Transformation 4: Human Centered Production

Transformation 4: Human Centered Production

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Employees are a significant asset for anchoring production locally. Employee involvement in the future development of their company is crucial.

 

TE Connectivity Belgium: The ‘human-centred’ approach of a 5-star factory
TE Connectivity in Oostkamp prioritizes maximum involvement of all employees in the daily operation of the factory. 550 employees were actively involved in the “Vision 2022: What does our factory look like in 2022?” exercise. Description All 700 employees at TE Connectivity Belgium BVBA in Oostkamp develop and produce connectors and inductive components for the […]
Punch Powertrain: the operator dictates the direction taken by this Factory of the Future
As a developer and producer of automatic gearboxes, Punch Powertrain, based in Sint Truiden, is part of the select club of Factories of the Future. For Punch Powertrain, the Factory of the Future Award 2016 was the crowning achievement of many years of work and investments in production equipment and operational processes, but above all […]
Willem Decramer: ‘The level of our people is very high. That’s certainly a reason to be even prouder’
Do you ever wonder where the potato on your plate comes from? Tracking the exact field may be quite a challenge, but chances are that the tasty tuber was harvested by a Dewulf machine. The family business from Roeselare, the ‘Texas of Flanders’,has been run by the third generation since the early 2000s. Since then, […]
Bart Vandromme (LVD): “The great thing about my job is that I have everything at hand”
‘Make it in Belgium’: this is only possible if companies recruit and keep the top talents. One of the IT experts at Gullegem based machine tool manufacturer LVD reveals a practical aspect of talent management in this company. Bart Vandromme is Senior Software Developer at LVD headquarters in Gullegem and is one of the driving […]
Magnetrol: “Our employees are our greatest asset”
What makes a technology company an attractive employer? We found the answer in Zele, where international family business Magnetrol has had a branch since 1972. Family business Magnetrol is a US multinational specialising in innovative level and flow solutions for liquids and gases. The company serves a very wide range of industries and has a significant […]
AVR: Talent wanted for ‘smart farming’
In agriculture, technological innovation is crucial to meet the growing challenges in the sector. Companies that manage to create ‘smart farming’ technologies that make work more productive, more efficient and more sustainable are one step ahead. This also applies to AVR whose sales of high-tech machinery for potato cultivation have been rising steadily since 2010. […]
Ode to the intrapreneur
The entrepreneur is traditionally seen as a born leader who, armed with a healthy dose of courage, builds his own company from scratch. This definition is far too narrow, it seems, and certainly in the manufacturing industry. Indeed, even employees who innovate create value for both their company and customers. Both Emmanuel Mottrie and Toon […]
Young talent and technology
What the new generation thinks of the manufacturing industry “Many people think that, in the manufacturing industry, it’s all about increasing the pace and volume of production. I believe that it’s about developing technologies that can upgrade existing products.” Melissa, Bachelor’s student in Engineering “I’m not sure I’m ready for a job in the sector. […]
Multidisciplinary is the new technical
A great deal has been written about the waning popularity of technical professions. It’s high time someone contributed positive, constructive thoughts to the debate! Jeroen Franssen and Robrecht Janssens – experts in talent, labour market and work organisation at Agoria – have plenty of ideas. “Interaction, interdisciplinary and impact: these are the key words when it comes […]
Wanted in the industry: skills of the future
Technical skills are essential in the machine industry, but are there any other skills the manufacturing company of the future would include in a job advertisement? ‘Make it in Belgium’ searched for the answer to that question on the shop floor. 1. You have excellent people skills Individual functions are a thing of the past. […]
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