As you may know, Boyden is sponsoring the 2018 People & Skills Category at the TMMX Awards. The criteria for this category is summarised by The Manufacturer as: “This award will recognise a company culture that promotes learning, focusing on talent and performance, as well as encouraging openness among employees about their development needs. Also assessing how the company is assessing and addressing both the current and future skill needs of the business.” I wanted to get an insight into what it takes to win this category and went to meet with Alison Dowd, Global Director for Continuous Improvement at Dura Automotive who as an organisation won this category in 2016 and 2017, Alison coordinated and lead their submission each time. The first thing that struck me about Dura when I arri
For our research into automotive leadership, I was privileged to interview Johann Jungwirth, a truly visionary and disruptive leader I have long admired. I am delighted to share his rich insights with you.
In what could be considered an uncertain market given external economic factors it is encouraging to see the global aerospace and defence OEMs presenting positive outlooks to the market. Airbus announced that consolidated earnings were up to a positive $14m from $19m loss in the same period last year. Boeing, Lockheed and Northrop Grumman all posted positive Q1 results and raised their earnings outlook. An interesting report by McKinsey showed that the top-10 aerospace and defence companies had adopted a digital initiative and have said in order for them to remain at the top of their market a strong digital strategy is key. However, I am interested in how their supply chains are adopting new digital technology. Bert Stekampe