Ladies in Logistics at MTU in Überlingen
ÜBERLINGEN. More than 25 interested parties attended the “Ladies in Logistics” event series at the MTU logistics center in Überlingen. On May 9th, the participants listened to presentations on trend topics such as digitization and diversity and were given a guided tour of the logistics center. “We are delighted that some men have found their way to us again today,” said regional group spokeswoman Martina Weihing of LGI Logistics Group International, welcoming the participants. “After all, we are talking about industry-relevant topics that are of interest to all of us.
Berthold Steber, responsible for global spare parts logistics at MTU, and Ralf Seeberger, the site manager, also welcomed the visitors. “We want the best to lead projects, regardless of gender, origin or age. That is why two colleagues will be presenting their projects to you today at Ladies in Logistics,” said Steber. Afterwards, Steber presented the concept for spare parts logistics at MTU, a subsidiary of Rolls Royce Power Systems. In the long term, the concept envisages that all locations, distributors and engines produced will be networked with each other. “If we create global transparency, we can optimize the availability of spare parts,” says Steber.
Susanne Gruber, Project Manager Global Spare Parts Logistics, is responsible for one of the digitization projects: a cloud-based platform for the supply chain of spare parts. “It’s about capturing and sharing our distributors’ data and our own,” she says. The data is stored in a cloud and is immediately available to the partner companies and MTU. This enables orders to be placed on the basis of the data, forecasts to be made and inventory to be calculated. “Such projects are also about data, but even more about trust,” says Gruber.
In another presentation, Dr. Jutta Nübel, Director Diversity & Inclusion, presented Rolls Royce Power Systems AG’s Diversity Program. “We value international, cross-generational, gender-independent equality and fair treatment of people with and without disabilities,” says Nübel. “It is important that the management stands behind it, only then does diversity work,” concludes the person responsible for diversity.
Finally, the participants were given an insight into MTU’s spare parts logistics on site. In Überlingen, MTU handles the logistics for spare parts on an area of 25,000 m². Around 140 employees work at the Überlingen site.
“Ladies in Logistics” is a BVL initiative for professional and personal exchange at regional and national events. In addition to the opportunity for intensive networking, the format also focuses on the interests of women in logistics.
Author. Julian Valachovic