“Our processes are now 90 per cent more efficient”

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

Ice-cold innovations

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

Innovation – A Step towards the Future

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

MP Graduate Supports Ukrainian Entrepreneurs

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

Feedback works: results and recognition round it all off

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