Workshop Results

Please find the results of the workshops here: SQD2019_Result-Workshops

If you want to access the photos of the workshop please click this link: Link to the photos


Right in the middle of it instead of just in it. How do I continue to use digitalization?

Workshop moderator:

Werner Seeger (Workshop is in english language)

Organization and Personal Developer, Senior Consultant WSQR SRL 

Digital’s already here. Every day, in our private and professional lives, we are users, participants in and affected using digital tools and media. What do I pay attention to and which factors influence my actions? 


In this workshop the participants learn what has to be considered in a sustainable process in dealing with digitalization. This can be done:

– the perception for the environment is strengthened.

– Interactions and group processes can be structured more clearly.

– the own function and communication are reflected.

The handling of digital media has become part of our daily life and work and is increasing in intensity. The working world is changing in increasingly shorter time intervals. It is essential to note that digital change has an effect on people. The demands placed on people are changing, the workplaces and processes are changing.

How do we proceed with these topics and consider that digitalization serves people and not vice versa?


Digitalization and IATF 16949 How to use IATF 16949 to secure and develop human and process?

Workshop moderator:

Alexandra Petculescu (Workshop is in romanian language)

Operations Manager, Marquardt Schaltsysteme Romania

IATF 16949 certification emphasizes the development of a process oriented quality management system that provides for continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The goal is to meet customer requirements efficiently and effectively.

Can be found synergies between digitalization and IATF implementation? Digitalization – benefit or the way around? Make sense to invest on it?

The purpose of this workshop is to identify together how digitalization could support leader decisions, human resources development and process stabilization.


Projects in a digital time. How do I become a Project Manager in the World of Digitalization?

Workshop moderator:

Karoly KALI (Workshop is in romanian language)

Head of Global Business Quality Excellence and Global IMS Leader at Hirschmann Automotive Gmbh, Consultant at WSQR

More and more companies in Romania decide to implement industry 4.0/ IoT (Internet of Things) elements in their companies. How to do this? How to lead and manage such projects? How to be a Digital Project Manager?


In this workshop, the participants will discover elements of Project Management from the perspective of the Digitalization:

  • What elements need to be considered
  • Comparison/ differences to traditional project management
  • What does it take to change the mindset of people?

I believe that digital production and the technologies that support it represent the next step towards excellence in automation. However, my vision about digital production focuses strongly on using technology as an extension of the human element.

Digital processing puts the worker at the center of a manufacturing process that uses portable/ wearable technologies and virtual reality to enhance productivity and quality within smart factories.


New technologies in Automotive Industry How to understand and use them?

Workshop moderator:

Laszlo Pipo (Workshop is in romanian language)

Innovation Manager Autoliv Romania

The participants will explore the nature and history of transformative technology, navigate through the technologies disrupting our industry, identify some key principles and discuss about the social impact on our workforce, review how innovative business strategy could fit into new or existing business models.

Module 1:

Title: History of technology, Roadmap 2025

Question: What is on our radar? Where are we now? Where are we going?

Module 2:

Title: Navigating through different technologies

Question: What does the future of the automotive industry look like?

Module 3:

Title: Combining people and computers/robots

Question: How does the future of workforce look like?


Risk Analysis by the new FMEA. How to use changes forwarded?

Workshop moderator:

Liviu Bărnuţiu (Workshop is in romanian language)
Process Quality Manager, Key Safety Systems 

From the beginning FMEA is the standard method and tool to analyze and reduce risk in the related process not only in automotive industry as also in other areas.

Due to the ongoing changes in the technologies and powered by the increasing customer requirement’s leaded by the IATF 16949 requests, we will not get 100% customer satisfaction, this can happen only by working deeply on prevention.

In this interactive workshop we will debate to clarify the understanding of the changes, how & what are the to do`s in order to prevent failures, to achieve full customer satisfaction.


Quality management in the actual social and economic environment. What are the duties for the company to secure quality?

Workshop moderator:

Virgil –Traian Roman (Workshop is in romanian language)
Operational Manager Stabilus Romania – Gas Spring

Tomorrow is on our door step, the social and economic environment is in continuous changing, supported by the communication technologies, social media channels, internet and the continuously increase of customer needs.

The mind set of xyz generations, industry megatrends and politics close the loop of this challenges.

The role of human in this multitasking, across the globe, dynamic environment is hard to predict.

I invite you to this workshop analyze how the companies can deal with all these changes and to try to find answer to the main questions:

  1. How Is our quality system designed to face the millennial?
  2. What are the challenges and/or the alternative for the company educational system to ensure process and product quality?
  3. How facing high fluctuation rates and low level of experience on the market, can we turn to technology for a possible solution?
  4. How can technology ensure the continuous improvement?”