2012/2013 - Green Supply Chain
While in the past supply chain costs have been purely defined on monetary terms, today’s environment is much more complex and supply chains have to face many more requirements. One of the biggest is the so called “green factor” which gained a huge importance in the last couple of years. Green Supply Chain initiatives have evolved from simple image issues to a value-generating discipline which results in improving efficiencies and increasing cost containment. Due to that fact, supply chains are challenged with being both cost-efficient and resource-efficient at the same time. By setting a strategic focus on environmental aspects, companies nowadays reflect their choices in packaging, distribution and, of course, the product itself. An increased need for Green Supply Chain in the upcoming future is unavoidable - neither for global players, nor for the worldwide industry.
Learning, researching and finding solutions through lectures, company visits and workshops about this topic will be the goal.
29 Jan - 3 Feb
28 May - 2 Jun
2011/2012 - Crisis and Change Management
Today’s highly dynamic world made the awareness on Crisis and Change Management a must for any organisation to be able to survive and grow.
The global competition concentrated the attention on something that is inevitable when it comes to dealing with crisis and unexpected situations; “Change”. Stability is no longer a valid option and as the leaders of the future, we will be the ones that will be required to set up successful change programmes. Identifying the crises, managing it and most importantly extracting learning out of that crises and using it as a trigger to start a change program is what will differentiate us as a good leader.
During the upcoming year, we will use ESTIEM’s strength of diversity to expand our perspectives on “Crisis and Change Management”. We will be able to observe different crisis situations faced by different regions, efficient/inefficient change management strategies that were used and we will be able to raise our knowledge about one really important issue on the international level. With the seminars, company visits and interactive workshops that will be provided by Vision events, we will be able to hear about real life situations that were held in that specific region, discuss with valuable businessmen and professors and we will create our own output regarding to our personal understanding.
2010/2011 - Leadership through Engagement
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21-26 Sep 2010
5-12 Dec 2010
19-23 Sep 2011
7-13 Feb 2011
16-20 Mar 2011
22-27 Feb 2011
4-9 Apr 2011
22-27 May 2011
Engagement becomes more and more important in a modern working environment, as engaged employee are more productive, more efficient and more innovative.
Together with a research group from the Aalto University, Helsinki, nine Vision Seminars will find answers to the question "How do places & spaces impact engagement?" . Each participant will reflect his own opinion about engagement and how he/she gets impacted.
This Seminar Series will find interesting and useful similarities between voluntary, successful youth work, as we experience within ESTIEM, and engagement at workplaces.
2009/2010 - Efficiency in Communication
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In a world of today it is every day more and more important to communicate efficiently. Either it is technological communication or social communication, we are always trying to say more with less effort. Specially now when the world is changing rapidly, it is valuable to save resources and be more efficient.
September, 22nd - 27th
How to Promote Yourself
October, 6th - 10th
Communication with Customers
Communication for the Future
Karlsruhe & Kaiserslautern
November 29th - December 5th
Me, You and the Machine
Communication over Borders
February, 16th - 21st
Communication Solutions of Tomorrow
Anytime. Any place. Do it wireless.
March, 22th - 28th
Presentation Skills in Focus
March / April
International Communication. Lost in Translation
Catchy Advertising – Get your Message across!
May / June
Final Conference (Vision - Efficiency in Communication)
2008/2009 - Vision of Responsibility
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Main questions answered at the seminars: What does the industry to avoid unnecessary and dangerous environmental impacts? How do companies make sure that their products are easily disposable? What are the drivers for companies to fulfill their corporate social responsibility (CSR)?
September, 16th - 21th
Taking the lead with sustainable development
November, 18th - 23th
Responsibility of companies which have to struggle with deep prejudices
November, 24th - 28th
Corporate social Responsibility
Helsinki - Tampere
February, 9th - 15th
Focus on conscience - The responsible corporation
February, 17th - 21st
Sustainability and financial growth hand in hand
March, 18th - 22nd
March, 23rd - 28th
Social responsibility in marketing
April, 08th - 12th
CSR a way to success
April, 15th - 19th
Corporate responsibility in forest industry
April/May, 29th - 3rd
Product Cycles - The responsibility of the industry to keep our environment clean and healthy
May, 4th - 10th
Assessing industrial flows
May, 25th - 29th
June, 2nd - 7th
Vision of Responsibility Final Conference
2007/2008 - Visionary Marketing
Do it the Swedish way - The Swedish companies' ability to market their products
Do it right, do it with vision - Customer satisfaction
Marketing through new media
Kaiserslautern and Karlsruhe
Marketing in the network economy
Branded - The importance of branding and product design in the 21st century
Helsinki and Tampere
Marketing as a part of corporate strategy
Big thinking in a small country
Marketing in the white gold business
Functional sales - A new marketing concept
Marketing of highly innovative products
Promotion and advertisement in production companies
2006/2007 - Future Resources for Energy and Economy (FREE)
In spite of new developed technologies, manufacturing techniques, discovered materials etc., exponential growing of world industry is just being threatened by something which is supposed to be it’s origin: Energy!
Can another substance equal the impact of using oil? Is it finite energy-source?
Is Nuclear adventure going to end tragically?
Is it possible to determine and realize cold fusion?
Does mother nature give us enough material –sun, wind, waves- to survive?
How efficiently can we use Hydrogen to produce electricity?
Can we increase the number of alternative energy resources?
It’s not coincidence that today’s world politic and economic equilibrium are being shaped by this subjects. From the early ages of civilizations till now, especially after the 18th century, “industrial revolution”, energy is considered as a material of manufacturing but for today’s consuming world it’s a “must” to survive.
Scientists and economists are expecting new energy crises within years. The gallon of -unrivaled energy source- oil exceeded 70$, and keeps increasing, major petroleum companies are declaring 50 billion $ profit, several countries invests on radioactivity, some other countries decreased the amount of transferred natural gas. All these happened in the year 2005. These data are obvious evidences to research and develop using resources and reserves nowadays.
Consequently the FREE Vision project of ESTIEM, with 15 LG, hundreds of participating students, related-companies, academicians will discuss about theme, share ideas and suggest solutions for this bottleneck. We are mainly focusing on “sustainable growth”.
Therefore we will not only consider the new ways of alternative energy sources but we will also evaluate importance of time, human resources or alternative ways to achieve sustainability.
Oil and Oil Derivatives for Sustainable Growth
Enterprise Energy Consumption and the Ways of its Conservation
Waste Valorisation and Management
Approaches of Recycling and Re-use Valuable Resources
Saving Resources by Applying Logistics
Role of Knowledge Transfer in Corporate Networks
Time is Money! - Time Management as a Mean of Competition
HR - Recruititng and Developing Skilled Workers in the 21st Century; a KM Approach
Knowledge - A Resource to Achieve Sustainability
Models of Economisation
Hydrogen - Powerful enough to Substitute Oil?
Issues and Problems in Human Resource Management
Solar Energy Applied for Communal Necessities
Investment Appraisal and Risk Management
2005/2006 - Vision of Cycles
During year 2005-2006 the annual Vision seminar series is going to examine and investigate different aspects on life cycles that occur in business and industrial world. In contemporary market, the deep understanding of the different stages of life cycles has proven to be the key to success. The competitive advantage arises from analysis of different stages in industry’s life cycle; actions and strategies based on the impacts of product, process or market life cycle tend to gain more revenue, and at the same time issues concerning life cycle assessment, life cycle management and structured project management increase the eficiency and minimise costs and requirements.
Each of the seminars will focus in more detail to one of the various approaches to life cycle theories; we shall examine the strategies and managerial decisions that are made in material handling, design and quality improvement. As well we shall get an insight to repetitive and periodical changes that colour the history of a product from idea to retirement – the patterns can be found in many aspects of today's business world, as decisions related to engineering, management, and industry are affected by cyclical developments.
Fast technological development, constantly changing customer preferences, globalisation and the emergence of the information society are all contributing to an ever-more demanding competitive environment. The Vision of Cycles seminars explore the ways how modern companies find ways to cope with the increasing time and cost pressures, utilise their market opportunities in the different stages of industry life cycles, and maintain their competitive edge throughout the product life cycle from the initial idea to retirement.
The following will be the study topics of Vision of Cycles:
Product Life Cycle Management
Life Cycle Engineering
Life Cycle Assessment
Market Life Cycle Analysis
Maintenance and Continuous Improvement
Material Cycle Management
Life Cycle Costing
September, 20th - 24th
Service Life Cycles
November, 16th - 20th
Cycles in Technology
November, 23rd - 27th
Impact of Trade Cycles on Finance
November 29th - December 4th
December, 6th - 10th
Product Life Cycle Management - Building and Testing Phase
December, 10th - 16th
Opportunities and Risks at Different Stages of the Life Cycle
January, 13th - 17th
Reengineering for the Future - Material & Component Repair & Re-use
January, 25th - 29th
New trends in Product Life Cycle Management
Luleå and Oulu
January 30th - February 5th
Long Run Projects in Nordic Industries
Helsinki and Tampere
February, 7th - 12th
Managing Innovation Cycles
February 15th - 19th
Environmental Approach to Life Cycle Management
Istanbul Yildiz and Ankara Bilkent
February 27th - March 5th
March, 15th - 19th
One Company, Several Products, Several Life Cycles
March, 20th - 24th
Life Cycles of Markets
March, 23th - 27th
Brand Management Cycles
April, 2nd - 6th
Learning from Cycles - Learning for Future
April, 6th - 10th
Japanese Principles in Manufacturing Cycles
April, 23rd - 27th
Late Stage of a Product - the End or a New Beginning
April 30th - May 5th
2004/2005 - Vision of Change
"Business strategies in a changing Europe", "Vision of Change" for short, will be the topic of this Vision Project. Vision is an ESTIEM project, which is held every year with a different topic for the series of seminars. Each Vision Project has its own topic with seminars throughout Europe. For Vision of Change there will be 17 Local Group's which are going to organize a seminar, each with their own subtopic. The seminars will take place from September 2004 to April 2005. Within this time frame each of these seminars will offer a week, which is mainly dedicated to several seminars and workshops, and may contain some other activities like company visits, cultural activities or just some activities to relax and have fun together.You are all more than welcome to the Vision of Change seminars
It is a good chance for you to get to know new cultures, make friends with people from different countries, experience the ESTIEM spirit and maybe the most importantly, join seminars with interesting topics about new business strategies in a changing Europe!! International businesses can have the advantage of having a larger set of suppliers and customers, which can make the business processes more profitable and well known over a wider area. But this also has certain risks, which the companies have to face as well. Because of this internationalisation there will be a greater share of knowledge, which can be beneficial to the whole branch operating in the area.With fewer border limits, it is becoming much easier for companies to go abroad and look for new markets or suppliers.
2003/2004 - InnoVision
InnoVISION is the name of the European wide seminar series about Innovation Management.The Vision seminar series is annually organised by ESTIEM which is an organisation for European STudents of Industrial Engineering and Management. The Vision Project focuses each year on a topic, which is to have a great impact in European business, technology, industry or economy.
The InnoVISION seminars tookplace between October 2003 and April 2004 at over 20 European universities, each of them focusing on a different aspect of the general theme. The Vision project aims at finding innovative approaches to emerging issues in business and also enabling contacts between students, researchers and representatives of business. The project is conluded with a comprehensive publication which is made available for students, universities and companies. The aim of the InnoVISION project is to lighten up what innovation management is about and why innovations and innovation management are essential in business. The seminars cover different aspects of innovation management and the topics handle for example implementing innovation management in companies, promoting creativity in enterprises and commercialising innovations.
2002 - Vision of Risk
2001 - CustomerVision
2000 - FIRM Vision
1999 - BIG Vision
1998 - Vision of Knowledge
1997 - Global Vision
1996 - IT Vision
1995 - Future Logicistics in European Countries
1994 - Econology and Economy
1993 - Total Quality Management