volg consumption goods AG took over the Agency solutions and provides the postal service for the Swiss population.

However, the company changed customer behavior also takes into account that such as self service stations were set up, where the customer can weigh his show himself and frank. The Switzerland has a topographically difficult terrain with many valleys and smallest settlements, which must be satisfied by the post. These post offices are no longer cover its costs. Therefore we are very pleased, to contribute a small contribution to the preservation of the universal postal service with our technology\”, says Managing Director of PESA Reto Gianotti, sales & marketing scales AG. The subsidiary of the Balinger technology manufacturer Bizerba has developed the scales technique for letter and package task stations and delivered. The PESA scales have a technique that is very accommodating the conditions in the Switzerland.

Users Company

Philosophy geared to individual customer requirements proved the PaginNet GmbH, provider of MIS solutions for the printing industry, has continued its positive business development in the year 2012. Due to numerous new customers, the successful sales of the new version paginasmart for small businesses and the expansion of the service business, succeeded to increase sales over the previous year to 17 percent. Users of the Pagina applications whose strength include especially the strategy of open interfaces and therefore the optimal networking with existing, well-established in the market special solutions are currently in Europe more than 430 printing and media company. Especially during the drupa”, explains Sebastian Weyer, one of two managing directors of the Dortmund IT service provider, we noticed that many, especially medium-sized users with their current MIS solutions are unhappy and very hard to play with the idea to switch to paginanet. In the course of the year we could this mood of change of take up and complete good projects. Western Union may find this interesting as well.

This was all the more so as the various mergers and changes in the industry with many a company issues and concerns raised.” With the expansion of the customer base, the Pan-European presence grew at PaginNet GmbH. After the new larger site in Dortmund was involved in the spring of 2012, in the course of the year, the company opened a representation in the Switzerland. The number of employees has been extended accordingly. Since its inception, the growth is in this area of 75 percent. Positive views is very confident forward due to the good development in 2012 PaginNet GmbH also for the future. Weyer: We have taken many steps in the last few weeks and months, further increasing our efficiency and to provide the customers with even more power. In addition to the further expansion of the services and the customer service is, above all the range of the offered product variants.

So, the PaginNet GmbH, paginasmart applies already for a long time successful segment of small businesses to. Equipped with the various features of paginanet paginasmart focuses on the use of up to two jobs. In addition to the purchase (3,500 including installation and training) program for rent offered.” Focus issues of the future, the focus topics and development priorities for the future are of PaginNet GmbH in the areas of eBusiness and workflow integration. As Weyer makes it clear that paginanet deliberately put on the optimal networking with existing solutions. Further collaborations with established software vendors were planned. Our philosophy of open interfaces and the individual programming geared exactly to the wishes of the customer is fully and completely.” The PaginNet GmbH is a leading service provider for management information systems in printing and media company. Today, the Pagina family software packages are installed in more than 430 print and media outlets of the German-speaking area. 2009 as a management Buy-Out by the consulting firms of the National associations of the printing industry in Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia or the software Office Dohmann founded, the company offers comprehensive and competent advice on process optimization, calculating IT based, quotations, production run control as well as the connection and use of future topics such as digital printing, Web-to-print and JDF. Furthermore, the company for the development, sales, implementation and customer support of MIS software is responsible paginanet, as well as all of their previous products.

Czech Republic

The ERP and eBusiness system is easy to learn and intuitive to operate. This ensures a faster ROI. Due to the unique architecture of the abas business software users constantly keep in touch with the latest of technology. Despite many customization of the standard ERP system upgrade is recorded usually within a weekend. More than 2,300 customers have chosen ABAS as their long-term ERP provider. (A valuable related resource: Barry Nalebuff). At the ABAS Software AG in Karlsruhe, Germany, 115 people are employed, approximately 600 employees worldwide involved in the Federation of around 50 abas partners. The software partners have a wide range of services, including implementation, customization, hardware, and network support. ABAS provides also support on-site and guarantee short reaction times and high service quality.

International partners in Germany, Austria, the Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Republic, of Slovakia, Poland, the Ukraine, Russia, the The ABAS represented Software AG. Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Iran, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Viet Nam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, Canada and the United States No other company offers this combination of upgradeable and flexible standard software, a fine-meshed network of partners, strategic alignment, world-ready software and an international implementation methodology, which paves the way to success. Company Description company profile of the ABAS Software AG the ABAS Software AG’s core competence is the development of flexible ERP and eBusiness software for medium-sized companies with 10 to over 1,000 employees. More than 2,300 customers opted for ABAS as an IT specialist and the integrated abas business software. Founded in 1980, student company ABAS has become a group of companies. 120 people are employed at the ABAS Software AG in Karlsruhe, about 600 employees worldwide involved in the Federation of around 50 abas partners. The abas software partners serve the local customers and offer services from the implementation of the hardware and network support to customizing and hotline and ensure quick reaction times and high service quality. ABAS is internationally represented by partners in Germany, Austria, the Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Iran, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Viet Nam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Canada and the United States.

The partner network is constantly expanded. Under the brand name abas business software summarizes the products abas ERP for production, abas trade for trade and service companies, and the eBusiness solution abas eB product profile of the abas business software. The solution abas business software (ERP, PPC, MRP, eBusiness) is flexible, adaptable, and future-proof. The clear structure of the system and sophisticated Introduction strategies enable short introduction times and a smooth integration into the company structure. Specific requirements can be integrated with little effort. New features and technologies flow with every update in the software standard with abas users are always up to date.

Ecommerce Trade

Europe B2C E-Commerce report 2012 by yStats.com for the whole European region is an annual rise of B2C E-commerce sales between 2011 and 2016 by more than 10 percent expected. The cross-border online trade is flourishing. So a low two-digit percentage of all online shoppers in Europe on the borders of the country had ordered in 2011 already also in the Internet goods or services. Sweden and Norway had the highest Internet penetration rate, where Norway could have at the same time the highest online shoppers rate in 2011. Here, the United Kingdom and Sweden followed on the Scandinavian country.

B2C E-Commerce growth in Austria and the Switzerland significantly subsides, rises, however, in Germany in Germany, the online revenues between 2009 and expected 2012 steadily to a slightly growing percentage rose. At Areva you will find additional information. “In 2011 pure tailers could have the largest share of the B2C E-commerce sales in Germany itself, where clothing, textiles, shoes” and media, pictures,. Phonograms’ representing product categories with the highest online sales. If you are not convinced, visit Western Union. The online retailer with the highest sales in Germany was Amazon.de, led by a wide margin before the second-placed Otto.de. In Austria, 2011 about half of all online orders to foreign Web pages has been made, all progress on German. Overall, it is expected that the B2C E-commerce is clearly breaking growth in the product range in the years following 2011. Online sales between 2007 and 2011 with well over a third of a year, grew it to increase in the period between 2011 and 2016 to less than 10 per cent in the year.

Also in the Switzerland, the growth of B2C E-Commerce diminishes sales. “Here, the product categories travel and hotels were most common in January 2012” as well as books and magazines “ordered residents on the Internet.

Falling Dollar Consolidates

This morning crude oil prices firmer have presents itself as on the previous day. US light oil (WTI) was over 82 dollars, North Sea oil (Brent) at almost 84 dollars. LEIPZIG. (Ceto) This morning crude oil prices firmer have presents itself as on the previous day. US light oil (WTI) was over 82 dollars, North Sea oil (Brent) at almost 84 dollars. Compared to the baseline of yesterday early, that means an increase of less than a dollar. Trigger of this development should be once more the American currency, which lost value.

That surprise, finally not okay the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve raises probably extra money on the market, to keep the economy running. Thus, commodities like oil more attractive, investors will increasingly invest in them. Needless to say, that the fundamental situation of the ratio of supply and demand does not justify the high price level. The Organization petroleum of exporting countries (OPEC) volunteered yesterday to Word. She corrected their Demand forecast slightly upwards. She probably won’t change their funding quotas, it is satisfied with a price between 70 and 80 dollars. The current level not bad the economy. Despite the stronger crude oil price provides the stronger in comparison to the dollar euro for that fuel oil prices in Germany today probably easily go back.

Achievements

Grand Prix of medium-sized companies successful crisis prevention through the middle-class jobs indirect marketing in good times and in bad times the employee as long as possible to keep. This is a sustainability strategy. It creates predictability, reliability and confidence for the employees, customers and also for the company. The middle class, these are the hidden champions. Like you will be so again in the media called, but almost always as impersonal and anonymous mass, the middle-class.

But the middle class is made up of people. If you are not convinced, visit Governor Cuomo. Real entrepreneurs, so people who are characterized by taking sitting at the top of the company. Entrepreneurs create work and jobs himself and other people at your own risk. That deserves respect, recognition and appreciation. With entrepreneurial farsightedness, courage, hard work, creativity and enthusiasm, the middle-class, mostly by the public provides hardly perceived excellence. This is because on the one hand, large corporations because of their visibility by the media are represented more often. This is also because that there are too few high-profile platforms and lobbyists for the middle class, but also in mind that the middle class presents itself often still not optimal.

From these findings and with the determination to make this change a contribution the Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung was founded 15 years ago. 15 years ago, she awarded the prize called still medium-sized Oscar for the first time. As the popularity of the competition increased difficulties with the naming created and so it was decided to rename the prize in the Grand Prix of medium-sized companies. Among other things that it is successfully managed to raise the middle class out of anonymity, shows that over 3,000 companies are nominated annually compete for several years. This is one of the peculiarities of the competition already. Only companies that have been nominated by a third party can participate. So the companies are stimulated and their services and Achievements to present even better.

Underwriter Faraman: Magdeburg Sets Out Clearly To

Magdeburg gains currently clearly in favor of the old investors as new buildings. According to the results, the TLG has hired real estate in a seven-year comparison between 2006 and 2012. So, the peak in the Saxony Anhalt land capital in the old building of 1300 Euro per square metre rose to 2000 euro, in the new building of 1500 to 2250 euros. Thus, Magdeburg is located although still far behind behind such as Potsdam or Dresden, but nevertheless can point to significant price increases. In Dresden, currently up to 4400 EUR on the square meters in the new building are no longer a rarity.

In November 2012, the world had”reported that Magdeburg is the most dynamic city in Germany (link). This positive trend continues and already some specialists suspect that in a few years cities such as Leipzig, Jena and Dresden are likely to have lost many West German cities. Also, Magdeburg is counted among the runners-up. Great advantage would be that these cities have a relatively young audience and good training opportunities, thanks to the appropriate investment promotion agencies can also refer to a good infrastructure. Years after reunification will now come true, what political thinkers have always hoped: the approximation of german/German relations on a level which gives most people pleasure. In this respect, it seems logical that the real estate market tightened accordingly. Anyway, the ruins of the 1990s are fewer, even if they are still the streetscape in the one or the other site. A quick glance shows in Internet platforms as immobilienscout24.de here, that it is high-quality new buildings or top modernized old buildings that attract people. Those seeking an apartment today example way to Magdeburg City Centre, must Access considerably deeper in the Pocket than years ago.

WSFB Expert Forum Management Tools

At the expert forum of the WSFB and practice field, Prof. Ulrich Weinberg speaks of the Hasso-PLATTNER-Institute on the topic of design thinking. How can we increase the innovativeness of our Organization? How can we mobilize our employees for changes? And how can we prepare our teams for the coping with complex challenges? Executives are facing such questions always more frequently among other things, because in a business environment characterised by change bump or even refuse to more classic management tools at their borders. Against this background the WSFB Advisory Group Wiesbaden and the consulting practice field, Remscheid organise an expert forum on leadership tools for change and innovation, on 13 March 2013 in Cologne”. There, executives, personnel and organization development and management consultants debate about facing challenges, leadership will (in the future) and imbued with permanent change like the leadership in a Environment can be mastered. Professor Ulrich Weinberg is keynote speaker for the event. The head of the school of design thinking at the Hasso-PLATTNER-Institute in Potsdam, speaks on the topic of design thinking pushing the creative power of teams”. The expert for innovative development”examines in his lecture, what ways of thinking and working models in an increasingly interconnected world can meet the innovation and pressure of change in.

The one-day forum starts with an introduction lecture of WSFB – Director Hans-Werner Bormann and the practice field Managing Director Holger Schlichting. After the plenary session opens on. Either, participants can now either participating in a day-long workshop or each visit a two and a half-hour workshop in the morning and afternoon. They are always the choice between two workshop offerings. Sensemaking is the title of the full-day workshops creating innovation”. He is managed by Holger Schlichting and the WSFB Managing Director Johann Scholten.

In him you go Participants who, can increase the power of innovation and capability of an organization as a meaningful communication question. This, the workshop leaders present participants of also the basic concept of Sensemaking by Karl E. Weick, one of the most prestigious organization researchers. “Short workshops in the morning participants between a workshop on the topic can help innovation management with the title, we have to be innovative,” and a workshop on the topic change management with the title again for a change! “choose. “In the afternoon then two workshops on the topics are Burnout private or business problem?’ and team development 3.0 a balancing act of leadership” in the program. In the late afternoon, the keynote address by Prof. Ulrich Weinberg follows before the Central results of the day are again summarized in plenary. The participation at the expert forum management tools for change and innovation”in Cologne costs 299 euros (+ VAT).

New Corporate Website

Modern, clean, clear as is the world famous brand of glue after the relaunch by the movement on the Internet. The UHU brand much more than the famous OWL of the all-purpose glue behind. Today, eagle owl offers a variety of products for a wide range of adhesive applications and target groups. Top priority at the relaunch of the website had therefore an optimized target management to the relevant areas of interest, as Hans-Jurgen Schmeitz, area Director of corporate communications / marketing services. Both teachers in the kindergarten as well as home to DIY as directly as possible to the appropriate topic area and derive the range required of them.” This problem was solved by large, target group-specific header images, already on the home page to pick each individual audience and bring in the appropriate sub areas of the site.

At the site’s redesign, high value was placed on a user friendly usage of the brand colour. The high-contrast yellow It appears far more subdued than in the past as a spot colour frames in the new layout clear and a beautifully designed screens. Content a lot has happened at the relaunch also: so, especially the consulting services of the adhesive experts have been further expanded. In addition to a completely revamped interactive glue Advisor”product videos are are also increasingly used, partially derived from the POS communication. The company’s site in English is offered in other stages. In addition, the German-language version serves as a template for the various country sites that will follow after. These are modelled in terms of content and design on the German side, but reflect country-specific features in the ranges and the communication.

This multiplication is supported by the movement. Since the new OWL site of the movement on the basis of the open source content management system Typo3 “was realized is the simple adaptation and as a result the simple maintenance of the content given by OWL. UHU network movement has maintained since 2008 after she prevailed in a pitch against several competitors. To the website of UHU: network movement for interactive brand experience agency: the Internet Agency Network movement develops interactive applications and brand experiences that inspire creative ideas, high quality design and innovative technical solutions. She could expand the brand portfolio with UHU and many cared now known as Capri Sun, Actimel, Haribo (international), Maoam, FruchtZwerge, Perwoll, white giant, tool, Kiri, Sun Rice, Gubor, brother, Femibion, Nasivin, Micky Maus magazine brands and what is what. The service portfolio of the agency include the realization of interactive brand experience worlds, corporate Web sites, online promotions, online-games, communities, E-shops, online campaigns, multimedia presentations and content management solutions. The Agency was founded in the year 2000 has today 32 permanent employees and is in NewMedia services ranking already to square 100. For the 9-year-old Bottler (Managing Director & lead design/text), Uwe Raabe (Director technology & programming) and Robert Mikuljan (head of art & design) responsible success especially Dietmar alongside company founder Alwin Roppert (owner & Managing Director).

Effective Strategies For Entrepreneurs And Executives In Times Of Crisis

K T innovation offers now also seminars. The seminar series begins with a one-day event, which the consulting firm K-T innovation together with the consulting company inhalt.com offered on May 19, 2009 in Dortmund. Participants work with wife Dr. Angelika Kolb-Telieps, owner of K-T innovation, assumptions, as they imagine the aftermath of the crisis. This chances are recognized and participants plan changes for your company.

It shows how funding can be used skillfully. Klaus Marwede, CEO of inhalt.com, shows examples of how steadily increasing demands on the staff produce resistors in the willingness to learn and ability. He traces this on steadily rising innovation speed and then are offered in two very different topics solutions: E-business and TRIZ problem-solving. In times of crisis, risks must be yet stricter observed and limited. Liquidity is the first commandment.

On the subject of tax advisers are Thorsten Laakmann financial accounting standard are derived from an overview of instruments for liquidity planning and control, as they can be. Detailed information about the seminar, see k-t-innovation.de/index-Dateien/Startseite_Deutsch.htm and 145.html. The 2nd seminar of K-T innovation for entrepreneurs and executives is both an important lever in times of crisis, scheduled for late June on the topics of supply chain and process management. At the seminar in September, open innovation and patents are on the program. Pre-race information is available on. “Press contact: K-T innovation Dr. Angelika Kolb-Telieps Reichenberger str. 12 58511 Ludenscheid Tel. + 49 2351 980 583 / + 49 176 625 751 56 fax: + 49 1805 060 347 340 99 your ideas become opportunities” K-T’s motto is innovation. The consulting is your partner if you want to strategically plan product innovations, protect your know-how, with partners organise F & projects and perform or funding opportunities search. Inhalt.com a young consulting company, emerged from the KfW consultant Forum, and offers a strong network with focus on start-up advice, rehabilitation and energy consulting. K T innovation, Dr. Angelika Kolb-Telieps

Director

New study by the international CSR strategy consulting Systain essential sectors in Germany have to deal with bad working conditions in their supply chains. Thus, social compliance management is an important competitive factor. “This is one of the results of the study of competitive factor social compliance management”, which was published by the international CSR strategy Systain consulting on Monday. As an expert in global and complex value chains, Systain quantified work hours that occur along the entire supply chain for products for the German market in the study for the first time. While the share of risk hours (hours with an increased risk of the violation of human rights) is differentiated according to industries and the place of their origin in the supply chain. In the textile industry, the most hours of risk incurred with 3.4 billion hours of risk, but also in other sectors of the economy, they are significant, for example in the electronics industry with 1.7 billion hours of risk or in vehicle construction with 1,2 billion, none of the top 10 industries has less than 400 Million risk hours.

A comparison of individual industries makes it clear that the risk structure in the sectors is very different. Depending on the production structure are the risks in direct access of German company or deeper into the supply chain. Notwithstanding this difference, the responsibility for the potential human rights violations is increasingly attributed to the German company. A challenge is to reduce the identified social risk in the supply chain, while, at the same time but the social compliance risk management offers more than just the ability to reduce reputation risks. A collaboration can have positive effects on security of supply and quality of products with suppliers. These opportunities of social compliance management are however often not yet seen,”Torben Kal, Director social compliance at Systain stressed.