Elcoteq Forum in Stuttgart

The event will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany.

The theme of the Elcoteq Forum event series is the globalization of the value chain. Mr. Stephan E. Willigens from the Supply Chain Management Institute of the European Business School, Schloss Reichartshausen, will speak about “Global sourcing and Supply Chain Management – quality and flexibility without stock material”. Later on Mr. Hannu Hautala from Elcoteq will show in his presentation how global sourcing and supply chain management is managed in Elcoteq group.

The Elcoteq Forum offers a possibility to learn and discuss about the current topics in the industry. Goal of the event is to build business networks and share thoughts about the changes and challenges of global markets, as well as discover the trends and development possibilities.

Numerous Swiss and European technology industry leaders took part in the first-ever Elcoteq Forum that was held in October 2008 in the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland.

Interested? We hope to welcome you in Stuttgart for fruitful and lively discussions.
Please contact and register yourself for participation with Ms. Karen Falenius
tel: +358 (0)10 413 2058
e-mail: forum@elcoteq.com

The Second Elcoteq Forum is Getting Closer

Mr. Stephan E. Willigens from the Supply Chain Management Institute of the European Business School, Schloss Reichartshausen in Oestrich-Winkel, will speak about “Global sourcing and Supply Chain Management – quality and flexibility without stock material?”. Later on Mr. Hannu Hautala from Elcoteq will show in his presentation how global sourcing and supply chain management is managed in Elcoteq group.

The Elcoteq Forum offers a possibility to learn and discuss about the current topics in the industry. Goal of the event is to build business networks and share thoughts about the changes and challenges of global markets, as well as discover the trends and development possibilities.

The afternoon event will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany and it is free of charge. Please note that the speeches are being given in German.

If you wish to register to the event, please contact Ms. Karen Falenius at Elcoteq
tel: +358 (0)10 413 2058
e-mail: mailto:forum@elcoteq.com

Second Elcoteq Forum in Stuttgart a Success

The second Elcoteq Forum was successfully held on September 30, 2009 at the Millennium Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany. Numerous industry leaders participated in the event. The theme of this year’s Forum was the globalization of the value chain. The event was hosted by Elcoteq’s System Solutions Strategic Business Unit.

Keynote speaker Mr. Stephan E. Willigens from the Supply Chain Management Institute of the European Business School, Schloss Reichartshausen gave an interesting presentation about global sourcing and supply chain management. Mr. Willigens pointed out that 80 % of all companies still work in bipolar traditional ways and not in global networks. In his opinion the future lies in identifying local and global networks and in establishing consistent structures within these.

Later Mr. Hannu Hautala from Elcoteq showed in his presentation how global sourcing and supply chain management is managed in the Elcoteq group.

“25 years of proven experience and a global and reliable supplier network enables Elcoteq to react fast, flexible and with optimized Total Cost of Ownership on new customers’ requirements”, Mr. Hautala said.

Lively discussions on the topic continued after the speeches.

The Elcoteq Forum is a platform for decision makers in related industries. The event offered participants a good possibility to learn and discuss about the current topics in the industry and to network with other industry leaders.

ELCOTEQ SE

Petra Ebner
Director, Sales and Product Marketing

Elcoteq mobile phone production in Estonia transfers to Hungary

Evertiq reported earlier – referring to YLE – that the reason for Elcoteqs cut backs in Estonia are the ever-increasing labour costs. Jaanus Pauts, Communications Manager at Elcoteq Tallinn, told evertiq that the reason for the current measures was a portfolio and organizational changes but not increasing labour costs.
Based on the customer’s strategy, the production of mobile phones has been transferred from Tallinn to Elcoteq´s factory in Hungary.

Mr Pauts told evertiq that Elcoteq Tallinn will focus on the manufacturing of communication network equipment at the Estonian plant. Additional to that a new business area ‘Home Communication’ will be ramped up in Tallinn.

“As manufacturing volumes fluctuate significantly, Elcoteq’s policy has been to maintain extensive flexibility in its workforce. As part of the February 2007 Action Plan to improve the company’s competitiveness, profitability and cost-efficiency, and because of delays in some customer projects, the company decided that the extent of this flexibility should be reduced. Thus 300 persons were sent to holiday with partial pay and 29 employees were laid off.
Actions already taken to improve operational efficiency also mean that reductions in personnel numbers were possible. Using the option of compulsory holiday with partial pay maintains the capability of upgrading volumes at short notice while at the same time reducing costs”, a recent company statement said.

The amount of orders for the Tallinn plant are estimated to increase in September and employees will be back working on the new portfolio then, Mr Pauts told evertiq.

Elcoteq mobile phone production in Estonia transfers to Hungary

Evertiq reported earlier – referring to YLE – that the reason for Elcoteqs cut backs in Estonia are the ever-increasing labour costs. Jaanus Pauts, Communications Manager at Elcoteq Tallinn, told evertiq that the reason for the current measures was a portfolio and organizational changes but not increasing labour costs.
Based on the customer’s strategy, the production of mobile phones has been transferred from Tallinn to Elcoteq´s factory in Hungary.

Mr Pauts told evertiq that Elcoteq Tallinn will focus on the manufacturing of communication network equipment at the Estonian plant. Additional to that a new business area ‘Home Communication’ will be ramped up in Tallinn.

“As manufacturing volumes fluctuate significantly, Elcoteq’s policy has been to maintain extensive flexibility in its workforce. As part of the February 2007 Action Plan to improve the company’s competitiveness, profitability and cost-efficiency, and because of delays in some customer projects, the company decided that the extent of this flexibility should be reduced. Thus 300 persons were sent to holiday with partial pay and 29 employees were laid off.
Actions already taken to improve operational efficiency also mean that reductions in personnel numbers were possible. Using the option of compulsory holiday with partial pay maintains the capability of upgrading volumes at short notice while at the same time reducing costs”, a recent company statement said.

The amount of orders for the Tallinn plant are estimated to increase in September and employees will be back working on the new portfolio then, Mr Pauts told evertiq.