A group of Ukrainian managers discovered how product and lean management work at a German medium-sized enterprise during a visit to SATA, a market leader in the painting industry.
In October 2019, the Manager Training Programme (MP) was, for the first time ever, represented by an all-women group, consisting of 17 business women from Ukraine. The highlights of their stay in Germany included an event held together with the Club of European Business Women.
For more than two decades, Ranok has provided the Ukrainian market with books and stationery. Business is good and processing all the orders quickly and efficiently is one of the firm’s biggest challenges. As head of logistics, this is Jurij Bugaj’s responsibility. In the course of the MP, he optimised the warehouse technology in his firm and increased his focus on employee motivation. Continue reading
Everyone in Ukraine knows and loves Rud. Their frozen dairy and sorbet treats like the “Impreza” and “Eskimos” have cooled the taste buds of the young and old alike for years. Svitlana Lysak heads up the firm’s laboratory and is responsible for quality control. Continue reading
Agriculture has been innovative, digital and fit for the future for quite some time now: precision farming, smart farming, digital farming and farming 4.0 are all terms which are being discussed a lot publicly at the moment. Innovative technologies and current agricultural trends are topics which managers from Ukraine, Continue reading
The practicalities of how a medium-sized enterprise implements Industry 4.0 was of interest to 17 managers from Ukraine and Moldova who travelled to Wörth in Bavaria, in February 2019, to visit the company GEWO Feinmechanik GmbH. Founded in 1981 as a sole proprietorship, today the family run firm has more than 360 employees working for it. “It is really impressive how the company grew from a small one, to the size of today. Continue reading
The ambitious financial expert, Valeriy Mayboroda, attended the Manager Training Programme (MP) 16 years ago. At that time, he was 25 years old and working for the Ukrainian National Bank. He was just starting his professional career, but he had a clear mission: He wanted to study the work done by development banks and then use the knowledge to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in Ukraine. Continue reading
A visit to a traditional company in the German knife industry, Felix Solingen, was on the programme for a group of Ukrainian executives, who completed their training in the spring of 2018 at the Carl Duisberg Center. Felix Solingen GmbH is one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the world. Continue reading
The majority of Germans have probably never heard of the small town of Tuttlingen with its not quite 35,000 inhabitants near the Black Forest. Nevertheless, almost 600 enterprises in the field of medical technology are located there, many of them world market leaders in their industries. Continue reading
Good feedback is an art, as the 22 Ukrainian executives came to realize on the final day of their MP training in Hamburg. But the recognition and appreciation that they do get is very important.
They were highly entrepreneurial in pursuing goals during the 2018 spring training. The MP sessions on various management subjects, the many visits to German companies and their discussions with people there, and not least their own international experience, were all a lot of help. Continue reading