Lubeck Production

Growth capital for the technology leader in the field of metal-based generative production processes of the DPE Deutsche private equity GmbH advised fund (DPE) invest in the rapidly growing market for metal-based additive manufacturing technology (3 D pressure metallic components) and equip the owner-managed SLM Solutions GmbH (SLM) with growth capital. The previous shareholders H.J.. Ihde and H. Saeed remain heavily involved in the company after the closing of the transaction and continue to lead the business of SLM Solutions GmbH to ensure continuous business development. DPE is an investor specializing in long-term growth financing of medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries with headquarters in Munich. The value of the transaction, the parties have agreed to silence.

SLM has over 10 years of experience in the field of metal-based additive manufacturing with the help of laser technology (selective laser melting”) based in Lubeck, Germany and is one of the pioneers in the development of this Procedure. In component manufacturing SLM technology microscopic metal powder layers (E.g. steel, titanium, aluminium or nickel base alloy) are fused high-precision gradually to a fixed component using lasers. The procedure at the time especially apply in the manufacture of parts with complex geometry in small batches and production, where geometries are needed which can not be produced with conventional methods or aims the lot size of production against 1. SLM 2002 introduced its technology in the market and processed in 2006 as the first company in the industry in its machines also titanium and aluminium. Today, SLM is a worldwide leading company for the production of equipment and manufacturing systems for generative manufacturing of prototypes and serial parts, as well as for vacuum – and metal casting. Although the market for SLM technology compared to traditional manufacturing technologies is still relatively small, strong market growth is through the starting application in the production of small series expected.

Concrete Kemmler

Tubingen company 2011 belongs to the one hundred most innovative medium Germany’s only creative businesses succeed with much foresight and sense for new among the one hundred most innovative medium-sized companies of in Germany. 2011 belongs to the Beton Kemmler GmbH “from Tubingen Hirschau to this elite circle. On Thursday night, the company could the hallmark top 100 “accept. None other than the former Prime Minister of Baden-Wurttemberg, Lothar Spath, presented the award during the solemn ceremony in the Ostseebad Warnemunde personally on the business management of the concrete precast plant. Already in the fifth-generation family-owned company makes sure that consistently and continuously optimizes for five years”, praised the jury. While the market leader for garages and prefabricated parts opts for continuous improvement according to the Japanese Kaizen principle.

This award makes us”very proud, delighted concrete Kemmler Geschaftsfahrer Martin Hamblin. Wear the company associated with the Tubingen Kemmler group may the seal as a top innovator”now for a year. Creative ideas and a fresh think are for us not only a means to improve efficiency. We are with passion for the thing and want to make a difference. This award shows us that it is worthwhile, if all pull together together”said Hamblin.

Concrete Kemmler is the improvement processes across all production and administrative boundaries initiates and implements together with the employees. In several improvement workshops, concrete Kemmler opens not only in-house innovation potential. We were able to optimise significantly the adherence to delivery dates and parts logistics also already jointly with suppliers”, reported Hamblin. Points can not least with his staff concrete Kemmler. Many are multiple qualified and can therefore operate at different workplaces and work product across. This broad-based transfer of expertise facilitates the Innovation exchange in each team”, said Hamblin. In the past two years the precast plant with its future-oriented new development was kPort”already at the two world competitions prestigious iF product design award” and red dot design awards”successful. 2009 concrete Kemmler has commissioned the largest garage exhibition in Germany. The Vienna University of Economics has for the competition top 100 “for several months the innovation behaviour taken from a total of 272 medium-sized companies in Germany under the magnifying glass. The one hundred winners 2011 bearing the seal of approval, have generated a total turnover of 11.2 billion euros last year and reported 769 national and 1,865 international patents. 48 of the one hundred excellent innovators are the number one in its industry nationally, 19 are even world market leader. 88 percent of the winning companies are the last three 3 years grown faster than the industry average and that average around 16 percent.

ECM Introduction

Customer relationship management and enterprise content management in the building materials trade which began about 130 years ago, with a horse-drawn carriage and a penny-farthing, has become a leading company in the building materials trade in Schleswig-Holstein. The Wan group is represented in six locations in Schleswig-Holstein. In its fourth generation as a family-run operation stands for innovation and tradition. The customer and his needs are always at the Centre of the considerations in WIGGER. As a partner of the first hour, WIGGER belongs since 1964 Hag construction group. This partnership is a guarantor of market offerings and outstanding services the Wan group is working on the continuous development, as well as the continuous improvement of the processes.

In the future faster and more flexible customer wishes to respond, the company decided to introduce the bpi sales performer. A focus of CRM application at WIGGER are the drop analysis, the flexible queries and comprehensive statistical analysis. Christian WIGGER, “Management Wan Group notes: we have for bpi solutions decided, since the user friendliness and the appearance of the work surface meets our requirements.” In addition to the CRM solution, bpi solutions at WIGGER leads the ECM solution runningECM of optimal systems runningAn ECM. Here is the centralization of incoming and outgoing documents in the foreground, as well as a customized storage of all data and information. The distribution and processing of paper-based and electronic data will be done through ad hoc workflow as well as process-oriented.

BPI solutions will realize the integration and data migration from the existing ERP software HIBIS of the HA data service IT service GmbH. The solutions convince with their adaptability and the ability to edit all processes without media discontinuity at WIGGER. Thus, not only the service processes are accelerated, but in addition the analysis options improve the quality of data stocks sustainably. So the company benefits in the future a transparent flow of information and shorter reaction times. About bpi solutions they bpi solutions gmbh & co. kg, software and consulting in Bielefeld, supports its customers 20 years successfully with a company-wide solution concept of easy to use standard software and industry-oriented solutions in the furniture industry, logistics, and other industries. The performance spectrum ranges from consulting, through the design and development of to the integration of new applications. Focuses on the optimization and automation of business processes in marketing, sales and service. Is based on the own products and solutions in the areas of customer relationship management, cross media publishing, supplier relationship management and integrated portal solutions. The solutions help the indoor and field staff as well as customers fast communication channels to build and comprehensive information available to suppliers and partners. In addition is bpi solutions as a system integrator in the fields of Business process integration, document management and archiving works. The solutions based on standard technologies leading manufacturers such as dataglobal GmbH, insiders technologies GmbH, inspire technologies GmbH, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH, which integrate not only systems, but also allow for business process modeling, monitor processes and evaluate results, make the optimization of business processes to provide real time information are the starting point. Through innovative process integration, effective data management and audit-proof archiving companies achieve significant efficiency gains and through proactive, secure their competitive advantage.

Group Cascading

The cascading on the below scheduled units is used for providing the implementation of the strategy throughout the company. The cascading on the below scheduled units is used for providing the implementation of the strategy throughout the company. The cascading process can contribute to the important contribution to the training of the strategy at all levels of the hierarchy. The balanced scorecard is used in this case as an instrument of communication and education. In the company there is not a system, but a whole system of associated systems of indicators at different levels of the hierarchy: this system is created during cascading.

The cascading the balanced scorecard is carried out in two directions: horizontally – the attraction of other subdivisions of the company at a level; Vertical – the attraction of other levels of management (vertical extension). The concrete implementation of cascading depends on the original design of the project. Very often follows first, the introduction of a so-called Pilot sphere. The achievement of success extends the introduction to the whole organization. Some companies from the outset consistently go the way of the introduction of the all-encompassing.

In the first stage of the project, which lasts five months, the balanced scorecard was developed and agreed upon for the Group of companies and the major companies after the production, distribution and sales, as well as for the companies of share of. Cascading the BSC within societies on the departments has begun the second stage of the project. The other companies, as well as the central divisions of the holding company were also involved in this process. Parallel, the integration of the BSC in the strategic and operational planning, in the system of reporting, as well as in the system of targets with the executors happened thus. Thanks to the introduction of all-encompassing growing complexity and at the same time, the scope of the project.

The Man

Cooper Procter, one of the two founders of Procter and Gamble, you already stated in 1887: ‘ the main problem of large companies today lies in developing policies that make feel each employee that is an essential element of the company. It is necessary that each employee feels personally responsible for the success of the company and be offered the possibility of receiving a part of the result of that success, words that charge effect when hard times for the company, making the leadership may need to reinvent itself and redefined. Action man is a person who can and know take action quickly, decisions with vivacity, knows how to sort and direct with agility. Faces and confronts with problems at the moment in which are presented is not deferred and wait they are resolved by itself alone. The man of action, is not a person acting crazy or rashly, but that reflects and consultation, but stays there, because he knows that time is money. The man of action designs its long-term strategy, but acts boldly in the short term, assesses its management, and learns from its mistakes.

In situations in which, without knowing what will be the most successful decisions is vital, the leading oriented action, no crashes, and assumes the risk of giving with your face on canvas and magullar it. For him, the only risk is not wanting to take risks. Often action, involve sacrifice, not always done willingly. However, although it is not something that is often recognized, leadership is service, and should be characterized by the cheerful, not by an action suffered and sad and determined action. This is the thermometer that is acts according to the initiative and judgement of oneself, and of course an action executed and completed, because sometimes, it lacks that works, but what is terminated. Fainting is always a temptation.

Surrender to the weakness and surrender to the danger, stop acting, involves surrender. However, manage and lead, involves knowing how to resist to the exhaustion that comes from the absence of results or losses. The leader, and by extension the emotionally intelligent person, is the person of action who learns of defeat, and even takes advantage of it. Action in hard times, have to be stubborn, persistent, persevering, since a second weakness is enough to overwhelm it. Too many managers that the slightest adversity, the first thing that comes out of his mouth is a can not.