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10th CONFERENCE – 2020

“World Class Manufacturing”

Drive new Products and Processes

Empower Production and Supply Chain Processes with modern Technologies, Lean Methods and new Solutions

The World Class Manufacturing Conference or short WCM Conference is an event where you can learn about the latest methods of organization processes in various fields – production, logistics, quality, maintenance, supply chain, etc.

European industry is facing enormous challenges. Join us on 12th and 13th March 2020 at the 10th World Class Manufacturing Forum and learn more how to master challenges and grow your business! Listen to interesting lectures, round table, 3 workshops and 3 factory visits.

Along with interesting lectures the WCM Conference offers a practical experience at workshops where participants can find innovative solutions for best results and competitiveness in the future. As an example of good business practice a company presentation and a plant tour is available in odelo Slovenija d.o.o., Hidria d.o.o. and BSH d.o.o.

The WCM Conference is not only a professional and educational event. It is visited by leading personnel, production and logistics managers, technologists and others who want to optimize the production of the company, so the conference is also an excellent opportunity for exchange of experiences and networking.







Rich and attractive content through 2 congress days.

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Lectures and workshops are held in English. The organizer reserves the right to change the programme.

Plant visit: BSH d.o.o., Nazarje

BSH is one of the world’s leading companies in the sector and the largest home appliance manufacturer in Europe. To be the first choice for consumers worldwide drives the company and its employees. BSH aspires to improve the quality of life for people with its exceptional brands, high-class products and superior solutions.

Plant visit: Hidria d.o.o., Koper

Hidria is one of the leading European and global corporations in automotive and industrial technologies. They are committed to developing innovations that improve the quality of life in terms of living comfort and green mobility.

Plant visit: odelo Slovenija d.o.o., Prebold

odelo Slovenija develops and manufactures innovative lighting systems with a sophisticated design. It is one of the leading automotive suppliers in the field of lighting systems for premium car manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler, Audi, VW, Renault, Fiat and Ford.


WCM Conference 2020

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig
Prof. Dr. Siegfried FiebigGeneral representative, Leiter Kleinserie, Wolfsburg (DE)
The Change in the Automotive Industry – challenges, chances and risks
Nagy Zsolt
Nagy ZsoltHead of Production, SEG Automotive (hu)
Transformation of Products and Processes – The way of SEG Automotive to manage it
Steffen Traub
Steffen TraubHead of Purchasing, SEG Automotive (hu)
Transformation of Products and Processes – The way of SEG Automotive to manage it
Christof Droste
Christof DrosteExecutive director, HIDRIA d.o.o. - Mototec & Alutec (SI)
Tracebility & Automotation – Strategy, Activities and the way to achieve more Productivity and Customer Satisfaction

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Schmidt
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Jürgen SchmidtBoard member, AKJ Automotive and GfPM e.V., Institut für Produktions- und Logistiksysteme
Change Management, Industry 4.0
Tamas Szijarto
Tamas SzijartoIT Director, SMR Automotive Global (HU)
Streamlined Supply of JIS-Production
Klaus Holeczek
Klaus HoleczekCEO, IPL Slovenia (SI)
Standard methods for a turnaround
Dirk Konrad
Dirk KonradCEO & board member Schaltbau Group (DE)
Cross-plant shop floor management – Solutions from analogue to digital

Dr. Michael Ettl
Dr. Michael EttlDirector Lean, Automation and Digitalization, LeAD (DE)
Cross-plant shop floor management – Solutions from analogue to digital

Prof. Dr. Dieter Steinmann
Prof. Dr. Dieter SteinmannProfessor, University of Appl. Schiences Trier and IPL (DE)
Value Stream Management and Digitalization

Past conferences


»Empower Production 4.0« – With Lean Processes and high Technologies to World Class Manufacturing

At the WCM Conference 2019 which was held on 15. and 16. March in Ljubljana more than 100 participant enjoyed expert
presentations from different industries.

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Organizers and partners

Media partner

AKJ Jahreskongress 2020 25. and 26. March, 2020 - Saarbrücken (Deutschland)


Anemari Cilenšek
odelo Slovenija d.o.o.
Tovarniška cesta 12
3312 Prebold

Phone: +386 3 703 45 40
Fax: +386 3 703 46 00
Email: anemari.cilensek@odelo.si